Manhattan Avenue’s hip boutique Line & Label held a successful first Dreamcatchers Workshop at the end of last month, and we stalked around the work table to snap pics of our local DIY lovers making their own beautiful creations.
For $50, attendees were given instructions and a wide array of materials to experiment with including leather, feathers, beads and fringe. The resulting dreamcatchers varied in color, size and decoration. “We were truly impressed with everyone’s finished piece, and so happy everyone finished in time too,” says founder Kate O’Riley on the boutique’s website.
The next workshop will be held on September 15th, 2016. Keep your eye on Greenpointers for details!
Did anyone pause to consider that the craft of creating the dreamcatcher is a tradition stolen from indigenous people and used for profit by those that have colonized them? Was this class taught by indigenous people? Were the profits used to benefit them in any way?
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