Originally, dream catchers were made from a hoop made of willow and decorated with everyday findings. Feathers, arrowheads, and beads are just a few of the elements used in their creation. A dream catcher is believed to catch all of person’s dreams, trapping the bad ones and only letting the good dreams pass through to the individual by floating down the feathers.
Let us begin!
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1. Starting with 50” of suede cord, glue one end of the lace to the wooden ring and clamp with the office clip. Continually add a small amount of glue around the ring, wrapping the entirety with the suede cord. Be sure to guide the cord and pull it tightly as you go. Clamp in place to dry. (fig. 1)
|2. Without cutting the left over suede cord, use it to create the hanger for the dream catcher. (fig. 2)|
|3. Using the clear thread, tie one end to the ring. Tie the thread again 1” to the right using a single hitch. (see above) Continue around the ring until you are at the starting point; be sure to pull the thread tight. (fig 3) Now tie a half hitch between each segment of the first row of thread. A web will begin to form so long as you keep tension as you work, feel free to add small beads as you go. Continue around the circle until you have a small opening close to half an inch. Tie off and trim excess thread. (fig. 4)|
6. SUCCESS! Here we have the completed project. Now you can channel your inner bohemian with this take along dream catcher. You will be able to take Coachella by storm without any type of negativity in your life! (fig. 7)
Note: After completing this project, I found that using the clear thread presented some difficulty as it was very slippery. Consider using a Sew All thread in the color of your choice and rub it with wax so that the half hitches catch.