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Watson
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Could anyone steer me in the direction of where I could get a silk which looks like the Scottish Flag? The one with the St. Andrews Cross, not the Lion.

Thanks,

Matt H.
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RJE
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Matt,

It may not exist.

The problem lies with demand. Customizing silks by professional printers/dyers is expensive. It is only the bulk numbers that can bring the unit costs down.

The mis-made American flag for example, can be had for prices as low as $30.00. We recently released a mis-made Canadian flag set (which includes 5 good quality silks in every set) and we have to charge about 3 times that amount. The reason being that the American flag sets are produced in the thousands, the Canadian flag sets in the dozens.

So, that being said, it is likely (although not necessarily definite) that no one has invested in mass producing the flag you are looking for in silk, in the size and quality, that you would like.

I would recommend that you contact Bob Sanders here at the Café. He can give you tips on how you can alter a silk yourself to get the single flag that you want.

Alternatively, you can spend well in excess of $100.00 to have one professionally done.

Good luck and happy hunting.
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It depends upon what size you are looking at, but, you can also think out of the box. Sometimes there are shirts, scarfs, and other apparel that have the emblem on it and you can cut it out and hem the item. You can also use a computer and perhaps print on a light weight cloth the same as they print t-shirts.
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Watson
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Picked up a 12x18" nylon St. Andrews flag from US Flag Store.

Going to try and change a blue and a white silk (about 9" each) into the flag.

It folds up fairly small. Thanks for the suggestins.

Matt H.
The Celtic Conjurer - Insperata Floruit!
Bob Sanders
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Matt,

Normally with a flag 12x18 we would use 12" solid color silks. If your are using 9" silks due to space available, use a 9" diamond cut instead. They look like a 12" square.

Good Luck!

Bob Sanders
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Watson
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Thank you for your tip Mr. Sanders.

Matt H.
The Celtic Conjurer - Insperata Floruit!
magicians
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On 2009-03-17 20:04, Watson wrote:
Picked up a 12x18" nylon St. Andrews flag from US Flag Store.

Going to try and change a blue and a white silk (about 9" each) into the flag.

It folds up fairly small. Thanks for the suggestins.

Matt H.

You can use "FLAGTASTICK" method to do the change.
http://www.tricks.ws
look for flagtastick link
demo at http://www.magicians.tv
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