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- Prism threads
- Embroidery Hoop
Take your Prism thread and tie a knot at the top of your hoop (where the screw is). Begin by draping the thread (loosely) with the help of a needle across the front of the hoop. Wrap the thread over the hoop, and then pull it underneath and back toward the front of the hoop, crossing over itself.
Continue wrapping the thread around the hoop. Space the thread loops evenly as you work, about an inch apart, so that your last thread loop ends roughly where you began. Tie a knot after the last loop.
Grab your next thread color. Tie a knot with your new thread in the center of the next loop (from the first round around the hoop). Loop the thread through the center of the next thread loop, pulling it over top and then underneath.
Continue looping the thread through the loops (try to do it in the middle) in this over-under weaving pattern around the entire hoop. You can change the color of the thread every 2 or 3 rounds. Continue weaving until you've reached the center of the web. Traditional dreamcatchers leave a small hole in the center to filter the bad dreams out. Tie the thread in a knot in the center of the web and cut off the excess when you are ready to stop weaving.
Legend has it, The Chippewa native tribes believe that the night is full of both good and bad dreams. The good dreams knowing their way, pass through the opening in the center while the bad dreams get caught in the webbing and are destroyed at the first light of morning sun. Put your beautiful custom handmade dream catchers. Happy Dreaming! Love and Threads, The Commonthread Team