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Praise and Worship Flags - Making Flags


Need worship instruments without spending a lot of money? It is time to do it yourself and I am here to help.

I would love to help you to make flags for your ministry. I know many churches cannot afford to purchase flags so those involved in the ministry end up purchasing them for themselves or making them for their church. It can become quite expensive to provide all the flags and streamers that are needed as a ministry begins to develop and grow in the area of the arts.

I have been making flags since 2001 and I still enjoy making them. I just feel very blessed that people continue to purchase flags from me so I can have room to make more.

I pray this lens will be of help to you for your ministry.

Sample of a swallowtail flag.

Sample of a swallowtail flag.

Flag making can be very fun and meaningful.

Each part of a flag has its meaningful purpose.

Flag making can be easy and even more meaningful with more understanding. Just as the colors have important meanings so does the size and shape of your flags. Some common shapes are a square, pennant, swallow tail and flag shaped like a shield. A swallow tail has the V shape at the end of the flag, which indicates war. A national flag that has this shape on the tail or has a streamer attached with this shape indicates that they are heading into battle. A shield shape would indicate protection, or a covering such as the Blood of Jesus. You can become even more creative with other tails of flags, such as rippled for water and flames for fire. On some of the flags I have even used four points to represent the four corners of the earth.

God is a God of order and numbers are a part of that order. Here is a description of what some of these numbers mean that are used in the Bible;

1 - Unity (Genesis 2:24) becoming one flesh.

2 - Additional help/strength (Ecclesiastics 4:9-12)

3 - Trinity (Matthew 28:19)

4 - Four corners of the earth (Revelations 7:1)

5 - A full quiver (Psalm 127:5)

6 - Man (Revelation 13:18)

7 - God/perfection (Revelation 1:4)

8 - Complete, acceptable (Ezekiel 43:27; Acts 7:8)

9 - Birth or new life, revelation Leviticus 25:22; Luke 23:44; 45; Mark 15:34; Acts 10:3)

10 - Covenant via commandments (Exodus 20)

12 - Order/foundation (Revelation 21:12; 14)

14 - 2 times 7

21 - 3 times 7

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24 - Heavenly worship (Revelation 11:16)

30 - Beginning of ministry (Luke 3:23)

40 - Endurance and testing (Genesis 7:4; Exodus 24:18; 16:35; Jonah 3:1 - 5; Matthew 4:2)

50 - Pentecost (Acts 2:1)

70 - Average life span (Psalm 90:10)

These numbers may be helpful when considering what size flags to make.


Practical things to know about making flags.

I tend to put flags that are five foot and larger on a fishing rod so they can be extended up over people's heads. The men have had many years to perfect the fishing rod for comfort and strength. I clip the last foot off the end so the rod does not flex quite as much. The fishing rod is also prophetic as we are fishing for lost people and desire to reel them in to God's presence. I have found that when determining what size rod to use, it depends on the length of the flag I am using. With a seven foot long flag I would use at least a seven to twelve foot rod. Or for a twelve foot long flag, at lease a twelve foot rod or larger. The smaller flags can be put on a wooden dowel or a metal spinning rod for those that want to spin the flags really fast.

When making the smaller flags I put one and a half inches wide of contact paper on the inside of the flag. This makes a nice sewing line to keep the sleeve straight, and it fits perfectly around a 3/8" dowel. A one and a half inch wooden ball works well for a handle and 3/8" vinyl tubing is great for spacing between the handle and flag. Once the flag is installed on the rod, a cap on the tip of the dowel will keep the flag from flying off. This makes them free spinning just like the metal free spinning rods but they are not as heavy to use and do not hurt the fingers and hands with lots of practice.

There are many fabrics that can be used for making flags. I use primarily silk because it flies and dyes so well. When dying a whole flag I prefer to sew up the flag with silk thread before I dye it. If you use regular thread, it will not dye like the silk, so it will not match in color. After dying the silk, I then iron the damp silk dry, which helps the thread to become one with the fabric. When combining several colors, they run off the edge instead of having a border of another color of thread running around the flag. I started out using the RIT brand of dye that you can buy in the grocery store. I just followed the directions and have found the color in the flags to be very durable. There is a wonderful source to buy silk and dyes called Dharma Trading Company. ( Dharma is also a wonderful source for information on how to dye fabric as well.

There are other fabrics that work well as flags such as silk essence, sheer elegance and tissue lame. If you are looking for some heavier fabric for warfare flags, taffeta works really well for making good warfare sounds, but I highly recommend keeping the heavier fabric for smaller flags. I have also seen camouflage fabric used for warfare as well.


Flags are not to be worshiped.

They are to be used to bring glory and honor to God.

Please keep in mind that flags are not an idol, and they are not to be worshiped!. I fully understand the amount of time, care and designing that goes into the flags. Due to the amount of work, the meaning and purpose of the flag can cause it to become very valuable to the maker or to someone who appreciates the message. Please make sure the focus stays on the purpose and usage of the flag, and that is to draw others unto our Heavenly Father or proclaim our love for Him.

My prayer for you is that this article will help to provide you with the tools you need to create your own flags and use them victoriously. We have a creative God who made each of us uniquely different for various opportunities and purposes. If we will allow His Holy Spirit to lead, guide and direct us in all our ways, He will show us what is needed so we will be ready to minister to those He has placed us with at the right time.

As you read God's Word, I pray the words will not only bring new life into you, but also a new revelation visually. A picture can speak a thousand words and also leave an imprint in your mind that can be unshakable. God is restoring what the enemy has twisted. This is the day of the ARTS to be used for His glory

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butterflystar on October 18, 2017:

Awe this is nice

Alma posso on May 08, 2017:

Please send me a list of your items with prices thank you in advance

Nannette on June 26, 2016:

I have seen flags online that are flexible, but have not been able to find flexible flag shaft, do you know where to purchase these?

Marieli Holmes on January 26, 2016:

What an AWESOME article!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!! God bless you for being such a blessing. I have been praise dancing since 99 and I've been introduced to flags before, but it was not until now that I so desire to worship God with flags. I plan to make flags not just for me but for children in my community and hopefully other people and ministries. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I have been frustrated trying to get bits and pieces of information about how to make flags. Your site helped me to put a lot of the pieces together. I pray that God bless you richly for your unselfishness , humility, compassion, and love for your fellow brethren and ministry.

revbennett on December 26, 2015:

All I can say is that I praise God for your website because it is the very answer to my prayers. I wanted to learn more about the significance of flags and you have provided much more than I expected. TGBTG! Do you have any other info related to use of scarves in worship and praise dance e.g. hand scarves versus larger body scarves and veils.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on July 15, 2014:

@worshipantic22: Selecting the right type of fabric will be very important to make flags without sewing. There are some fabrics that do not fray or fray very little. If you already have the fabric and it is woven, it will most likely fray. What you can do is cut your flag crosswise from the grain of the fabric which will make it a little stretchy. Or you can cut it with the grain and use fray block along the edges to help seal the fabric. This will make the fabric a little stiff but will still be workable as a flag. You can then glue, staple or do both to attach the flag to a wooden dowel. Then you are all set to go. Have fun with your project and include your son in on the fun.

Blessings, Suzi

worshipantic22 on July 13, 2014:

I wanted to know if there is a quick and easy way to make flags without sewing for my son.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on July 02, 2014:

@laurelsims: No the quill rod is not mentioned in this article. You are the first to ask about them. I believe you can get the quill rods from a kite distributor. You might want to experiment with the different ones they have as there are many different varieties of the rods. I hope this will get you going in the right direction for finding just the right rods for your worshiping grand daughters.

laurelsims on July 02, 2014:

I love this helpful webpage! I may have missed it, but I'm hoping to find a source for the quill rod. My granddaughters love to flag during worship, but the dowels I used for their flags are awkward for them, compared to the quills in some of the other flags.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on May 12, 2014:

@leonna-thring: Thank you for the blessing and may He richly bless you in your adventure in worship and ministry with the flag instruments.

leonna-thring on May 01, 2014:

Thank u for wonderful info. I really appreciate the help. Leonna

leonna-thring on May 01, 2014:

Thank u for the wonderful help and information.may the GOOD LORD bless u richly for extending ur gift to His body, for His glory. Leona

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on April 17, 2014:

@Nelstew: Sorry I am so late in responding to your question.

Your flags can be finished all 3 different ways. Using the anti fraying product might make it stiff. You could try using a metallic paint for fabric to help with the fraying if you do not want to sew the ends. For fire flags, some have even cut to shape and then burned the edges, but that needs to be done very carefully and it really takes a lot of patience.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on April 17, 2014:

@dmalone510: All for His glory!

dmalone510 on April 17, 2014:

Me again, love the information! Thanks!

Nelstew on March 11, 2014:

When you are making fire flags, or flags with tattered ends, do you sew the ends? Or leave them raw and apply an anti fraying product?

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on February 08, 2013:

@anonymous: Hello Kenyetta,

I do not know of anywhere to buy patterns for flags, but it is easy to make your own. You can buy extra wide paper or even use the wrong side of wrapping paper to draw your patterns on. This way you can get an idea of what size flag you would like to have and make more of the same for future flags.

Making half circle flags are done by finding the center point of the flat side of your flag and take a yardstick around and make a mark every few inches to get the curved portion of your circle. Then on half of the flat side add a few inches to fold over to make a sleeve for your dowel to slip in and then you are ready to go.

anonymous on February 08, 2013:

Thank you...This is so very helpful can you tell me where to buy the patterns for flags, such as Angel Wings, and half circles? My email is

anonymous on November 09, 2012:

Great information thanks and GOD Bless

anonymous on October 31, 2012:

ok thank you

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on October 31, 2012:

@anonymous: Hi Karla,

If you go to the website and click on the pictures of the flags you are interested in, you will see the different sizes and prices for the flags.

If you would like for me to make a custom flag for you, it would be best to contact me directly through e-mail

anonymous on October 30, 2012:

How much are the flags? And what all do you have? Is there a price list/item list explaining what all you have? Also if we have ideas of what I want are you able to do them/make them?

anonymous on August 31, 2012:

@CreationsAnewFl: Thank you. I was just getting ready to cut and sensed the Lord telling me, not yet, and to check this site first!

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on August 30, 2012:

@anonymous: Sounds beautiful Judy. Cutting rather wide strips will work as long as you finish the edges. If they are not finished the long pieces of unraveled fabric may begin to tangle. If your strips are too narrow, the fabric may also begin to tangle as well. You may also want to layer the longer pieces towards the inside and the smaller towards the outer layer. Doesn't need to be that way with all of them but the longer pieces may cover up the shorter ones.

anonymous on August 30, 2012:

@CreationsAnewFl: I've been thinking. Do you think it might work if I cut the fabric into strips (all the pieces I bought are sheer woven fabrics), cut the ends into points and layered them, staggering them and sewing them together at the top so they would have more of a flow? I like the idea of finishing the edges with the gold or maybe glitter fabric paint. I will have to check into that. Thank you!

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on August 30, 2012:

@anonymous: Good question Judy,

There are several ways of finishing the edges. You could use a gold fabric paint, sew the edges with a rolled hem, or if you have a serger, that can give a nice professional finish. You could also leave the edges unfinished as well. If using a knit you will want to check the fabric to see if it runs by stretching from both directions, from top to bottom. Often times it will only run one way so you would want to make the non run the bottom of your garment. With the woven fabric you can also leave it unfinished by making sure you are cutting on a diagonal for the most part, especially down towards the end. The fabric will fray with a lot of use or when washing, but all you need to do is clip the extra long threads to trim back to a nice finish.

Maybe finish each layer differently. Be creative and have fun with it.

anonymous on August 30, 2012:

I, too, have read Dale Fife's three books and they are very, very life giving. Good reading! They are very cheap on

I am trying to make a layered mantle to dance with that would look like fire. I believe the Lord has given me the five layers to use - five colours of fire in sheer polyester and/or nylon fabrics. If I cut the edges to give a ragged effect of flickering flame, how would I finish the edges?

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on August 25, 2012:

@anonymous: Hi Bonnie,

Thank you for the wonderful recommendations, I look forward to getting them and reading, and entering in.

anonymous on August 25, 2012:

Suzi, thank you for all the informative help. I am just a beginner and need all the help I can get. The book, Secret Place you recommend is awesome. Dale Fife has two other books out, which I think you will enjoy. The Hidden Kingdom and Spirit Wind. They should be read in that order as he refers back to the previous one read. They will continue to take you to "the well of His presence."


anonymous on July 26, 2012:

@CreationsAnewFl: Thank you!!

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on July 25, 2012:

@anonymous: Hello Lynnie,

What a wonderful idea and gift for those attending your wedding. A pennant is just another shape that is in between a flag and streamer. It can come to a point or even have 2 points like a swallowtail. You will first need to decide the size you want before taking on the project. Then decide what kind of fabric you want to use as they come in different widths. I use a serger to finish my flags so I allow 1" around the flag for the sewing and about 2" for the sleeve or wrapping around the dowel. You could measure out enough for 10 flags and multiply that by 30 to know how much material you need. Then putting the word Love on it is another project you could take on by learning how to silk screen. Dharma is a wonderful resource for materials and instruction to do that. Or you may be able to take the flags to a local signs and banner shop to have them print on your flags.

anonymous on July 24, 2012:

Thank you for your information! I have been googling tonight to get ideas for making small flags. Lord willing I am planning on being married in December- and wanted to make and give small flags with the word love on them- from Song of Solomon 2:4- His banner over me is love. My planning stops here- as I don't know what size to make- and how much fabric to get (as there will be probably 300 to make). I did buy some dowel rods. I keep envisioning a pennant- do you know what that symbolizes? Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!!!

anonymous on April 09, 2012:

@CreationsAnewFl: thanks the info was very helpful i will give it a try!!

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on April 07, 2012:

@anonymous: Hello Latora,

Making a half circle flag can be easy, especially with a yardstick. I usually make my own pattern on paper. I have even used the white side of wrapping paper so it would be large enough. Put a dot on one side of your paper measuring in a little further than half the size on the flat part of your flag. Then place the yardstick on the dot and measure out to the size you want. As you swing the yardstick around continue making dots or dashes all from the same measurement. Once you go all the way around to the other side then draw a straight line to connect to the other side. There you should have a half circle drawn with dots or dashes. Then just connect them to make a solid line. I usually take a permanent marker to make the line darker. This way I can lay the fabric on the pattern and be able to see through it to cut out the fabric.

Once you have your half circle, you will want to take half of the flat side and add 2 - 3 inches for the sleeve to put a dowel in. You can adjust the shape of the flag according to how you want your flag to flow. Be creative, it doesn't have to be a perfect half circle to flow beautifully. You do not need to sew it up on the ends, just use some electrical tape or double sided tape to hold the dowel in place.

anonymous on April 06, 2012:

How do i find a half circle pattern to cut my material from i don't want to just guess i want it to be a even half

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 20, 2012:

@anonymous: I pray God will richly bless you in your new adventure in worshiping Him with flag and worship instruments.

It's all for His glory!

anonymous on March 20, 2012:

i ve started a flag ministration in africa dats is ghana in trinity bapist church.i am much grateful to ur articles may God bless u all

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 10, 2012:

@anonymous: Thank you so much for the blessing. Glad to hear you are venturing into making them for yourself. I pray you will be richly blessed making your own flags and streamers.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 10, 2012:

@anonymous: Yes there are many different types of silk. For flags that flow softly and gently I use 8mm Habotai or also know as china silk. The larger the number the heavier the weight to the fabric.

anonymous on March 10, 2012:

Thank you so much for the informative article. What a blessing! I have ordered several of you flags and streamers and now feel the Lord is beginning to call me to do some flag making. The information that you have provided is PRICELESS! God bless and may the Lord use you in a mighty way for the Kingdome of God

anonymous on March 09, 2012:

Thanks for the article, I bought streamers from you and I love using them to get praise and worship started. I wanted to know what type of silk is good for flags. I looked at Dharma and there are so many to choose from! Any suggestions for a beginner? I can sew my own garments and feel led to make my flags.

anonymous on February 26, 2012:

Your lens has helped me a lot!! i have lots of designs the Lord gave me. now i must make them and your site has helped me to ge started! BLESSINGS UPON YOU!!

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on February 18, 2012:

@anonymous: Hello Andrea,

I would not normally fold the fabric in half and sew around the border. This would make the flag twice as heavy. I use a serger to finish the edges. You can use a regular sewing machine by folding the edge and stitching around the border. Then fold one edge to make a sleeve for the rod.

anonymous on February 18, 2012:

Hi I was wondering when u make the flags do you fold the material in half ? and go around the border?

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on November 15, 2011:

@anonymous: You are very welcome. I pray your heart will be one with His as you worship our Heavenly Father. When I see royal blue and purple together I think of majesty, as these are royal colors. Keep it up and let the Holy Spirit lead you, He will reveal so much to you as you continue to grow in the area of praise and worship.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on November 15, 2011:

@DeterminedDolphin: Thank you, there is always more to learn, especially when it comes to the things of God.

May God richly bless you for your time invested in learning new ways to worship Him.

anonymous on November 15, 2011:

Thank you so much for the information on your website, I truly appreciate. I do believe Our Father is calling me to come closer to Him in my praise and worship...when I close my eyes I see (4) colors the first color is white,and as I continue to sing praises and worship I see vibriant purple,royal blue swiriling together...and when I lower my head I see (darkness) black...I had a dream of me doing a worship dance with a purple and blue flag.

So I thank you again for your testimony and encouragement. May God continue to bless you.

DeterminedDolphin on November 03, 2011:

Nice lens. I learnt a lot about worship flags that I didn't know before. Thank you.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on October 28, 2011:

@anonymous: What an awesome God we have. I never knew when we had a sign painting business back in the 70s, that I would then use some of the same abilities to paint on flags to lift up the name of Jesus. To God be all the glory, Suzi

anonymous on October 28, 2011:

I thank God for your life. I never new flags are used for worship and your writeup have really enlighten me the more. May God continue to use you

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on October 24, 2011:

@anonymous: Hello Dawn,

For flags about 34" long I would just plan to get one yard per flag. Most fabric comes in 45" - 54" in width. If you happen to find a fabric that is 60" wide then you would only need half as much. It is best for the strength of the fabric to keep the fabric going lengthwise. If you turn the flag sideways on your fabric the threads will not be as strong for durability.

Most satin fabric is only shiny on one side. If you do not mind it works ok. With the heavier fabric you may want to keep you flags small unless you have a very durable rod for your flag. It is possible to break wooden dowels with the force used in warfare movements. Taffeta is really the best fabric to use for warfare sounds.

Blessings, Suzi

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on October 20, 2011:

@anonymous: All glory unto our Mighty God!

anonymous on October 19, 2011:

@anonymous: I don't know if it took my comment. I will check in the morning. Thanks again.

anonymous on October 19, 2011:

Minister Suzi, thank you so much for such an awesome praise. I will use your lens to bring glory to God by asking my Pastor to allow us to make flags. Thanks

anonymous on October 13, 2011:

Hello! I love your articles!

I'm in the same boat as Lena. What i would like to know is if i want to make about 10 flags that measure about 30" X 34" how many yards would you recommend we get? I'm not a seamstress and i'm not sure of how much to look for. I'm looking for a fabric that will make the snapping, warfare sound but has a shiny look to it. Would you recommend satin?


Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on September 28, 2011:

@anonymous: Hello Lena,

You may begin with some nice fabric from discounted sheets. The fabric is light and often has a high thread count. Or you can go to a fabric store and buy some light weight yet closely woven cotton or a nylon fabric. What you will need to do is buy some fabric glue and draw lines on the fabric with the glue, then cut your flags out through the middle of the lines. This will help to keep your fabric from fraying. You can then use the same glue to stick the flags onto a dowel. After gluing you can also take a staple gun to the dowel to make sure the flag will stay stuck. I prefer to round out the dowel where it will be held in the hand for a more comfortable grip.

Have fun with your new flags!

anonymous on September 28, 2011:

Our small church is starting up a flag ministry. We don't have much money to buy pre made flags and we don't have a seamstress. I wanted to know if there was a no sew technique to making flags that we can use temporarily until we save up to buy quality flags for the whole team?

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on September 18, 2011:

@anonymous: Thank you Haley, I checked out the quill flags and they are beautiful in the way they flow. It gives a real nice soft look. I had seen them before but did not know the name for the flags. I usually use wooden dowels but may need to try the ends of my fishing rods to see how well they do.

anonymous on September 13, 2011:

@anonymous: Maria- I think u are talking about Quill flags that are used for worship. You can find these online at

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on September 06, 2011:

@anonymous: Hello Tracey,

These dance flags are usually called dance silks. Silk is very light weight so your amazing lady may have put weights in places to make the silk scarf behave the way she wanted. This can be done with purchased scarves or larger pieces of fabric. When purchasing, keep in mind the purpose of the ministry. You may want a red one for the blood of Jesus, or different shades of blue and aqua to represent water, or different shades of yellow, orange and red for fire colors. Let the fabric speak to you by the power of the Holy Spirit that is in you.

anonymous on August 08, 2011:

Hi! This weekend I was a church camp and this amazing lady was dancing with some really neat flags/shawls (not sure what you consider it's name, as it wasn't on a pole, but hand held). They had wieghts in one part of the hem, but not all the way around. Do you know anything about these or how to make them? Thanks!

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on July 15, 2011:

@anonymous: I am sorry Maria, I am really not understanding your question. Most of the poles I use are wooden dowels or fishing rods, so they do not bend from end to end.

anonymous on July 15, 2011:

I have a question, what is used for the flexable pole for silk flags, about 40" long, you can bend end to end together and then wrap the fabric around the flexable bender pole. what is being used?

Thanks for your help

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 16, 2011:

@anonymous: Hello Allie,

I understand the frustration of the flags wrapping around the rod. If you are looking to fill the atmosphere with large flags since you have high ceilings, you may need to learn to adjust the movements to avoid the wrapping. I use telescopic fishing rods (very prophetic) for the flags. I would recommend only using silk or a very light weight fabric for the large flags. I do not use a free flying tube to spin around the rod for the large flags as that adds even more weight and you would loose the gentle flex in the rod. I do cut the last foot of the rod so it won't flex too much. Then I tape the flag on, at the top of the rod with black electrical tape and also at the bottom of the flag to keep it placed on the rod. Yes the flag will wrap and a proficient wielder will learn how to get out of the wrap or even how to untangle a flag while flying it. Practice getting your flag wrapped and untangling so when you are ministering you can minister with confidence and you will know exactly what to do.

anonymous on March 16, 2011:

Due to our budget. I have to make our flags. Out ceilings are very high. I need to know what supplies and tools are needed. I have an ideal of the type of colors I want. Where do you get the spindal the flag turns on? One of the problems we have with the flags we have now is they seem to wrap around when we are flaging.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 05, 2011:

@anonymous: Hello Doris,

True the weight of the fabric will make quite a bit of difference. Some like to use the weight of 6mm china or habotai silk for the soft gentle flow. I use for the most part 8mm weight as it flows just as well but has just a little more durability. 10mm is a better weight if you desire to make matching overlays. The larger the number the heavier the fabric.

anonymous on March 05, 2011:

I am looking for very light weight silk to use for my flag and banner making, but Im having trouble finding the right stuff. There are sooooo many different types of silk ,many of which are 100% silk. ITs either too thick or too heavy, printed or too sheer. I have been to many many different places, none of which has what Im looking for and NO ONE seems to know where to get it. Im afraid to order online because I can't tell if its the right thing. Its too expensive to get the wrong thing. Can you please tell me EXACTLY what the name of the light weight ,easy to dye , and super easy to fly, that flows like grace in the wind silk is?

yourgoldenfuture on January 09, 2011:

my calling is not a the flaggs...but it always looks wonderful when done well

anonymous on October 13, 2010:

@CreationsAnewFl: Our church is new to worship flags and I'm new to making them. Seeing these comments about how to get the flags to spin has me wondering, how do you keep the flag from slipping down the rod? The answer to my question may be on your website, but I didn't see it. All of our flags slip down without either being sewn closed at the top or stapled to the wooden rod.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on October 02, 2010:

@anonymous: Thank you so much for your blessing for my family, other worshipers and me. I pray God will richly bless you in your new adventure as you seek to worship Him in spirit and in truth. May all glory go unto Him!

anonymous on October 02, 2010:


anonymous on April 29, 2010:

Hi !

I'm making worship flags & would like to add wording/scriptures of pictures on flags. Where do I purchase this ? Also, please consider the book Dance, Another Expression Of Praise ! by Minister Jeania Riley Check out her web site.

HisFireKids on November 08, 2009:

[in reply to Nicci] My friend puts industrial refrigerator clear tubing...puts it around the pole, then slips the flag sleeve on the tubing, connected by velcro....then the flags swivel. hope this helps...

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on June 16, 2009:

[in reply to Nicci] I have used contact paper on the inside of the sleeve to help the fabric to stiffen and swivel around the rod. I cut it 1 1/2" wide to go around a 3/8" dowel. This works well with the silk but I am not sure how heavy the fabric of your flags may be. If you can find some light weight tubing (possibly in the plumbing area in a hardware store) to attach the fabric to and then slip the tubing onto the rod that may work better if you have a heavier fabric.

anonymous on June 15, 2009:

Hi! I purchased some flags that are 36"x46", on a 4' pole. The only thing is the flags are stationary. Do you know of anything I can get or something I can do to the poles to turn the flags into swivel poles? I'm finding it difficult to find/purchase poles in this length, so I assumed it would be easier to make them into swivel poles myself. Any advice? Thanks :)

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 31, 2009:

[in reply to raynan wheat] I am not aware of any site that has history on flag dancing. I do have some biblical and historical information about flags and their usage in the Flag Foundation book listed above.

anonymous on March 31, 2009:

hey im doing a group presentation on the history of flag dancing and i was wondering if your knew any good site to go to find out information on that.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 15, 2009:

[in reply to Janie Blake ] 100% silk is really the best for making flags. It flows in the air very gracefully. There are many different weights to the silk 6mm is very light weight and anything above 10mm would be rather heavy for flags unless they are small flags. I use natural white so I can see through the fabric to draw the pattern onto the silk. Pencils work really well but you may want to keep it light. There is also invisible markers found in fabric stores as well. Silk is very absorbent so you may want to use some kind of a resist to stop the flow of the dyes. Dharma is a wonderful resource for those kinds of supplies and also for how to use them.

anonymous on March 14, 2009:

I'm just starting out in pursuing information on making and learning about the Worship flags and Banners. What is the best material for making Worship flags and stenciling in images on the flags. The how to's. Thanks for any info you can give me.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 12, 2009:

[in reply to Maria] I started out using wooden dowels you can find them at Wal-Mart, JoAnns, or any other craft or home development store. I have found the 3/8" size to be good for comfort in the hand providing you grind the end to round it without it being too heavy. You can find swivel hooks in the sporting (fishing supplies) sections probably #10 it has been awhile since I have bought them. You can buy screw eyes to attach the hooks to the dowels where you find picture hanging supplies. I start a hole in the end of the dowel by hammering in a small nail first but being careful to not split the rod. This is really the least expensive way to make streamer wands. Then you can get creative with them and paint them or do wood carving on them or many other creative ideas you may have.

anonymous on March 11, 2009:

Hi I want to thank you so much for your response back in February it helped me alot-

I got the coffee stirers the wood ones and they work good- thanks so much- Now I have another question if you can answer for me- I am looking to get fiberglass rods that I can cut and make enough for our church- where can I purchase those?? It gets costly to buy already made streamer rods for starting ministries- Thanks Blessings

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 06, 2009:

[in reply to Kristi] I use a wide variety of paints and dyes according to the type of work I am doing. I do get them from Dharma. They are a wonderful resource for supplies and how to use them. I did not have anyone to show me how to dye the fabrics so the information got from them was very helpful.

anonymous on March 05, 2009:

Thank you. What kind of paints or dyes do you use? Are they available from Dharma Trading? [in reply to CreationsAnewFlags]

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on March 05, 2009:

At this point I hand letter all the banners with paints and dyes on silk except for one. The Jesus banner is made with silk essence and tissue lame. The purpose of using the different material was to make it possible to spell Jesus on both sides of the banner. When painting and dying it is backwards on the back side of the fabric.

anonymous on March 05, 2009:

Your creations are beautiful! One question...Are the words on your banners hand painted or did you sew or bond the letters? What material did you use for the banners? Thank you!

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on February 27, 2009:

[in reply to Maria] I tried a straight piece of wire and it worked its way through the fabric and slid out. It may be best to make it in a triangular shape to keep that from happening. The only problem with that is rolling your streamer onto the wand when it is not in use. Pray and the Lord will show you with what you have. Blessings, Suzi

anonymous on February 26, 2009:

how about wire would that work- I don't have coffee stirrers right now- and do I just put straight across or should i make it into a triangle shape ?? Sorry for the silly questions- thank so much

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on February 26, 2009:

[in reply to Maria Peralta] You may try putting a coffee stirrer towards the top to help keep it flat near the streamer wand. This should help to make it flow better.

Blessings, Suzi

anonymous on February 26, 2009:

Hi i am trying to make tissure lame 8"x72" streamers but I can't get them to flow easily how do you mahe the top of streamer easily flowing??? thanks

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on February 26, 2009:

[in reply to Bonnie] To explain how to make the flag you want is rather involving. Please go to my website above "Creations Anew" and you will find my e-mail address to contact me personally. If you do not feel lead to make a flag you will find just what you are looking for in the Banners section of the website. Blessings, Suzi

anonymous on February 26, 2009:

Hi. I am looking for a Red flad with the name Jesus on it. I want it to hold up before the congregation when a song about Christ is being sung. Can you tell me where I can find this type of flag or how to make one. thank you.

Suzi Herman (author) from New Port Richey on February 07, 2009:

[in reply to Donna Denning] I do not offer any appliques as everything is hand dyed or painted on the flag. When applying fabric upon fabric it becomes heavier and harder to use in a waving type of movement. Appliques would be wonderful for the beautiful banners that hang on the wall or from a "T" type of holder to hang from. You may be able to find some good fabric to make your own appliques from. I am sure God will lead you in the right direction. Blessings, Suzi

anonymous on February 06, 2009:

I was amazed at the amount of material that I found on this web site, but do you have appliques that can be cut out and put on the flags. I am seeking to learn all that I can about this ministry

anonymous on February 04, 2009:

iam interrested to learn mor on flags banners music songs etc for the body of christ inside as well as outside

anonymous on February 04, 2009:

iam interrested to learn mor on flags banners music songs etc for the body of christ inside as well as outside

anonymous on November 17, 2008:

I am so glad I have found your site. It's now in my favorites. I have been a praise warrior now for about 5 years. I don't know much at all, but really feel a burden and strong interest in finding out more. I will be using your site to further the ministry I believe God is calling me to. And then of course, to share with others. Thank you for your help and inspiration.

anonymous on June 23, 2008:

This site is such a blessing, Thank You!, I am on the flag ministry at my church and our team have been learning to make our flags and growing from sites like this one. The use of numbers is one thing that I didn't know...that information will prove helpful in our quest to be servants and vessels for the Fathers use...Thanks again

anonymous on June 17, 2008:

IAM BLESSED TO SE YOUR SIDE !!WORD CAN'T NOT TELL HOW I FEEL IN MY HEART !! GOD BLESS YOU SISTER IN CHRIST!! Your site has been very instrumental in aiding me in starting a flag ministry at my place of worship. I've learned a lot..♥♥♥ Your gift of sharing this information has been a blessing to me and others! Be Blessed!♥LOVE!♥♥


anonymous on March 12, 2008:

Your site has been very instrumental in aiding me in starting a flag ministry at my place of worship. I've learned a lot and have recommended your site to quite a few people. Your gift of sharing this information has been a blessing to me and others! Be Blessed!

anonymous on February 18, 2008:

I am very interested in learning how to make Praise and Worship flags, streamers, banners and others Worship accessories for my church. With me learning this I can teach others at my church the same thing.

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