Saturday, 28 December 2013

tasselitious ....

Well tassels for flags that is. 

I noticed that the silver thread from a Xmas present tag would make a great material for doing my own flag tassels, a visit to a local emporium today yielded some gold and silver thread (about 1mm thick) - shown below with the tag thread in the middle...
 The trick is to tie two knots at the right point on a length, so used an simple reference measure see below
 it is a bit fiddly getting the knots correctly positioned but after doing a few I'm getting the hang of it. To affix to the flag pole requires another tie loop knot at the top of the flag - with a touch of super glue to hold. A couple of examples of my home made tassels applied to infantry and cavalry standards...


  1. Fantastic idea and execution! I'll file this one away for future use.

    Best Regards,


  2. What a grand idea, sir. Thank you for coming up with it and sharing it with all of us.

    -- Jeff

  3. Very well idea! I always are looking for some stuff to build this details on the flags. Thanks for that!!

  4. Excellent Economical Solution- Well Done!