Tuesday, January 25, 2011


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!
xx CrochetClub


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  1. These are beautiful. When I read the word "bunting" I immediately thought of a baby covering/blanket (as used here in the U.S.) I love how the same words have different meanings in other parts of the world. My favorites are the crocheted hearts.Valentine's Day is coming in the U.S. This would be great to crochet for my doorway.I would like to talk about your buntings in my blog.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Yes, aren't they gorgeous! These aren't my buntings, they are just what I have found around the web :)

  3. What a great idea to decorate with. These would be great in any room, but I'm thinking especially kids rooms. A great thing to include them in the making too! I'm all for keeping little hands busy :)

  4. Hello! Pop over to Planet Penny and have a look at my bunting! I've just made some heart and pompom bunting which is so pretty!
    Planet Penny

  5. I've given you a Stylish Blogger Award!

  6. Thank you Penny! I've taken a look at your crochet and pompom love heart buntings, and even made a couple - so cute! Your Christmas ones look gorg too :) xx

  7. great collection of happy buntings! mine is the seventh up from the bottom and it would be super great if you gave photo credits for all these gorgeous pieces of handmade goodness.

    ~jessica wilson