Many adults are familiar with making a Godís Eye. I learned to make one in my Brownie troop. I did a little research because I was taught how to make one but the legend behind it was not explained. Several cultures have adopted the symbol. It has been found in graves in ancient Peru and Tibet civilizations. People in Ireland and the Aborigines have adopted this symbol as well.
The form is a recognized symbol to most of us. Two sticks formed into a cross are symbolic of being protected from all four directions. The first color used for the Godís Eye represents an eye. Civilizations have believed in its powers for the protection over children. Knowing this information makes it a nice craft to use for this week.
4 colors of yarn measured to about 4feet 12 inches.
2 wooden sticks Ė I used dowel rods the size of 10inches and one 7 inches but Iíve used tree branches in the past.
Position the two sticks as a cross. Take your first color and tie a knot once tying it in the center of the two sticks. Hold the cross in one hand and with your other hand wrap the yarn in this type of pattern
Pattern for yarn being wrapped around sticks:
1. Take the yarn and wrap it behind the top (north) stick by going behind the stick then bring the yarn in front and go over the intersection where the sticks meet and behind the left stick.
2. Continuing behind the left stick and up and over so the yarn is in front.
3. Take it down to the bottom stick and go behind it and bring it up and over to the right stick.
4. Bring it behind and then bring the yarn up and back over the middle going to the top stick and repeat this pattern until your yarn has been used. Connect the new color and follow the pattern. Try and keep your knots close to the stick so they are covered by the layer of yarns added.
When you get to the end of the last yarn wrap it around the stick and tuck the end trough a couple of times to secure it and trim the left over yarn.