Dreamcatchers have always been used as charms by Native Americans. They are hung above the bed, to protect sleeping children from nightmares and instead give them good dreams. The design is based on a willow hoop, on which is woven or attached a loose net or web.
Dreamcatchers are then decorated with sacred items such as feathers and beads.
To make a dreamcatcher is a very meditative activity, due to the round shape, and the choice of colours, beads and feathers.
Here is a list of MATERIALS you can use:
- Willow twigs are flexible and easy to shape into a circle that can be bound to hold together.
- Inside the willow circle you make a spiders web with cotton strings in different colours.
- Decorate the dreamcatcher with coloured strings, beads and all kind of materials from Nature, such as feathers, seashells, seed pods and pieces of wood.