As you may know my beach walk doesn't throw up much in the way of 'treasures'. But that doesn't mean that my creative mind isn't at work somehow in the background. A few weeks back, whilst strolling along the beach and having it to ourselves (the dog & I), There were a few feathers strewn here and there.
What does my brain do? Says oh, perfect for a Dream Catcher. So I gathered a few to add to the striped ones I'd picked up another day, I think they are Curlew feathers. Which is great, but you need a hoop to make a Dream Catcher, which I didn't have. That is until I went to town and picked up a bag for €2 with wooden hoop handles. Well you wouldn't get the handles anywhere near that price, so I grabbed it along with some black needle cord fabric for €3.
I then did a google search and found the Native American Technology & Art site instructions on how to make a Dream Catcher. I thought if I used some embroidery thread and one of the beads that have been sitting in a jar for years, it might turn out a little respectable.
I made 2, the first exactly as the instructions and the second the same way, but added extra feathers and a couple of beads on either side for decoration. I also wrapped the thread around the feather, with a little glue and knots to hold them in place I'm rather pleased at how it turned out and is hanging above the bed, making a lovely feature and giving me sweet dreams.