Posted 29 November 2011
It is said that dreamcatchers only allow good dreams to filter through its net, and bad dreams stay stuck in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Good dreams pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.
Traditionally dreamcatchers consisted of wooden hoops about 3½ inches in diameter filled with an imitation of a spider's web made of fine yarn, usually dyed red. It was said that they caught any harm that might be in the air, just as a spider's web catches and holds whatever comes in contact with it. They were placed above children’s beds and seen as a charm to protect their dreams from nightmares. As traditional dreamcatchers are made of willow and sinew, they were not meant to last forever but were intended to dry out and collapse as the child enters the age of wonderment.
For a tutorial on how to make a dreamcatcher click here.