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Topic: Prayer Flag Swap R5: New Year, New Inspiration: SU 12/30-01/08 or full, SO 02/23  (Read 55685 times)
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« on: December 30, 2014 04:51:49 PM »

GALLERY!


**These flags were made by craftster Melissaurus. Check out her whole post about them here.**

Swap name: Prayer Flag Swap Round 5: New Year, New Inspiration
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: stellato_escuro
Sign-up date range: 12/30/2014 to 01/08/2015 or until full
Date to send item by: 02/23/2015

Limited to a certain number of people? yes, 20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets 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
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: N/A
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer 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


I have seen a few rounds of this come and go, and I figured I should jump in and get another round rolling. So here we are, a few minor edits from the last rounds, but pretty much the same thing. So lets get pumped for the new year with some inspirational prayer flags!!

For those who dont know, the concept is simple: decorate a rectangle of fabric or other material 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. They all get strung up together and hung as a reminder of inspiration and prayers. The details of size and how to make them are below.

These will be small and easy to mail in an envelope. One difference from previous rounds is everyone will have multiple partners. Depending on how many people sign up, I will make groups of 4 to 6. Each person will get a word pulled from the surveys and make one flag for each group member themed on that word. In the survey, everyone will make a list of words. I will assign words in one of two ways. If all the group members are pretty like-minded in the words they chose, I will give each partner one word to put on every flag. If there is a really big variety (one person is focused on minimalist ideas, another on weight loss), I will give each person a specific word for each partner. There will be about a week of crafting time per flag, so everyone should have enough time either way.

Because this is a group swap, this is a NO EXTRAS SWAP. With so many partners, I would hate for someone to get unintentionally guilted into sending an extra if the rest of the group is on board and they are not. If you really love sending extras, go for it, but do not expect any in return.

Send out is Monday February 23. This will give everyone five weeks to get all the flags created. If you have any issues or delays, PLEASE communicate with me and all your partners right away. I dont want to have to give anyone negative feedback.

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 for the galleries from rounds one, two, three and four.

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 prayer flag for each group member (yourself included), 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.)
-- Because this swap involves multiple packages and partners, you must have successfully completed two swaps already.
--You will have a month of craft time, with the send out date being Monday, February 23.
-- 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 partners 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, 20
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Craftster members who are organizing this swap: stellato_escuro
Sign-up date range: January 1 to January 8, 2015 at midnight Mountain time
Date to send item by: February 23, 2015

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


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Prayer Flag Swap Rd 5 (SIGNUP 01/01/2015 - 01/16/2015 ; MAIL BY 02/23/2015)
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? With multiple partners and the low expense of this swap, you need to be able to send outside of the country.
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)
Have you successfully complete two previous swaps?
1. Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people and what are they?
2. Do you have any other allergies or things to avoid (such as nickel or animal products)?
3. Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
4.  Please list 4-6 different inspirational words you would like to see on your flag.
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5.  Name some of your favorite images/themes that you would enjoy seeing on your flag:
6.  Are there any images/themes that your partner should avoid?
7.  What are your favorite colors, or color combinations?
8.  Are there any colors your partner should avoid?
9.  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 "stellato_escuro 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. You can also check out Swap FAQs.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2015 09:08:04 AM by rackycoo - Reason: added gallery link » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014 05:06:17 PM »

Temporary sending list...

Group 1
A ChameleonHound: sent to _ / recd _
B holistic knitter: sent to _ / recd _
C cabaute: sent to _ / recd _
D rscowtown: sent to _ / recd _
E stellato_escuro: sent to _ / recd _
F pioneer9: sent to B / recd _

Group 2
G crazyda79: sent to all / recd _
H Renstar: sent to _ / recd _
I Abbeeroad: sent to HJ / recd _
J seeuudee: sent to _ / recd _
K Smmarrt: sent to_ / recd G
L artsycandice: sent to / recd from G

Group 3
M alwaysinmyroom: sent to _ / recd _
N SonjaBoo: sent to _ / recd _
O cmarion3: sent to _ / recd _
P P_E_S_T: sent to _ / recd _
Q jenleahlynn: sent to P / recd from R
R Wulf: sent to OPQ  / recd _
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014 05:06:44 PM »

Participants
1. stellato_escuro
2. rscowtown
3. cmarion3
4. Smmarrt
5. Wulf
6. jenleahlynn
7. P_E_S_T
8. Renstar
9. alwaysinmyroom
10. holistic knitter
11. Abbeeroad
12. SonjaBoo
13. cabaute
14. seeuudee
15. crazyda79
16. pioneer9
17. artsycandice
18. ChameleonHound
19.
20.

Partner groups
Group 1
ChameleonHound
holistic knitter
cabaute
rscowtown
stellato_escuro
pioneer9

Group 2
crazyda79
Renstar
Abbeeroad
seeuudee
Smmarrt
artsycandice

Group 3
alwaysinmyroom
SonjaBoo
cmarion3
P_E_S_T
jenleahlynn
Wulf
« Last Edit: January 09, 2015 08:45:00 AM by stellato_escuro » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014 05:25:16 PM »

sent mine in Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014 05:39:41 PM »

Sent in my Q. I love the prayer flag swaps...so much fun. And easy. At least relatively so.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014 06:18:40 PM »

Sending in my questionnaire now. I like the fact that the deadlines are shorter, the sizes are fixed and there's less room for waffling and indecision. Kudos to you, Stellato, for being willing to take on what seems from the outside to be a rather complicated swap structure. But I think it'll be great!

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014 06:46:46 PM »

This is awesome. Just within the last week, I learned of these flags. I have been looking at them and trying to figure them out. I love the idea. I may have to join!
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014 06:54:03 PM »

My Q is sent.

I was in Boston for my college reunion about 6 weeks after the bombing at the Marathon. I visited the Fine Arts Museum one day and the cafe/atrium was covered in flags made by artists, children and other folks to comfort the victims of the bombing. It was so lovely and unexpected that I was moved to tears. So there is power in these little scraps of fabric...I might have a photo. I'll look for it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014 08:21:03 PM »

love this idea, i haven't done a prayer flag before, but i have talents that can be adapted. i could also use the encouragment. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014 08:32:34 PM »

My Q is sent.

I was in Boston for my college reunion about 6 weeks after the bombing at the Marathon. I visited the Fine Arts Museum one day and the cafe/atrium was covered in flags made by artists, children and other folks to comfort the victims of the bombing. It was so lovely and unexpected that I was moved to tears. So there is power in these little scraps of fabric...I might have a photo. I'll look for it.

That is wonderful! If you have a photo, please share.

I am so glad there is solid interest in this. I am getting more and more excited for everything to close so we can all start crafting. I am so excited to see what everyone creates.
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I would love to trade for blue, green and purple fabrics:batiks, Morrocan, In
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