Red Dragon Flagmakers - a brief overview of our flag and flagpole work to date.
We'd like to show you the variety of flag making work we cover. This list is by no means exhaustive but does give a great idea of the scope of our ability to design and make flags of every size and description.
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Punk Union chairWe exhibited at the Procurex Cardiff exhibition in November 2017 on a stand give to us by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) to promote supported (social) businesses as part of the Welsh public procurement supply chain.
Flags for a French ChateauWe received an urgent commission to make custom flags in time for a wedding held in a French Chateau this summer. We produced three different versions of the same design. The first was a traditional sewn woven polyester flag with custom colour dyed taffeta detail appliqued to the base. Robust enough to to fly from the chateau's tower but delicate enough to fly well on a hot summer's day with minimum breeze. The second was a fully ceremonial flag made from taffeta, appliqued, double layered and finished with gold bullion fringe trim. The third were two smaller versions of the flag flown above the chateau to be framed as commemorative gifts.
For lack of a better name, we're calling this project the Catholic flag. We were sent miniscule pictures and a suggested colour and asked to reproduce a banner flag for a Catholic church. This we duly did and have subsequently been told that the flag has been blessed and is now proudly hanging in situ.
The first week of July 2017 sees the Corfu Challenge and the set of custom (client) designed fully printed pantone matched and hand sewn / finished flags for all the officials and courtesy notices on board and on shore during the Regatta. (Wish you were there?!)
Woolf coat of arms
We took a picture no bigger than the size of an envelope and transformed it into a fully sewn coat of arms banner - complete with custom made blue and white bullion fringe. This was a bagged banner - two sides sewn exactly the same (one mirrored left to right facing on the rear of the banner), interlined and over hemmed. Stunning!
Portsmouth Historic Boatyard
National Museum of Wales
University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD)
We have worked with UWTSD for several years now. We produce their University crest flags as well as the international flags they fly over all their campus' region-wide. UWTSD, like the National Museum of Wales, is committed to engaging with local businesses and to engaging with the third sector wherever possible.
In 2015 Red Dragon Flagmakers were called upon to rectify a serious problem at their new Swansea City premises, Alex House, which houses a flagpole at the top of a dome construction over the main building. We made good the pole (acting as a lightening conductor) which had been incorrectly installed, made it safe with repairs and custom made steel work and worked with the Estates Department to rectify a potentially dangerous situation.
We are enthusiastic supporters and suppliers of flags to the Eisteddfod, the annual festival of Wales, held in different localities around the Country and celebrating the arts, crafts, music, poetry and talent of the Welsh culture and people.
Commonwealth Games, Manchester 2002
Military and Armed Forces
We supply many regiments, battalions and cores of the Armed Forces in the UK with their printed flags, sewn flags, the application of badges to their clothing and even the mounting of Tour medals to ribbon strips.
Royal Marines, Cardiff
Military memorial banner
Dyfed Powys Police - fully sewn and appliqued Force badge flags for ceremonial use.
Welsh Guards - ceremonial coffin drape and flag
We make custom flags for many charities UK-wide including the Royal British Legion, Armed Forces Day, the Tiko Foundation, Claire's Foundation and the Marie Curie Trust amongst others.
Neath Dulais and Swansea Valley Support Group
Swansea City Council - events
This is an example of an event our local council held recently where local schools entered a competition to design a flag. The artwork we delivered in the form of a flag reflected the integrity of the children's work and was flown with pride city-wide.
Red Dragon Flagmakers supply Cardiff University with their sewn flags and banners as well as custom items such as appliqued table cloths for high table events.
London 2012 Olympics
In 2012, Red Dragon Flagmakers was commissioned to make a vast Union flag in pure silk by a London fashion house which was then adapted and made into a stunning full length gown shown on the catwalk at an event in the run up to the Games. We welcome any creative alternative to the regular use of flags and this was great fun to do and everyone was extremely pleased with the results!
Maritime, nautical, sailing and boating
Flags are used Worldwide on the high seas. They convey where you're from, where you're going, what you're doing and what you need. We've made sets of codes and signal flags for a fishing fleet in Iceland, for a yacht moored in the Fjords of Norway and we make the burgees for the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Cinque Ports, Greenwich Yacht club and the Royal Yacht Squadron Club. We make courtesy flags, name flags (including brand flags for P&O Shipping), gin (and bra!) pennants and were honoured to make the Queens Arms for the opening of the Cutty Sark in 2012.
We make for merchant shipping too, yacht brokers, shipping agents and chandlers.Lets not forget all those lucky sailors sailing to the sun in their own pride and joy boats (and yachts). Here we show a few examples of the flags we have made which now grace vessels of every size, description and purpose.
Camarthen Castle, Cadw and The Princes of Deheubarth Project
In 2013 we were commissioned by Camarthen County Council to recreate a series of heraldic flags depicting the content of the coats of arms of the historical Princes of Deheubarth for castles across Wales. We researched and sourced the design of the flags and individually made each one using traditional art and sewing techniques to recreate them.
We also installed a flagpole within the tower at Carmarthen Castle, the very first in its long history.
Corporate, business, house and brand flags
80% of the flags, banners and bunting we make are for custom orders and a large proportion of those are for businesses of every size, keen to up their kerb side appeal and presence. Here we show examples of just a few of those businesses who have invested in their appearance.
We were asked by the Lexi Cinema in London to come up with an alternative to a scruffy single layer banner installed outside their premises. Here we see the before (image top) and after (image below) result - a new double layered 'bagged' fully sewn banner in colour run resistant woven polyester and sewn fittings.
Church and Diosece
We make for churches, cathedrals and every religion, including - as a matter of great pride - a flag for His Holiness the Pope and the Vatican and the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Here we show a few examples of the flags we have made.
If what you've seen in our back catalogue inspires you, then why not contact us to make a design of your own.... complete the form below and we'll be in touch with you within 24 hours (sometimes including the weekends) and go from there.