Learn how to make a spider web dreamcatcher with this step by step tutorial, detailed photo's and diagrams. It's a bit fiddly to make but once you've mastered the technique it is quite relaxing and seeing the finished product is very rewarding.
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Wrap your binding thread around the hoop twice then knot tightly to secure.
You'll be left with a short end that can be and a long working end that will be used to wrap around the hoop.
Create a loop to hang your dreamcatcher.
Double the working end of your thread and tie close to the hoop.
Hold the thread in position on the hoop and wrap the working end around the hoop.
Fasten off the thread once you have bound the hoop and returned to the beginning.
Follow the diagram in step 3.
1. Pass the thread behind the hoop, creating a loop.
2. Bring the thread over the hoop
3. Pass the thread through the loop created in 1. Pull tight as close to the top of the hoop, where your loop is, as possible.
Draw around the outside of your hoop on a piece of paper.
Cut out the circle.
Fold the circle in half, then half again.
Fold the quarter circle into 3 as shown in the photo.
Open out the paper circle and place your hoop on top of it.
The paper is divided neatly into 12 sections.
Place a piece of thread or wire to mark each section on your hoop.
I used pieces of pipe cleaner to make it stand out in the photo.
The wire was easy to remove with one hand as I worked.
Cut out a small shuttle from your piece of card to wrap your thread around like shown in the photo.
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