Above: The reverse of the Oak and slate triskel athame showing the plain side of the blade and the shaping of the handle.
Below: The detail on the blade of the Rowan and slate Tree of Life athame
Above and below: Two Petite Avalonian sandstone and Rowan athames. These are such wonderful pieces, so unusual! The sandstone occurs naturally on Glastonbury Tor and the blades are shaped from small pieces it and then coupled with Rowan wood handles. The pictures above and below show the variation that can be found between different trees - both handles are Rowan, but one is cream-coloured with no obvious markings and the other shows off plenty of warm colour changes.
We had a wonderful trip out yesterday to gather materials for sets of the corresponding ogham staves and stopped off on the way home at a little village called Cheriton. Near the village is a spring which is the source of the River Itchen and it was in full flow which was lovely to see. It feels like it's been a very long, drawn out winter this year but springtime is here at last!