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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.

 

Can feather flags be repaired in Australia?

Not ALL flag banners can be repaired.  Here’s a guide on what to watch for when choosing.

 

Expert repairs can be difficult on flags unless the base fabric has a high denier count, such as 200 denier flag nylon.  This high number means the initial weave is super-strong and it will often accept re-stitching, thus increasing lifespan.

 

OzFeathers’ own high denier nylon fabric also features a special coating to aid in colour preservation (important in Australia’s weather) which isn’t found in other mass-produced flags.  This coating is a product of duPont, well-respected in the field of innovation.

Selfies feather flags

Brighter than bright! We use BOLD flag nylon on all feather banners we make.

Many lighter weight flags actually use a low-denier polyester so they are lighter in weight and weave, and, once torn, there’s often little to be done other than total replacement.

 

6 ways to extend the life of your OzFeathers flag banner –

 

1.  Keep your feather flag away from trees, shrubs, gutters and power lines.  In fact, stay clear of anything sharp.  Treat the fabric like human skin and a banner can last for years.

 

2. At the close of day, roll your banner around the pole before carrying inside, remembering not to drag along abrasive ground.

 

3. OzFeathers’ 200 denier nylon can be washed with confidence – gentle cycle on the washing machine, and use pre-wash spray on soiled areas first.

 

4. The minute any damage to the weave is spotted, contact our repair dept. and learn how to arrange for return & repairs. When caught early, snags and tears can be swiftly rectified, and your banner will be returned looking like new!

 

5. Daily use in rain, shine, windy gales or sheeting hail may cause faster wear, but, with the increase in foot traffic due to your flag banner’s efficiency, your advertising budget will more than cover any replacements.

 

6. Lastly, our supplied user-instructions offer many TIPS (shortcuts to success) for extending the fabric’s lifespan.

 

The longer your feather flag lasts, the better your bottom line – meaning less stress and expense for you.

 

Here’s a fine example of how GREAT advertising is made here in Willunga, SA. as shown here for Alexandrina Council.

 

 

I WANT A FEATHER FLAG BUT CAN’T DRAW…

Ice cream flag banner

Willunga-made, feather flag

Barrelling down the highway in the car, one eye on the road, the other on signposts, and there’s just ONE feather flag banner waving vividly up ahead.  Aha!

 

Now I know where to slow down and pull in to visit my favourite (fill in the gap) winery / coffee shop / hairdresser / ice cream seller!

 

Without that waving, or the bright colours, and your super-bold message, we might have driven straight past and not realised your business was even open.  Heaven forbid!

 

Thinking outside the box and beyond newspaper ads. or letter box drops is the key to catching traffic’s attention in 2018.  Think of the hundreds or thousands of cars which pass you every single day.  Sometimes TWICE daily.  Imagine the bottom line boosted if just 10% of that traffic stops to shop?

 

New traffic on a daily basis makes feather banners the win-win solution.

 

Bright and eye-catching, they’re highly visible above any sized vehicle and cost nothing to maintain (except an occasional wash) with a lifespan averaging almost 3 years.  OzFeathers prove that advertising isn’t difficult.

 

Just one investment offers over 365 different advertising possibilities – potentially a new position every day!  One message, and movable – like rearranging furniture to brighten a room.

 

A well-designed flag-banner becomes a most-effective employee, working for around 50 cents per day and one who won’t ask for holidays. Even bad weather won’t faze them.

 

One single feather flag can be seen from every angle, all the while using FREE wind-energy.

 

They remain bright & cheerful even when the weather isn’t, and never ask for a pay rise.

 

It’s time to be the brightest STAR in your street!  Check out in this video HOW Willunga-made flags are stunningly different.

 

OzFeathers will create your ultimate advertising tool – FREE design work, with FREE delivery before Christmas 2018 if you say you’ve seen this BLOG post.

 

Check out our Facebook page for latest designs, then call or email for your free delivery and priority queue position!

Ask your Flag Banner Maker these 3 Questions!

 

  1. Where are OzFeathers made? (What about after-sales service?…)
  2. If we need spare parts or repairs, where can we do this?
  3. What is the fabric like? – is it bright, bold and tough?

 

Imported flag banners’ material is thin.  Usually only 50 denier, which is similar to shower curtain thickness. They would be okay for weekend events and short-term advertising, as they’re often only bright-looking for a few short months.

 

BUT!  Flag banners from OzFeathers are made from 100% flag nylon fabric, which is 200 denier.  Tougher at four times thicker, offering a working lifespan of around 3 years, without needing much care & attention.

 

Custom feather banners

You need to BE DIFFERENT – to BE SEEN

 

Our all-sewn applique process (we only use Willunga sewists) is totally unlike printed or teardrop flags, see for yourself here!

 

Applique BioR

NO INKS! Brightest colour-fast designs with no-run colour.

 

Why are OzFeathers always brighter?

 

Our 100% flag nylon is pre-dyed which holds colour for longer. Absolutely no chance of the colour running when it rains.

 

We’re Willunga locals – a family-owned workshop – so you’re talking with the people who run the business. We know the importance of “I need help NOW!”

 

How long do flag banners last? – actually translates to, “How long will my advertising WORK for me?  How soon will I need to replace my banners?”

 

Answer? = When averaging 8 hours every day, in wind AND rain, no sick days, no holidays, and without complaint, expect no less than 1000 days.  Compare that to printed flags which start their “wear factor” at a few months.  Your OzFeathers banner is an unpaid employee – it can often be your hardest worker.

 

CONCLUSION – To be seen these days it’s important to BE DIFFERENT. Let OzFeathers design YOUR different, and watch that bottom line soar – call today, we’re locals (08) 8556 2681 – why wait?!