Saturday, August 29, 2009

Put out more flags!

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?

4 comments:

Neil Corbett said...

We made our pennants by cutting triangles out of plastic carrier bags. We had a big collection of these from all kinds of stores and the result is not only colourful but people also have fun in spotting what shops they all came from!

Andy said...

Why the bunting Sarah? You thinking of carrying all that on Chertsey? ;-)

Sarah said...

Do keep up! It's for Tarporley to wear at the Angel Festival next weekend.

Halfie said...

Thats... 320 pennants, assuming a side of each triangle is attached to the tape, or 321 if corners are attached (unlikely) and there's one at each end.