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Cork It Wine Making
1427 Crown St., North Vancouver, British Columbia V7J 1G4
Join us for an evening of arts and crafts!
Melanie Gagnon will be leading us through a workshop where dreamers can weave and decorate their very own dream catchers!
You will be provided with all the tools necassary to create a 5 inch in diameter dream catcher including beads and feathers. If there are items that call to you that you wish to add please bring them!
«Ojibwa Legend & Story of the Dream catcher
Ancient legends about the history and origin of the dreamcatcher exist among several Native American tribes, but chiefly through the Ojibwe and Lakota nations. While many cultures find spiders to be creepy crawlers, the Ojibwe people found them to be a symbol of protection and comfort. According to the Ojibwa story, a mystical and maternal „Spider Woman“ served as the spiritual protector for the tribe, especially for young children, kids and babies. As the Ojibwe people continued to grow and spread out across the land, The Spider Woman found it difficult to continue to protect and watch over all the members of the tribe as they migrated farther and farther away. This is why she created the first dreamcatcher. Following her example, mothers and grandmothers would recreate the maternal keepsake as a means of mystically protecting their children and families from afar.
Sometimes referred to as „Sacred Hoops,“ Ojibwe dreamcatchers were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people, usually children, from bad dreams and nightmares. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. When hung above the bed in a place where the morning sunlight can hit it, the dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day.»
Deepest grattitude for my teacher Trav Buscus who started my passion for this craft and who continues to inspire me :)
Cost: $35 plus tax
Light refreshments and appies will be provided :)
To register please call 604 986 7475 or email [email protected]