Throwback Crafts: God's Eye

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Throwback Crafts: God's Eye

Various Native American tribes, such as the Huichol and Tepehuan, make God's Eye crafts to help them feel safe. Bring this long-standing tradition to your home by using sticks and yarns to make an Ojo de Dios of your own! #TBT

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:less than an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Wrap the Yarn: Find two sticks from outside (it's perfectly OK if they'’re not the same exact size). Hold the two sticks tightly together in a cross shape. Start wrapping one color of yarn 6 or 7 times around one way then the other way. Then start wrapping around one stick, then the next stick and so on. Continue wrapping around until you want to change colors of yarn. To switch colors, tie the new color onto the end of the last color on the back side of the project and wrap as you did before.
  • 2
    Finishing Up: When you like how the colors and design of the project looks, tie a knot in the back, fold the yarn over about 5 inches from one of the sticks and make a double knot to create a hanger. If needed, trim the end of the yarn.
  • 3
    Share: Show off your God's Eye and other finished project photos #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:less than an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Two Sticks from Outside
  • •Several Different Colors of Yarn
  • •Scissors & Ruler