Friday, July 20, 2012

Jan's Prayer flags

The group hasn't met for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd just fill in a bit until we have something to post.

I have hung all my prayer flags from my friends in my studio.

Above are the ones from this group of gals.  I just love them!  They are all so colorful and unique!
I had wanted to hang them outside but realized that they would deteriorate too quickly and I would rather have them last, so decided to hang them indoors.
Instead I made myself some flags to hang outside. These are just batik fabrics, no extra decorations on them, and some sari silk strips that are tied between each flag.
I love the way they look in my back yard!
I won't mind when these become faded and tattered.
That will just add to their character.

I also did a little dyeing.  I have had some silk/rayon velvet that I have wanted to dye for ages, and finally did so.

I also had some other silk bits that I added to my dye pots.  They all came out wonderfully!  I will use these in my fiber art somewhere. 
  The velvets take the dye beautifully and look fantastic!

Here is my Charlie, looking his elegant self.  I love that cat!  He seems to enjoy showing off his fat white belly.
Hope you all are surviving the summer and enjoying it.  Hope to have a group post next week.
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  1. The colors you dyed are just beautiful, Jan. Can't wait to see what you will do with them...something fantastic, I'm sure. You inspired me to hang my flags. I really didn't want to put them outside, but now...since I saw you making ones just for would be fun to make some for outdoors. Mine are upstairs where I do cards, etc. Hope to see you this week.

  2. love your flags.....we put turquoise fairy strips alternating with black with hot pink, red, yellow, turquoise abstracts across our front entry patio. Then we put out our flock of flamingos.....(trailer park decos).
    We wanted all our bases covered....tee hee
    I look forward to hearing more from you soon. Be well, Oma Linda

  3. Beautiful prayer flags!
    I have fabric prepared to make a set of my own ... thanks for the encouragement to get that project finished :) .