I came across a beautiful article, Prayer Flag Project on a Mission of Hope by Jane LaFazio in the Cloth*Paper Scissors magazine; I was emotionally-touched and inspired.
Because these Prayer Flags are much like a Tibetan Prayer Flag, my thoughts went back to a project that I aided in, years ago with a Youth Group. At the time, my daughter was the Youth Minister and the group had decided to make the flags for a fund-raiser. The kids learned about the history of the flags and the meaning of each color. This project ended up being a catalyst to my sewing business, but maybe more importantly... my meeting wonderful people in the Fabric Arts field.
The Prayer Flag project began with Vivika Hansen DeNegre in 2011 - then she invited the world to join her in making a Prayer Flag using our own style, materials on-hand and sentiment.
I am so moved by the simplicity of the flags and the strength behind the words.
My first try at making a flag (theme is Healing) - it's turned out more tidy than I had planned, I think it's due to the border, but tat he time, I didn't have the confidence to leave off the border! Now, I see how I could have sewn around the edge and allowed the fabrics to fray "as they will"... this is me learning.
If you click on the picture, you'll see how well the hand-dyed laces (RavioLee Dreams) blended in.
My 2nd Flag...
Materials include in this flag: a muslin foundation, applique using the same fabrics as the first flag. laces from RavioLee Dreams and charms. The pink silk was added to 'flow' behind the flag like a scarf.
Here's an invitation to visit The Prayer Flag Project blog - The Prayer Flag Project
Perhaps, you will be inspired to make one yourself!