How to make a Dreamcatcher

I love dreamcatchers and I have so much fun doing them. I have done a few and i just wanted to share one of them with you. Making  them is so relaxing and very easy to. And of course you can chose the colours and the kind of decorations you want to put on. Just use your imagination. Below I will share some pictures with you with the steps you need to follow.

Enjoy it! 🙂

Here you can read a bit of the history about the dream catchers.

In some Native American cultures, a dream catcher (or dream catcher; Lakota: iháŋbla gmunka), the inanimate form of the word for “spider” is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose net or web. The dream catcher is then decorated with sacred items such as feathers and beads.

The Ojibwe people have an ancient legend about the origin of the dreamcatcher. Storytellers speak of the Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi; she took care of the children and the people on the land. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America and it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children. So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants. The dream catchers would filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind. Once the sun rises, all bad dreams just disappear.

Traditionally, the Ojibwe construct dream catchers by tying sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame of willow (in a way roughly similar to their method for making snowshoe webbing). The resulting “dream-catcher”, hung above the bed, is used as a charm to protect sleeping people, usually children, from nightmares.

The Ojibwe believe that a dream catcher changes a person’s dreams. According to Konrad J. Kaweczynski, “Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.

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