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Handmade Prayer Flags #4

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Swap Coordinator:lob (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric  Sewing  Art 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.50
Last day to signup/drop:May 30, 2011
Date items must be sent by:June 18, 2011
Number of swap partners:4
Description:

It's springtime and the perfect time to start making a few handmade prayer flags to hang in the garden. This is the fourth time I have hosted this swap, and I know that I treasure each of the handmade prayer flags that I have received. Feel free to join in even if this is your first time making prayer flags.

From the website: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/make-a-prayer-flag-how-to.html "Spring is here, and the winds of change are blowing; the sky fills with birds and returning life is everywhere. In this season of airy expansiveness and hope, we can send out our wishes for peace, healing, and harmony on the winds with a simple prayer flag, inspired by a traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice. Here’s how to make a prayer flag."

For this swap, you will make 4 prayer flags.

One for each partner. Please make them approximately 6" x 9", unless your partner specifies otherwise. You may post here, if you have specific requests for the size of the flag you'd like (so it matches the others you already may have).

I prefer cotton fabric, but you may specify here if you prefer another type of fabric. Decorate these creatively... with fabric paint, beads, buttons, or ribbons.

You may even post here if you have a specific prayer or wish you'd like on the flag you receive.

This is INTERNATIONAL, as one flag won't weight very much for mailing/postage

I will check ratings before assigning partners. No recent no-sends or lower than 4.5, unless you PM me to explain.

Discussion

UndeadRedhead 05/ 4/2011 #

I love this idea! I've seen these before but never knew what they were!

angeleyes79 05/ 5/2011 #

This is awesome.

Momskii 05/ 5/2011 #

I have never heard of this before and if time allows I will join but for now I will watch and go to the website to see how they are done. It sounds like a really neat idea as I could use a lot of prayers at the moment.

Momskii 05/10/2011 #

It's funny but since I saw this, I was driving in my neighborhood, and came across a house that had a string of prayer flags on their front porch. We'll have to see if I have the time to make these. It seems like a nice project to do.

nchrisco 05/11/2011 #

I have prayer flags from Tibet that a dear friend gave to me. I love the thought of having more that I can hang in my new garden.

OpheliaQuilts 05/14/2011 #

Awesome idea! I'm super excited!

I have some paper flags I hang in my office, now to have some fabric ones will be terrific!

Here's an article about the different types of prayers & symbols: ![http://www.prayerflags.com/download/article.pdf] maybe for ideas for decorations?

hollychihuahua 05/14/2011 #

I just want to be sure that I understand the instructions. Do we send one 6x9 square to each of our partners? Or are we sending one string of flags?

If it's one 6x9 square flag, do we attach a cord/string to it?

Thanks! I can't wait to start!

JennaZ 05/17/2011 #

I just made a prayer flag banner for my garden! http://corgipants.blogspot.com/2011/05/spring-garden.html

The flags I get from this swap will also be going in the vegetable garden!

ArtHarpy 05/18/2011 #

I'm so excited I could just squeal! I've been on a prayer flag making kick for about a year & 1/2 now. I can't WAIT to trade!

lob 05/20/2011 #

hollychihuahua, Just one flag per swap partner. And you have 4 partners. You do not need to string the ones you send, but make sure you sew an opening at the top so they can string them with the others they receive.

princesskate 05/31/2011 #

I am so excited about this swap! If you got selected as my partner for the swap I would love prayers for a new beginning. I am launching into a new phase in my life and hope that they will bring me much luck as I go through it!

Thanks!

LavenderLizard 06/ 7/2011 #

I hand carved stamps to make the flags...hope everyone likes them! This was a lot of fun, and I hope I can do it again.

stevensbb 09/10/2022 #

How can prayer flags made of synthetic cloth—not cotton—be disposed of? I've been taught that burning synthetic stuff is bad for the environment. Can you give some advice? I'm grateful. slope unblocked mapquest driving directions

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