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Topic: Prayer flags-femininity, peace, dream, muse, acceptance  (Read 1292 times)
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« on: August 16, 2015 12:02:21 PM »

this was the first time I had made a prayer flag. each person created a list of words, then each of their partners was assigned one. You created 4 flags to send, then an additional one for yourself. the fabric background was 6x8, but the materials to be used were open. paint, embroidery, beads, ribbon,..... I loved the variety of technique, and interpretation that came out of this. I think it encouraged me to stretch, and be more abstract. the results are beautiful and unexpected. This was very different then the more realistic drawings I usually do.

FEMININITY FLAG


I wanted this to be strong and graceful. I drew the figure in a yoga pose, then a mandala on the reverse side so the color would bleed through. the lace at the bottom was hand crochet, with a glass bead to add weight.

PEACE flag


as part of the swap, you also created one for yourself. I stenciled a hummingbird and flowers, and I liked the simplicity


DREAM flag


For this I wanted it bright and surreal.the flower and humming bird as on the peace flag, were stenciled onto white fabric, then the face was drawn with sharpies. this seemed a bit much at first, but once it was appliqued onto a strong background I think it balanced it out. it's embellished with beads and embroidery to make it bold and vibrant.

 

MUSE flag


I loved this starry night fabric when I bought it at Joann fabrics. I had this idea of the moon being in love with the stars, so I embroidered the face onto cream felt, and appliqued it onto the blue sky. I further embellished it with gold beads and yellow thread


ACCEPTANCE flag


To inspire this one, I looked up definitions of acceptance. my favorite was 'to be at rest with oneself'. I used a different section of the starry night fabric that had a cluster of buildings. I liked the idea of community. then embroidered the definitions into the sky along with gold beads.

The flags I received may have come from different partners, but there is also a connection between them. the conversations between this group of swappers was also encouraging and supportive. check out the gallery!

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2015 04:56:18 PM »

These are so lovely. Great work!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015 06:45:53 PM »

These are all beautiful.  You should definitely make more, you've got the touch.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2015 11:50:20 PM »

They are all very beautiful.  I envy you your lovely fabric selection but your creativity takes it all to a higher level.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015 12:06:02 PM »

Administrator Comment Thanks for entering a Craftster Craft Challenge!  Don't forget to cast your vote!! Smiley

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