Make a Wild Dreamcatcher/Sacred Hoop Sat 14 March (Equinox)


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Meet in Tyninghame Woods & Beach close to the Spring Equinox for a creative, reflective, re-wilding day, focused around creating your own Wild Dream Catcher or Sacred Hoop.

We will explore the symbolism of the webbed Dream Catcher and Sacred Hoop and learn simple processes of threading, wrapping and binding to enable us to create a personal Dream Catcher or Sacred Hoop from natural found objects and re-cycled beads. As well as creating a beautiful object of personal significance, this day will provide the opportunity to connect more deeply to yourself and nature within a held space that will include reflection and sharing.

We will start with a sharing circle, (around a fire, weather permitting, or inside a campervan or tent, if not) and then gather natural materials from Tyninghamme Woods and Beach to work with. We will explore how objects can find us, rather than us find them, when we are open and receptive to the natural world. What we create can then become a gateway between our inner an outer worlds, bringing us more deeply into contact with who we are and what we need at this present moment.

You are also welcome to bring any favourite natural materials you have collected elsewhere. All other materials provided. No previous making experience necessary.

Please bring lunch to share and a flask of something warm to drink. We will create a fire to sit around for the sharing and making and I will have my campervan/ a tent for refuge if needed. Please layer up in warm, waterproof clothing.

Time 11am – 4.30pm
Cost: £50
Max 8 Places
Meet : Tyninghame Beach Car Park on Lime Tree Walk, EH42 1XP Dunbar
Shared lifts can be arranged s there is no public transport to Tyninghamme

There is a £5 discount on each workshop, if you book for more than one Wild Making Workshop per person in 2020.

This is one of a series of Wild Making Workshops run by Jenny (Damoon) Smith at Tyninghame Beach and Woods in 2020. The workshops fall close to a significant time in the natural calendar and are designed to provide a re-wilding, creative experience, that draws on and connects us more deeply to ourselves and the natural world.

Jenny Smith is a practicing artist and holistic practitioner

Image Credit: Victoria Jones : Participant Wild Wreath Making Workshop 2019