I was so happy to participate in the Drum Making Workshop held on Saturday April 2nd at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, sponsored by Lanark Drum Circle. I found it amazing to create another drum under the teaching of Pinock - a master at not only drum making - but birch baskets, rattles, snow shoes and canoes as well. His humble and easy manner, and practised hand put us all at ease and encouraged us all to create our beautiful drums.
|Hoops (frames) for the drums, each one unique, hand steamed and bent,|
secured with hide lacing.
|Lacing the drums under the watchful eye of master craftsman Pinock.|
|Pinock's helper Conrad cuts one end of the lacing to a sharp point|
|Pinock demonstrates the lacing technique|
|Pinock lacing the drum|
|One of the moose hide drums, note thicker hide and lacing.|
|Beautiful pattern halfway through process...to be repeated on|
remaining 2 groups of 4.
Comments from participants:
"Oh my goodness. It was such a wonderful day. The people, the positive energy. Just lovely!!"
"I am so blessed to learn the teachings."
"Thank you again for the lovely fish that you and your husband provided it was so yummy."
"I enjoyed the workshop yesterday and meeting all the new people."