1. Select the table runner you will be comfortable continuing to use
  2. Fold it in half to get the exact center
  3. Measure the space of the width of both of your hands in the middle (that would be one on either side of the fold) I put a tiny dot there to mark my place.
  4. Out from the width of your hand, write the name of the most biologically close to you to cross the veil (for instance, a sibling or a parent.
  5. On one side, working from the fold (center and a space) write the names (or leave spaces, if you are so fortunate) of two lines that contribute to the genetics of your mother. One column is
    maternal grandfather's ancestors and one column is maternal
    grandmother's ancestors.
  6. On one side, working from the fold (center and a space) write the names (or leave spaces, if you are so fortunate) of two lines that contribute to the genetics of your mother. One column is
    paternal grandfather's
    ancestors and one column is paternal grandmother's ancestors.
  7. The result is a center and four columns descending from it.
  8. Use that center carefully. You may put a candle holder and candle there and/or incense. This is also the space where you could give your ancestors a treat and/or water as your heart and/or
    tradition dictates.
From time to time, this will need to be laundered. I am
an advocate of rinsing it out in a sink of cool water. Use a little
detergent in the water if you need to take out a spot. Hang it out in to
air dry (out in the sun is nice). A washer and dryer may shrink your
altar cloth, why risk it? It doesn't need to be tumbled to get altar
fresh and clean.

copyright Karen Wilson

Views: 37

Replies to This Discussion

Wow thank you. This is great and just in time for Samhain.



Important (read & understand)

How to Contact us:Preferred Contact point

Skype: Travelingraggyman


Email and Instant Messenger:

TravelerinBDFSM @ aol/aim;  hotmail; identi.ca; live & yahoo


Travelingraggyman @ gmail and icq ***


Find us on Google+

Please vote for Our Site. You can vote once a day. Thank you for your support. just click on the badge below


10,000 votes - Platinum Award
5,000 votes - Gold Award
2,500 votes - Silver Award
1,000 votes - Bronze Award
300 votes - Pewter Award
100 votes - Copper Award

Member of the Associated  Posting System {APS}

This allows members on various sites to share information between sites and by providing a by line with the original source it credits the author with the creation.

Legal Disclaimer

***************We here at Traveling within the World are not responsible for anything posted by individual members. While the actions of one member do not reflect the intentions of the entire social network or the Network Creator, we do ask that you use good judgment when posting. If something is considered to be inappropriate it will be removed


This site is strictly an artist operational fan publication, no copyright infringement intended

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.


Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

© 2024   Created by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service