In 1929, ethnographer Frances Densmore wrote the first documented account of the dream catcher. She describes spider web-like cradle charms used by the Chippewa to catch "everything evil, as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it."
Evidence of similar beliefs can be found across North America. The dream catcher legend is varied depending on the tribes and each item within the catcher symbolizes something different in each culture. Only specific materials were used and some were only used for children and not adults.
- This design is available for the 4" x 4" hoop.
- The sewn out size is 2.64" W x 3.85" H with 11,617 stitches.
- This design has 7 thread colors.
You must have an embroidery machine to utilize our machine embroidery designs. We sell machine embroidery designs as electronic media (software) only. We do not sell embroidered "patches" or hard copy patterns.