This has been a quiet little obsession in the back of my mind for a long time. I don't know where I first discovered Jay's ojo de dios (also sometimes called "God's Eye"), but I'm pretty sure I audibly gasped when I saw them for the first time. I was taken with the complexity of his designs, I loved the idea of taking a simple craft I've made with my kids to a completely different level. He does sell his originals, but I knew I had to learn how myself, so I purchased the PDF instructions Jay offers to explain how to make his complex ojo's. I've had them sitting in a corner of my craft studio for ages, I just didn't have the time to devote until recently. I'm so glad I finally took time to learn. Using just what I had on hand in my yarn stash yielded an ojo that feels very much like me and I'm in love with it. Funny thing is I am sure I did something different than Jay's weaving instructions specified. I can't figure out what I did exactly, but hopefully starting a second one will help me understand. Plus, my yarns could be lie a little smoother, but I also kind of like seeing the definition of the yarns.
I love learning something new!
Specific info: yarn is Cascade 220 wool, dowels are 1/4" size, cut to 16" long.