Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Ball Extravaganza

Georgina at a Glance
Fund Raiser for LoveProject and GEORGINA Cares.
Prayer Flags
Keswick Ontario  Canada

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Blessings of Nature

 These little gems were created for blessings of nature. They are a BOM I created to teach embellishing techniques. Each month we do a different technique. Embroidery, discharge dying using rubber stamps, Yo-Yo 3-d flowers, photo transfers for the moth wings, wire wrapped birds nest, etc. - Susan Edmunson

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Learning - Kathy Kinsella

I was asked to make prayer flags that will be given as gifts to speakers, musicians, course leaders and others at Sorrento Centre this summer.

They were created by using hand-dyed fabric (blue) that I tore into the appropriate size strips and then dipped the bottom edge in bleach to discharge the colour ... then I painted that edge with golden and greenish textile paints to create meadows and hills.  I then screen-printed a tree on each flag and followed that with hand embroidery of a few flowers before adding the hand-lettered "learning" patch. The top edge was turned over and hand stitched to hold a twig of red dogwood that I gathered at Sorrento Centre this spring.  These are single-sided flags and all the edges are left ragged so that if they are left outside in the weather they will fade and fray away, but they will maintain their colour if kept inside, out of direct sunlight.

They were a delight to make and I love that we chose the word learning for these flags,  from their motto, Sorrento Centre: A holy place of transformation for learning, healing and belonging.

-Kathy Kinsella

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Love Sewing Australia

The Prayer Flag Project has been featured in issue 8 of Love Sewing Australia magazine! 
Let us know if you see the article in real life. 
We are always happy to share the joy of prayer flag making and flying.
Hopefully this article will encourage more people to make and share their prayers with the world.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Iron Sharpening Iron

I saw prayer flags on pinterest and was immediately intrigued.
I made this first one for my best friend. We have always used the verse Proverbs 27:17, iron sharpening iron. 
She introduced me to her cousin, my now, new husband. Uniting us in another bond. Her maiden name is Crown and my married name is Crown. 
I had to incorporate these 2 important links in my flag.
We are now separated by 500 miles but my hope is, as my friend hangs her flag she will be reminded that I'm praying for her and love her dearly.
Annette Crown

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sacred Threads

Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibition asked visitors to the exhibit to create a flag.  
Here are the beautiful results.

Thank you to Lisa Ellis for the use of her photos!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

They come in threes

Three friends have lost loved ones in the past week. Today I made 3 flags using hand dyed gauze, reclaimed quilt fabrics, book pages, and embroidery in honor of my friends and their beloveds. Join me in wishing Jen, Meg, and Susan the peace that passes all understanding during their difficult times.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Star Spangled Shibori Prayer Flags

"In the spirit of prayer flags, as I folded, clamped, dyed and stitched, I thought of blessings for our Country, prayed words of hope and gratitude for our Veterans, and meditated on Freedom and Peace worldwide."
Cindy Lohbeck has created a tutorial on how to create your own version of these lovely flags on her new blog "Diary of a Dyehard".

Friday, June 19, 2015

Prayer Flags

My flags are usually created in an intuitive way and whatever happens in the process is the result, it sort of develops on the way.

These last flags I created were for a specific reason.  A new mother-to-be in our family celebrated this coming event not with a baby shower but a blessingway ‘party’ and the woman in our family created a prayerflag for this spiritual event.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Prayers for a Friend

 I made beads from gelliprinted scraps hung on glittery thread for a bit of sparkle like hope. In both flags I added bits of Tyvek ironed to get a great decorative effect. I added organza in one flag that I wrinkled by use of a heatgun.

I pray for her to have the courage to undergo surgery for reconstruction. 
I free motion machine stitched shell like patterns.
-Anja Kieboom-

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fruits of the Spirit

Gal. 5:22-23 - My inspiration for this project, 1st of allies the Bible verse. Secondly, whenever I am faced with a challenge, or am on a mission trip, I pray these verses daily. I believe that if each one of us focused on these Fruits of the Spirit, our world would be a much better place!

My technique: I'm not much of a planner, so I just sort of design as I go. (I don't recommend that, it often times gets me in trouble!) I used loosely woven white fabric for each flag. I painted them with diluted paints after spraying them with water.  This way the fabric still has a soft feel. I stamped different designs on them and did some sun printing on one. I added torn strips of fabrics, some lace and left all threads uncut. Each flag is backed with silk fabric I purchased in Cambodia. I was privileged with a mission trip to teach young ladies how to sew in an orphanage there, Shelter of Love. 

-lynn baker-

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


This year my husband is very ill with cancer.
I have seen a flag with a tree like lungs. 

Very many green for the respiration and the blue of the sky. In french, the rays in the sky are called "God 's fingers. I hope that God protects my husband; the flag is in my garden (with flowers, protective charms).

Kind regards and thanks for this project. Sewing has opened a window for me, and a protection for my family!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Flag Friday - Embroidery

Incorporating hand stitching into a prayer flag helps me to pray
and ponder over the person(s) I am creating the flag for.
Hand embroidery can be used to create text, as Sue Rideout did in her flag, or. . .
. . .to emphasize shapes, as Jamie Fingal did in this flag, or. . .
 . . .to create images, as Annika Lund and her embroidery students did in these lovely flags.
There are a plethora of stitches that can be used on prayer flags. Many more than just a straight stitch and french knot (even though those are both great stitches).  Rather than rewrite the book on embroidery tutorials here on the Prayer Flag Project, we are sharing some links to some top notch hand embroidery tutorials.

Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Stitch Video Tutorials - Over 70 easy to follow videos!
Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials - Picture Dictionary with links to Tutorials
The Purl Bee Embroidery Basics - Tutorials of basic stitches

I hope they will inspire you to incorporate a new stitch or two into your prayer flags, and then fly your flags by sharing them on the blog.  If you know of a tutorial not listed, please feel free to leave a link in a comment.