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This is a beautifully hand-braided wool cord. Glaux and I braid three individual sets of 100% blood red wool plaits, which are then braided together to form this magnificent and truly magical piece.

"Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine, and thrice again to make up nine." -- Shakespeare

The initial strands of yarn -- all 9 of them -- are measured out to a length of 9 feet. The symbolism of threes is literally woven into this cord.

Witch's Ladder (Red)

A red Witch's ladder might serve a number of purposes, though we wouldn't presume to have done all the magic for you. Red is the color of moon blood and motherhood, of battle, courage and power and many forms.

NOTE: We'll send you complete instructions for raising power and tying the knots to make this cord a Witch's Ladder aligned with you specific need.

The Red Thread

Within our own Witchcraft Tradition, as well as the practices of a great many other, the red cord is symbolic of a period of secondary, but dedicated, study with a cuveen. It marks a defined period of involvement, and it creates a significant link between the new member and the existing "family." Perhaps your intention for this cord is as a magical link to the crooked path and the Old Ways. If this is the case, then you may already have a ritual in mind, but you just need the perfect cord. Believe us when we say that this IS the perfect cord.

For more information on the Red Thread in Craft Lore, see our blog post: http://afwcraft.blogspot.com/2011/07/red-thread-and-initiatory-process.html

For cords in general: http://afwcraft.blogspot.com/2011/08/cords-as-markers-of-admission.html

Final measurement: about 2.5 yards (this yarn braids small and tight -- however, it will likely stretch back out to the full 9 feet with use).

At Blade & Broom, we only use natural fiber for our cords and ladders. Though this one is made of sheep's wool, we are willing and able to work in cotton, linen, alpaca, bamboo and other fibers upon request. Please convo us for a specific fiber (or color) request.

Witch's Red Cord (triple-braided wool Witch's ladder, initation cords, adoption)


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  • Material: wool
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