Weaving a passion

Brita Hunegs

Junior Tyra Ramsey has a dream. Or, at least she makes dream catchers.

Ramsey said she started making Native American art at a young age.

“I went to my first pow-wow when I was eight, and I saw the artwork. I learned I was part Native American so I started it because I thought it was interesting,” Ramsey said.

Ramsey said she also works on a variety of projects.

“My favorite things to make are dream catchers, but I also do some beadwork, although I’m still mastering that skill because it is difficult,” Ramsey said.

Ramsey says this pastime has also brought her closer to her family.

“My grandmothers are very into arts and crafts and I’ve always found it very relaxing and a fun way to spend time with them,” Ramsey said.

Although she enjoys working on her designs with her relatives, she doesn’t do it with friends.

“I prefer to do it alone because it’s my quiet time,” Ramsey said.

Ramsey said she gets a lot out of her hobby.

“My favorite parts are being creative and making unique gifts,” Ramsey said.