One of the things in my cupboard of projects to do/finish was this kit, purchased from The Works years ago.
Inside was feathers, two types of cord, beads, a needle, a metal hoop, and a set of instructions.
Well. I say “instructions”. I know it’s only a £1 kit, but they could have expanded the instructions a bit more. For instance, how do I secure the wrapped suede-like cord around the metal hoop? I went with some knots. It would have been one, but the suede was in multiple too-short pieces.
The knots look clunky and messy, but I figured I’d camouflage those with some beads later.
Next the webbing. Again, the instructions weren’t clear. Doing the knot that it looked like they were telling me to do was too loose. The knot I ended up using wouldn’t sit in the right place. How far apart should I space things? Should I be pulling the thread taut, or leaving it loose?
I tried my best, but I got this far in and was very unhappy.
If I’m not enjoying the actual crafting, I’m not gonna keep forcing myself to do it. Especially for a £1 kit. So I put it away.
I do still want to make a dreamcatcher, and I might use parts of this kit. Maybe the feathers. Definitely the loop. I have pretty much everything that’s needed in my vast collection of craft supplies. I’ll just need to find a proper tutorial. But that’s for another day.