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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

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.


Fabric Art said...

Hi Sonja your prayer flags are so beautifully made, great colors and embroidery.

sonja said...

thnaks Anni, very prim stitchery from me, light behind paint and color are my fav. they look wonderful blowing in the breeze.Thank you for comment. Happy holidays!