Lately I have begun to notice bunting. I don’t know if its always been around or whether there has been a sudden revival – but I like it. Bunting flags are as old as the 18th century. Typically used as festive decorations, bunting is a string of coloured flags representing the national flag or a festive holiday. Originally displayed on ships they then crept onto land, particularly in England.These days bunting can be as creative and individual as you are and they’re certainly not limited to being displayed only on holidays.The original fabric, known as ‘bunting’ was a sack like cloth that absorbed and held colour well and was also very hardy (important on a ship). Each individual flag is known as a ‘bunt’ – these days bunting can be made out of anything – even crochet.They don’t need to be triangle flags either as these images show. Squares, letters and words and any shape you can stitch to your ribbon.
They're so cool, we're making our own buntings at the moment! If you've made buntings, or want to start making some, let us know and show us!