Deer Hide Medicine Drum Birthing Day

Rachael Crow courses, Drum Making, Workshops

5th March – Swansea £200

(Book by Feb 21st)

Men & Boys Drum making  

29th January 2022- Pembs £195

(this is the price for 1 drum made between father and son, or per person)

Boys need to be over 8 and will need the support of a parent

(Fathers & sons -I can offer a discount for 2 drums being made- contact me to book)

Learn to make a 14” deer/stag hide medicine drum & drum beater from natural materials.

11 AM – approx 4.30 PM

To book please email 

£100 booking fee will be required, pay here.

Numbers are strictly limited! So book early….

Spend a day creating and birthing a drum, tuning in with the natural materials, giving thanks and prayers as you use your hands, putting your love, energy and intent into this medicine tool to create a truly special drum for yourself!

The day will begin with a journey to connect with the energy of your hide and close with a ceremony to connect and bless the drums.

Using natural and traditionally prepared hides and timbers you with birth a sacred drum made from deer/stag skin.

EXTRAS Horse/cow/buffalo/goat skin may be available at special request for an extra £20, I am also offering “hair on cow/deer hides” for an extra £25 for cow, £35 for deer – see pics below
16″ Drum is a larger drum, ideal for ceremonies can be chosen for an extra £30.

Hoops are crafted from Ash, the world tree. Beaters are made from Welsh coppiced wood, stuffed with raw sheeps wool. (let me know if there are any lanolin allergies or if you may be pregnant!)

Hides come from mostly within the United Kingdom and are either from culled wild fallow deer/stags. The hide is a waste product so by using it we are honouring the animal. As a life long vegetarian I’ve wrestled with the ethics for a long time, in the end my calling to make drums and bring women to the heartbeat of our Mother was too strong! I source them as ethically as possible, supporting local crafts people. On occasion I may have to source hides from outside the UK, hides such as buffalo /cow are from the US.

All teaching, tools and materials are provided.
Suitable for those used to crafting and complete beginners!

£100 booking deposit will be required, pay here.  please note deposits are non refundable due to the small amount of places. Please remember to bring the rest of your payment on the day.

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About Rachael Crow- I have experience of holding ceremonies for almost 30 years, I’m a Reiki Teacher, workshop facilitator and Earth keeper! I made my first drum on Dartmoor over 20 years ago and love to share this skill with others.

Please bring your lunch and an old towel to make your drum on and wrap your drum in.
You may wish to dream into some symbols to paint inside your drum hoop, I will bring some natural ochre for this. Some people put reiki symbols, personal symbols, healing symbols… you may also like to bring personal items such as feathers, crystals, hair, fur…which can personalise your drum and beater. I will bring some things with me for this too.

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Custom drums avaliable, browse my collection

I sell  Drum making Supplies and have drum making kits available with video tutorial

1-1 sessions and mixed groups are available on request,  or maybe you have a group that would like to birth drums with me? I can arrange a drum day for you and your friends, contact me to discuss.

Feedback from my Drum making days-

“Thank you with all of my heart for such a special day. It was incredibly nourishing and enriching. You created a beautiful space for us not only physically, but also spiritually. I loved all the elements you included into the day and how patient you were teaching us! You are an incredibly inspiring and powerful being, full of so much light and love and it’s been an honour to meet you. I very much hope I get to meet with you again before too long. It felt a magical connection between us all that day. Thank you so much again for all you brought to the day.”

“A very big ‘thank you’ for such a beautiful day, way beyond what my imagination had given me.
I feel a wholeness within.”

“You are an amazing woman & such a natural teacher & leader & we all had just a totally magical day.
Thank you from my heart.”

“Thank you for making the day so special”


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I look forward to working with you!

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