Hello! I'm sometime this year wanting to make several correct-as-possible historical flags. One is a (scaled down) copy of the 15-star "Star Spangled Banner" sewn from wool. That I think I've pretty much gotten figured out. More confusing to me though is copies of both the SC Gadsden and MA Pine Tree/Appeal to Heaven flags. I've gotten as far as seeing I need lightweight wool or silk, period dyed. However, even after peering through [ur=http://www.amazon.com/Standards-Colors-American-Revolution-Richardson/dp/0812278399/l]Standards and Colors of the Revolution[/url], I can't find any specific information on whether I should embroider, paint, or applique the images themselves. Lots of detail on images - very little in most cases on how those images were *made*. Some are sewn, some embroidered, some painted - a couple sound like they're painted with different images on each side. But other than a general "fine detail is often painted but occasionally embroidered" I'm not seeing any good rules of thumb for what I should be doing for the two flags I want to make. I don't suppose anyone can offer advice on the best way to proceed? Thank you!