It was the summer of , and the Gay Community Center in San Francisco swarmed with dozens of young hippies flitting between ironing boards, sewing machines and trash cans filled with colorful dye. Something inclusive. Something hopeful. Segerblom and Paul Langlotz, a Larchmont marriage and family therapist who witnessed the making of the giant banners, said Baker had been their friend and roommate but that as he traveled the world promoting the flag over the years, the stories of the other artists eventually fell by the wayside. He spent his life spreading this symbol.
Earlier this week I shared with you my fun with Shibori tie dying and promised I would show you how I created each design …so here we go. Gather sections of fabric- you can mark them with pins to get a more uniform pattern and make little towers about an inch tall. Wrap these towers with string. A single golf ball in the center of the fabric gathered together with a few spaced out elastic bands. Pinch up a area of your fabric offset from the center. Secure with string and twist the rest of the fabric into a sausage shape and wrap with string.