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Make Your Own, 9 pennant string of, Personalised Bunting
Course Date: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Category: Textiles
Tutor: Joanne Ray
Price: £80


This course is designed to teach you all the skills and techniques required to make a wonderful string of personalised bunting for that special person in your life.

Further Detail

It is an interactive course with both instruction and practical sessions with an eight stage process resulting in a personalised string of bunting that you will be proud of.  The skills learnt and the unique template provided will allow you to work at home to make bunting from any suitable fabric that you have. 

Skills/Techniques Covered

Fabric preparation and cutting

Making and applying letters

Pressing pennants and turning through

Pressing to achieve perfect creases

Pinning pennants to the bias

Sewing the pennants to the bias


Beginner and be able to use basic sewing machine 


Materials are not included in your course fee.

Some materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £15, payable to the tutor during the course.

We do not have the facilities to take card payments in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor. Please bring with you:

Please bring with you:

Sewing machine

Ivory and White sewing thread for machine & bobbin

General sewing kit including; pins, small scissors, needles etc

Large scissors or rotary cutter & cutting board

Tape measure if you want, there is a paper measure provided

Crochet hook or chopstick or a pencil with no point 

Tutor Profile

Joanne Ray is the owner of The Bunting Basket a business she created to hand-manufacture and sell high-quality bunting for all occasions.  Joanne makes all her own bunting which she sells through retail outlets as well as the country’s leading internet site for small creative businesses. She has developed a bespoke service for special occasions such as weddings.  Joanne has appeared on live TV making bunting for a leading craft channel and is excited to be passing on her skills through the course.

Timings & Refreshments

Coffee is available from 9.45am. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Complimentary fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with biscuits in the morning, a sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. SPECIAL DIETS - Lunch: We can cater for vegetarians. If you have other special dietary needs/preferences, please bring your own sandwiches. Teatime: If you would like gluten/dairy free cake, just let us know when you arrive.