Jan 11, 2012

Dream Catcher

What is dreamcatcher? 
Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.

How is it made?
Using a hoop of willow, and decorating it with findings, bits and pieces of everyday life, (feathers, arrow heads, beads, etc) the dream catcher is believed to have the power to catch all of a person's dreams, trapping the bad ones, and letting only the good dreams pass through the dream catcher.

read more about dreamcatchers and how to make them at dream-catchers.org

I found a picture tutorial on how to make a small dream catcher by Veronika aka livejournal user virienn ;) it's so easy!!! Tutorial is Veronika's step-by-step instructions, the text is in Russian, but it is pretty clear without the text, what to do ;) 

let's try and share pictures ;) post yours in the comments to this post ;)