September 5, 2017 admin 9Comment

In the ancient times the Ojibwa people used to make dream catchers for their new born grandsons and granddaughters with twigs, sinew and feathers for their sound sleep. According to the folklore, the Native Americans believed that the night air is full of both good as well as bad dreams and a dream catcher helps in catching good dreams. As per the ancient stories, when a dream catcher is hung above the bed, it catches the dreams and the loops of the dream catchers filter the good dreams and it flows through the feathers and reach the person who sleeps beneath it. It is a traditional talisman for sleeping people.

 

All you need is a round ring, I used a wooden ring which is often used for making a frame while doing embroidery. Some yarn, scissors, some pompoms (which are optional), beads and feathers.

Cover the ring with the yarn and start weaving it the yarn or any other thread you like. Make a loop on one side to hang it. I attached a bead in the middle of it, which is totally optional.

This is how my dream catcher looked after 20 minutes of hard work!

You can decorate your dream catcher with pompoms which are really easy to make. I used the same yarn which I used for the dream catcher so that the texture remains same.

The last part of making a dream catcher is making some strings on which I used feathers and beads. I like dream catchers with long strings, you can keep as many strings and make them long or short according to your choice.

After one hour of weaving and adjusting beads and feathers, this is how my Dream Catcher looked.

P.S. Pardon me for bad pictures. I have recently lost my phone so this is what I could click with a bad quality camera.

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