SAN ANTONIO – Hours of element and laborious work can be displayed on the nationwide stage Inauguration Day on January twentieth.
The San Antonio small enterprise Dixie Flag & Banner Co. was as soon as once more chosen by the White Home to seam items of material that symbolize the nation’s historical past.
The order for a collection of 5 flags got here in weeks after Election Day. Vanessa Van de Putte, President and CEO of Dixie Flag & Banner Co. stated it’s an order they’ve acquired in the course of the previous 5 presidential inaugurations.
“This can be our sixth inauguration,” Van de Putte stated. “There’s a US flag with 50 stars on it. There (are additionally two) Betsy Ross flags, which has the 13 stars and a circle, after which, there’s additionally a 13-star flag, which known as the Navy flag.”
A variety of teamwork goes into the manufacturing of the hand-sewn flags.
“The salesperson will take the order, (after which) it’ll go to our division (to) make patterns,” Lucy Rodríguez, lead seamstress at Dixie flag stated. “Then, it’s going to go to our cutter to chop the fabric, after which, it’ll come to the seamstresses.”
The seamstress should switch the design to the material utilizing the prick and pounce technique. The sample is pricked with tiny holes, positioned on the material, and eventually pounced with powder to depart tiny dots on the material.
Rodríguez stated she all the time begins stitching the celebrities and later joins the stripes.
“Every stripe is 11-inches huge,” Rodríguez stated. “The banner itself is 22-feet 8-inches (lengthy) and the width is 12-feet.”
Though it’s a course of that requires numerous precision and focus, it doesn’t take the lead seamstress a very long time to make every flag come to life.
“(It takes) possibly three to 4 days for every one,” Rodríguez stated.
The crew at Dixie Flag is keen to see their work displayed on the nationwide stage behind President-elect Joe Biden on Inauguration Day.
“The US flag is a dwelling image of our nation, of the individuals in it,” Van de Putte stated. “What we actually hope is that when individuals (watch) the inauguration, that they only actually really feel (hopeful).”
Rodríguez accomplished the undertaking in a matter of weeks. The flags have since been shipped to Washington D.C.
For extra info or to position an order for a flag, go to the small enterprise’ web site here.
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