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How To Make A Dreamcatcher With Embroidery Hoops.

This super easy step by step tutorial on How To Make A Dreamcatcher has been a really pleasant surprise to me. I have wanted to make one for quite some time now. However fully expected the whole business of making a dreamcatcher to be a lot more difficult.

How To Make A Dreamcatcher With Embroidery Hoops.

Making a pink dream catcher

What Are Dreamcatchers?

Dreamcatcher originate from American Indian tribes as a talisman to ward off bad dreams. They believe that the night air is full of good and bad dreams.

Legend states the web part was used the catch the dreams. It would absorb bad dreams and pass the good dreams down to those sleeping below.

What a glorious story to share with little ones who are going through night terrors.

Adding ribbon to a dream catcher

What Materials Do You Need To Make A Dreamcatcher?

Embroidery hoops, the size depends on the size you want your dreamcatcher

Yarn

Beads

Ribbon

Feathers

Craft scissors

What you need to make a dreamcatcher

Step By Step How To Make A Dreamcatcher

Begin By Making The Web Section

Firstly start by opening your embroidery hoop and putting the outer hoop to one side.

Secondly start the web by knotting your chosen yarn tightly onto the outer edge of the hoop. If you are adding beads, thread on on before going onto your next knot.

Now pull the yarn along the hoop wrap it round, then pass the yarn over, through and behind to create tension.

Step by step dreamcatcher 3

Keep doing this until you have covered the whole perimeter of the hoop. I managed this 5 times.

Next move into the next level by starting at the centre of one of the taught yarn sections, ensuring you wrap the yarn around and pass though to create a knot.

Once secure, move on to the centre of the next section repeating the wrapping and knotting.

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Keep going, moving inwards in a spiral until you reach the centre.

Finally, tie the yarn tight and if you are working with beads add a bead to finish off.

Adding The Tails

To add the trailing part of your dreamcatcher decide on which ribbons you are going to use. I chose a plain yarn and flowery double layered ribbon.

Measure the lengths remembering to cut double the length you require.

Following this, thread a bead onto the end of each length.

Now tie a feather to the end of each length and pull the bead down over the knot to secure it.

Adding ribbon to embroidery hoop
How to add feathers to ribbon

Fold each length in half, place under the bottom of the hoop and thread the ends through to create a loop and tighten.

Now place the top of the embroidery hoop over the top from the back or the dreamcatcher. This will tighten and secure the tails and push them forwards.

dreamcatcher with embroidery hoops

And there you have it, this is unquestionably the perfect dreamcatcher to sit pride of place about any self respecting pink lovers bed. And please be reassured this dreamcatcher is without a doubt super easy to make.

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How To Make A Dreamcatcher Step By Step

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: £5.00

This is super easy step by step tutorial on How To Make A Dreamcatcher.

Materials

  • Embroidery hoops, the size depends on the size you want your dreamcatcher
  • Yarn
  • Beads
  • Ribbon
  • Feathers

Tools

  • Craft scissors

Instructions

    1. Firstly start by opening your embroidery hoop and putting the outer hoop to one side. What you need to make a dreamcatcher
    2. Secondly start the web by knotting your chosen yarn tightly onto the outer edge of the hoop. If you are adding beads, thread on on before going onto your next knot.
    3. Now pull the yarn along the hoop wrap it round, then pass the yarn over, through and behind to create tension. Step by step dreamcatcher 3
    4. Keep doing this until you have covered the whole perimeter of the hoop. I managed this 5 times.
    5. Next move into the next level by starting at the centre of one of the taught yarn sections, ensuring you wrap the yarn around and pass though to create a knot.
    6. Once secure, move on to the centre of the next section repeating the wrapping and knotting.
    7. Keep going, moving inwards in a spiral until you reach the centre.
    8. Finally, tie the yarn tight and if you are working with beads add a bead to finish off. What you need to make a dreamcatcher
    9. Adding The Tails
      To add the trailing part of your dreamcatcher decide on which ribbons you are going to use. I chose a plain yarn and flowery double layered ribbon.
    10. Measure the lengths remembering to cut double the length you require.
    11. Following this, thread a bead onto the end of each length. How to add feathers to ribbon
    12. Now tie a feather to the end of each length and pull the bead down over the knot to secure it. dreamcatcher with embroidery hoops
    13. Fold each length in half, place under the bottom of the hoop and thread the ends through to create a loop and tighten.
    14. For the final step place the top of the embroidery hoop over the top from the back or the dreamcatcher. This will tighten and secure the tails and push them forwards.

Notes

This dreamcatcher can be made in a variety of colours, you can also weave an accent or accessory in the web.

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Emma England

Thursday 13th of February 2020

That looks so easy to do! I’m going to see if I can make one for my sisters birthday.

Colette

Sunday 9th of February 2020

This is so pretty Sarah! Have pinned x

SarahJChristie

Sunday 9th of February 2020

Ah thanks so much !I have to say I loved making it. x

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