Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people, who wove these magical webs from willow hoops and sinew. The hoop represents the travel of giizis, the sun, through the sky.
At night, the hole in the center only lets bawedjige, good dreams, pass. Bawedjigewin, bad dreams, are trapped in the web, and dispelled at the first light of morning. Whether you believe that the dreamcatcher has these powers or not, when used properly, it can be a wonderful charm of positive energy and a way to honor the metaphysical traditions of Native Americans. It can also have a subconscious effect on your mind, which can lead to more restful nights.
Either way, they are a beautiful symbol worthy of respect.
DMC 100% cotton floss 9 colors
Fabric Aida 18 count
Embroidery hoop diameter 7″
Red wood beads
Finished diameter 4.5″
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Wrap a hoop with ribbon.
Cut embroidery, fold over the edge of the fabric and sew it.
Cut four lengths of ribbon that are twice the length that you want. Loop these around the bottom end of the outer hoop. String a beads and feathers and make sure to tie a knot at the end so the wont fall off.