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Nicole Crafts Dream Catcher
Native American legend says that sweet dreams slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, while bad dreams get caught up in the web, vanishing at first light. The crafting insomniacs here at A.C. Moore can definitely use some extra zzzs, so we made this beaded and feathered embroidery hoop dream catcher to help us weave a few dreams between projects. (So far, it's working!) Hang one in your bedroom, over your napping couch, outside behind your hammock -- wherever you hope the sandman will visit.
- Time:less than an hour
1Web: Choose one of the yarns and cut a piece that is about 10 yards long. Put one of the ends through the hole at the top of the embroidery hoop that's under the screw. Tie a knot to secure. Wrap the yarn around the hoop, covering different parts of the hoop as you go. When you like how it looks, take the end of the yarn you've been weaving with and tie it to the knot from before. If there is any excess yarn, cut it off.
2Fringe: Cut a 1-1/2 yard piece of another different color of yarn. Bring both ends of the yarn together and create a loop. Straddle the yarn on top of the hoop and pull the remaining yarn through the loop to secure. Repeat with other colors of yarn. Make as much or as little fringe as you like. Trim ends to desired length and angle.
3Decorate: String wood beads along the fringe at varying locations. Make a knot with the yarn to hold the bead in place. (Double knot if needed.) Trim about a half inch off the feather's shaft, near the bottom of the feather. Tip: The shaft is the "spine-like" piece of the feather that runs nearly the entire length of the feather. Apply tacky glue to the part of the shaft you didn't trim off. Put the feather into the bead, shaft side first. Make sure the vane (or colored part of the feather) does not go into the bead.