Yuletide Shopping Guide – Fabric – Norse and more
The Yuletide Shopping Guide was created to spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices, help artists who are struggling in this pandemic year, and to help some of the artisans in our religious communities too. I’ve started early to share resources for cookie cutters, craft molds, and fabric related to Mesoamerica, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece. In hopes this early start will allow the makers time to get ahold of materials if they intend to make something for this holiday season.
To our Northern Tradition polytheists, get ready to vike yourselves some fabric for your projects this yuletide. There’s a plethora of mjolnir (Thor’s Hammers), lots of runes too, Odin makes some appearances, a rune card pattern great for kids, and so much more. I have bought so much fabric.
Arts_and_Herbs Has a small fabric collection with varying sizes of a Valkyrie pattern based on archaeological finds, in addition to a mjolnir pattern, a sun wheel pattern, and a runes pattern.
Viking fairy offers two patterns both use a combination of runes and symbols connected to the Norse Gods, one looks like it could be a good option for the kids.
Odinist has patterns based on archaeological finds, as well as a really adorable rune card pattern which would be cute for kids.
In addition to a rune pattern in various sizes and colors, Bearhide also offers a fabric collection encompassing runestones, mjolnir patterns, and a mixed pattern of runes & symbols.
This is less religious, and more just cute. This Viking ship voyager pattern seems perfect for projects for the little heathens in our midst. Presented in a fabric collection with a variety of coordinating fabrics.
Even more fabric possibilities
- Yggdrasil and Our Gods – This pattern is so complex it’s hard to see it fully online. We see the world tree Yggdrasil and its connection to the worlds. In Asgard we see Odin riding his horse Sleipnir, Thor raising his hammer high, Freya with a cat drawn carriage accompanied by her boar Hlidsvini. While Loki is airborne with the giant Thiassi who has just stolen Idunna’s apples. We have bifrost with valkyries, Fenrir, frost giants, and more. You’ll need 48 inches to get the full repeat pattern, 42 inches gives you all the mythic elements but you’ll lose part of the rainbow sky. There is a smaller version of the print too.
- Odin, Freya, Freyr, Thor, Heimdall (color variations)
- Odin as a teapot, at a teaparty for his ravens
- Rune pattern in various colors
- Viking longboat pattern in various sizes and colors
- Odin and his ravens pattern (various colors)
- Runes pattern (in various sizes and colors)
- Midwinter pattern with the Sun, trees and deer
- Slavic Geometric Patterns
Please let me know if there are any errors, with all the copy/pasting it is easy to make a mistake. If there’s something you think I should spotlight in the yuletide shopping guide, please contact me and let me know. So concludes our fabric resources, but there will be more resources to come! Stay tuned.
Yuletide Shopping Guide – Fabric – Ancient Greece
2020 has been a chaotic year. So I decided to put together a Yuletide Shopping Guide with the intent to help artisan members of our community & to help spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices. I’ve started with craft resources for our DIYers, including cookie cutters, craft molds, and fabric related to Mesoamerica and Ancient Egypt.
Hellenics will be especially interested in some of these options. Among the fabrics there are designs featuring over a dozen of the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus. There’s quite a selection with fabric styles ranging from sophisticated, to cute, to brightly bold or more modern. Have you been looking for a toile and love Dionysos? Some of the patterns are merely a nod to ancient Greek culture and archaeological finds, but I opted to include those as well.
Pay attention to the product listings, as there are multiple options for fabric, some designs are also available as wallpaper, or as finished goods (like tablecloths, pillowcases, and face masks).
Instead of starting with designers who have a large number of prints available in our Grecian theme, I thought I would begin today with some of the designers who might just have one pattern of interest.
- Hermes sneakers (with color variations)
- Dionysos toile
- Artemis in the Woods
- Artemis on the Hunt
- Artemis, Aphrodite, and Athena
- Greek urns, owls
- Hera, Zeus, Pan, Nyx, Demeter, & Hephaestus
- Mount Olympus with Greek Gods
- Artemis and Actaeon
- Zeus and Pegasus (various colors, sizes)
- Greek vase motif
- Greek Plates
- Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Artemis, etc.
ThinLineTextiles has a range of Greek influenced patterns in different sizes and colors, as well as some variations on a pattern with Atlas.
Spellstone has a pattern collection themed around ancient Greek culture with soldiers, owls, horses, and geometrics.
Color of Magic has a pattern collection themed around Persephone in a range of colors, with coordinating fabrics with pomegranates, geometrics and more.
Siya has a wide array of very bold colors and coordinating fabrics with geometric patterns for her Greek goddess patterns (grouped by the designer in color collections for Evening, Summer, and B). Siya also has a stand alone pattern themed around Hypnos and Pasithea, and an ionic column pattern too.
Please let me know if there are any errors, with all the copy/pasting it is easy to make a mistake. If there’s something you think I should spotlight in the yuletide shopping guide, please contact me and let me know. Northern Tradition polytheists will love the next installment as I spotlight some fabrics for them.
Yuletide Shopping Guide – Fabric – Egyptian
Recently I posted that because 2020 has been a challenging year I was putting together a Yuletide Shopping Guide with the intent to help artisan members of our community & to help spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices. Starting with resources for our crafters, makers and DIYers. So far I’ve spotlighted cookie cutters, craft molds and fabric with Mesoamerican connections.
Pay attention to the product listings, as there are multiple options for fabric, sometimes options for wallpaper. For those who aren’t crafty, sometimes there’s also options for purchasing finished goods (tablecloths, pillowcases, curtains and more) made with the fabric pattern.
In some ways Kemetics are incredibly fortunate in the amount of surviving historical sources from both the archaeological record and ancient manuscripts. There is so much rich artistic depictions already existing for the Gods and Goddesses of their pantheon. Some of these fabrics are direct inspiration and variations of those ancient sources, but some are creative nods and touches to the past.
Pennycandy has a small pattern collection with different variations of hieroglyphics, accompanied by a range of coordinating fabric patterns including a lotus motif.
Marchhare features some really great children’s designs of the Egyptian Gods (Isis, Bastet, Ma’at, Horus, Osiris, Anubis, and Hathor) altogether in one adorable pattern, or individually in a cut-and-sew plushie style.
Raveneve offers an array of colorful prints inspired from Egyptian archaeology. Among the patterns you can find gods featured such as Anubis, Mut, Ma’at, Amun, Thoth, Osiris, Horus and more. There’s far more patterns than what you see represented here. The shop link (above) will take you to all the artist’s Egyptian themed fabrics, except for the Bastet design.
Pond Ripple offers a selection of Egyptian themed fabrics, including some fabric patterns where you can find featured Isis, Horus, Anubis, and Ma’at. There’s also some renderings of geometric patterns, or connected animals to complement the Gods.
Rainjule has a variety of Egyptian themed fabrics, including patterns featuring Osiris, Isis, Nuit, Nephthys and Horus.
Designer Milva-art has a coordinating mini Egyptian fabric design collection. Among the patterns you can find Anubis, Thoth, Bastet, Horus and more. Plus there’s hieroglyphics, and an art deco inspired lotus pattern.
Wren_Leyland has a lotus pattern in a variety of sizes, and colors. She also has another collection called Ancient Stone. In it there is Egyptian Hieroglyphics pattern in various colors. To find all the variants you’ll need to scroll through a few pages of the collection. And while not Egyptian, there is also a Sumerian cuneiform pattern in various colors too within the collection.
CJLDesigns has an Egyptian themed pattern collections with coordinating fabrics, many which would work great as borders, or used as stripes in projects.
Designer Analinea presents to us a Lotus Motif in various colors and sizes, plus one variant with the scarab.
LouiseHenderson gives us a couple of options with Isis and Anubis, as well as another ancient Egyptian themed fabric with Horus spotlighted too.
In addition to the artist fabric collections above, we also have a number of other designs by artists too.
- Bastet with Ankh
- A different take on a Bastet cut-and-sew plushie
- Bastet and multicolored geometric design in a stripe
- Egyptian Gods miniaturized in a cute repeating pattern
- Isis and Osiris
- Eye of Horus
- Horus in Flight (various sizes)
- Horus, with complimentary fabrics including Ibis and Lotus motifs
- Symbols of ancient Egypt (color variations)
- A collection of Egyptian hieroglyphics in a range of colors
There were numerous links and a bunch of copy/pasting, so please let me know if somehow I made a mistake. If there’s something you think I should spotlight in the yuletide shopping guide, please contact me and let me know. Up next, even MORE fabric resources for DIYers.
Yuletide Shopping Guide – Fabric – Mesoamerica
I recently posted that because 2020 has been a challenging year I was putting together a Yuletide Shopping Guide with the intent to help artisan members of our community & to help spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices. Starting with resources for our craters, makers and DIYers. So far I’ve spotlighted cookie cutters, and craft molds and now it’s time to tackle fabric.
I decided to ignore offerings from big box retailers, and instead focus on work from individual artisans by scouring the inventory of online storefront, Spoonflower–a print on demand fabric (and sometimes wallpaper) service where individual artists can upload their own fabric designs making them available on the platform. Since Spoonflower takes care of fulfillment they get a cut of each purchase, but the artists also get their share too. These are not mass manufactured fabrics where you get cost savings because you’re a big box retail store chain ordering thousands of bolts at a time. So prices are more expensive, but if you pay attention to the site you’ll find that they run periodic sales.
The service is set up so that you can choose the amount of fabric you want, and have an array of different types of fabric (cotton, fleece, chiffon, linen, jersey, canvas, poplin, etc.) so you can select the best type of fabric for the creation you intend to make. Similarly when wallpaper options are present there are usually a few different options. If you love the fabric, but just aren’t that crafty sometimes the items will also be available for purchase as finished goods in the form of table runners, placemats, napkins, tea towels, tablecloths, pillowcases, duvet covers, sheets, curtains and the most manufactured good in the world this year (or seemingly so) cloth face masks. So, for any pattern that catches your eye, be sure to check the listing carefully. If you opt to pick up a finished good, please pay attention to fabric orientation.
There were so many design options available for a wide range of polytheistic traditions, that I’ve decided to split it up across multiple days. First up is pre-Columbian/Mesoamerica, which encompasses two of the most widely known cultural examples: the Aztecs and the Mayans.
I was very pleasantly surprised to discover a pattern of interest for our Mesoamerican polytheists based off of the illustrations of the Aztec Gods Tonatiuh, Itztlacoliuhqui, Mictlantecuhtli from the Codex Cospi, and there’s more designs from the artist Muhlenkott celebrating the religious heritage of the region encompassing the cultural heritage of Aztec, Maya, Peruvian, Oaxaca and more. How often are you going to find fabric designs featuring the glyphs for the Mayan calendar, each month was named for an animal or item and many of them we know to be sacred and connected to one of the Gods. There are a range of color variants too for most of the patterns.
Shop Muhlenkott’s Mesoamerican Collection
While I have some passing familiarity with the region, this is beyond my usual scope of expertise. Yes it is true folks, I don’t know everything. LOL! I’m sure anyone working with these Gods as part of their religious tradition will be able to decipher the art style and resulting glyphs and symbols far better than I, but I wanted to at least spotlight these designs because it can be hard to find assets outside of the traditional lands of Mesoamerica.
- I believe this design by b0rwear features glyphs of some of the Mayan Gods, as well as some of the houses found in the underworld.
- I think I’m spotting a modern take by axeleon (in both color, and a black & white) on the symbols for the Aztec Calendar months (Ozomahtli, Cuauhtli, Miquiztli, etc.).
- Pond-ripple’s design of Mayan pitz ball players.
- I believe I recognize the glyph for the Sun God K’inich Ajaw in this pattern designed by APN201 with multiple other (probably deity) glyphs too.
- A colorful contemporary version of the archaeological Aztec sun stone by Raveneve (or it’s variant).
- Thinlinetextiles has a collection of line art renderings of the Aztec sunstone in various colors, and at various sizes.
Coming soon: even MORE fabric resources for DIYers.If there’s something you think I should spotlight in the yuletide shopping guide, please contact me and let me know.