Ravenhawks’ Magazine Winter Holiday Sweepstakes: Week 2

Ravenhawks’ Magazine Winter Holiday Sweepstakes is kicking off Week 2 . We are adding new blogs, new gifts, and new shops for week 2 of the Winter Holiday Sweepstakes. Week 2 runs from December 2-8

Rules

The rules are simple, click the links in this blog post; they will take you to sites participating in the Sweepstake.
Links to blogs allow you to sign up to follow the blog. You will then be entered into the weekly drawings. Links to various shopping opportunities give you additional entries if you sign up for their newsletter or register and shop. Each time you visit a site and sign up, you will be entered into the drawings for weekly prizes. All entries are eligible for the grand prize even if you are a weekly prize winner. The sweepstakes end on January 5th. Winners will be notified via the email address provided during sign-up. Notification will be sent to the winners on Friday, January 7th.

The Grand Prize winner will have several prizes to choose from:

Grand Prize: From Wyndesong’s Place

60″ x 90″ Silk Multicolor Throw

Grand Prize

Fill your room with love, warmth, and aesthetics with this charming throw. Appealing in colors and extravagant in textures, our throw is an output of the embroidery well-known to be an ancient creative art practiced by skillful Indian artisans. Made from many high-quality strands of silk or cotton, each unit is finished through a running stitch to create a unique pattern and look. This beautiful patchwork piece comes with a creative design that will add warmth and luxury to your room. – 100% cotton – Handcrafted – Technique: quilted – Can be used in a variety of ways: as a blanket, table-cover, wall hanging, tapestry, beach cover, and more – Hand wash cold water – Some variance in size and color may occur due to the one-of-a-kind vintage nature of this product – Made in series, individually packaged – Not from recycled material, new fabric – Enzyme washed – Unique, vintage, great hand feels.

Grand Prize: From Ravenhawks

2 of Ravenhawk’s Deluxe Ritual Boxes: Ostara /Spring Equinox and Beltane

Ravenhawks Ritual Boxes

20 Incense Sticks Corresponding to the Wheel of the Year Ritual
20 Incense Sticks Corresponding to Spell work
Crystals Corresponding to Wheel of the Year Ritual
Crystals Corresponding to the Spellwork
Black Crystal Journey Votive for protection
White Crystal Journey Votive[cleansing]
Sage Bundle for smudging
Ritual herbs[1-2oz]
Ritual Bath Salt[Protection or Cleansing 8oz]
Spell Candles[8-inch Beeswax taper]
Spell appropriate anointing oil[2 drams]
Spell appropriate herb[1-2oz]
Spell appropriate bath salt[8oz]
Spell appropiate charm
Ritual appropriate tool[oil diffuser, oracle deck, incense burner, pentacle, journal, etc..] our choice.

Your Ravenhawk’s ritual box ships at least 10 days before the Sabbat,

Please check in regularly as we add new blog links and new shops, and more prizes during the coming week. Weekly prizes will be from the shops participating in the  Winter Holidays Sweepstakes.

Blogs: 

Sign up to follow these blogs and get an entry into the sweepstakes for one of the prizes listed below

Your Spiritual Journey

Medeacine

Wyndesong’s Place

Ravenhawks

Nishante DIVINELOVE

Rosalind Medea

Shopping:

Visit these shops for gifts, sign up for their newsletter for an entry into the sweepstakes for one of the prizes listed below

Week Two Prizes: From Wyndesong Collectibles

Ravenhawks' Magazine Winter Holiday Sweepstakes

Cheers to the majestic wolf! This beautiful timber wolf goblet features a cool Celtic design, and the centerpiece of the cup is the beautiful wolf bust set on a glorious blue background. Bright red jewels adorn the stem of the goblet.

From: Feline Basslines

Ravenhawks' Magazine Winter Holiday Sweepstakes

Feline Basslines is a record label and music platform. We are a collective of beings who make music, sell merchandise, and share frickin’ good tunes and wisdom with our Tune of the Day divination series.

From: Kamberlyn Whimsical Art

Ravenhawk's Magazine Winter Holiday Sweepstakes

Fun, fanciful, and sure to put a smile on your face, this is one of my Cake Frosting Series from Kamberlyn’s Whimsical Art.

ravenhawks' magazine winter holiday sweepstake

Week One Prizes: From The Witchy Way

Witch Way

This listing is for a beautiful altar box! I stained this box Pecan and it’s been sanded and sealed to shine. It would look perfect on your altar, holding your herbs, candles, charms, stones, runes, or spells.

From: NishaDesai1

NishaDesai1

Molas Carry-All PouchDescription: This design is inspired by the Molas Art of the Indigenous Guna people of Panama. The word Molas originally meant bird plumage. The molas originated with the tradition of Guna women painting their bodies with geometric designs. Our carry-all pouches are made from durable canvas-like material—perfect for toiletries, art supplies, makeup, and smaller electronics. The interior features a soft lining to keep your valuables safe. Size: 6″ x 5″

From: Crystal Dawn Books and Gifts

Crystal Dawn Books and Gifts

Brass Universal candle holder 4 1/4″ dia
This brass candle holder is a universal size holder, it can support narrow taper candles, 1 1/2″ diameter pillar candles, and any other candle under its wide, 4 5/8″ diameter size.

Ravenhawks’ Magazine Winter Holiday Sweepstakes — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul- Nisha Designs

Welcome to the first Annual Ravenhawks’ Magazine Winter Holiday Sweepstakes. The rules are simple, click the links in this blog post; they will take you to sites participating in the Sweepstake.
Links to blogs allow you to sign up to follow the blog. You will then be entered into the weekly drawings. Links to various shopping opportunities give you additional entries if you sign up for their newsletter or register and shop. Each time you visit a site and sign up, you will be entered into the drawings for weekly prizes. All entries are eligible for the grand prize even if you are a weekly prize winner. The sweepstakes end on January 5th. Winners will be notified via the email address provided during sign-up. Notification will be sent to the winners on Friday, January 7th.

The Grand Prize winner will have several prizes to choose from:

Grand Prize: From Wyndesong’s Place

60″ x 90″ Silk Multicolor Throw

Grand Prize

Fill your room with love, warmth, and aesthetics with this charming throw. Appealing in colors and extravagant in textures, our throw is an output of the embroidery well-known to be an ancient creative art practiced by skillful Indian artisans. Made from many high-quality strands of silk or cotton, each unit is finished through a running stitch to create a unique pattern and look. This beautiful patchwork piece comes with a creative design that will add warmth and luxury to your room. – 100% cotton – Handcrafted – Technique: quilted – Can be used in a variety of ways: as a blanket, table-cover, wall hanging, tapestry, beach cover, and more – Hand wash cold water – Some variance in size and color may occur due to the one-of-a-kind vintage nature of this product – Made in series, individually packaged – Not from recycled material, new fabric – Enzyme washed – Unique, vintage, great hand feels.

Grand Prize: From Ravenhawks

2 of Ravenhawk’s Deluxe Ritual Boxes: Ostara /Spring Equinox and Beltane

Ravenhawks Ritual Boxes

20 Incense Sticks Corresponding to the Wheel of the Year Ritual
20 Incense Sticks Corresponding to Spell work
Crystals Corresponding to Wheel of the Year Ritual
Crystals Corresponding to the Spellwork
Black Crystal Journey Votive for protection
White Crystal Journey Votive[cleansing]
Sage Bundle for smudging
Ritual herbs[1-2oz]
Ritual Bath Salt[Protection or Cleansing 8oz]
Spell Candles[8-inch Beeswax taper]
Spell appropriate anointing oil[2 drams]
Spell appropriate herb[1-2oz]
Spell appropriate bath salt[8oz]
Spell appropiate charm
Ritual appropriate tool[oil diffuser, oracle deck, incense burner, pentacle, journal, etc..] our choice.

Your Ravenhawk’s ritual box ships at least 10 days before the Sabbat,

Please check in regularly as we add new blog links and new shops, and more prizes during the coming week. Weekly prizes will be from the shops participating in the  Winter Holidays Sweepstakes.

Blogs: 

Sign up to follow these blogs and get an entry into the sweepstakes for one of the prizes listed below

Ravenhawks

Nishante DIVINELOVE

Rosalind Medea

Shopping:

Visit these shops for gifts, sign up for their newsletter for an entry into the sweepstakes for one of the prizes listed below

Week One Prizes: From The Witchy Way

Witch Way

This listing is for a beautiful altar box! I stained this box Pecan and it’s been sanded and sealed to shine. It would look perfect on your altar, holding your herbs, candles, charms, stones, runes, or spells.

From: NishaDesai1

NishaDesai1

Molas Carry-All PouchDescription: This design is inspired by the Molas Art of the Indigenous Guna people of Panama. The word Molas originally meant bird plumage. The molas originated with the tradition of Guna women painting their bodies with geometric designs. Our carry-all pouches are made from durable canvas-like material—perfect for toiletries, art supplies, makeup, and smaller electronics. The interior features a soft lining to keep your valuables safe. Size: 6″ x 5″

From: Crystal Dawns Books and Gifts

Crystal Dawn Books and Gifts

Brass Universal candle holder 4 1/4″ dia
This brass candle holder is a universal size holder, it can support narrow taper candles, 1 1/2″ diameter pillar candles, and any other candle under its wide, 4 5/8″ diameter size.0

WEEKLY ENERGY REFLECTION- NOVEMBER 22, 2021 – NOVEMBER 28, 2021- DIVINATION-BELIEVE- Nishante Divinelove

Message: Believe

This weeks’ energy reflection is on your own Beliefs. Its about what you believe about you, your life and the choices you make based on these believes is exactly what is going to occur in your life. You know as a psychic intuitive life coach magick reader I get people saying to me all the time that psychics will resolve my problems, just like the belief that gods and goddess are here to solve my issues that you created? And my higher mind would ask how is that working for you? What you create is still your issue to resolve not someone else’s issue. How is that thinking even possible? that does even make sense? So you are literally saying that you can do anything you want and someone else(gods and Goddess, psychics, life coaches, friends, parents, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends someone anyone other than you) need to clean up your mess that you created? really? Learn about your believes. Look at them. There is nothing to feel bad about and no you are not a bad person. If you want your finances to get better look at what you believe about finances, if you want love relationship look at what you believe about love and relationships. You have the power to change it and to choose believes that belong to your own inner truth and walk your truth not someone else’s truth. By not walking your own truth you are walking and living someone else’s lies. And knowingly or unknowingly creating a life based on someone else’s lies, believes and perception. Its time to really look at who you truly are.

This holiday season be your true self rather than pretending who you are not. And I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family be safe and blessed be.

And I will speak with you all next week. Please do leave any comment, thoughts, questions and I will get back to you.

For psychic divination readings please contact me at nishante@nishantedivinelove.com

You can hear my Podcast here: https://anchor.fm/nishantedivinelove/episodes/Weekly-Energy-Reflection–Nov-22–Nov-28–2021–Divination–Believe-e1akoto

Halloween Cocktails — Life & Soul Magazine

Looking for some Halloween-inspired cocktails to kickstart your celebrations and rituals this Halloween? Check out this video from The Bonneville Cocktail Collection for some ideas. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living

Halloween Cocktails — Life & Soul Magazine

Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices III— ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices III What about those horrible Witches everywhere and the annoying Trick or Treaters? This is the time of year that the Scots believed that the Cailleach, the Hag, arises from stone to walk the Earth. She actually had a blue-gray or almost black face. She is an important supernatural being in […]

Samhain~Halloween Customs and Practices — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Seed Gathering Season: The Tree Council encourages gathering of seeds ahead of winter tree planting — Life & Soul Magazine

The Tree Council is encouraging everyone to gather seeds, fruits and nuts ahead of winter tree planting as part of its 21st Seed Gathering Season. Around the UK, volunteer Tree Wardens and other champions of local trees will be holding events on how to harvest local tree seeds responsibly and sustainably to celebrate Seed Gathering […]

Seed Gathering Season: The Tree Council encourages gathering of seeds ahead of winter tree planting — Life & Soul Magazine

Kew Gardens sets new world record for largest plant collection at nearly 17,000 — Life & Soul Magazine

Kew Gardens has secured a new world record for the “largest collection of living plants at a single-site botanic garden”. From the longest and biggest to the smelliest and smallest, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew’s record-breaking plant collections have long been renowned for being amongst the most valuable and varied in the plant kingdom. […]

Kew Gardens sets new world record for largest plant collection at nearly 17,000 — Life & Soul Magazine

To-Dos: Your October Home Checklist — Wyndesong’s Place

The leaves are falling, pumpkins are showing up at market, and the cozy comforts of home beckon — it must be October. Make the most of this month’s bountiful harvest, get some exercise raking leaves in the brisk air, and button down your house in preparation for winter. 8 more words

To-Dos: Your October Home Checklist — Wyndesong’s Place

Maison & Objet 2021: Trending Colors for the Coming Year — Wyndesong’s Place

Maison & Objet has returned to Paris with the first in-person edition of the decor, design, and lifestyle fair since the start of the pandemic. The eagerly awaited event gave us a chance to discover the products and trends coming out of manufacturers’ new collections. Our editorial team was on-site to bring you the latest…Read…

Maison & Objet 2021: Trending Colors for the Coming Year — Wyndesong’s Place

Textiles of the Future Will Be Colorful and Biodegradable- Wyndesong’s Place

The home design industry is raring to go. After a long pause due to the pandemic, people are hungry for fresh ideas and industry change. At a recent online event, the Heimtextil Trend Council presented its 2022-23 trend predictions for home textiles. The forecast offers a taste of what will be exhibited in January 2022 at the Heimtextil trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of a comfortable and beautifully decorated home. Textiles play a part, but sustainability is also important. One thing is clear: More of the same is not an option.

Hemp fiber could be a material for the future. Used in antiquity, hemp is easy to cultivate and maintain, grows quickly, is resistant to pests, uses far less water than cotton and produces more biomass than most other cultivated species. All photos by SPOTT for Heimtextil.

The First Steps Are Not Enough

“Sustainability is no longer a choice or a desirable add-on, it’s an absolute imperative,” says Caroline Till of London studio Franklin Till. “The detrimental impact that we’re making on the planet is abundantly clear. So, for individuals, brands and manufacturers alike, having a clear approach to sustainability is of paramount importance.”

And mass production? “We are in a period of transformation,” says Anja Bisgaard Gaede of Spott Trends & Business from Denmark. Bisgaard Gaede, along with Franklin Till and the Stiljinstitut Amsterdam, represented by Anne Marie Commandeur, was part of the trend council that researched and presented the new trends for Heimtextil.

Textile design without chemicals is possible, thanks to natural dyes, sustainable printing, sun printing and digital printing as in this example from VIA University College in Denmark.

“We do still have large-scale production, which we need to change to a more sustainable path. We are looking into serving you … the continued push to do so and the continued inspiration for how to do so,” Bisgaard Gaede says.

“This generation of emerging designers is inviting us to challenge the mainstream discourse surrounding the climate emergency,” Till says. “They’re offering innovative, impactful ideas that align with their strong sense of environmental and social values.”

Sustainable textiles do not need to come in earthy colors. Pictured is fabric made out of patterned offcuts and raffia palm ribbon by Christina Engsig.

Radical Thinking

The trend council makes it clear that for a product to be sustainable, it is no longer sufficient to just stick an eco label on it. “We need to think radically differently about production today,” says Bisgaard Gaede. “The future of home textiles is really understanding nature’s intelligent system. … In order to not create imbalances, we need to learn how nature actually balances itself.”

Till presents two possible approaches: “to either retain naturally derived materials within the biological cycle and let them degrade, or utilize only synthetic materials that can be retained wholly in the technical cycle, within infinite loops.”

“The future of objects should simply not create waste or imbalance,” as the trend council’s video statement put it.

Biodegradable textiles out of mycelium, animal innards or agricultural waste, or bacteria that dye textiles naturally, are some examples raised in the presentation. An emphasis on traditional craftsmanship can also fuel a sustainable shift.

The cloth of the future is responsive. This means it can react and adapt to the environment and the body. Or materials can come into contact with the natural world virtually, through augmented reality. Pictured is reflective textile design from VIA University College.

“In the Western world our disconnection from nature has brought us to this state of ecological imbalance,” Till says. “But we can look to technology to provide a lens to help deepen and strengthen our connection to the natural world.”

Till sees the future in innovative production processes as well as in digital economic goods: products that are not physically present, and which we experience virtually through augmented reality. “People are actually willing to engage and spend large amounts of money — whether it be design pieces for the home or indeed fashion items — that house a virtual space or dress a digital avatar,” she says. “This is … exploring a future in which we … look to fulfill our sense of creativity and our desire to consume within the virtual realm.”

The material in this photo was dyed with onion skins and avocado pits. There is ongoing research into the viability of these methods for mass production.

New Materials for a World Worth Living In

The four trend themes — Deep Nature, Hyper Nature, Beyond Identity and Empowered Identity — are united by one basic thought: They show how the industry can use resources more responsibly in future.

How will this lead to the fabrics of the future, and what might these look like? Here is an overview of the most important colors, materials and technologies for the coming season, put together by the Heimtextil Trend Council.

The new world of color, clockwise from top left:

  • Powerful pastel tones like pistachio, peach and dusty sky blue, mixed softly with neutral tones like gray or light khaki. Bright yellow and orange provide accents.
  • A lively and hyper-natural palette of unusual greens all the way to intense purple. This includes clear, bright shades as well as diffused green and gray tones. Salmon and raspberry serve as accents.
  • Essential and organic colors: marshy, botanical tones, dye-free shades like sandy beige or brown. Natural dyes create delicate and dusty blue shades and soft reds.
  • Traditional primary colors (yellow, red, blue) are expanded with shades of coral, kiwi green and dusty lilac.

The new materials, clockwise from top left:

  • Natural materials and colors that can be obtained, worked and reused in circular processes, like jute, flax, hemp, linen, plant skins, palm leather, coconut fiber, mycelium.
  • Traditional technologies like tufting, cross-stitch, weaving — or experimental stitching methods. Handicrafts like handwoven tapestries or modern takes on traditional patterns from around the world. Traditional Scandinavian textiles like Fanø scarves, Hestedaekken textiles, ikat kitchen towels or klokkestrenge patterns (pictured), perhaps updated by prints or paint. Traditional wool weaves with repurposed materials. Recycled synthetic fabric.
  • Responsive materials, recycled synthetics, technical fibers with natural textures, smart textiles, microscopic structures, use of digital sustainable textiles.
  • Hand-woven recycled polyester, printed digitally or with the use of light technology, which is then easy to recycle again. Using bacteria or natural plant pigments for dying. Pigments that change through use. Puff textiles out of microfibrillated cellulose. Traditional silks.

Source: https://www.houzz.com/magazine/textiles-of-the-future-will-be-colorful-and-biodegradable-stsetivw-vs~153307287