- Wire coat hanger (and husband with strong hands and wire cutters to remove hook part)
- Various cotton yarns in favourite colours
- Beads - lots of
- Time - fair bit
- Cat involvement - extensive
- Tapestry needle
- Artfully arrange your goodies and take photos (several). Causing husband to query what on earth are you doing?
- Placate husband with promise of the kettle going on after this next photo or next one or next one...
- Leave artfully arranged items to put on kettle.
- Return to rescue same from the cat - who assured me she was choosing which beads to use.
- Return to make mug of tea for husband...and sons who decided they wanted too...one for myself as I felt I needed liquid courage.
- Feeling revived remove cat again.
- (Wo)man handle the coat hanger into a reasonable circular shape - wipe beads of sweat off brow and wish either had a ready made circle or had chosen a slightly less firm wire hanger.
- Wrap a thick neutral yarn around the circle, glue down, use a bulldog-type-clippy-thingy to hold together.
- Wash off gluey fingers, gluey table and gluey scissors and wonder how on earth you spread the smallest blob of glue over the widest area possible?
- Seriously consider another visit to the kettle for a second mug of tea - steady the nerves etc.
- Remove clip from hoop and realise that none of the glue originally intended to hold the yarn down got there - see above re: fingers/table and scissors...
- Make that second brew...to allow second blob of glue to dry...
- Return, start wrapping the coloured yarns over the neutral yarn.
- Add colours as you please - and yes this did please me :)
- Trim off excess as you go along.
- Carefully ensuring that you don't snip the wrong thread causing it to unravel as you work your way round.
- Re-wrap the unravelled yarn.
- When finally wrapped - seriously consider a lie down at this point.
- Choose the yarn for the web centre - realise that the cat would like to have some input and choose her own colours...I like this one she told me.
- Refuse cat's colour choice, watch her take ball of yarn off and hide it in 'her' favourite box.
- Wipe blood off fingers after trying to retrieve said yarn and allow cat to keep it.
- Swear (optional).
- Start wrapping spider's web centre.
- Forget to thread on beads.
- Unwrap centre, thread on beads.
- Start again.
- Wrap, wrap and wrap.
- Start feeling a teensy bit pleased with how it is going (whilst blatantly ignoring the slightly squiffy web developing).
- Notice the lopsided round shape.
- Squish hard to make round.
- Start adding pretties to the base, eyelash yarn and beads.
- Be ably assisted by cat...Try this one she kept telling me, try that one....
- Finally, finally after much faffing and cat supervision, hang up your dreamcatcher, step back and try to take photos - only to find that, that rarest of commodities in the uk at the moment - sunshine - is thwarting your efforts.
- Close curtains - wonder if neighbours are wondering what you are upto.
- Take more pictures.
- Re-open curtains and see that the sun has gone again.
I didn't have any suitable feathers and was not prepared to spend any monies when I have all sorts of crafting bits 'n bobs crying out to be used.
I used an already existing mini-catcher as the hanger with the final mini-hoop in the centre of my larger hoop.
Beads - stash
Threads/yarns - stash
Dragon flies - gifted
Happiness rating - Chest wide grin level :)