CWTCH: FINDING RITUAL IN THE EVERYDAY - Ash Alberg
Created in collaboration with Harrisville Designs, Ash Alberg of Sunflower Knit and Samson Learn of Samson Photography come together to bring you a beautiful volume that will delight all of your senses. Containing 10 new shawl knitting patterns as well as 18 recipes for food, drink, and simple potions for home and body care, this book will help you find ritual in the everyday.
Ask a Welsh person what a ‘cwtch’ is and often they’ll give you a fond smile – because a cwtch is evocative – it has the magical quality of transporting someone back to the safety of their childhood. This corresponds with the word’s other meaning, which is a place to safely store things – if you give someone a cwtch, you’re figuratively giving them a ‘safe place’. So where has this extraordinary term come from? ‘…The word has its origins in the Middle English word “couche” which meant a resting or hiding place…’
Journey with ash through family history, lore, and ancestral magic.
by ash alberg, in collaboration with harrisville designs
photography by samson learn, samson photography and ash alberg
tech editing by tabitha dukes
published april 2021
softcover, 212 pages
printed and bound in manitoba, canada