Dream catchers are a Native American tradition and have been around for generations. Traditional dream catchers are intended to protect people who are sleeping from bad dreams by trapping the nightmares in the web. The good dreams go through the hole in the centre of the dream catcher and then glide down the feathers to the person sleeping below. It is said that once the sun rises and shines on the dream catcher, the captured bad dreams are dissolved.  Whether or not you believe the legend of the dream catcher they are still a pretty thing to have hanging in a room. Here is another alternative…a mixed media piece depicting a dream catcher on a star-studded watercolour background.

Traditional dream catchers are made using a hoop of willow and decorating it with bits and pieces of everyday life (feathers, arrow heads, beads, shells, etc).