I heart bunting!

Written by Vicky on January 30, 2008 – 2:13 pm -

As my fellow Stitched Up crafters know I’ve been working on some cotton bunting to decorate a village hall where my partner, Jez, and I are having our wedding reception in April.

The village hall in need of decorationThe village hall is, well, like a village hall – peeling paint, drab colours and a slight mouldy smell and so is in much need of decorating. I’ve bought the world’s supply of muslin to cover the walls and I’m hoping that dim lighting will work its wonders too.

I think it was last July that I started this bunting after getting the idea from a place called ‘zig zag bunting‘ who make and supply it for special occasions, including weddings. “I’m not buying it” I thought “I can make that for half the price and really easily”.Piles of cut out triangles waiting to be sewn together

The amount of time its taken me to get to this stage is no reflection the difficulty level of making bunting, it really isn’t hard. Even for someone like me who is a real amateur when it comes to crafting it can’t get much more straightforward than sewing two triangles together and then to ribbon.

Anyway, after many weeks at Stitched Up cutting out the flags and appliquéing flowers and sequins I finally have something to show. Actually, ‘appliquéing’ is a bit of a grand word for what I did but you see what I mean.

Bunting triangles nearly finished!

Applique flowers and sewn-on sequins

The image below is just a 3 metre stretch and I’m yet to go for the marathon sewing session where I’ll finally attach all of the little flags to the miles of ribbon that Claire kindly gave to me.

First 3 metres of finished bunting

The colours we’ve picked for our wedding are pink, green and lemon. However, I don’t have any yellow bunting flags and I know I’m going to regret it if I don’t make some. So, more triangles to cut out, decorate and sew. Will this project ever end?!

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Welcome to Stitched Up!

Written by Vicky on November 11, 2007 – 8:26 am -

Welcome to Stitched Up!

This is the blog part of the Nottingham craft group ‘Stitched Up’ website.

Here we’ll post about our projects and the things we’ve been making at our craft group. We’ll also keep you up to date with any news or changes to our meeting time or place – so watch this space!

Cotton bobbinsStitched Up meets every Wednesday and you can find out more about where and when on our ‘About’ page.

If you’d like to join us then do come along. We’re a friendly bunch and really want to welcome new members to the group. It doesn’t matter how much craft experience you have or what your favourite type of craft is.

Get in touch with us if you’d like to know more.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

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