"Lialka Motanka" Ukrainian Reeled Doll Workshop

Learn how to make a "lialka motanka" -- a reeled doll, 
an ancient Ukrainian craft imbued with beauty and positive energy. The doll is a symbol of female wisdom, a talisman that protects the family, a special object which you can make for your own family, or pass on as a meaningful gift. 

In ancient times every family had a doll that acted as a talisman, was a symbol of wisdom, protectress of kin, a symbol of Mother Earth and the connection between generations, one of the most ancient toys and sacred items of the Slavic people.

The doll deliberately doesn't have a face-- in its place is a cross, which symbolizes harmony of the vertical (spirituality) and horizontal (earthly development of the human), therefore helping to bring harmony to a place.
The doll is never sewn, only reeled/tied. It is prepared with different wishes or intentions, for example: for a happy family, for success, for health, for goodness and harmony... and these talismans always carried within themselves positive energy. 

Join us at the workshop:
Thurs Dec 8, 7-9:30/10pm. 
St. Vladimir Institute
(free parking at rear, entrance off Harbord st.)

RSVP to kosa.kolektiv@gmail.com
$20 for materials. 

Tatiana Salo-- an accomplished maker of the dolls will be teaching.