Red Willow Dream Catchers

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Instructions for Making Dream Catchers
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1. Start through a 2 - 6 ft. length of fresh Red Willow (Red Osier Dogwood), or soaked Grapevine (dried grapevine is obtainable in the craft department of many kind of stores) Caretotally bend the vine about to create a circle through a 3 - 8 in. diameter. You decide on the diameter, yet traditionally dreamcatchers are no bigger than adult"s hand.2. If you are using thin Red Willow or grapevines, twist the piece you are bfinishing, roughly the circle you have made to strengthen the hoop.

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3. Use 4-16 ft. of solid but thin string (the length is determined by the diameter of the hoop).Knot a loop in one finish from which you will certainly hang your dream catcher as soon as it is done. 4. Tie the hanging loop approximately the height of your dream catcher (or at the weakest point of your hoop).
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5. The dream catcher repeats the exact same stitch from begin to complete. To begin, host the string and also area it loosely over the top of the hoop. Move the string roughly to the ago of the hoop (forming a hole) and also pull the string back via the hole you just made.
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6. Pull each stitch taught but not too tight or it will warp the hoop of the dream catcher and it will certainly not lie flat once it is done.

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7. Continue the same stitch for the first round around the hoop of the dream catcher. Gap the stitches evenly, around 1 1/2 to 2 in. apart (making 7 to 13 stitches around the hoop).8. The last stitch of the initially round should be inserted about a fifty percent inch amethod from the the hanging loop.
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STITCH FOR THE SECOND ROUND:9. On the second and also succeeding stitching rounds, place the string roughly the facility of each stitch from the previous round (fairly than approximately the hoop).10. As you pull each stitch tight, the string from the previous round should bend in the direction of the facility of the hoop slightly, creating a diamond shape.You should see the spider internet beginning to develop. 11. On the third or fourth round add a bead to recurrent the spider in the web. Sindicate area the bead on your string and also continue stitching as usual.
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12. Continue stitching in the direction of the facility of the hoop. Eventually, the stitches come to be so tiny that it is tough to pass the string through. Make certain you leave a hole in the center of the dreamcatcher.13. Sheight stitching at the bottom of the hole in the center of the dream catcher. End by stitching twice in the same area, forming a knot, and pull tight.
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14. You must have 6 - 8 in. of string to tie 2 or 3 feathers which dangle from the facility of the dreamcatcher.Tie on 2 or 3 feathers and also knot.
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15. Wrap a 1 in. square of felt around the knot of string and over the base of the feathers. Tie 2 4 In. pieces string roughly the wrapped felt.16. Hang over resting area. Sweet Dreams!!
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