I seem to spend most of my time making nautical bunting. Following the maritime signal flags I create patchwork flags to create a personalised bunting, spelling out whatever the customer wants. Since making the first one around this time last year, I have made 33 nautical buntings, ranging from 4 18cm square flags through to the complete alphabet in large 30cm square flags. This was the largest bunting I have made to date, measuring over 13m in length. It was hard to get a photo of it, but you can just about get a sense of it in this photo.
The wonderful thing about taking on custom orders, is that you get to make things that you would never thought of making. Such as switching colours on the nautical flags to co-ordinate with a room, hence this banner I made for a child’s nursery.
I have had to make some changes to the original design, such as changing the rope colour, as the original red colour, could not be sourced any more, and once I had used the 50m of it up, I had to find an alternative. So now they are made with a hemp rope in natural colour.
This seems to be a very versatile bunting, being used in a wide variety of places, from boat clubs and boats, to babies nurseries, from weddings to housewarming gifts. The one that has made me smile the most though, was the request for a bunting spelling out nerds. I had visions of all these people trying to work out what it said, and then laughing when they realised!
Your own nautical bunting can be ordered here.