Easily transform secondhand findings into a modern dream catcher.
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Tie a lark's head knot and begin to macrame your metal loop. Cover the entire frame with the knots. Alternately, you could simply tightly wrap the hoop with the yarn.
Knot a piece of yarn into a loop at the top of your dream catcher, this will be used to hang it.
Lay your doily in the center of the hoop to decide which way is up. Notice how small the circumference of the doily appears in relation to the hoop?
Tie a piece of yarn to opposite ends of the doily. Using clothespins to help you find the center, tie each side securely, stretching as tight as possible. This is the really fun part — but if you allow the web to go slack, you'll be disappointed with the final result. Work across from each side in quadrants. Think north, south, east, west, and divide evenly until there are no sagging areas. If you find halfway through that your initial tie-offs are a bit slack, cut them and re-tie.
Leave tied-off ends loose and do not trim. Keep your web as tight as you can, like the skin of a drum. I also left all ties with two loose ends dangling. These ties are what secures the adornments you will add in the final stage of the project. Remember to keep that web taut!
Tips on creating a seamless look:
Finally, once all loose areas have been pulled and tied tightly, your web will be tight and ready to decorate. Using a lace crocheted doily like this one provided me with an instantly intricate design that would have been beyond my capabilities. Using similar fibers and colors, the doily blends almost seamlessly into the project. Adorn your piece with tassels, feathers, stones, gems, trinkets, shells, fabric, and any special object that gives you a feeling of peace. Hang and enjoy!
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