Bunting for Charity

Its been a week of Tie Dye fun round here! Sometimes I get to escape from my studio and go to work with a great bunch of special people. There’s a fund raising coffee morning coming up in the Summer, so we are busy making crafty things that we can sell.

I make bunting myself, but wanted to find a quick and easy way to make brightly coloured bunting – so here it is!

Fat Quarter dyed with Spiral tie dye
Fat Quarter dyed with Spiral tie dye

First of all we each tie dyed a fat quarter of cotton fabric using the Spiral method – for instructions look here on the  Instructables website!

Once washed and dried the fabric was folded and cut into triangles – one piece made 24 triangles. Each triangle – or pennant – was pinned onto cotton tape. We left about a 1cm gap between each. Then we machine stitched along the whole length, being careful to catch the fabric in the tape. We used two rows of straight stitch but a zig-zag stitch might be quicker and easier!

The finished bunting
The finished bunting

Now we’ve just got another 12 to finish and then its onto papier mache brooches! This is going to be one colourful craft sale!

Hope you like it!

 

Published by Donna Cheshire Textiles

I am a professional textile artist specializing in Appliqué and Free Motion machine stitching. In order to create a unique colour palette, I hand dye my own fabrics and then use these to create the landscapes and coastal scenes recorded in my sketchbook. I often incorporate recycled or vintage fabrics in my work - they add meaning to the story the work is telling. I love being so close to the Northumbrian coast and countryside and I especially like taking time walk and draw these stunning landscapes

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