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!