Make a Hafted Rattle

South Florida Spiritual Awakening, Healing, Reiki
South Florida Spiritual Awakening, Healing, Reiki
Public group
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Saturday, February 12, 2022
10:00 AM

1489 N Military Trail

West Palm Beach · 33409, FL

How to find us

Suite 209, on second floor (elevator available as well as stairs). Make sure to enter through the main doors with automatic opening on north side of building (door on south side is exit door only).

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$40 includes all materials. Presenter: Grandfather Rick McBride. Pictured is a basic rattle that you can trim with buckskin, paint, beadwork etc; the blue fringe and collar are not included as you can decorate it later, at home. It's easy to make the grip wrap with fringe, paint the hafting and the rattle chamber with acrylic paints.
Rattles are similar to drums in their use as musical and healing instruments and in that they call the spirits as they raise our energy and quickness of thought. Making a rattle is fun, and using a rattle can be for fun and social, as well as for healing. In this workshop, you will build a "hafted" rattle (a rattle with a shaft, or a handle). We will have all the materials you will need, including hafting dowel but you can bring your own hafting material, such as a stick, antler section, bone etc. if you have something you would particularly like to use. You will be given some ideas on how to personalize your rattle and if you choose to dedicate your rattle to healing work, you will be encouraged to wake it up at the next drumming. We will be working with wet rawhide, so to help it dry faster, please bring a hair dryer if you have one.

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