Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Prayer Flags for Outdoor Yoga Festival

Some of the fabric I am using, next to the traditional prayer flags.

Happy to be back in the studio after a few months away. A dear friend and yoga teacher asked me if I wanted to create Prayer Flags. Yes, yes, yes . . .

My current project is hand dyeing 200 prayer flags for Pose 4 a Purpose, an outdoor Yoga Festival benefiting Cancer CAREpoint. Cancer CAREpoint offers counseling, assistance, resources and education for individuals and families in Silicon Valley whose lives are touched by cancer.

So happy to be dying fabric again. My goal was not to purchase any of the fabric and donate my time and expertise. Fabric was donated by SCRAP in San Francisco, FabMo in Mountain View, and other friends and family.

This outdoor Yoga festival is happening on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Vasona Park in Los Gatos, California.

For more information check out the website for tickets, or to make a donation.

Starting out with the traditional primary colors, each flag is hand dipped in Indigo. There is room for a message or sentiment.

Flags will surround the main tent. Can't wait to see how they will look. With each flag I am reminded how we all need love and support when going through difficult times.

Thanks Lorien for giving me this opportunity. And for sharing your many talents, one of which is writing, here is a link to her blog:

Enjoy, and thanks for visiting my blog.

First batch of flags
Indigo vat is so foamy, plenty of blue dye.

Using clamping technique to add pattern.

He is looking at me . . . . happy to be apart of the process.

My favorite gloves, thanks to Tory and Sara.

Another batch, I decided to add red since its know as a healing color.

Hanging to dry in my studio, School of Visual Philosophy.

Dyed these tiny wood clothes pins for hanging each flag.

Cleaning up at the end of the day.

I see the light at the end of this project, hoping it is a success.