Today has been spent in honest toil, producing a grand total of 240 feet of bunting before the tape ran out. At one flag per nine inches, that's... an awful lot of pennants individually cut out and stapled. In the process, however, I invented the Tape-o-Matic (viz a pencil shoved through the middle of the reel of tape and seated in the top of a handily crenellated vase) to avoid tangling issues. So I paid about 3p a yard for that tape - bargain! I used nearly all the tablecloth fabric though, so it was lucky I bought the extra.
Now, does anyone know how to untwist long ropes?