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Thread: FABRIC ART: Prayer Flag Swap - due April 18

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    FABRIC ART: Prayer Flag Swap - due April 18

    Sign-up Date: April 10
    Swap Due Date: April 18
    Number of flags: 1:1 - 4:4
    Number of participants: unlimited

    I recently hosted a Prayer Flag ATC swap, and would now like to host a swap for "standard-sized" fabric prayer flags (standard being approximately 6X9 inches). So break out some of your fabric and stamp it, paint it, or embroider it with a simple prayer, then fold over the top and sew a channel for string. Recipients can string their flags when they receive them. Since this swap is open to members of any religion, please make your prayers open-minded and general. Whether we come from a Christian, Buddhist, Pagan, or simply a spiritual mindset, we all have loving prayers to share. Make the flags weather-resistant so that they can be hung outside (but keep in mind that the flags are supposed to degrade with time, so they needn't be designed to last forever). You needn't be a fabric expert for this swap, either--these are very simple items to sew, and the decoration can be painted if you like!

    Please send an SASE with the amount of postage it took to mail your flags to me (cash or stamps is fine). Internationals, just send the envie, and I will take care of the postage. Please attach a card with your information on it to each flag so that your partners will know who to thank!

    Is anyone interested in joining this swap?

    1. Me!
    2. Dadreemer (US)
    3. slrandom (US)
    4. sometomato
    Last edited by LavenderLizard; 03-18-2009 at 11:05 AM.

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    Me too!

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    Do we SASE, addy label only, $$ for postage, add bling to the flags? Still gonna do it, just need more info.

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    Oops! Left that part out! I will fix it now. Thanks for joining the swap!

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    It might end up just being the two of us--a private trade in swap format! If so, that will be lovely.

    Anyone else interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LavenderLizard View Post
    It might end up just being the two of us--a private trade in swap format! If so, that will be lovely.

    Anyone else interested?



    That's cool too. But I will keep an eye out here.

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    Yay, another player! Thanks for joining us, slrandom!

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    If you are looking for inspiration, here is a great group of Flickr that I saw on another website. Not exactly prayer flags, but beautiful work nonetheless!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/83026256@N00/

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    Hey, thanx for the inspiration. I was just thinking about coming over here to "bump" this thread this morning. Got my sewing machine out of the shop and I will start on my flags this week. Never made them before, but I have some ideas. Was wondering, can the flags be blessings or affirmations too?

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    They certainly can be!

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    Sarah, I would like to join this one, but since I have surgery on my shoulder on Monday the 23rd, I am wary because I don't know how soon I will be able to do things. Seems like I should be able to sew these by hand, though, holding it with the fingers of my (left) immobilized arm and sewing with the right hand..... I will try it and let you know. Can you put me down tentatively?

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    Starting my experiments tomorrow.

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    You are down tentatively, sometomato. I'd love to have you!!!

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    I love flickr! Such a great way to share creativity. I plan to dye another yard or two of fabric tonight so that I can get started on my flags as well.

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    Got started on some. Experimenting with a washable glue gel batik. Did the first part yesterday (long wait for the glue to dry). Today they were painted (acrylic paints). Waiting for them to dry to move on to the next phase of it. Taking pics of the process. First time out the shoot for me with this. Hope they turn out OK.

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    Oh, I am excited about that batik process! I tried it with wax and failed utterly!

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    I dyed my fabric and am ready to go...

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    Will post pic soon.

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    I hope you can join, alteredmommy! I am doing the 6X9 size, myself, using stamps I carved myself on hand-dyed fabric.

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    I'd love to join this swap. I know I'm coming in a bit late, but I just happen to have some flags already made up because I'm hosting a similar swap on another board, and they are just so much fun to make that I have extras. I'd love to send in 4 and get one back from each of the other participants.

    I hope I'm not too late. (I live in Canada and from experience I know it takes two weeks for my mail to reach its destination.)

    Please send me your mailing address so I can get them in the mail right away.
    M

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