Coming to a street party near you.
I have spent two very happy days stencilling bunting in preparation for the celebrations that our village is planning for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee this June.
The stencils that I used can be ordered from The Stencil Library.
There are bunting groups popping up all over our community and the intention is to make miles of the stuff so that we can make a colourful contribution to the Jubilee celebrations. It will be re-used when the olympic torch procession travels along our main street a fortnight later. Yes, we are on the nationwide route of the traveling flame! After that, the bunting is in reserve for future festivals and shindigs.
So, Stocksfield Village should be resplendant in a flutter of stencilled, red, white and blue. The bunting groups are huge fun and a good way to meet other creative people. We are relying on donations of fabric from the residents so we have shirts, sheets curtains and tablecloths in our pile so far.
Do you fancy doing the same in your community? Start now, whilst the weather is chilly. We bring flasks of hot drinks and share cakes, snacks and gossip plus we get to create something that will be enjoyed by many.
It is a lovely way to spend an evening. There are some very helpful 'how to's' on the web showing how to make bunting and this link will take you to a stencilling fabric photo tutorial and this one is video.
If you want to make your own jubilee inspired decoration these two stencil designs MS49 Crown and SIB24 Crown are a good start. There are more crown stencils on Stencil Library just use the on-site search to find them.
I am setting up an on-line shop with my friend Sabina Rose. We'll be making, stencilling and selling our jubilee inspired pieces, please follow our progress. We will value your input.