Sunday, June 19, 2016

Filling a (Red Cross) need:

When we are not on the road seeing the country in our 5th wheel we are parked at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California where Gary is Track Rental Supervisor and I do Sound Control decibel testing and race marshaling.



Course Marshals generally use these seven safety flags at auto and motorcycle racing events:


We recently ordered all new flags from Dynamic Dezigns.


A white flag is displayed by the Course Marshal when an emergency vehicle, i.e. ambulance, enters the race track although at times a Red Cross flag is requested.

We were in need one more of these white flags with a red cross so I made one!

First, I found a spare white flag


Then, using a newspaper (in case you are wondering, it is the Monterey Herald) I cut out a cross pattern…


which I used to trace and cut out two from red ripstop from my fabric stash. (actually my Mom’s stash)


I used permanent fabric bond to adhere red cross to one side and then, on the reverse side, carefully aligned the second red cross to the  first and applied fabric bond to it. (I forgot to take a photo of this process!)DSCN9205

An hour or so of drying time and I had a quite serviceable flag.


A fun and useful project and I didn’t even need my sewing machine!