ABOUT MY HERBAL CRAFT & OFFERINGS
From the moment I could walk my Grandfather had me tending to his garden and showing me how to use plants as medicine through recipes passed down through generations from the homeland. He is a true Witch in his own right and I never doubted where my passions for nature's myth & magic came from.
I am grateful I grew up living closely with plant allies, which brought me into more serious herbalism studies over the past 10 years. I've had the great privilege of studying under various elders and graduating from 3 different multi-year herbal programs. I have had various health problems growing up and many bad reactions through western pharmaceuticals, which is what brought me to taking my health into my own hands and working to heal myself with plant medicines and more natural methods in my early 20's.
I moved to Oregon simply because I wanted to be surrounded by so much incredible wilderness and biodiversity, and that is when I joined local schooling here in the Northwest to learn how to utilize and tend to these beautiful wild spaces. Hands on schooling and working directly under Western Elders has definitely brought my studies to a deeply intentional level, allowing me to fully connect the mind-body-soul healing energies and properties of plants and organ function. I've always been drawn to wildcrafting, medicine making and harvesting along with the celestial energies and moon phases, which brought me to making seasonal small batch offerings for my shop.
I am so grateful to live in such an abundant beautiful part of the world, growing herbs in the temperate rainforest where everything thrives & harvesting in the wild subalpine mountains. Honoring the Earth, ancestors and Mothers by utilizing her powers, sharing & supporting the healing journey's of others. All of the plant material I work with is either locally Wildcrafted by myself, from clean wild spaces, homegrown or sourced from local certified organic PNW growers. I use the highest quality organic menstruums like local Raw mountain honey, Raw organic vinegars and Certified Organic NON-gmo gluten free alcohol from Organic Alcohol Company in Oregon. Everything I make is essential oil free, chemical free and preservative free. Please be aware of allergies and know that I am not a healthcare professional, and my statements are not approved by the FDA. Don't hesitate to ask me questions about my offerings!
All of my garments are infused with loving energy and inspiration to keep the old ways alive. My very first love in this lifetime is sewing, which I first learned from my aunts, grandmother & great grandmother. I am 33 & have been sewing for over 27 year. I am a professionally trained seamstress with a BFA in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute with advanced training from both Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology. I had the privilege of learning in one of the fashion capitals of the world. All items are made by myself from start to finish and I create all of my patterns from scratch as well. All garb designs and patterns are created by me, through my training and based off of my extensive research of pre-Christian archeological findings. Utilizing authentic, natural materials such as 100% European linen, wool and leather in a vast variety of handpicked colors and trims.
I am the photographer behind all of my photos, and soon I will be selling prints allowing you to enjoy my work in your home, so check back on that! I minored in photography at Pratt Institute and have been taking professional photos since I was 13 years old, when I was gifted my first film camera. Upon receiving it, I was immediately obsessed with capturing sacred moments in nature. I feel photography was one of the first ways I became truly aware of the incredible wonders of the Earth and its creatures.
To hear about my service and work from my customers themselves, refer to my 5 star ratings and customer feedback on my website and Etsy! I feel I am fulfilling my dream and purpose for this lifetime in doing what I do. My shop is my passion, making it easy to ensure the best customer service possible and to accommodate my customers needs to the best of my ability. I greatly enjoy sharing my passions with others which has naturally evolved into creating individually based custom made items and forming deep bonds with my customers. All garments in my shop are specially made for each individual upon order to ensure the perfect custom fit. Each customer chooses fabrication, preference of trim and includes their measurements so I can make the garments fit their body specifically.
I love engaging in collaborations, trades and cross-promotions. Feel free to reach out to me for any creative inquiries or custom requests! I update my shop listings, Instagram and Facebook (@Midgaarb) daily, so follow or favorite it so you don't miss out on the latest action and special announcements! Check out my daily Instagram stories for a behind the scenes of my processes, my lifestyle, making herbal offerings, recipes, forest adventures, sewing tips, wildcrafting & more.
I am so excited to bring my studies into this virtual realm and be able to share them more with others. Please visit my "memberships" page to learn what they will be all about!
Thank you endlessly for your support!