TestimonialNational Trust This is a rather belated thank you to you and your team for working so hard to get the flag here for us in good time. It is now flying high on top of the Corinthian Arch here at Stowe. Again our thanks Regards Ivy
A decorative design made with one material sewn over another, trimmed out to reveal the design.
Small souvenir style flag for display inside.
Specially made flag for personal or one off design ie a logo or company flag, advertising flag.
Old fashioned word for flag fabric
Small triangular or rectangular flags stitched onto tape used for street decorations, supermarket promotions, indoors and outdoors.
Triangular flag commonly flown on yachts and other maritime uses.
Two flags sewn together so their text reads correctly on both sides
Flags are generally screen printed using dye
Digitally printed flags generally using inks
Eyelets are metal that are inserted into a hole made through another material. They are generally used to reinforce the hole so ties or other can be fastened.
Embroidery is a way of decorating fabric or other designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle.
Pieces of fabrics flown on flagpoles depicting nationalities or company branding.
The end of the flag furthest away from the flagpole; (The fly end of the flag)
Decorative 3” gold bullion fringe positioned around the edge of ceremonial flags, parade flags and standards.
Rope used to raise or lower a flag
Strong polypropylene tape sewn to the hoist of flag to give the flag rigidity when flying. (Similar to the top of a net on a tennis court)
The length of flag closest to the flagpole.
Raising a flag up a flagpole
Brass clips fitted to a flag instead of traditional toggle, makes it faster to connect a flag to the flagpole halyard when hoisting and lowering a flag on a regular basis.
Fabric which prevents light from showing through. Normally used in double sided flags, preventing logos from clashing with each other.
Flag which is longer than its height ( ie two lengths to one height)
Flag reads correctly on front side and is the perfect image on the other side. This is the correct way to manufacture a flag.
Tapered triangular flag
Flag which is taller than its width (ie one length wide x three heights tall)
Industrial size (desk top printer) specially designed to print fabrics
Large (picture frames) which have a special “canvas” known as a screen. This has the design engraved on it, dye is then spread over the screen, with the fabric underneath, allowing the colour to seep through the engraved area leaving the design printed on the fabric.
Fitted to the hoist end of a flag to allow a pole to be inserted for handwaving or parade use.
Ceremonial flag used for parade purposes
Wooden shaped crosspiece fitted or inserted into a loop in the halyard/rope, to hold the flag in place on a flagpole
8’ Matching cord and tassels with the gold bullion fringe used for ceremonial flags. Normally positioned at end of pole equally divided into two 4’ lengths.
A long tapered triangular flag which is designed to wear itself away over a period of time
Used for digitally printing on wall coverings
Normally used for ceremonial flags
Ceremonial flag fabric used for manufacturing standards and parade flags (ceremonial flags).
MoD grade flag fabric weighing typically 115gsm
Generally used for digital printing
Used for appliqué work on “sewn” flags
Traditional ceremonial flag fabric manufactured from rayon and cotton (no longer available)
Has a sheen/glossy effect superb for digitally printing and advertising luxurious products
Fabric with small slits manufactured in the knitting process
MoD grade flag fabric weighing 165gsm
Traditional flag fabric used for hand sewn flags.
Also known as spun polyester for screen printing
Decorative brass shaped “arrow” finial positioned at the end of a ceremonial marching wooden flagpole.
A flange on the side of the flagpole for tying the halyard
The cord (Halyard) for the pole is located on the exterior of the pole and is fastened to a cleat.
A decorative finish for the top of a flagpole which includes the workings for the flagpole halyard (rope).
A decorative finish looking similar to an onion, positioned on the top of a flagpole which includes the workings for the flagpole halyard (rope)
Normally white and domed shaped, positioned on the top of a flagpole which includes the workings for the flagpole halyard (rope)
A 45 degree angled flagpole protruding off a larger vertical flagpole.
Rope used to raise or lower a flag
Hinged base plate:
A steel hinge positioned at the bottom of the flagpole for ease of lowering the pole
The cord (Halyard) for the pole is located inside the flagpole preventing possible flag theft.
A short pole or “boom” projecting out at 90 degrees from the top of a flagpole, allowing a flag to be sleeved over, so the flag is displayed at all times. The arm can then rotate in the wind direction, popular with Car dealerships.
Two vertical steel or wooden uprights which connect to a flagpole with long bolts to enable the pole to be lowered. These are only found on old, normally wooden flagpoles.
A horizontal pole usually fitted centrally across a vertical flagpole