Tribal Kits

During this time when we are all spending way more time at home that we would want to, we keep creating crafting kits to help bring us together.  In fact many of Native schools and organizations have started doing zoom-led workshops with our kits.

We are very particular with the standards of our product and the same goes with our kits….we double check that instructions make sense, that everything that is required is included and that the quality of the kits meets our standards…..if we couldn’t make an amazing rattle out of our kits why would we send one to you?

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  • White Tail Deer Rawhide

    120$ Canadian

    This Raw hide is wild White Tail Deer. (we always select hides with no inconvenient bullet holes) Rawhide is used to make Hand Drums and Rattles. Raw hide is not leather….it has not been tanned….The process of creating rawhide involves removing the hair and thats it!! When soaked in water overnight it will become soft (like skin) and then when stretched over a drum and dried the skin becomes hard and sings. These are quite large hides and will make at least 3 and as many as 5 drums (depending upon the size of drum frame).

  • Deer Hide – Hand Drum Kit

    60$ Canadian165$ Canadian

    We offer an 8″ & 11″ Kids hand drum kit.  As well as our 12″, 14″ and 16″ hand drum kits

    Our kits include an amazing instruction manual, a rawhide circle with holes punched (large enough to wrap all the way over to the back of the drum), rawhide lacing long enough to pull the drum and weave a handle, one of our steamed white ash hoops, and a drum stick kit.  Our kits come with very detailed instructions and a video to help you make your drum.  We are confident that anyone can make a hand drum with the assistance of our instructions.

  • Rawhide Scraps – Bear, Buffalo, Deer & Moose

    25$ Canadian60$ Canadian

    You know that expression “one man’s junk is another’s gold mine”….  We are doing a little summer cleaning and realize that we have tons of bear, buffalo, moose and deer rawhide scraps that we have been hoarding.  “Let it go Rob…”  These scraps are perfect for rattles, earrings, little mini drums etc.  Perfect for small crafting projects.  But to be clear they are NOT suitable for drums of any size.  IF they were big enough I would have turned them into drums.  SO we are selecting through the hides and picking out pieces that are appropriate for softball sizes rattles.  Each bundle will contain a dozen or so pieces of rawhide.

    Sorry we can’t ship BEAR to the USA.

  • Tribal Spirit DIY Dreamcatcher Kit

    25$ Canadian30$ Canadian
    Dreamcatcher Kits DIY in 2 options
    Brass ring….includes EVERYTHING. 5” Ring, lacing to wrap, lacing to hold feathers, seed beads for dreamcatcher weave, sinew, crow beads to hold feathers AND feathers
    8” Steamed White Ash Circles…..these don’t need to be wrapped with leather….cuz the natural wood is amazing…so includes…ashwood hoop, lacing to hold feathers, seed beads for dreamcatcher weave, sinew, crow beads to hold feathers AND feathers…….each kit makes 1 dreamcatcher.
    These images are just examples of the hoops.  Joywind made these dreamcatchers as samples of what your finished DIY kit could look like.
  • Deer Leather Mocc/Mitt Making Kit

    75$ Canadian
    By popular request we are adding deer as an option for moccasin making kit line.  This kit will make a fine pair of indoor moccs. and is easy to sew for a beginner.  Honestly our moose make better longer lasting moccasins, but moose is very hard for newbies to sew.  So for, a school project, or a crafting activity for kids deer leather is the best way to go.  Each Kit contains enough leather to make 2 pairs of moccs.
    For the member in your family who was just about to start those moccasins
    Kit includes:
    – 1 pc of Deer Leather (3 1/2oz – 7 sq ft) Options:  Gold, Cedarwood, Golden Cream, Expresso Brown, Black.
    – 1 Glover needle mix pack
    – 1 small bunch of natural coloured sinew
    – AND Moccasin Kit Instructions (Moccasin Pattern & Guidelines)
  • Moose Leather Mocc/Mitt Making Kit

    75$ Canadian
    For the member in your family who was just about to start those moccasins OR mitts…
    Kit includes:
    – 1 pc of Moose Leather (3 1/2oz – 7 sq ft) Options:  Light Cream, Cedarwood, Espresso and Gold
    – 1 Glover needle mix pack
    – 1 small bunch of natural coloured sinew
    – AND Moccasin & Mitt Kit Instructions (Mitt Pattern, and Mocc guidelines)
    (Leather included is enough to make EITHER a pair of Mitts OR Moccs  (Not both…lol)
  • Wool Lined Moccasin Making Kit

    60$ Canadian
    This kit is designed to make a warm, lined, indoor pair of moccasins.  Duffle is a tightly woven 100% Canadian wool that makes a toasty pair of moccs.
    Kit includes:
    – 1 pc of Moose Leather (3 1/2oz – 4 sq ft)
    – 1 Glover needle mix pack
    – 1 small roll of natural coloured sinew
    -Duffle wool lining.
    – AND Moccasin Kit Instructions
  • Deer Medicine Pouch KIT DIY

    20$ Canadian

    Our Deer Medicine Pouch kit includes the 2 sides of the leather pouch (to be sewn, including a diagram of a stitching pattern we would recommend), one glovers needle (size # 6), Sinew enough to sew the pouch, holes punched so that you can thread the lacing and a long strip of deer lacing..and medicines of the Four Directions. (Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedar & Tobacco)

  • Moose Hide Hand Drum Kit

    Moose Hide – Native Hand Drum Kit

    160$ Canadian250$ Canadian

    We are thrilled to introduce Moose Hide Hand Drum Kits to our collection.  Now, these drum kits come with a warning: They are NOT intended for beginners.

    Each kit includes a moose rawhide circle which is big enough to wrap all the way over the side of the back of the drum, holes punched, extra strong lacing to handle the strength of moose with enough to weave a handle, an over built white ash hoop AND a drum stick kit.

  • Deer Rawhide Lacing

    25$ Canadian

    Hand cut deer rawhide lacing.  This length of lacing is long enough to pull a 16″ hand drum with a great handle on the back.

    (approximately 28 feet of lacing)

  • Hand Drum Hoops

    30$ Canadian55$ Canadian

    Our drums are VERY unusual in that we make our own hoops.  These days most (virtually ALL) drum makers are using plywood maple frames made overseas or mitred multi pieced wood frames that are 8 to 12 sided.

    We order white ash lumber in large dimension, and then cut it into lats of different sizes (for different hoops) and steam and bend by hand.  We glue the connection with a water proof glue and then sand/router all edges. Our hoops are 98% round.  Ash is a very strong wood so our hoops will not move or bend over time no matter what kind of hide is pulled over them.

  • Rattle Kit (DIY)

    35$ Canadian45$ Canadian

    Everything is included, so that a great time is had by all. We are offering a Deer, Moose or Buffalo Rattle Kit. Each kit comes with a carefully selected piece of rawhide (shape traced out to be cut), glovers needles, sinew, maple wood handle and wool to stuff and shape the rattle.  We also include material (pebbles, copper pellets, glass beads etc) to give you options for creating different sounds. Our kit includes very clear instructions to make your workshop a huge success. 

    (Finished rattle not included – lol)

  • “DIY” Medicine Bags Kits

    85$ Canadian
    One of the handiest things around the fire or gathering is a nice smudge kit or medicine bag.  Recently we have had several people ask if they could make it themselves….and who are we to say no!!  Our 8″ Smudge Bag Kit consists of a front and back piece of moose leather, a moose leather strap, Sinew, glovers needles AND very careful clear instructions on how to assemble your bag.  The kit also include a fan (that we make for you) and farmed abalone shell and a linen bag of Californian Buffalo/White Sage.
    Attention USA customers: we are not permitted to ship feathers into the United States.  Our thought is to add more white sage and a piece of leather to your Medicine Bag Kit to compensate for the missing fan.  AND perhaps this is an opportunity to make your own fan. We use a small branch, drill holes and glue feathers into the branch.  Then you can wrap the wood with leather we have included.
  • Hand Drum Bag Kit

    45$ Canadian160$ Canadian
    For workshops or as a ‘do it yourself’ project.  Everything included (with detailed instructions) to make your own moose leather drum bag.
    Our new Drum Bag Kits are designed for a workshop.  We have included very clear instructions, sinew, glovers needle, small piece of thick moose to make a thimble and all the leather cut to size and appropriate shape.  We have also included instructions so that people can personalize their bags with either fringe or left as a ‘live edge’.
    Available in Gold, Cedarwood, Espresso Brown, Walnut Brown
    Do you have a colour preference?  Let us know in the comment section as you check out.
  • Ceremony Tool Bag “DIY”

    80$ Canadian
    This DIY deer leather bag is designed with an inner pocket intended to carry your spiritual tools.  Perfect as a pipe bag, tobacco/sage bag, drum stick bag, rattle bag or bundle bag.  This over the shoulder bag lends to tons of creativity to make it your own.  Each bag, when sewn is 8” wide and approx 18” in length, but if your preference is shorter than you can easily modify it and have more flap.
    We have a wide range of colour options but inventory is always changing.  When checking out please tell us your top 3 colour preferences in the “order notes”.  Straps are always black or dark brown.  (Drumsticks not included… lol )