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Prayer Flag June 2018

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Swap Coordinator:RooBaRoo (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Embroidery 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:June 7, 2018
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2018
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

For a long time, there have been no Prayer Flag swaps. I am simultaneously hosting another in the group Transcendence . The world certainly needs more exchanged prayers, spread peace, shared enthusiasm.

Create one prayer flag for your partner to add to her string. Prayers/mantras/messages, colors, elements, text, and mediums are Sender's choice. No particular skills like sewing is necessary. Make the prayer flag a positive, hopeful one, serious is okay. The purpose of this swap is to have flags to hang outside our homes and exposed to the elements in the manner the tibetans do - so that as the wind blows and the flags fade, the threads unravel - those wishes/positive mantras/prayers continue to be released into the world.

HOW TO MAKE PRAYER FLAGS: Cut pieces of fabric to 6" x 12". You can use fabric that is of the traditional 5 colors, or use any other color or colors you love. You may use materials you already have on hand. I welcome you to re-purpose materials you have. Fold the top down on the piece of fabric and stitch in place (by hand or machine, or use a strong fabric adhesive) to create a 3" sleeve, making the flag surface 6" x 9". If using glue, make sure to use a sufficient amount to hold elements together as the flag is meant to hang outside. Leave the edges unfinished so they will unravel over time.

Paint, stitch, stamp, dye, embroider, applique, print, or collage the flags... whatever inspires you. Add words, or symbols as desired. You can appliqué letters, add hand stitching, stencil with textile paint, or just write with a permanent marker. However, when making it, do put your whole heart into it, & unleash your creativity. Yes, You are very creative.

Just remember - the style you send out may NOT be the style you get in return (you may embroider but your partner may paint theirs, for example). Please be considerate & do not down rate if you do not like the style, or what you got is too amateur for you. It is a prayer flag swap & we are doing it for positivity, our own, & the receiver's. ENJOY!

One Partner

One fabric Prayer flag

Please maintain the dimensions, as it is the ONLY restriction.

Earlier swappers have mentioned that a prayer flag may take a lot of time to make, so, send by date is one & half months from now.

I will angel if necessary, hope not, flaking on a prayer flag swap is so ick!

Discussion

Jaymmers 05/24/2018 #

I already have mine made and ready to go. I love these swaps!!

Jaymmers 06/ 6/2018 #

If you have not made a prayer flags before don't let them intimidate you. They can be as simple or intricate as you choose them to be. You are only limited by your own imagination. Pinterest and Google have a TON of great ideas. These are so fun and addicting! Thank you to our host for hosting!

carol 06/30/2018 #

Please host this again! I really loved making my flag and sending it out to the world.

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