The Banner of my Arms - Part 1

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Chas Charles-Dunne
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The Banner of my Arms - Part 1

Postby Chas Charles-Dunne » 02 Dec 2015, 19:07

So because of a bulk order of flags by Martin Goldstraw, John Duncan of Sketraw, the Armorial Register and me, we were able to get a good price. Now as it happens, I have a collection of flags - England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, USA, Royal Scotland, various Royal family, UK, East Anglia and various other counties.

They all have the same fault (including the new banner). That is to say, grommets have been put at the hoist end top and bottom. Well, that is OK (ish), but it is not very professional. What it means is that all the strain is taken by the flag itself - not how I wanted it.

So I dis-assembled the banner, put two new teardrop grommets in the ends of a good quality rope, hard stitched this to a length of good canvas and finally stitched the banner on to canvas.

Now all the strain is taken by the rope, with a little on the canvas, but importantly, none on the banner itself.

So let us have some pictures to explain it all -

Teardrop grommets at both ends of the rope.

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Hoist end at the top, clearly showing the canvas which is doubled over. The clothes pegs are to hold the banner together as it goes through the sewing machine.

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Bottom end of the hoist. The rope is a banner's width longer than the banner.

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More to come
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Re: The Banner of my Arms - Part 1

Postby Chas Charles-Dunne » 02 Dec 2015, 19:10

Me - burning the midnight oil - sewing up the hoist.

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Here it is on the back of a door. Shows the positioning of the rope.

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Re: The Banner of my Arms - Part 1

Postby Chas Charles-Dunne » 02 Dec 2015, 19:23

Time to go outside.

Well it has taken weeks! Every day was too windy, or too wet, or I had appointments, or, or, or ...

Finally, a gusty day, bright and not wet.

The trouble with gusts is that when it is blowing and the banner is flying is not the moment I am photographing. As soon as I press the shutter, the wind dies and the banner looks like a dead tea towel!

So lots of pictures just to get a couple that look good.

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A close up.

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Finally, back home and the banner folded up ready for the next outing. I still have to make a bag for it.

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Re: The Banner of my Arms - Part 1

Postby Martin Goldstraw » 03 Dec 2015, 10:55

What an excellent and informative write up. Thanks Chas, you are clearly a talented chap.
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Cheshire Heraldry
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Re: The Banner of my Arms - Part 1

Postby Mike_Oettle » 06 Dec 2015, 15:43

Very nicely done, Chas.
Makes me think about a banner for myself . . .
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life.
[Proverbs 14:27]

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Re: The Banner of my Arms - Part 1

Postby Mark Henderson » 08 Dec 2015, 02:04

Very detailed and helpful information, Chas. Your flag looks great. Thank you for sharing this!
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Mark Anthony Henderson
Commonwealth of Virginia


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