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Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:34 pm

My banner arrived today and I've managed a few quick photographs;

Just unwrapped - needs ironing.
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I sent a picture showing the detail of the charges;
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From which they produced;
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Post by J Duncan of Sketraw » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:49 pm

looks Grand Stephen they have made a nice job of the work. I hope to see it in the flesh soon
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OK, SO WHO DID YOU GET TO DO THE WORK?

Post by David Wooten » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:31 pm

As it is a beautiful piece of work, we would certainly like to know who made it for you, and how we can contact him/them. Does he/they have a website?
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Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:41 pm

David

The contact details are at: http://fantastic-embroidery.50webs.com/

The price, including Western Union fees, was under £100 for my single sided banner. Each order is quoted separately.

If you make an enquiry &/or place an order please do mention my name – who knows I may get a discount next time I feel the need for a guidon or the like. ;) [I’m not on any commission.]

Lessons learnt from this exercise;

1. Tell the wife. Surprise packages from Pakistan can be unsettling.
2. Provide as much of the artwork as possible for them to copy.
3. If possible send them detailed measurements and explain exactly you want.
4. Remember English in not their first tongue.
5. A picture paints a thousand words and a blazon alone will probably mean absolutely nothing.
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Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:55 pm

I should also mention time frame.

Ordered/Paid 26June06
Completed/Posted 14July06
Arrived UK 20July06.
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Post by Guye Pennington » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:56 am

Forgive my ignorance, Stephen, but what are the dimensions of the finished work?

Many thanks!
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Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:33 am

28" by 35". They will do what size you ask for.
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Your Banner.

Post by DjMcGeachie » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:04 pm

Hi Stephen fantastic looking banner, can you please tell me what art work you had to supply in order to have your banner made.

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Post by Chap » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:05 pm

Sweet!!!! 8)
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Re: Your Banner.

Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:35 pm

DjMcGeachie wrote:Hi Stephen fantastic looking banner, can you please tell me what art work you had to supply in order to have your banner made.

Thanks,
David.
David

I supplied detailed images of the charges, as per above, and a rectangular image to give the overview of the layout.
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Post by bghamilton » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:46 pm

We are currently putting a new roof on Rockhall and conveniently have scaffold going up to roof level. On one gable end, at very high level, we have a bracket to insert a flag pole in with a bracket about four feet below to support the pole. We would like to put the flag pole in position while we have the scaffold erected and rig it so that later we can fly a standard. Can anyone explain how the rigging is done in order that we can stand on the ground while hiosting our standard.
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Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:22 pm

Brian

I would suggest a small pulley at the top of the flag pole and some sort of cleat on the wall accessible from ground level. It would be as if the flag pole it self came down to ground level.

The one disadvantage is that anyone can get to it if you’re not around. One option would be to have the cleat at a height that requires a step ladder to access it. That way any passing miscreant can't get to it easily.
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Post by C Ross of Biggar » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:00 pm

Stephen,
It looks superb in the detail. It is, if I have understood correctly, one-sided, so how will you display it? What does the reverse side look like? Presumably it is not for flying on a pole or for carrying, is it for display on e.g. a wall?
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Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:39 pm

Charles

I have been pondering that. Probably on a wall or, perhaps, carefully draped from a vertical pole. The sort of thing you see behind politicians' desks. A trip to B&Q may be in order.
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