What’s it all about?
Want to learn how to make a unique decorative talisman to hang on your bedroom wall or for a thoughtful gift for a friend? Join us to learn how to weave your very own dreamcatcher.
Dreamcatchers were traditionally made by Native Americans to protect people from bad dreams. They believed that good dreams would flow down the feathers to the person sleeping below, while the bad dreams would become trapped in the web and disappear when the rays of the morning sun touched the dreamcatcher.
What will we cover?
This class is suitable for anyone who is interested, with no prior knowledge or experience necessary. In this class we will learn the basics of making a dreamcatcher from scratch, using materials provided.
The dreamcatcher has been appropriated many times, so it is easy to forget that traditional dreamcatchers were once made with all natural materials. In this class you will learn to make your very own natural dreamcatcher using tree branches to build your own frame, hemp cord for the weave, and a crystal for the centre. Feathers and beads will also be provided so that you can decorate your dreamcatcher as you please. For inspiration and ideas on decorative styles, you will be taught a couple of different ways to attach feathers and beads to your dreamcatcher.
At the end of the class you will have your very own unique, natural dreamcatcher to take home and hang above your bed or give to someone special!
Who will be teaching?
Gaia is completing a Masters of Criminology, and started making dreamcatchers for fun in her spare time over a year ago. Since then she has had stalls at a number of craft markets in Melbourne, selling large wooden dreamcatchers, handmade jewellery, and hair wraps. She is always looking for new ways to develop her dreamcatchers and for different crafts to dabble in. You can have a look at some examples of her creations on her Instagram page @lyrebirdcrafts or Facebook.