Thank you TOMS and Darice for another lovely night in Austin crafting under the stars for the June edition of Crafts and Cocktails with Jen. The theme was dream catchers, or dreamweavers as I like to call them. As always it was amazing to see so much creativity.
As it should be, no two dream catchers were alike. Some people went traditional, others not so much. Each table was well stocked with Darice embroidery hoops, doilies, feathers, beads and more. How people chose to adorn their dream catcher was completely up to them.
Most people started by wrapping their base, which was either an embroidery hoop or a metal ring. Wrapping the hoop with yarn or leather prevents the inner webbing from slipping.
Rather than weave a webbing of embroidery floss or yarn in the center of their hoop some folks opted to use doilies. I loved the boho vibe this gave these dream catchers. The key is to use a doily slightly smaller than your hoop.
For me the funnest part of making a dreamweaver is the ‘tail’. I told all my crafters that more is always better. Lay on the beads, yarn, fabric strips and feathers. Make the tail as long or short thin or full as your crafty little heart desires.
If you happen to find yourself in Austin on Thursday July 16th please pop into the TOMS shoe store. We will be making felt sunglass cases!
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Jen is an Austin based mama, crafter, blogger, and thrift-a-holic. Visit her lifestyle blog at JenniferPerkins.com.