In the process of making this, notice how the two sticks become more and more stable the more you weave. The ribbons/thread/yarn you use represent that which connects you to the Divine and also that which connects you mundane world to divine forces. This, of course, varies from religion to religion, but you can meditate on what these threads mean to you.
If you follow a Pagan tradition, you may be interested in the following section on the colors that correspond to the Sabbats because it will make it easier to choose your materials.
- Yule: red, green, white, gold, silver
- Imbolc: white, red, pink, green, blue
- Ostara: gold/yellow, pastel colors (primarily purples, but also pinks, blues and greens)
- Beltane: dark green, white, the colors of the rainbow
- Litha: blue, green, yellow, dark green, the colors of the rainbow
- Lughnasadh: golden-yellow, orange, red, green, brown
- Mabon: orange, dark red, brown, yellow, indigo,
- Samhain: red, black, orange, white
You Will Need:
- two sticks of equal length (tree branches, popsicle sticks, fine wood or even cinnamon sticks which give you a bonus of a house that smells wonderful...your choice)
- some material of different colors (yarn or ribbons are usually used; yarn is definitely the cheapest option and two colors are advisable, if not more)
- Wrap the yarn a few times around arm a (the upper arm of the cross) just a bit above the point where the two sticks overlap. Start wrapping from the arm's left side (the green dot on the diagram); pass below the arm then over and to the left and after this go below and to the right etc. as depicted by the arrow on the diagram.
- The yarn will now be on top of/over arm a and the end will be on the left. Pull it diagonally towards arm b (so towards the left) then cross below arm b and go upwards (follow the arrow next to the number 2 on the diagram).
- You will come out above arm b. Now pull the yarn diagonally across arm b and arm c until you get to arm c's right side.
- Keep the yarn strained and pass below arm c (so from its right side and come around to the left).
- Pass over arm c again going diagonally towards arm d and stop when you get the arm d's upper side.
- Go below arm d so you come out on its lower side.
- Cross the yarn over arm d and go diagonally towards arm a.
- When you come out on arm a's left side (step 8 in the diagram), you will pass below arm a again and come out onto its right side.
- Wrap the yarn around arm a (when you get to it) as described in step no. 1 previously.
- Take a new color of yarn and lay it over arm a in the opposite direction of the first color of yarn (i.e. the end towards the right). Wrap it around arm a as described previously.
- Tie together the two loose ends of yarn at the back or arm a (a double simple knot will do).
- Continuing from step no.2, you will come out on the upper side of arm a and the yarn will be turned towards the left. Now simply follow the steps 2-8 from below the diagram (Pull the yarn diagonally towards arm b...).
- If you decide to add more colors then repeat the steps 2, 3 and 4 above. I added brown yarn so my God's eye looked something like this at this stage:
- Finish wrapping the yarn as describe in step 1 just above.