Monday 7 March 2016

Union Flag

Hi Laura here today,

To go along with the Tricolore and the Saltaire I was asked by Ali at Crafty Ribbons to make a Union Flag to decorate the show stand at U.K craft fairs.  From my experience with the other two I knew it was not going to be easy...

But I selected my ribbons and then added some more - these flags eat ribbon!!  No matter how big the pile of ribbons you start with, it just disappears in to the flag!

I planned my proportions and angles on paper first and then set to work attaching red drops of ribbon in the middle.  The next step was to fill either side with white and red combinations - in effect making a St George's Cross.

Then when that step was complete I added the blues and the narrow red for the cross of St Patrick.

To make a flag like this you will need:
A large selection of red, white and blue lace and ribbon.
London bus ribbon.
English Hearts ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

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