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Designed by: Wendy J Cooper
Learn how to make a knotted Macramé Dreamcatcher using Seed Beads and Satin Cord. Follow the step by step instructions and videos to learn 2 different braiding techniques and make your very own!
Tip: If you want to make continous knots around the ring and have no ceramic beads at the sides, you will need to cut a much longer length of cord and then tie off and cut the ends Here we will knotting in lengths and using the cord ends for added decoration.
2mm Satin Cord - 2 colours
Size 11 Seed Beads - 2 colours
Ceramic Beads - 8mm Rounds
Dream Catcher Base - we used 25cm. Size choice is entirely yours.
Crimp Beads - can also be found in Findings Kits ST350, ST351 ST352
Seamless Round Beads
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Cut 3 meters of grey cord and tie the middle to the side of the ring. Now proceed to make a square knot CLICK HERE for a quick tutorial. Unless stated we will continue with the back of our work facing us.
Repeat the square knot around the ring making sure to pull tight and push the knots together so you cannot see the ring. When one of the cord end reaches about 2-3 inches stop.
Now cut another 3 meter length of grey cord. again tie it to the ring next to where you tied the first cord and repeat the process in the opposite direction. remembering to keep the back of our work facing us and stopping when the shortest cord is 2-3 inches.
Next use 2x 3.5-4 meter lengths of grey cord to repeat on the rest of the ring working on the opposite (empty) half until you meet where you finished on the first half. Making sure to push the knots tightly together so they all fit neatly.
Use a big eye needle to pull the cord ends in the middle across the back and through to the outside of the ring. Pull tight. There is no need to tie off.
Cut 3 meters of grey cord and tie to the ring leaving a short end of about 4 inches.
Bring the long end of cord to the opposite side of the ring and wrap 2 x before bringing the cord across the ring to one side of the knot and wrap 2x. Repeat until you have done this 6 times to create a spoked wheel. Tie at the last spoke and leave the end. Take care not to wrap up the loose ends we have for the ceramic beads.
Starting with the first knot we tied and using a length of 3 meters grey cord, tie at halfway over the two spoke cords.
Begin to use a half square knot CLICK HERE for quick tutorial. Continue to repeat to create a twisted knot until you get to the other end of the cord making sure that the extra cord from the knot is tied in.
Using 3 meters of lavender cord repeat the process on the next spoke.
Continue to half square knot over the remaining spokes using the alternating colours. Make sure the remaining knotted one is the last one so that you can adjust and tighten all the other spokes adding more half square knots if needed. And not forgetting in tie in the peice of cord from the knot, cutting when necessary. We can now tie off all ends on the spokes by pulling through with a big eye needle, double knotting and adding a dab of glue to secure.
Still working from the back of the ring thread your needle with Miyuki thread and tie to the ring inbetween the spokes. Thread with enough mixed up beads to reach the middle and sew and tie off. Repeat all around the ring. Use glue to secure the knotted threads.
Decide where you want the ceramic beads to hang. Here, ours are towards the bottom of the ring. The cord fits into the ceramic beads by twisting into the threading hole until it comes out the other side. You might need to cut off a little at the ends if they become too frayed. Tie a knot between beads and at the end.
Decide what lengths you want to add to the bottom. Use a crimp bead at the end and thread with beads. Sew into the ring and secure with a knot and glue
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and we are very curious to your versions of Dream Catchers! Feel free to share them on our Facebook group!
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