Monday, 7 August 2017

Dreamcatchers

Last September I started experimenting making dreamcatchers. For my first attempts, I made small dreamcatchers using bangles that came in some of the bags of broken and unsellable jewellery I often buy from second hand shops. I used lacy fabric inside the bangles as the webbing of the dreamcatchers (You can see these ones here).

This weekend though I decided to try my hand at a large dreamcatcher, using a kit I bought from a second hand shop along with some of my own extra embellishments. This is the first time I've made the webbing feature myself and I was quite pleased with how it turned out. I think I need to readjust the ribbons at the bottom though as they're a bit bulky at the top at the moment. I probably should also add some feathers, but I'm not sure how best to attach them (any tips, feel free to let me know in the comments!)

As I said in a previous post, I hope to have a giveaway of some of these dreamcatchers, so watch this space.....

7 comments:

sage said...

Dreamcatchers were pretty popular out west when I lived there.

Jenn Jilks said...

I think you have to call it something else! When I've made them I call them wish catchers. I made mine out of a hula hoop.
Dreamcatchers are a sacred part of their heritage.
I've been doing some research on First Nations.
"In some Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher... this is considered by many traditional Native peoples and their supporters to be an undesirable form of cultural appropriation."

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Jenn, yes I was concerned about the cultural appropriation angle. Calling them wish catchers is a nice idea. I might think of something else like that....

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

And have you caught any dreams with it?

dosankodebbie said...

Juliet, Would you be able to send me one or more used (new is okay too, but it doesn't matter) postage stamps featuring the head of Robert Burns? I want to make a Stamp People card for my sister-in-law who is mourning the recent death of her Scottish-American father (my FIL) who was crazy for Robert Burns. In appreciation, I would be happy to make one for you too, or a different card using the postage stamp of your choice. What do you think?

Gershonbenavraham said...

Juliet, what you have made is beautiful and inspires in me a sense of mystery. If you are concerned about what you call it, I have a couple of suggestions. One is a “Juliet Net.” Another is a “Wilson’s Web.” But, as Shakespeare reminds us, ""A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Continue your craft. It’s truly a gift.

Lynn said...

Beautiful work!