CETG celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, celebrating 70 years on the throne, CETG invited members to create bunting flags on the theme of royalty or the Queen’s life.
The designs of the individual flags were chosen by the members themselves, the only limits being the dimensions, that the background should be either royal purple or white, and that metallic silver, to represent platinum, should be used somewhere in the design. The flags could be worked in any textile technique the stitcher wished – hand or machine sewn, embellished, quilted or any combination of techniques.
At our April meeting, we saw the first few finished flags, and others took away plain purple felt flag shapes they could use for their own designs. Members did us proud at our May meeting, bringing in around 25 different flags, in a variety of clever designs. The bunting was sewn onto platinum ribbon by our third Hand Stitch Group and will be going up in the foyer of Tylers Green Village Hall for their Jubilee celebrations in early June.
The pictures show a selection of the flags before they were assembled into bunting.
Words and photos © Liz Wilmott/May 2022