Learn How to Make a Hand-Woven Peruvian Shephard's Sling
Primitive Technologist Douglas Meyer teaches how to measure, weave, and use your own unique Peruvian Split-Pouch Shepherd's Sling using readily available and inexpensive Jute Twine.
Weave Your Own Custom Peruvian Shepherd's Sling!
Doug Meyer, Primitive Technologist
What can you expect to learn?
Understand a brief history of the sling
Learn natural body measurements to custom fit the sling to you
Learn the step-by-step hand-weaving methods, including a three strand braid
Learn the unique weaving method and process for making the Split Peruvian Munitions Pouch
An introduction to sling throwing techniques using tennis & golf balls
Learn about the multi-functional uses of a hand-woven sling
What are other students saying?
This couse is very useful, I can't wait to make my sling and try it out.
This couse is very useful, I can't wait to make my sling and try it out.Read Less
Doug Meyer is one of the most respected instructors in primitive technology. I was thankful to see him sharing his great skills in this online course. Brav...Read More
Doug Meyer is one of the most respected instructors in primitive technology. I was thankful to see him sharing his great skills in this online course. Bravo Doug!Read Less
This is fun for all ages! Thanks !!
This is fun for all ages! Thanks !!Read Less
It’s was a fun course to take and I made one in about an hour
It’s was a fun course to take and I made one in about an hourRead Less
Who is this course for?
Meet Your Instructor
Douglas has been practicing and teaching primitive technologies for over 30 years. He was a student of the great Steve Watts and Errett Callahan for over 25 years. Douglas is the author of the book Native American Blowguns and an upcoming book on survival based on his unique experiences. Douglas has taught and practiced Stone Age technology in America, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Holland and Germany. Douglas makes replicas and mannequins for museums and his work has been seen in Germany and the United States. Douglas has served in the US Army and worked at a water plant for over 20 years. When not teaching or demonstrating, Douglas spends time with his wife, Jana, and their two shih tzus, Sassy and Sadie. Douglas believes in doing something primitive every day, from making something to reading or writing about primitive technology.
The materials needed to complete this course are very minimal and can be purchased locally if you don't already have them on hand.
- Jute string- two colors make weaving and braiding easier to see the pattern, but not required
- Knife or scissors
- Clothes pin
- Kumihimo thread bobbins (https://amzn.to/32T05hc) are recommended, but not required.
Welcome to the Course!
- Terms & Conditions & Waiver
- Shepherd Slings 101
- Sling Safety
- Sling Anatomy
- Materials Review
Making Your Hand-woven Peruvian Split Pouch Shepherd's Sling
- Measuring & Cutting Your Material
- Setting Up for Weaving
- Step 1: Weaving (and measuring) the Finger Loop
- Step 2: Braiding the Cord (Phase I)
- Step 3: Finger Weaving the Peruvian Split Pouch
- Step 4: Braiding the Cord (Phase II)
- Step 5: Final Measurements & Tying the Pinch Knot
- Step 6: Trimming & Final Clean-up
Sling Use & Final Thoughts
- How to Throw with Your New Sling
- The Multifunctional Sling
- [BONUS] A few slings from my personal collection!