Dreamcatcher (DIY)

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This is the most fascinating craft work that I have come across so far. May be it’s the history behind it. Apparently, Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people (Native Americans), who wove these magical webs from willow hoops and sinew along with sacred attachments like beads and feathers. At night, the hole in the center only lets good dreams pass and bad dreams are trapped in the web, and dispelled at the first light of morning.

Talk about nightmares and this could be your savior from all those nightmares. I was so fascinated that I decided to make one for myself and see if it works! Unfortunately, I never remember my dreams. :(

Here I am sharing how I made my Dreamcatcher. If you too find it fascinating may be you could try making one for yourself.

All you need is:
1. A yarn of your choice
2. Crochet hook
3. Scissors
4. 4-5 beads
5. A bangle
6. Three feathers

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Following diagram shows how I weaved the thread on the bangle:

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1. First step is to coil the thread around the bangle that would act like a hoop here:

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2. Then you start weaving the thread as shown in the diagram:
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3. Once you reach the middle part, attach the beads to the tread and continue weaving till there is no more space to weave.
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4. Now you weave three strings at the bottom and attach feathers to them:
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5. Once attaching feathers is done just weave a string to hang the Dreamcatcher:
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Voila! And just like that your very own wonderful Dreamcatcher is ready!!
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I am too happy with my Dreamcatcher. I hope you enjoy making it too!

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Until we meet again take care and keep smiling! :)

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