A fiber friend of mine is creating a Clootie Tree-- a wish tree, and I thought it was such a great idea that I'd do one in my yard, also... a sister tree to Aileen's in Scotland. I am making ribbons for hers, and she is making ribbons for mine. My Clootie Tree will be in my front yard, near a sidewalk. I'm hoping that pedestrians will catch the idea and make ribbons for it, also.
If you'd like to make a ribbon, please email me!
A Wish Tree is an individual tree, usually distinguished by species, position or appearance, which is used as an object of wishes and offerings. Such trees are identified as possessing a special religious or spiritual value. By tradition, believers make votive offerings in order to gain fulfillment of a wish.