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Dream Catchers were the theme of the day at the West Carleton Guild meeting. With various ribbon and soft wreath shapped branches the base of the Dream Catcher was formed. An assortment of embellishments were then added and left to the imagination of the creator.

Traditionally, the Ojibwa construct dream catchers by tying sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame of willow (in a way roughly similar to their method for making snowshoe webbing). The resulting "dream-catcher", hung above the bed, is used as a charm to protect sleeping children from nightmares. As dream catchers are made of willow and sinew, they are not meant to last forever but are intended to dry out and collapse as the child enters the age of adulthood

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