There are many ways to applique, but making an applique banner is great fun. Applique is not just for quitting.
As many of you know, I am a frequent fixture at renaissance fairs. At our home fair of Scarborough each spring you will find me walking in parade holding the banner of a favorite vendor. This year, I am promoting French Braids by Twisted Sisters. This group of lovely ladies do an amazing job. Not only are their braids super pretty and last a long time, but they help keep those of us with long hair a lot cooler on a hot day!
When I first started walking in parade this year, I would carry my friend Anne (a mannequin head with beautiful braids). The problem was that there was no way to give credit to this specific shop. While I announced their name and location, that was not very efficient.
I needed a banner!
Eventually, I decided that we needed a banner. To do this, I took a picture of their sign and considered my design options.
Because I love to interact with the crowd, I was cautious not to make something cumbersome and finally settled on a simple hand-held design that had a lot of visual impact.
Not only does this sign play well at a distance, it was also the perfect size to display in the booth when not doing it’s duty on the parade route. And, if you haven’t noticed already – it is the perfect color for Queen Selesti to carry.
I am so happy with the final product and now Anne can remain at her station in the booth!
If you visit the fair, give me a holler!