Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Garden Flags

I frequently contemplate the meaning of home in my work.  Often, it manifests itself in the form of nests.  Nests, though a practical element in the life cycle of birds, has a deeper meaning for me.
I decided to make a set of flags about the ideas of safety, nurturing, and security.  Although they were intended for my garden I'm not certain I can bear putting them outside!
In the case of each piece I screened the same bird/nest image on the red silk 
and directly under it onto the canvas.

I screen printed some sale tags and tied them onto the bottom of each piece.
Each flag was sewn onto a length of cotton trim.

Flags are a great way to "work small".  They can be playful, fun, or contain a deeper meaning.  The choice is up to you.  I am making some additional pieces to hang in the garden.  I hope the birds approve!

Here's a sneak peek at a few more....


  1. Sweet nests. I like how you hung them in the window so you could see all the time....I am stitching today too....It's nice and a bit cooler here in New England, so I am enjoying the air while the catbirds flit around. xox

  2. Glad you are getting some respite from the heat, Corrine! Have fun with your stitching project(s)!

  3. Just beautiful Leslie! My kind of colors and birds!


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