Crafts

April Stephan-Erikson

April Stephan-Erikson, crafts, dreamcatchers, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

April Stephan-Erikson

April Stephan-Erikson

Tall Cree First Nation

When I was younger I learned to make Dreamcatchers in class at school, as I grew older I forgotten the teachings
So four years after losing my job and expecting my last child I looked on YouTube videos how to make Dreamcatchers and used Pinterest for ideas and inspiration.

April Stephan-Erikson, crafts, dreamcatchers, Indigenous Artist, First Nations, Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Pass The Feather

I sold my Dreamcatchers at markets, made a income that allowed me to pay bills, soon after my husband lost his job we both worked hard at making Dreamcatchers and selling them till we can find jobs. I carried on my Dreamcatcher making and got asked about teachings, to teach them so I researched the different tribes, legends about the Dreamcatcher. I am very grateful and fond of my creations and I love bringing joy to children and being creative in a expressive way using ribbons, lace and other material to create unique styles.

Workshops

I teach people of all nations the teachings behind a dreamcatcher, how to make one, use it, cleanse it and put in good thoughts, prayers and intentions. I find it to be healing for a lot of people and myself.

Buy her work at...

Becky's Arts & Crafts

Fort Qupelle, Saskatchewan

Rising Sun Ltd.

Cold Lake, Alberta