Ojos De Dios


Melissa Martinez brings us Ojos de Dios for the season.

Earth, water, fire and air are represented in Ojos de Dios (Eyes of God) symbol developed by the Huichol people of Jalisco, Mexico.

Currently simplified as God’s Eye the Huichol Sukili  is traditionally worn by fathers to protect their newborn children.  Part of a  complex  indigenous spirituality, this object has found its way into the hearts and homes of Americans, and Europeans during Christmas celebrations.

 

All you need is some scrap yarn, some extra sticks of any kind.  I used left over sticks from making frozen chocolate bananas.  (Mmmm!!)

 

final Gods Eye

I really enjoy making these.  There is something very calming about making them.  And, when I’m done, the colors look so beautiful, wrapped tightly together.

All you need is some scrap yarn, some extra sticks of any kind.  I used left over sticks from making frozen chocolate bananas.  (Mmmm!!)

step 2 Gods Eye

 

Place the sticks in a cross, and tie knot to fasten them.  The cross will be still a little loose, but ready for wrapping yarn.

Wrap the yarn going over the top of the cross that is facing you.  So, take yarn and wrap “OVER” the stick and come around.  Move onto the next stick, and wrap “OVER” the stick and come around.  Move on to the next one.

step 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep doing this until your yarn runs out, or you want to try a new color.

part 3

 

When you are done with a particular piece of yarn, simply tie a small knot on the back of it.

You’ll be trimming it at the end.

 
step 5

I really enjoy making these.  There is something very calming about making them.  And, when I’m done, the colors look so beautiful, wrapped tightly together.

 

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