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    Memorial dreamcatcher for Kichi

    Thought you guys might like to see the dreamcatcher I made from moulted flight feathers I have kept from Kichi over the years. I was not sure what to do with them, but this seemed right and now hangs over my bed. It also has a lock of mane from my first horse, and my foal that died two years ago.



    I love having the reminder of him there and feeling like he is the gatekeeper to my dreams. I cried heaps making it but it was quite theraputic in a way. Now and always little bird

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    Re: Memorial dreamcatcher for Kichi

    I love it. It is a very beautiful dream catcher and and a great way to have his presence still with you. I would cry to making it. I make dream catchers too and love how each one you make is different and unique.
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    I'd love to see some of yours! It was my first try.

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    Re: Memorial dreamcatcher for Kichi

    Aww! That is simply beautiful. Deanna does make them, and hers are simply beautiful too! It is a wonderful memorial for Kitchi. I know he is watching over you. Be very focused on seeing loose feathers falling, or fallen in your home and aviary. From what I have read, finding feathers is a sign of his spirit presence around you and your home.
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    Re: Memorial dreamcatcher for Kichi

    One of my favorite ones I have made is the one I recently sent to Ellen (Maxollie) that has feathers from her sweet birds on it. I looked here to try to find the pictures I took of it but could not find it but maybe Ellen will take a picture and post it here. I also made a three ring one years ago that had feathers from a Stellar Jay on it. A cat killed the poor jay in my yard and it upset me so much that I decided to use its beautiful feathers for a dream catcher. I gave it away a few years back to a girlfriend who always admired it.
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    Re: Memorial dreamcatcher for Kichi

    this is precious...i love it

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    Your dream catcher is really the right way to make them and more like the natural way the Indians make them which I just love. I am going to try to make one that I recently found in a magazine that has another loop inside of the bigger loop. It is made with natural spun wool and it looked so pretty.

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    Ah Deanna that's gorgeous! Did you glue the feathers on to the beads and leather strips? Poor little stellar jay... lovely that he could be remembered and admired though.

    I made the loop out of some vines that grow in my garden, hence is isn't perfectly round, or even the whole way round. I just cut them, wove them into the pattern I wanted, put them under a book to dry. Then bound them with hemp cord.

    That sounds really interesting with the second hoop... Not sure I'm that skilful yet! But definitely interested to see how it turns out. I am planning on making another one, with feathers and mane from all my birds and horses (um, it's going to be a big dreamcatcher).

    Ellen what a lovely thought about falling feathers. Just this morning a stunning mottled brown feather spun down between me and my car as I was heading to work. I guess it was him sending me a message.

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    I put a dab of glue in the center of the bead and then shoved the end of the feather gently into the bead. They are wooden beads and I did make the hole a little bigger with a long thing knife end. I buy my loops and cover them with leather strips because I failed at trying to make my own rings. But I never tried putting them under a book to dry so that is probably why they never turned out. That is some smart thinking Sammy! My daughter is going to try making the dream catcher with the other ring in it. The smaller ring has a web made out of sinew and the bigger ring is where the natural spun wool is made into the web. She cannot figure out how to make a web that is not a circle though but knowing her she will master it soon.
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    Ooh, a web that is not a circle? I need to see this! I have been tossing up the idea of making some dreamcatchers with horseshoes too, that might need some creative webbing :P

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    I found the magazine I had on line and was able to copy the picture and add it to my tiny pic account. I was wrong it is not a woven web on the larger ring and it actually looks pretty easy to make. I think it is super cute.

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    Oh, wow! That looks amazing! Agree, I don't think that ring would be hard to make. How cool

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    Re: Memorial dreamcatcher for Kichi

    What do you think the web is made out if? It looks like some sort if yarn. I think a loose wool yarn might look good. You can maybe even use your horses mane or tail hairs but they may be too course.
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    Re: Memorial dreamcatcher for Kichi

    Yeah I do believe that does look like a yarn and loose wool would give you at least a similar effect... The hemp cord I was using would work well too, but it isn't as thick so I think the yarn will work better. Fascinating idea about the horse hair - I'll give it a go. I think they would need to be twirled together to form a thicker strand, I will have a fiddle! I think the horses that aren't going to shows in the next 6 months are about to lose some tail hair :P

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    I hope you can figure out how to use the horse hair. Then you can use your birds feathers in it too.
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