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« on: July 06, 2012 05:15:45 AM »


The picture above is from Kim Tedrow


GALLERY!!


The concept is simple: decorate a rectangle of fabric with words and/or images that convey a personal prayer. It can be all fabric, or a mixed-media piece, it's up to you.

The prayer flag will be a finished size of 5" x 8", so it will be small and easy to mail in an envelope. This will be a NO EXTRAS swap (a first for me and Susan!!) so it will be doable for anyone with even a little spare time.  You may choose to have one or two partners.

There is a cool blog called The Prayer Flag Project that is dedicated to these flags if you want to read more on the topic. The original idea is that the prayer flag is hung outdoors to slowly deteriorate and release your prayer into the world.  With that in mind, you can see that it is not expected to be a masterpiece of perfect stitching.  Rather, it is an art piece that is thoughtfully and prayerfully made.

We will use the recent article about them in Cloth Paper Scissors as our guide; the instructions below are taken from that link:

How to Make Prayer Flags

1. Cut pieces of fabric to 5" x 11". Use materials you already have on hand.
2. Fold the top down on each piece of fabric and stitch in place to create a 3" sleeve, making the flag surface 5" x 8".
3. Paint, stitch, embroider, appliqu, or collage the flags.
4. Add words, journaling, or symbols as desired. You can appliqu letters, add hand stitching, stencil with textile paint, or just write with a permanent marker.
5. Thread the flags onto a string or cord and hang them outdoors so the breeze will catch them and spread your intentions.


Details of swap:
--You will craft one prayer flag for each partner, keeping your partners preferences in mind.  Extras are NOT allowed.  If you and your partner want to send anything other than the prayer flag, please do not post pictures of those items in the swap thread (but you may post pictures in the personal swap gallery, if you like.)
--You will have three full weeks to craft and send, from July 12th to August 3rd.
-- Please post in this thread (or the gallery thread) at least once a week so we know you are still crafting with us.

*PLEASE READ THIS!*
- No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important. Please stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- PM both organizers and your partner when you send and when you receive.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery, and take pictures of what you make before you send it.
- HAVE FUN!

Limited to a certain number of people? Yes, 40
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Craftster members who are organizing this swap: Leslieshappyheart and susanab
Sign-up date range: 7/6-7/12, 2012
Date to send item by: August 3, 2012

Swap Co-organizers themselves meet these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Yes

Swap Co-organizers will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes


If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your co-organizers .
If you want to participate, send the questionnaire below to both "susanab", and "Leslieshappyheart"



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Prayer Flag Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

1. Would you like ONE partner or TWO?
2. Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people?
3. Do you have any other allergies or things to avoid (such as nickel or animal products)?
4. Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
5.  List at least 3 words or phrases for your partner to choose from when making your flag:
6.  Name some of your favorite images/themes (as they pertain to this swapmaybe this isnt the time for zombies or Sponge Bob?)
7.  Are there any images/themes that your partner should avoid?
8.  What are your favorite colors, or color combinations?
9.  Are there any colors your partner should avoid?
10. Please add a few more details about yourself and your tastes to help your partner get an idea of who you are. The more information you give, the better she can craft for you.  Feel free to add a link to your Pinterest or Wist, or to particular items that would give her an idea of your taste.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO BOTH susanab, AND Leslieshappyheart VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE; DO NOT POST IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap

PARTICIPANTS:
1.  susanab
2.  Leslieshappyheart
3.  Kookaloo_Starr
4.  Abbeeroad
5.  A2K
6.  MaryColleen
7.  Jen Sews
8.  Smmarrt
9.  hayleylujah
10. ShannonMN
11. alteredmommy
12. tanza
13. CraftyMamaBee
14. fiddlegirl8
15. waggonswest
16. fabricfriend
17. silentblair
18. theatreorchid
19. Cinnamoon
20. miknessevie
21. sparks
22. mandys_momma
23. Rosie1981
24. calluna
25. waterbaby
26. RandiMaehym787
27. Phizzychick
28. zuliblu
29. taloola
30. abbeyrd83
31. Wulf

PARTNERS

Leslieshappyheart's Group
Leslieshappyheart <--> alteredmommy
Leslieshappyheart <--> Phizzychick
Alteredmommy <--> Smmarrt
silentblair <--> Smmarrt
Rosie1981 <--> Wulf
Wulf <--> Phizzychick
Rosie1981 <--> tanza
theatreorchid <--> sparks
calluna <--> theatreorchid
tanza <--> Kookaloo_Starr
sparks <--> Rosie1981
silentblair <--> taloola
Kookaloo_Starr <--> Abbeeroad

susanab's Group
susanab <--> MaryColleen
A2K <-->  Cinnamoon
fiddlegirl8 <-->  Cinnamoon
mandys_momma <-->  fabricfriend
MaryColleen <--> mandys_momma
CraftyMamaBee <--> Jen Sews
Zuliblu <--> fabricfriend
Jen Sews <--> hayleylujah
abbeyrd83 <--> Zuliblu
miknessevie <--> waggonswest
taloola <--> miknessevie
ShannonMN <--> waggonswest
waterbaby <--> ShannonMN
RandiMaehym787 <--> waterbaby
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012 06:00:34 AM »

Sent  Grin I've been waiting hours for it to become the 6th on your side of the Pond  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012 06:23:40 AM »

Oh, I love this idea! Filling out the questionnaire now...
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012 07:11:50 AM »

I want to joooiiiinnnnn! *whining*

But I don't have an open swap slot open yet.  Maybe before signups are over.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012 07:28:16 AM »

I sent my sign up!  Cheesy  

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Per:  Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012 07:49:19 AM »

I have been too busy to join any other swaps lately but this one sounds like it is something I can handle during some free time that I have coming up.  I am so excited - I miss crafting!  Q sent!
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012 09:35:00 AM »

 I just signed up for another swap... but this looks really.. really intriguing. I'm gonna do a little bit of thinking and I think I'm gonna sign up!
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012 09:37:56 AM »

Ooo! Ooo! I'm bouncing up and down and hooting like the primate that I am because I am so excited about this! The "it is not expected to be a masterpiece of perfect stitching" is right up my alley, too.  Grin I will take a goodly amount of time with the questionnaire but I should be able to participate in this one.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012 10:04:14 AM »

Yay, calluna!!!! 
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012 10:13:09 AM »

Ooo! Ooo! I'm bouncing up and down and hooting like the primate that I am because I am so excited about this! The "it is not expected to be a masterpiece of perfect stitching" is right up my alley, too.  Grin I will take a goodly amount of time with the questionnaire but I should be able to participate in this one.

Yay for hooting like a primate!
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