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Vexillology, one of those funny looking words that is near impossible to spell. But what does it mean? A fear of something maybe? A research field perhaps? Well as you’d probably guess Vexillology relates to flags. More specifically the scientific study of flags and related emblems… and yes that is a field of study! A […]

Royal British Legion Conference 2016

Another year… another brilliant conference! Flagmakers as ever sends thanks to the Royal British Legion for kindly inviting us to be at this year’s Eastbourne event. The venue at Eastbourne was a stunning old theatre building making it even more of a pleasure to exhibit at the event. This year felt particularly poignant with the […]

Flag Institute Spring Meeting report

Last Saturday saw the annual Spring Meeting of the Flag Institute, the UK’s leading body on flags and their use in all aspects of daily life. The Institute, funded entirely by members and organised events, consist of some of the most passionate and enthusiastic vexillologists (those who study flags and flag-flying) in the country. Their Spring Meeting is an excellent opportunity to meet up in the fine weather of May and discuss recent news, current activities, and future planning which help shape laws, attitudes, and the commercial flag-making industry in our country.

The Spring Meeting was held in the Huxley Building of Imperial College London, a maze-like venue to the uninitiated but with a sense of prestige and a buzz of academia; even on a sunny Saturday dozens of students and faculty were walking the campus.

Perfect Flag Protocol

We would like to send a little well done the Retford Oaks Academy in Nottinghamshire. The school not only has 5 beautifully maintained flagpoles outside they are also flying the flags to the correct protocols. Easy though this may seem, it is often not followed correctly. The key here is that the order of the […]

The Worshipful Company of Poulters Banner

Flagmakers recently created a beautiful piece for the Worshipful Company of Poulters. The banner features the striking and intricate coat of arms on a dark blue field with beautiful two-tone fringing to finish the piece. This banner is quite unusual in that it combines many production techniques to create beautiful results. Larger elements of the […]

Pudsey’s Slippers Fundraising Total

You may remember our blog post in November last year whereby we donated one of our hand sewn Union Jack’s to Shoe Zone’s event for Pudsey. Our two yard flag flew proudly at the event and we were very pleased to have been able to give a little something for Children In Need. This new blog […]

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations are just Getting Started

Majesty the Queens Accession

  It may have been Her Majesty’s 90th birthday just yesterday but that is only the beginnings of celebrations to come over the next few weeks. Our message is to keep those Union Jack’s flying in celebration of the Queen’s special birthday! The big birthday celebrations are to close with a festival at the Queens […]

New Zealand’s Final Flag Decision


The never ending tale of New Zealand’s debate for a new flag has finally come to a conclusion. The decision… No – meaning New Zealanders will keep their original flag which has being in use since the 1800’s and was official adopted in 1902. The vote was incredibly close which potentially makes it more frustrating […]

Bespoke Flags

Older Feminist Network

This times Flagmakers manufactured a set of new bespoke flags for the Older Feminist Network. Certainly one of our more unusual clients but they’re needs for flags was the same as any one of our customers. The flags were manufactured ahead of their inaugural flight at the Million Women Rise march in London on a […]

How to Create the Perfect Artwork


When you’re new to the large format printing world we appreciate it can be tough to get artwork perfect. That’s why we do our best to outline what we need from you so we can quickly move your order forward to the printers. What are we looking for? A print ready artwork file – meaning […]

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