Monday, December 12, 2011

the prayer flag project



I read about this project on the prayer flag project blog
   last summer and I knew I wanted to make some after visiting.
  So  this is what I started on Sept. 11, 2011.
I continue to make them as time allows and have made them into a take along project after I paint the background fabric .
 they are 5 by 8  inches after hemming top sleeve.
I love to paint. fabric loves to receive it. paint to me is  like vitamin P and i never tire of experimenting with  it with intension or random marks of color.
I have filled in the words, with embroidery threads in a very primitive stitch,
drawn by writing with the blue school gel glue before paint goes on .when paint dries i rinse out glue .
the  finished flags are strung with torn selvages of my hand painted fabrics and knotted together . then hung in the air, over a doorway , along a garden fence, from a tree limb., and when i show them, i clip them onto my old wooden hangers.
hope seems to be the word that surfaces first for me.

 some friends have already stated they would like to make some, together.
a good" all skill level" project.  
what does prayer look like to you?
And what a great way to start a new year.