Dreamcatchers ~ something new for me…


Dreamcatchers… something new & different from me that I’ve wanted to try for some time. I’ve created these Dreamcatchers, not as authentic representations but as my own personal artistic interpretations.

I’m an Aussie, so my interest in dreamcatchers isn’t cultural… I simply love them & more over, I love the idea of them.

Dreamcatchers originate in Native American tradition, believing both positive & negative dreams flow through the night & that a Dreamcatcher, hanging freely over or near a sleeping person, will allow the good dreams to pass through while capturing the bad dreams, which will perish & vanish with the rising sun…

I used patterns from this collection of 16 Crochet Motifs & embellished with wooden, glass & plastic beads & attached swivel cams so the dreamcatcher can rotate freely…

Dreamcatcher 1Dreamcatcher 7Dreamcatcher 6Dreamcatcher 2Dreamcatcher 3Dreamcatcher 4Dreamcatcher 5


About rensfibreart

Australian Freeform Fibre Artist, Craft teacher & Author
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24 Responses to Dreamcatchers ~ something new for me…

  1. rensfibreart says:

    Shannon, you need a strong hoop & then either tie or crochet the motif onto the hoop – also, you could try searching Youtube for different ways… hope that helps 🙂

  2. Shannon says:

    I’d love to try my hand at making a dreamcatcher like that, but have no idea how you’d go about attaching it to the hoop. Is it very difficult to do?

  3. Reblogged this on StringThings Winnipeg and commented:
    This is a beautiful series of interpretations of dreamcatchers, made by one of my favourite inspirations, Renate Kirkpatrick. She’s an Aussie but her dreamcatchers would be popular here in the Cree/Ojibwa lands too!

    And yes, she is another Renata like me, different spelling, same pronunciation. Extra bonus!

    Check out her freeform crochet, you’ll be happy you did!

    Lots of love,
    Baba StringThings (aka Renata from Winnipeg)

  4. rensfibreart says:

    Enjoy, Joan… 🙂

  5. wow I found something new I can do with cro0chet cyarn! yea!!!

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  8. rensfibreart says:

    Thank you very much, Joan… 🙂

  9. rensfibreart says:

    You’re welcome… I used fabric acrylics

  10. Joan Getzfrid says:

    I don’t even know you but I love all that you do with crochet, freeform, and colors, especially these dreamcatchers.

  11. Michele says:

    Thanks Renate – what did you hand paint them with? Sounds interesting.

  12. rensfibreart says:

    Thanks Michele… I changed yarn on some & hand painted others… I would recommend changing yarn as you go but variegated yarn would work well too…

  13. Michele says:

    These are gorgeous. I ordered your 16 crochet motifs pattern. Did you have a variegated yarn or did you just change colour when you felt like it?

  14. rensfibreart says:

    Have fun, Lynette… the rings can be purchased in any good craft store, I believe they are used in making lampshades… you could also use bamboo hoops or could even make your own from Willow branches…

  15. CarolWiebe says:

    These would add a colourful, attractive accent to any room.

  16. Lynette Wykes says:

    I can’t wait to make one they are beautiful. What are the actual ring shapes made of?

  17. rensfibreart says:

    That’s great, Paardji… have fun creating them in a new way 🙂

  18. rensfibreart says:

    Thanks, Janet… 🙂

  19. Janet Burmeister says:

    Those are so happy and the colours positively glow!

  20. Paardje says:

    They’re so lovely! A friend of mine makes dreamcatchers, but we’ve never imagined crochet could be used for it too. I’m excited to tell her 🙂

  21. rensfibreart says:

    Thanks, Mel… I really love the idea of them… there’s so much negativity around & every positive idea is welcomed… no matter if it’s real or not… besides that, dreamcatchers are such fun to create, no 2 are ever the same… 🙂

  22. rensfibreart says:

    Thank you, Victoria… so much fun to make 🙂

  23. Melanie Cook says:

    These are gorgeous, Ren! I love dream catchers too. One lot of school holidays we made some ourselves, mine has a vine edge, which isn’t round – more oval, or even bird shaped, and it’s decorated with glass beads, and sari silk ribbons and feathers. I love it, and I love having it hang in my bedroom window.

  24. Victoria says:

    Oh my … they are all so beautiful 🙂

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