It all started with an idea, as these things do. Making personalised bunting using the maritime signal flag code. So I made up a display one, so that I had something to advertise. This is the first one, it spells out JACK, and is now on display at the Old Needle Works in Redditch, along with some order forms, in case any local people want to order one.
So, I listed it on Etsy, and very quickly got a few orders from it. This one was one of the first orders, and spells out ADRIEN.
And another, which spells out SHANE. Sometimes I know the destination of the bunting, other times I don’t. The Shane bunting was for the room of a yet unborn little boy in America.
A request for a couple of buntings to go on some boats down in Australia. This one was 13 flags long, and will be used for festivals. And this is other Australia bound bunting, spelling out CHARLOTTE.
Each of the flags are made by me, through patchwork techniques, with some applique as well. They are then strung on some lightweight rope, and knotted either side of the flag. The ends are then eye-spliced to add to the nautical feel and create a hanging loop for the bunting.
I have listings for various lengths of flag, but if there is a length you require that is not there, you just need to contact me. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153433107/nautical-personalised-bunting-signal
More nautical bunting is being made at present. To my knowledge, the ones I have made so far have been used for going away presents, baby showers, to decorate a nursery, as a banner for a wedding, and to decorate boats. And I’m sure there are many more uses for it too.