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COUNTDOWN TO POLAND 2019 – Flag Banners Display by SA Artists

 

Being invited to participate as the Australian representatives at the 9th Leba International Kite Festival Poland, OzFeathers will definitely be adding some Down Under sparkle!

 

Feather flag banners are predominantly known in South Australia as “business / street advertising”, and can be found waving at oncoming traffic outside small to medium-sized business enterprises.  They work as the “LOOK OVER HERE!” attraction to passing traffic.

Feather Banners Poland

Willunga South Australia to Poland – fabric artists on show.

 

To have the chance to display some of our unique Australian-focus fabric banner art is quite an honour, and we’re counting down the days, until the weekend of 30th August 2019.

 

 

 

This international kite festival ranks HIGH in northern Europe, with kite and fabric artists invited from all around the globe. Australia might just be the furthest point from the event’s location, so we’ll pack as much as we can to wow! audiences with our unique and bright designs, showcasing our Aussie-ness with pride.

 

 

 

Back in the Willunga workshop, each OzFeather flag is custom-designed to suit the necessary theme, then precision-cut using a heat-seal tool to ensure maximum lifespan.

 

Pre-dyed flag-nylon fabric is used in all our feather banners for its proven high-level durability in the Australian sun.  Dyes outlast inks in the main, with some banners still working at 7 years.

 

The creation of each new design involves hand-working the images to their sewable state, with all the coloured pieces firmly sewn together to produce Australia’s ONLY all-applique advertising.

 

These waving ads. immediately turn a hard-to-see location into a STAND OUT address, which is where ALL businesses want their new customers to be.

Coolum 2009 mural banners

A South Australian artist, promoting Sydney & Uluru, in Queensland!

Some of the art designs we’ll be packing for Poland will include examples of our amazing bird life, maybe some stunning scenery (as seen at the IGA Coolum Kite Festival, QLD), and definitely the odd quirky theme or two.  Everything that’s needed to let families know that Australians are a likeable lot.

 

We’ve heard many names for banner flags since we first introduced our feather designs to SA in 1998, e.g. “tall flaggy things”, “teardrop flags”, and the ubiquitous “Bali flags”, but our own name, OzFeathers, was carefully selected as it connects two very important factors; our feather-shaped all-sewn banners are 100% made in Australia, and more exactly, in Willunga S.A.

 

 

Since our humble beginnings in 1998 we’ve designed for, and shipped to, customers in England, France, USA, Canada, Tahiti, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand – not bad for a family business based in Willunga!

 

Easy to find us too – Ph 08 8556 2681, or email.

Want a Flag Banner to Be Seen? – How to Find the Right Design.

Gallery designs compared

Which style of Art Gallery are YOU?

When you worry about being seen, but say, “I want something simple”, our designer knows how to turn ORDINARILY PLAIN into SUPER PUNCHY & BRILLIANT!

 

These messages at left both say “Gallery”, but only one has that added spark of WOW! – Excitement which creates curiosity in the viewer.

 

Which should you choose?

 

Are you hidden or set back from the street?
Does your competition overshadow your building?
Is it time to let your creative edge shine?

 

Linda Sanders creates all her feather banner layouts to attract attention at distance.  Every one is a fully-waving flag screaming, “come over here!” giving drivers plenty of time to slow down, to park in YOUR car park.

 

Advertising needs to be kept fresh to stay relevant.

 

Have you ever needed to find an address – while handling heavy traffic – then accidentally missed the turn-in driveway?  With just one of Linda’s punchy designs, this problem would disappear, as with this Gallery customer’s dilemma.

 

Linda’s “LOOK, I’M HERE!” banners feature up to 4 key words – although a single, powerful message definitely has the biggest effect.

 

The text is then large enough to be seen at 500 metres (that’s half a km.), it will wave oh-so-appealingly to show your exact location, and feature leap-at-you colours just as Linda’s recommended colour schemes invariably are.

Qatar banners, bold messages

Can you SEE me now?!

Don’t panic if you can’t draw – Linda will plan and prepare vivid layouts, using easy-to-read fonts, and aiming for maximum lifespan.

 

Now, if you think you need TO BE SEEN, follow this link to ask how OzFeathers can be your answer.

Do You Repair Feather Flags, or Throw Them Away?

We DEFINITELY repair our OzFeathers banner flags, refreshing them back to near-new where possible.  Advertising shouldn’t need throwing away every few months, no way!

Damaged flag banner now repaired

Made new 2017, refreshed 2 years later and this OzFeather is working HARD!

This flag nylon is 200 denier – that means “tough enough to take repairs” – and since we manufacture all our own OzFeathers right here, we have all the fabric colours plus the original design patterns which means that any part of the original flag banner can easily be re-made.

 

Imagine pranging your car and throwing it away just because you have a dent!!??

 

Our latest repair job is for Australian Boutique Premium Wines of McLaren Vale.  For two complete years their waving advertising has attracted attention to their shop in the “old” McLaren Vale shopping centre. That’s 24 months – longer than Yellow Pages, or a business association membership – of non-stop “LOOK HERE!”

 

Sadly, their two OzFeathers flag banners incurred some “busy main road traffic grime” along with a few wintry, windy days having attacked one or two seams.

Flag banners canbe repaired

Looks can be deceptive. Slightly worn, but NOT worn out. FIXABLE!

So, into the workshop – a quick trim, some new fabric, re-stitching and… good as new.  Advertising which keeps on working – but only with our 200 denier heavy duty nylon.

 

Tips for extending lifespan include
1. Be clear of trees, shrubs, gutters on buildings, anything sharp or rough.
2. Avoid dragging on the ground – treat like human skin.
3. Sponge clean after dirt appears, or gentle cycle in the washing machine.
4. When damage is caught early, repairs are simple.  Much harder on weary threads.
5. Wear & tear varies determined by location & weather, but average life can be 3 years or more.
6. Check instructions to be sure on how-to-use, these tips can save money!

 

When you’re wanting to reduce waste in landfill, consider banners of “200 denier flag nylon” for their longest lifespan; they’re only available in Australia from OzFeathers.

 

Semaphore Kite Festival Delights, Featuring Willunga’s Feather Flag Lady, Linda Sanders

 

Where at Easter time 2019 could you find skies filled with kites of all colours where the the sands come alive with the dazzling colours of the rainbow – all eager to wave to the massing crowds up onto the jetty?  It’s Semaphore Beach (of course!) for the annual kite festival featuring kite makers and fliers from around Australia and beyond.

 

Linda’s banners, lining the sandy avenue from pathway to waterline, included a selection of her exquisitely detailed feather flag designs, all of which were created in her Willunga studio.

Feather flags Easter kite festival

Wind & sunshine are FREE – let’s get a wriggle on…

Unlike printed or teardrop-style advertising flags – the types often seen outside car yards – OzFeathers are aesthetically extreme in their opposite-ness.
Stunningly unique.
Statues which move.
Colours dazzling with the sunlight.

Feather banners tall and waving

We’re showing you our best side in the sunshine – but wait, every side is our BEST side!

Mesmeric undulation capturing the eye and imagination of all ages.

 

Now, over in the bird world, the brighter the feathers in the male’s plumage, the fitter he appears to his potential mate.  Linda enlarges on this premise with her cleverly planned colour schemes, to achieve maximum effect once the sun’s rays hit.

 

Linda’s applique technique has been likened to leadlight glass work.  Leadlighting involves individual slivers of coloured glass being carefully cut to a pattern, then inlaying them alongside each other before anchoring to the design.

 

In OzFeathers, a similar method is used with individual pieces of pre-dyed flag nylon first cut to a pattern then hot-welded into the design before being firmly sewn together.

 

Coloured fabric “windows” waiting to act on the wind’s breath, simultaneously dancing with sunbeams… wind energy is FREE! 

 

All this, and Australian made, bringing attention-seeking into the 21st Century. Suddenly, the task of being seen is easily solved with a mere 500g of art-mural, providing you’ve had Linda’s hand on the other end of the design process!

Inlaid applique fully-sewn in Willunga feather flag

Cut the colours, weld the colours, sew everything together FIRMLY!

More details (or to contact Linda direct) from this link.