Take Home Craft: God’s Eye Weaving Kits, 3/2024

FREE KITS – March 2024 

Weaving is a pastime of the main character of our Big Read title Circe by Madeline Miller. We welcome you to join us with your own weaving!

God’s eyes, also known as Ojos de Dios, were first made by the Huichol Indians in Mexico so that their gods would protect and watch over them. The God’s eye is a symbol of the all-seeing power and understanding unseen things.

For those who find an instructional video useful:

This event is part of the 2024 NEA Big Read – an initiative designed to broaden our imaginations and understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The featured book Circe by Madeline Miller retells a Greek story from the eponymous heroine’s point of view, giving voice to a lesser goddess Homer’s The Odyssey. We have curated a list of age-appropriate companion titles for our community’s young readers that explore traditional stories from cultures around the globe, ranging from the Greek mythology of Circe to Vietnamese legends. Please visit PenningtonLibrary.org/2024BigRead for a full calendar of events and more information.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.