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Topic: Prayer Flag Swap Rd 4 (SIGNUP 4/9/14-4/16/14 ; MAIL BY 5/14/14)  (Read 7730 times)
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« on: April 09, 2014 04:08:05 PM »


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One of my favorite Craftster Organizers, Leslieshappyheart started these swaps in 2012. I loved it and well the last one was almost 8 months ago! I thought it was time that we had another!!! So taken directly from the previous 3 rounds here is the info for this new round!

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, so it will be doable!(If you and your partner both want extras, you can post pictures in the personal swap gallery).  The send out date is May 14th, 2014. For this round with it being my first organizing it will be just one partner...But with the option of making one or two flags. ( I will try to make sure you are partnered with people who want to make the same number of flags...)

There is a cool blog called Prayer Flag Project that is dedicated to these flags where you can 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.

Click Here the gallery from the first swap.
Click Here for the gallery from the 2nd Round
Click Here for the gallery from the 3rd Round

We will use the 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 or two prayer flags for your 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 four full weeks to craft and send, from April 16th to May 14th.
-- 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, 24 (If more I will need a co-organizer)
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Craftster members who are organizing this swap: CraftyMamaBee
Sign-up date range: April 9-April 16 (at 1 pm PST)
Date to send item by: May 14, 2014


If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your organizer.
If you want to participate, send the questionnaire below to "CraftyMamaBee"


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Prayer Flag Swap Rd 4 (SIGNUP 4/9/14-4/16/14 ; MAIL BY 5/14/14)
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 to make ONE or TWO flags?
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 that you would enjoy seeing on your flag:
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/he can craft for you.  Feel free to add a link to your Pinterest or Wist, or to particular items that would give her/him an idea of your taste.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO "CraftyMamaBee 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. CraftyMamaBee
2.alwaysinmyroom
3.Abbeeroad
4.Smmarrt
5.silentblair
6.Flyraeven
7.cmarion3
8.emilywilde
9.wendiek
10.playswithneedles
11.rscowtown
12.artsycandice
13.Sharalee
14.Averia

PARTNERS:
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014 11:21:17 PM »

Me! Sending info soooooooooon.....
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014 12:19:17 AM »

Yeah! I'm so happy you're going to join! It's kind of like getting the gang back together again!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014 06:24:14 AM »

This is one of my favorite swaps!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014 06:29:03 AM »

Yep, I'm in. I might have to craft while in Maui, but I'll have some beautiful views to inspire me!

Working on my questionnaire now.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014 06:38:15 AM »

Woo-Hoo! alwaysinmyroom you are in! I just happened to be online!

I am so excited about this! abbeeroad what a beautiful place to have to craft in! Your flag could bring a little bit of the islands home with it!
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014 06:43:54 AM »

It is like getting the old gang together!  I miss leslie, but I am sure the rest of the gang will have a great time doing this swap!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014 10:35:34 AM »

I'm sending Q as soon as I can. I missed the last ones due to "over joinedness in swaps" syndrome. Highly catching here in the forums.

Spring is here and we need prayers waving in the breezes!
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014 11:45:11 AM »

I'm sending Q as soon as I can. I missed the last ones due to "over joinedness in swaps" syndrome. Highly catching here in the forums.

Spring is here and we need prayers waving in the breezes!

Isn't it amazing how quickly "over joinedness" can occur?! Sometimes I just have to stay away from the forum! I thought having a baby would help... but here I am with a 2 month old now and back with vengeance!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014 01:08:52 PM »

It is like getting the old gang together!  I miss leslie, but I am sure the rest of the gang will have a great time doing this swap!!

I miss leslie and susanab too! I find myself scanning the New Swap Ideas for their names periodically.  Wink
But I'm so thrilled CMB picked up this swap. I'm excited to see a lot of familiar faces.

I'll be filling my questionnaire out momentarily...

And questionnaire is sent!
YAY!!!
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