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  • Patric Nast posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years ago

    Ah, here is an excerpt from my recipe for Ribs on reinforcing with tape. Hope this helps Reinforcing the ribs- On top of clean cutting board or surface lay out one drilled rib. Stretch out a measure of strapping tape and cut a piece about 13” long. Apply this tape on to top of rib. lining up edge […]

  • Patric Nast posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years ago

    Hey there Steven sorry I didn’t see your post until now. Sounds like you are on a good track to fashion yourself a set of fans. The bamboo ribs you stripped the paper off should be sanded down a bit if there is any adhesive or paper remnant left behind. You should also make your self […]

  • Dorian Davenport 2 weeks, 5 days said ago: For those of us that would be interested in a detailed step-by-step instruction manual that are unable to travel, would there ever be a way for that to be explained, sent, paid for, etc?

    Good news, Dorian – I’ve been converting the articles from one of our souvineer books, and they are […]

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years ago

    Oh, one more thing I forgot:  One ply of fabric, or two?  As in, are the spines sandwiched between two layers of cloth, or just stuck onto one?

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years ago

    Thanks for the reply Gary!  I was starting to think no one was listening…lol.  So…. you just glue them on?  No sewing, extending the spines with filament tape, etc etc etc?  (Of course, I go for the hardest possible route every time, never thought of using “just glue”…)  So, if it’s glue, which kind?

  • Patric Nast posted on the forum topic Fabrics for flagging…. in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years ago

    I suggest you try making a pair both ways and see what works best for you. I myself cut the cords in the corner. As I prefer the flatness and the aesthetics of the 90degree corner. Though many people I know prefer to fold rather than cut the weights. Just remember there is no wrong way […]

  • Gary Chambers posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years ago

    Hi Steven,  I flag at fly quite often.  As far as fans go, I hope this helps.  Your right on track as far as wrapping the spines with tape.  Hope you remembered to remove that metal grommit from the base and replace it with a piece of soft lacing (this lossens up the fans and allows them […]

  • Christine posted on the forum topic Hello! in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years ago

    Thank you for the info! Neon, when I made mine, I just folded over the fabric and used the zig zag pattern over the weights to cover them up 🙂 Hope this is helpful. 

  • Steven posted on the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years, 1 month ago

    Well, its been awhile with no responses.  So, I’m in the process of muddling through it myself, and documenting steps along the way.  If everything turns out in working order, I will be publishing my instructions here for anyone who cares to read it.

  • The cords are bent at the corner and are rolled in the fabric edge.  It’s a little difficult to explain – a tutiorial with pictures will show what I mean better.  But the cords are rolled in the fabric edge through the corner as well.  Some people do cut the cords at the corrner, as it is […]

  • Neon posted on the forum topic Fabrics for flagging…. in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years, 1 month ago

    Phillip, do you cut the cords at the corner or just use a single strip for both sides? I am trying to see in my head how you roll the fabric around the cords yet keep the square shape at the end (or do you even care since it’s swirling around so fast LOL! 🙂 Hope you […]

  • Sewing normally (no liner):  I roll the cord into the edge of the silk and use a zigzag stitch for the entire distance of the cord.  I usually stitch each of the cords separately so everything is locked in tight and can’t migrate.   Adding a liner:  I fold the cord into the strip of fabric and zigzag it into […]

  • No prob – the next time I sew the weight liners I’ll be sure to take pictures. I’m not sure if i was clear before about how the liner goes into the edge: Sewing weights normally, I roll the weights into the edge of the fabric, so there are several layers of fabric around the cord, and then […]

  • Neon posted on the forum topic Fabrics for flagging…. in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years, 1 month ago

    Phillip, thanks for the new look! Love me some WordPress 😉 I have a question about this comment:   “To make silk flags really sturdy, the weigths can be sewing into a strip of cloth before sewing into the silk.  The weights can be sewing into this “weight liner” using the standard zig-zag stitch, and then the liner […]

  • Steven started the forum topic Fan Design in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years, 1 month ago

    Hello Everyone!  I’m in the process of building a set of fans from a very old set of memories.  Ok, it’s only been 8 years, but I wasn’t entirely sober at the time when I got a crash course from a couple great guys in a Toronto club about how to build fans.  The guys names […]

  • Neon posted on the forum topic Hello! in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years, 1 month ago

    Hey Christine, I just started myself and have a set of new flags myself. They work well but I’m not sure how to “hide” the weighting. If anyone has any close up images of the creation process on what your style of sewing the weights in, I’d be most appreciative!
    – Neon

  • Christine started the forum topic Hello! in the group Group logo of Flagging ForumFlagging Forum: 11 years, 1 month ago

    Hello everyone! Just joined and was browsing through the wonderful pics and they are just amazing. I recently got into flagging and I am still learning. I did make 2 practice sets of flags using the tutorial I found here. They didn’t turn out bad and actually work well. I am interested in learning more and […]

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