pennants!

So, I started making pennants…

Each is the same size and shape, and hand-sewn using different stitches. Theoretically, this will remind me how to sew, and be a good use of random small scraps of fabric.

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The first two hung off a lamp, using chopsticks.

 

After the first couple, chopsticks weren’t doing it for me. Initially, I thought I could press the ends of a metal tubes together, punch a hole through the flat area (as is sometimes done in jewelry making) and string the tubes together with s-hooks.

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Initial sketch for hanging

 

However, the tubing I bought was a little too thick for that plan. No matter—some left over wire, threaded through the cut tubes and folded over, did the trick!

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Copper tubing, tube cutter, pennant with complete hanging rod, wire thru tube, wirecutters

 

Additionally, hanging them on a chain, rather than just stringing them together with the hooks, lets me replace or move them as I add, or—procrastinate, as you can see from the three that are still in pins awaiting stitches.

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The first set hanging in a doorway. (Two still need stitches!)

 

More to come!

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