The Dumbo Feather fete was wonderful.
We sold books, we chatted to loads of people, we drank Airstream coffee and ate mushroom burgers, and we bought stuff off the other stalls too.
But I think the absolute best part of my day was something that had nothing to do with me at all.
The best part of my day was the dream catcher workshop run on a long wooden table in the Dumbo Feather board-room.
According to dream-catchers.org
Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the centre of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught in the web and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.
Bowls filled with wool, different sized hoops of smooth wood and the most gorgeous and patient teacher you'll ever find. What could be better, right?
She went into the forest, came home with a bundle of sticks, and spent the rest of her afternoon and evening, making her own version. I LOVE THAT!!!!!!
She was unstoppable. Making and making and making and making. Each dream catcher slightly different than the last as her hands moved and her ideas grew.
How great is that feeling!
And yes, I know you are positively itching to make your very own dream catcher now aren't you.
Click here for some YouTube action- you'll be surprised at how simple and fun they are to make.
This weekend we're planning to collect feathers and make some yarn wraps for the dangly bits. And I'm going to make one too. I can't believe I haven't yet.
Sweet dreams - dream catchers.