Sunday, May 9, 2010

Let's Make a Dream Catcher in Champaign-Urbana deadline extended

Next Saturday's Dream Catcher workshop at Beads N Botanicals will be taking place. We have a few more spaces available for interested persons who pre-register and prepay by Wednesday, May 12th. Call the shop at 217-365-9355 on Tuesday (11am to 4pm) or Wednesday (11am to 6pm) or stop by Beads N Botanicals in Urbana at 117 North Broadway Ave.

Dreamcatcher Workshop: Let’s Make A Dream Catcher. Marlita (Rainbow Buffalo) will lead this workshop. You will use your vision, energy and creativity to make your own dream catcher and decorate it the way you desire, while learning the history and application of this sacred medicine.

All materials will be provided. However, if you have special beads, feathers, animal hide or hair with which you wish to decorate your dream catcher, bring them. If you choose to gather willow or grapevine from Nature, gather it in a Sacred Way.Address and give thanks to each direction - The Creator, Mother Earth, the East, the South, the West and the North. Give a tobacco and Cornmeal offering to the plant, and now you can cut your branch.

There will be an optional Pipe Ceremony before the workshop. (starting at 12 noon, available to workshop participants only) It is traditional to gift the Pipe Carrier with tobacco, sweetgrass, cornmeal, beads or some token of thanks and respect wrapped in red cloth. (money is unacceptable)

COST: Adult: $65. Child accompanied by a paying adult $15. Elder: (65 yrs +) $45. Please pre-register and pay for this workshop by May 12th to guarantee your place in this workshop. 

Saturday, May 15, 1pm to 4pm (12 noon for the pipe ceremony)

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