Love Mandala, woven in the tradition of Indian mandalas Ojo de Dios is a truly original idea of gift for Valentine’s Day. Not everyone decides to do something with his hands to make a present for a loving person, it is easier to buy something cute in the store, but you must admit, this is not the same thing. During making of mandala you put inside your desires and wishes, bright dreams and good thoughts – and then the mandala will be not just a decoration, but a real talisman.

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Now we start to weave the mandala:
I’ll show you an example of a mandala-snowflake, before the New Year I wove several ones and gave them to a few friends.

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You will need:
4 wooden sticks – for the octagonal mandala

Threads of different colors

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Put together 2 sticks right in the middle, wrap about 5-7 times, and then place them perpendicular to each other and wrap diagonally.

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Below you can see a step by step instruction how to weave the love mandala – always go clockwise, throw up a thread on the right stick and wrap around.

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And look again – these photos are better. You should get a square of the correct form. Changing a color, just make a knot on one of the sticks, leave a small tail, then wrap the next thread around it.

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We made two center squares on each pair of sticks, and now it’s time to connect them – and get the octagonal mandala.

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Place them together, winding each stick one by one with a thread.

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Now we talk about how to get the image, using different techniques of weaving:
Square – wrap every other wand, you can do the external and internal way, placing a thread before or behind the missing stick.
Circle – wrap every stick, you can see the image below. This technique is useful in the end.
Star – wrap every third wand, placing a thread behind.

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Weaving a square , place a thread behind the missing sticks.

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A view from the back.

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Look – square, circle, star, square.

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Here is our snowflake, let it bring happiness and joy…

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And this color mandala, made as a very cute gift for a good man, is very lovely.

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