Friday, 10 June 2016

Knicker Bunting


Hello............ Today's blog post is going to be a bit pants.  Yes our craft club was asked by the local library to make some knicker bunting, yes you read that right !!!


As part of a event for a childrens book called 'The Queens Knickers' the fact that the event also coincides with the Queen 90th birthday, I will make no comment about. The bunting going to be hanging in the library very soon, so I'm not too sure how well that's going to go down with some of the towns residents.


Any road, knicker bunting as it turns out is a actual thing, oh yes we were given a pattern from the WI by the library which you can find 'here' should you also need some knicker bunting in you're life.

So I set too thinking about what sort of knickers a queen might need, this was a up cycling project for me using some old fabrics,  first up I used a old cushion cover to make some silk with golden thread knickers, for formal state occasions, very royal indeed in purple and gold.


and then well I couldn't resist making some frilly knickers, the fabrics a old top.


In the end I contributed three of each type, to the knicker bunting collective.


Here's are some of the other knickers made by the group.


Then 'B' who runs the craft club, stitched them on to some tape, we ended up with sixteen pairs in all.


Hopefully they are all fit for a Queen.


I'm loving M's pretty felt flower knickers


Not to mention 'B's' black glitter knickers........


Quite a mix, it did make me laugh when 'B' handed them over to me at a local folk music night, saying 'can you hang them on your tree and take a picture!!!' we sure did get some funny looks.


Don't they look fabulous all hanging in a row.


Ta-Dah
  
Knicker bunting soon to be on display in the library, something I thought I never ever have to say.
Happy Crafting

Clare xx

12 comments:

  1. I laughed and smiled and laughed some more! Your knickers are fabulous! I've never heard of such a thing but I love them. I would love to see the faces of the local folks when they see them for the first time.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. What a fabulous idea! Knicker bunting should hang in every library in the land, and a few homes too. I love them.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. That made me smile, a great idea to accompany the book.

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  4. These are awesome - so pretty and so hilarious at the same time! Good job!

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  5. What a cute idea. I love that your library has a relationship with crafters.

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  6. Fabulous! I hope it has been a great success over this celebration weekend!

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  7. Oh! What an adorable project! -Tonya (new follower)

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  8. Clare, I truly laughed out loud as I read your post and admired the handiwork of the craft club :) Now I am curious about the book...which is no doubt the intent of the event organizers! I hope all goes well. xx

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  9. What a fun bunting! I love it!

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  10. This is totally fabulous. I love it so very much. I really fancy making this. I can just imagine my husbands face!!

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