How to make your own dream catcher – cute Valentine’s Day craft
If you think of a craft for Valentine’s Day, I advise you to think about the traditional Indian amulet – a dreamcatcher. It catches bad dreams in its web, letting only the good and bright ones, so your loving one will always be under protection, woven by your hands.
What you’ll need and how to make your own dream catcher:
The circle of any size – it can be wooden or plastic hoop. The easiest option is to use the inner ring of the embroidery frame
Thick thread or ribbon
Yarn or thinner threads, depending on the size of catcher
So, the first step is to braid the ring with a thread, I used a thin satin ribbon – it was an experiment, but the result is quite interesting, and, most importantly, fast.
Below you can see how to weave a dream catcher:
Bind the thread anywhere on the ring. Make a small indentation and wrap the thread around the ring, and then pass it through the resulting loop – you should get half-knot. Always hold the thread tight. Go along the hoop with small steps. When there is no space on the ring – make the knot in the middle of the first loop – then follow the spiral. In some places, you can add wooden or glass beads.
When you complete a spiral, tie threads and carefully cut the tip.
You can also add strings with feathers and beads to the down part of the Dreamcatcher.
Try to weave an Indian mandala Ojos de Dios.