CREATIVE PATCH DISPLAYS
(no name) ((no email))
Wed, 25 Sep 1991 12:02:00 MST
The album idea is good, I have been working on something like this for my
patches from the III Pan-American Jamboree. Since it has only been some
sixteen years, one of these days I will finish.
Another idea: Have you ever been in a card shop or other store that sells
posters? I have seen people use the same concept, building a setup like
the poster display and then covering the patches with a plexiglass or
similiar cover. It is hard to transport because the patches are mounted in
a fixed frame, but the method works good for a display to one person or a
small group of people. The display also looks very proffessional if done
RE: Glue. As had been mentioned, do not use glue to fasten your patches,
EXCEPT there is one type of glue that should not cause damage to your
patches. I remember discussing this one time with the same person who had
the poster size display frames. I beleive what he told me was to get some
glue from a book binder. This should not mark the patches.
My mother started glueing my patches as I earned them on to the fake skins
that BSA sells back many years ago when I was only eleven years old. Some
of those patches have been on these fake skins for over twenty years. She
used elmers glue to attach the patches. The only ones which show glue
stains are the patches with white background. These are patches which are
not fully emboridered.
Now days most patches come with a glue backing. Somehow I can not see how
glueing these to a surface will cause any damage to the patch. It is the
older patches without the glue backing which can be damaged by using glue
to make them stick. The change when most places started using glue on the
back of patches which they manufactured, happened in the Early Seventies.
It is goofy, I have some 1973 National Jamboree patches without glue on the
back and some with glue on the back.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City