If you think about Dreamcatchers, what do you remember or what do you know about? Dreamcatchers originate, from the Native Americans and were first only in a few tribes. They were used in the tipis and were always placed above the sleeping area or the entrance of the tipi. The concept of the Dreamcatcher is to have a circle with a specific geometrical shape inside to catch a nightmare as well as to trap it. The idea is that once the dream is in the catcher the wind will take it away! You have probably seen that many original dreamcatchers have feathers and gemstone beads like Turquoise for protection, or apache tears, black obsidian, and quartz of course. Some had sage leaves on them that would have been changed regularly.
The topic of dreamcatchers is fantastic. The reason, I am interested in dreamcatchers, is my little one. She is six and had some nightmares. Now, I am about to create a dreamcatcher, in Romanian Point Lace of course for her.
I am creating it in red because red is one of her favorite colors. I am using many shades of red and the size of the catcher is just below 20cm.
I am using different cord sizes as you see below and a few different fillings. The concept of the catcher is to combine a few different fillings harmonically.
If you look at the image, I created a spider wheel, as part of the filling. The reason I included it, was because, the original dreamcatchers, were also called spiders women. Spider-woman would catch and trap the dreams. I am still not sure how I would hang it, but I am sure it will be in an artistic way. I actually think to frame, in an open frame. so the dreams, get trapped and I can smudge them later on…..
At the moment it’s still just an idea! Nothing is set in stone! On that hand, I also want to say that this pattern, is special.
I will gift it to my followers and to those who love to create point lace…
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Let me know how you feel about a dreamcatcher and how was it to use one?