A while back a client brought us a special antique flag of the United States, she was looking to frame it, preserve it and wanted to present to her father as a gift.
This particular flag had been well used during its prime and it was not in perfect condition. It was faded and the material was very thin, it had been stretched from its original rectangular shape to more of an irregular parallelogram.
The shape of the flag really gave us the opportunity to think outside the box as to how to mount this flag in a frame in the most presentable way.
Amy came up with the idea of sewing the flag down in a way that would make it appear as if it was waving in the wind.
This took awhile and was fun to do. We used a small amount of batting to puff up the flag in specific places to help give it the feel of movement.
We started at the top left corner where the flag had originally hung from the pole as this is where its now natural shape started. We laid it out over and over to get the perfect amount of folds, batting and stitching so that this flag looked as if it was blowing in the wind.