Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Prayer flags in progress

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may have seen some of my prayer flags. I made the first ones a little over two years ago when my father went through surgery, and the process was very comforting. Other flags have been made and released their prayers into the world since then, and those first flags are still hanging outside in our yard getting more soft and ragged for each season that goes by.

Vivika Hansen DeNegre was inspired to start the Prayer Flag Project which now has led to an upcoming exhibition of prayer flags at the Oceanside Museum of Art. When SewCalGal posted a call out for prayer flags to be displayed (and with pictures and a link to those first flags of mine), it was like things were coming to a full circle and I wanted to participate.

As this summer has been all about sheers for me (and face it, they are spilling all over my desk) it was natural to grab a few and start working.

For some reason I found it strangely difficult to get into it. The thought behind the flag would not come through, so after a couple of attempts, I left them like this.

Maybe I’ll feel it tomorrow.

If you want to participate, you’ll find all the details here.


  1. This is so fun. Is it really just a collage of elements under a sheer net stitched? Maybe even I could try that...


  2. Such a special and wonderful idea. I hope the thought will come trough tomorrow!!