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OzFeathers as Leaders in Australia for Hand-Crafted Banner Flags

We believe marketing banners should stay bright for more than a few months, and to achieve that, we start with tougher, brighter fabrics.

South Coast Athletics logo required some fine, careful stitching.

We were approached by Victor Harbor’s South Coast Athletics to create and craft new display flags to represent their motto of “Fun, Family and Fitness”

The penguin logo caught our hearts immediately, and the challenge was on! For this club, we chose two sizes, our standard 5 metre, plus a compact 3 metre, better suited to being carried during parades.

Work always begins with the pattern – cutting every piece of our 200 denier flag nylon to size, in the same way a leadlight artist might slice coloured glass to shape.

Each letter, each stripe, meticulously cut BEFORE sewing them into place.

For this design, we needed Navy, white and UN Blue to perfectly match the club logo. For added highlights, all seams were stitched with colour-matched sewing thread to enhance the seam-lines when backlit by the sun.

“Impact over conservative” describes the results that were achieved in this task. Working with this brightest-of-all fabric, we were able to produce a strong impact by using stand-out-bold placement of the text.

Results show that the highly-recognisable penguin draws our attention first, quickly followed by the simplistic font-styled message.

Working each design with high impact results in mind.

Guaranteed to withstand Australian weather conditions far better than any product of this type – sturdy commercial grade flag material worked with industrial-strength fully-sewn components – OzFeathers flags really are more than “a cut above the rest”.

Messaging needs to have a purpose – to be effective, to have impact, and to be rememberable!

Not forgetting the added morale boost which will certainly take this lively group to (pardon the pun) higher levels…!?

OzFeathers’ designs courtesy of Linda Sanders, contactable here.

Aussie Feather Banners Fit Fibreglass Flag Pole, Hand-crafted in Adelaide, SA

Anzac Pride – feather flag on telecoping fibreglass pole. Quick & easy!

Thinking of displaying some Aussie pride on your own front yard flag pole?  

… but can’t imagine having a permanent flag pole in the middle of your lawn? 

Feather banners by OzFeathers make the perfect solution; they’re moveable, quick to self-install, and the flags can be personalised to suit what mood you’re in.

Using our fibreglass telescopic pole system, appliqued designs can be both decorative and loyalty-inspiring… something with an Aussie theme, or maybe a full-colour art piece to show off among your own stunning garden display?

We make no charge for artwork. 

Resident fabric artist, Linda Sanders, can work any idea into a showpiece.  Examples here show how a single banner flag can be both patriotic AND decorative.

Feather flags Willunga
Show allegiance however suits! Go Australia!

Linda works in the applique-sewn style, and each artistic scene will glow every day once the sunlight hits the fabric.  This is 100% flag nylon, known to be the brightest and strongest of all the flag materials.  Washable too.

Taking some pictorial ideas and creating memorable scenes to possibly re-create the honeymoon idyll or even an adventurous holiday is where Linda works best.  Rather than storing your precious memories on a disk then forgetting where you left them, these “holiday snap” images can be enjoyed on a daily basis in your own backyard.

Holidays memories hidden on your computer?
Time to put your happy times in your own garden.

All our work is carried out in Willunga – hand-cut, painstakingly machine sewn, and with a repair service covering any unexpected mishaps.

Rich colours abound – this nylon fabric welcomes sunlight! – and with the UV-inhibitor coating applied during the milling process to reduce the rate of fade, your flag pole display will be appealing far beyond your next holiday.

It’s our firm belief that feather flag banners ought to stay stunningly bright for much longer than just a few months; these all-sewn “fabric leadlight” OzFeathers are the only flag banners of their type in Australia. 

Expect lifespans in years, not months.

Time to ask what Linda can design for you?  Oh so easy to use…

Need to ask a question or two?… Contact us today – phone 8556 2681 or use the Contact Us form.

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HOW are Feather Flag Banners Made in Adelaide?


In our Willunga-based workshop, each feather banner begins with a customer’s pattern… this will have been designed earlier by Linda Sanders (no extra artwork / set up charge) and confirmed as “the one” by the customer.


This pattern is laid out on our fully-lit workbench; the bold pattern lines form the guide for the design, indicating which coloured fabric goes where.


The OzFeather applique process is somewhat similar to glass leadlight, or even mosaic work, where the laying & cementing of tile pieces slowly produces the bigger picture.  Instead of broken crockery, we’re using heat-sealed slivers of pre-dyed fabrics.

Banner fabric cut & sewn

Instead of broken crockery we’re using heat-sealed slivers of pre-dyed fabrics.

How do we know which colours to put where? – this is dictated by referring to the approved proof.  Any part of a logo which is red requires Canada Red fabric.  Anything to be yellow could require either FM Yellow or Spanish Yellow, all depending on whether the logo is wanting a fluorescent or a natural shade.  With over 40 dye colours to choose from, there’s no issue with finding the right match.

SolarMax colour range

Our UV-inhibitor coated flag nylon comes in over 40 solid colour dyes.

Next step will be to wield the hot-cut iron, and carefully slice up the coloured fabrics.  This step is a little like making a jigsaw puzzle, where you’ve drawn the picture first yourself and then sliced it into individual pieces.  An experienced cutter finds this work enervating – there are so many colours and a myriad of shapes to work with, making sure the hot iron and soft flesh never make contact!


Piece by piece, the full image materialises.  Logos are cut and welded into place.  Text letters are cut individually, lined up carefully and then also welded into place.  When all the “jigsaw pieces” are attached / tacked together, it’s off to the sewing machine.


Polyester thread zigzag

How to make a SOLID design even stronger – sew in zigzag with polyester-core thread.

Working with polyester-core sewing thread and a heavy-duty zigzag stitch, an industrial machine will whizz through the work to ensure that each welded seam is firmly applique-encased with thread.  Much like a caterpillar spinning a cocoon, or a spider weaving its web around the prey.


At this stage, work is checked for quality control, making sure that no raw edges are left uncovered  and all seams are anchored securely, as the OzFeather will need to withstand Australia’s uniquely harsh weather conditions.


The task of attaching the reinforcement binding is the shortest job of all, taking only a matter of minutes.  We use a UV-stabilised edging tape which is well-suited to daylight.


Leaving only the sleeve to fit, the end is in sight.  We use the same heavy-duty flag nylon for the sleeve as we do for the banner to ensure there is no “weakest link”.


Finally, adding a top cap of 1000denier strength Cordura, then the necessary shock-absorbing bungee cord, it’s “job complete”.


Linda likes to add the date at this point to help keep lifespan – our customers can see at a quick glance how well their advertising is working for an average of just 35¢ each day.


From the first banner made in 1998, up to the most recent in January 2020, it’s always been our firm belief that feather flag banners ought to stay stunningly bright for much longer than just a few months.  That’s why we make OzFeathers to be tougher, brighter and sturdier from UV-inhibitor-coated flag nylon; these are the only banners of their type in Australia.


Expect lifespans in years, not months.  And now… HOW it happens, a short movie!


If you’re now thinking about big, bold messages in stunningly bright colours, now’s the time to ask what Linda can design for you.

How to Find the Right Design for a Flag Banner


Small business owners need to be seen, but often think, “I only want something simple”.


Now consider speed of traffic and the brief recognition time for a “simple” marker to be seen.  And, not only seen, but also be readable.


Here’s where we can turn “simple” into something punchy & brilliant.


Two local businesses had major messages to showcase to passing traffic, and with OzFeathers’ spark of WOW! this pair of eye-catching feather banners presented solutions.


Excitement creates curiosity in the viewer.


From Willunga Physiotherapy at Aldinga, “…just put up our feather.  The hands move with the wind!!  Love it.”



And why not?  These Physios use their hands to manipulate aching joints, so where a static sign might say “we’re here”, this brilliantly waving banner EXPLAINS how soothing these specialists’ hands will be.


Feather flag waving hands Physiotherapist

“My, what BIG hands you have!!”


Myponga’s Smiling Samoyed Brewery, which is set back off the main street, could easily be missed without something bright and active to stop traffic in its tracks.


Time to show creative edge by featuring their in-house brewery expert, Hoppy the real “Smiling Samoyed”.  At this size, Hoppy – with his eagerly lolling tongue – looks extremely inviting.


Hoppy Smiling Samoyed Brewery fether banner Myponga

“I’m Hoppy and I’m big, white & fluffy… want to sample my beer?”


Who doesn’t enjoy a craft-brewed beverage?  Hoppy waves at visitors, drawing you into his den, knowing you’re going to love your visit.


Both of these are Linda Sanders’ designs, and she tells us she focuses on attracting attention at distance.  “Every feather banner is a waving flag, shouting, “come over here!” giving drivers time to slow down and into YOUR carpark” she says.


Working with punchy, powerful (often singular) messages, there’s no doubt that this advertising format is excellent value for money.


Keep It Simple Stupid – K.I.S.S.


Either in the caring hands of the Physio or under the watchful eye of a furry Samoyed, all proving that “simple” can also be fantastically brilliant.


Do you need TO BE SEEN?


Do you have a simple message needing a bit of zhoozhing?


Follow this link and let OzFeathers be your answer.