Dream Catcher tut
This Thanksgiving I'm going to focus on the Indians whose help enabled the Pilgrims to survive. A dream catcher is the perfect Native American craft. I looked on YouTube and found several video tutorials but was a bit surprised to find that the materials to make one were more expensive than I had thought (about $35) so I looked around for some substitutions. I had a scrap piece of leather that I cut into 1/4" strips. Using Shoe Goop, I glued the strips together and clamped them with clips. I clamped one end of the leather strip to the hoop leaving a 3" tail and started wrapping around the metal ring. The beading department of Michael's had some cording that was more reasonable than the artificial sinew in their leather-craft department. Next I cut a length of cording that was longer than I thought I'd need and wrapped it into a bobbin. I tied the end on the hoop and proceeded to loop the cord going under, over and through and then pulled it taut.