God’s Eyes

When I decided to share how to make God’s eyes I pondered why they were called God’s eyes. Here’s a snap shot to why they are…{thanks Wikipedia : )}

“A God’s eye is a yarn weaving and a Huichol spiritual object.”

“The Ojo de Dios, or God’s Eye, is a simple or complex weaving made across two or more sticks and is thought to have originated with the Huichol Indians of Jalisco, Mexico. The Huichol call their God’s eyes Sikuli, which means “the power to see and understand things unknown.” When a child is born, the central eye is woven by the father, then one eye is added for every year of the child’s life until the child reaches the age of five.

Referenced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God%27s_eye

I love family traditions, how each family has their own ‘things’ they do.Whether it be a tradition that happens every day or just at Christmas’ or birthdays. It makes that family uniquely different to their neighbour’s family.

I love the story behind god’s eyes how that one item can be a family tradition yet still unique for each child and father and other family members.

An informative start to a fun craft!

You will need

Weaving materials – wool , string, ribbon, crepe paper

Two sticks.

Tying

Scissors

God’s Eye Instruction Template

Step 1. Set up. Print the God’s Eyes Instruction Template, if you wish.

Step 2. Cut a long piece of wool, Lay one stick across the other and join the two by wrapping wool around the middle of the two until they form a firm cross.

Step 3. Knot the end of the weaving material to the stick close to the middle of the sticks.

Step 4. Wrap the weaving thread around the stick then follow onto the next stick, wrapping it around  and continuing on around the cross {see picture} until the weaving thread reaches the end and then tie it off.

Step 5. Continue knotting on weaving threads until the sticks are full.

Step 6. Cut a long piece of string and knot to one stick end this will allow you hang the God’s eye up in your room.

Make a few with different threading materials and hang them in your window.

Enjoy!

Love, Light and sharing traditions,

Fiona x

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