"I have added 5 flags
to the group album but this one is very special to me, I made it for my Mother
in law when she was very ill in hospital. Made from recycled denim jeans and
other bits and bobs with hand embroidery."
Deborah here. Today I wanted to show how I like to make my flags by recycling or re-purposing fabrics and bits and pieces that I already have.
Many of the flags that I have created have been from discarded projects or bits left over.
This flag is no exception.
I recently had a tidy up and sort out and found a piece of fabric that I had printed and forgotten about. A friend suggested I use it to make a flag, and while pondering what to do, my eye was caught by a garland of leaves that I made, and which have seen better days.
I removed some of the leaves and the two elements seemed made for each other.
I did toy with the idea of adding some text but decided to just let the flag speak for itself and I am using it to send all of you good wishes as this time of changing seasons, be they Autumnal or otherwise, external or internal.
I think that turning these bits into Prayer Flags is a great way use up that stash. try a new technique while also creating something that hopefully others will find comforting in times of distress or life enhancing, and hopefully I have inspired you do do the same.
"This is a new Prayer
Flag for my brother Laurence who is fighting depression & severe anxiety.
Deirdre is Daphne's twin & together they are dancing illness away for not
only Laurence & Deryn, but for everyone else who needs this prayer."
In the "language
of flowers" the bluebell symbolizes kindness. When my friend's son
recently died she asked for people to do a random act of kindness in memory of
her son. I pray that this flag brings her comfort and reminds her of the many
good deeds that will continue to be done, inspired by her son's kind-hearted
Today we have our first flag from Linda Geiger who was inspired by the article in Quilting Arts.
"I saw the story in Quilting
Arts Magazine and was instantly inspired to create a flag....and I actually
finished it! Here's my first, and absolutely not my last prayer flag, a prayer
for peace for all the world. I added fabric strips to catch the wind even more,
to help the flag spread the prayer, because we all can use help as we pray for
I really enjoyed working on
the flag, and do also plan to add more to the project as time permits"
"I've just made a
baker's dozen of prayer flags that are now hanging in my garden. The
photos are posted on my blog along with a little story as to why I've decided
to hang them and the plan to create more."
is my Prayer Flag for my friend Deryn who is having scans today for cancer. I
wish her good health & that the scans are clear, and that it will also help
others who are suffering in the world today.
On a lovely summer Sunday, I taught a Creative Circle workshop to introduce the idea of flag making to others. A wonderfully inventive afternoon was had by all! Please visit my blog to read more about our experience and see more flags.
"I made my prayer flag as part of Carly Marie's healing project to
help break the silence surrounding child death. My flag has embroidered panels
for love, light, and truth as well as one with my daughter Tigerlily's name and
the day she was born/died. It was both incredibly difficult and wonderfully
purposeful to make these in honor of my daughter."