Tag: flags

How Big Should My Flag Silks Be?

| October 6, 2011 | 2 Comments
How Big Should My Flag Silks Be?

One question that comes up almost immediately in the flag design process is determining how big the silk should be, and therefore how much fabric you need for each flag.  This is especially a concern for non-traditional sized poles, or if there are very large variances in the size of the members, to the point […]

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“In the Toaster”

| January 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you’re teaching a Regional A or Novice program there are many important details that compete for your attention.  But as I watched the Novice class perform at a local competition last spring, one technical issue jumped out at me over and over: many of the students were not staying “in the toaster” with their […]

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Semi-DIY Numbered Flags

| October 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Semi-DIY Numbered Flags

reposted on CGE with permission of the author, originally posted September 28, 2010 on her blog, “One More Time, I Promise! … Now, Do it Again.” A few weeks ago I brought you pocket watch props.  This week I present customized flags. As I previously stated, our theme this year is “It’s About Time”. We […]

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To Sew or Not to Sew (Or- how in the heck do I apply all these sequins!)

| September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment
To Sew or Not to Sew (Or- how in the heck do I apply all these sequins!)

We’ve all seen beautiful flags, glistening in the contest afternoon sunshine, alive and vibrant with carefully applied sequins.  Gorgeous, fabulous, and let’s face it one more thing we can apply sparkle to in the fall, these flags can enhance the design aspect of any show.  So, you jump onto the sequin band wagon, but then […]

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Silk Painting Tutorial: Fading Flag

| April 13, 2009 | 3 Comments
Silk Painting Tutorial: Fading Flag

Designer Angela Khebou, StellaUSA.net , has written a wonderful step-by-step how-to on painting a faded colorguard flag.  It’s a great first project if you’ve ever wanted to give painting flags a try!

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The McCormick’s Designer Color Kit: A Reader Review

| August 31, 2008 | 1 Comment
The McCormick’s Designer Color Kit: A Reader Review

Reader Rosemarie Heite Molinary shares her appreciation of the new Designer’s Color Kit from McCormicks and explains how this new tool helped her involve her students in the design process.

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Tip for Today: PVC for Swing Poles

| August 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

1/4″ PVC available from your local hardware store works great for inexpensive swing flag poles you can cut to any custom size!

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Tip for Today: Avoid PVC for Standard Poles

| August 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Don’t Use PVC for your standard size flag pole.  The inherent flexibility creates unnecessary strain on the wrist which could lead to injury.

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Tip for Today: Tape Poles Lengthwise

| August 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Taping a pole for effect?  Save tape and create a smoother surface by taping the pole in long strips lengthwise rather than taping spirally around the pole.

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Tip for Today: Tape Your Rubber Stoppers to the Pole!

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

"Play it Safe! Make sure your rubber stoppers are taped securely to your poles, otherwise the stopper and any bolts beneath could fly off and hit someone as the pole spins."

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