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 slide 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 using materials provided.
To add your own unique artistic flare, you are encouraged to bring your own charm (no bigger than a 50cent coin) to hang in the centre of your dreamcatcher, perhaps an odd earring, or an old pendant from your jewellery box. Ensure your charm has hole that can be threaded through so it can be easily attached. Charms will also be provided for those of you who don’t bring your own, and are covered in the materials cost for the class.
At the end of the class you will have your very own handmade 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.