Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Snow Bunting!

A quick peek at our very-weathered My Colours bunting: this has been out in the wind, sun, rain and now SNOW since last February, as we have been testing to see how it weathers. Not bad we reckon!

Hampshire has had a glorious few days of snow and beauty, we are so lucky to have everywhere looking so pretty. Zigzag is taking a short break but we will be back as soon as we have eaten and celebrated and Father Christmas has wrought his seasonal magic. Wishing you all the very best for a wonderfully Merry Christmas, and see you back here soon!

Love from us all,

Kim at Zigzag xxx

Friday, 11 December 2009

Charity Bunting

Our bunting gets to some interesting places! This is our Vintage Union Jack bunting gracing the Calendar Girls raising money for that great charity Help for Heroes. They had a Fifties-themed event to launch their 2010 calendar at the Hard Rock Cafe in London, the models all posing in vintage undies, and plenty of lovely music to tempt that cash from the pockets.

Our bunting went hotfoot to another fundraiser for the same charity, so we are doing our bit to support the guys: if you want to do the same pop into the Heroes website for information.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Great British Christmas Tea Party

To Dallywaters' Tea Rooms in New York, where they are putting on a fantastic series of British Teaparties for Christmas, with the help of Zigzag's vintage-effect Union Jack Bunting. A great way to celebrate!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

New Wedding Bells Bunting

Our gorgeous jingly Bells and Tassels bunting has a new addition to the family: this gorgeous bespoke Wedding Bells version. Three different textured cotton fabrics in ivory each with a co-ordinating bell or tassel giving a simply beautiful decoration for your wedding venue. This bunting can be used indoors or outside and will really give that touch of elegance to your day.
Available soon on Zigzag's website, or contact us for an early order!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Pretty in Pink and Green

Hilary has just sent me this photo of our single-thickness bunting gracing her luncheon party to celebrate her daughter's wedding. The colours of the flowers picked up in both balloons and bunting gives a beautiful themed effect for little outlay, and her daughter will remember this happy party whenever she uses her bunting. Lovely!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Christening Bunting

We made a lot of gorgeous blue Christening Bunting (with matching napkin ties) for a pretty garden Christening last month, didn't it look sweet? I must find time to put both this bunting and the pink version up on our website for you.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Wedding Purples and Lilac

Purple, lavender and lilac have been popular choices for wedding bunting this year, and Wedding Magazine ordered some bespoke bunting in these colours for an "English Elegance"feature in their October/November issue. It looks gorgeous in this full-page spread and will hopefully inspire more customers to order their own combination of fabulous colours.

Great British Bunting

Goodness, the summer has gone and I haven't posted any more pictures for ages! Fortunately Georgie at Big Beautiful Bunting has sent me a photo of our lovely double-sided vintage-effect Union Jack bunting flying at a party in the summer. We made a lovely set for her to rent out so that you bunting-babes can hire instead of buying if you prefer. Do take a look at Big Beautiful Bunting as they have a great range of bunting, and are very helpful. Between us we reckon we give a very eco-friendly service!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Summer Breeze

Period Ideas magazine have also featured our bunting this summer, here with a selection of sunny garden we just need the sunshine to show its face !

Meanwhile we have sent out lots of our 'My Colours' bunting, most recently to RAF Cottesmore who want to decorate an aircraft hangar for a party: what better way to do this than with plenty of Union Jack bunting and 'My Colours' bunting in forces blues. Enjoy your party, guys, you deserve it.

Bells & Tassels Bunting

We have had plenty of interest in our lovely jingly Bells and Tassels bunting since it appeared both in Saga magazine and Easy Living this month! We just love making up this bunting: our friends at the women's charity in India make up the flags for us, and we sew them together and package them up here in Hampshire whilst they jingle merrily. Even the postman asked us what was in these jingly packages!

We have just ordered some of these lovely flags in ivory and white to make some simply gorgeous Wedding Bells bunting. Watch out for these on our website soon!

Innocent Village Fete

Did you know that Zigzag supplied bunting for Innocent drinks Village Fete? We made over mile of lovely cotton bunting with their logo, and some fabulous red cotton heart bunting for their Innocent Flirting Area. I am sure it must have worked wonders!

Merry Marquees

We have been very busy here at the Zigzag workshop this summer making lots of gorgeous bunting for wedding marquees. This is a sample of our single thickness cotton bunting in shades specifically chosen for the bride, giving a wonderful splash of colour to the marquee.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Winchester Wanderings

I grabbed a few minutes to walk around Winchester yesterday whilst stocking up on Laura Ashley fabrics for some Christening bunting, and enjoyed seeing my bunting on display in the shop window of John Lewis of Hungerford and Shoon.

The reflections make this one hard to see but in real life this stripy fabric worked really well. I love the way shops are using so much bunting this summer, and when it is made in fabric it gives a great effect.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Business to Business

We have been so busy I haven't had time to catch up with this blog, but it has been a wonderful summer for Zigzag. We have had a variety of commisions, from this sweet little bunting we made for Julie at Sockies for her Craft Fairs, to some printed bunting for Topshop and Somerfields using our new print facilities which allow us to print on fabric in small quantities.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Shops Love Zigzag Bunting

Our local Shoon store in Winchester is using our Zigzag stripey bunting in their display again this month: we made a whole load for their Head Office a while back for distribution to their stores, so it is lovely to see our bunting up and looking good in the shop.

We have also sent a batch of vintage-effect Union Jack bunting to the French Connection flagship store on the King's Road in London for their new display (hopefully they will send us some pictures, we haven't had a chance to get up there ourselves to see our bunting in action).

Latest news: Zigzag Bunting is being made for dispatch to the Eastenders' recording studios, so perhaps we will be on the little screen once more!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

French Chic

Antique Union Jack Bunting

We travelled to Normandy on our Easter holidays and took along a few of our recent buntings. Lovely to have some different backgrounds, and they all dressed up the farmhouse beautifully.

Eau de nil Bunting with our lovely
shabby chic burner

Linen Gingham bunting

Roses Bunting

Friday, 24 April 2009

Wedding Flowers

Our new Eau-de-nil bunting features in this month's Wedding Flowers magazine, and they have also used our Rose Pink bunting to advertise on another page, so we are getting plenty of publicity this month and the orders are rolling in. Pretty floral fabrics are hard to find at the moment, so we are working hard to source new designs for the Summer, whilst enjoying being a part of so many brides' wedding plans.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Zigzag Bunting on TV

We were asked recently whether Zigzag Bunting has ever been on TV, and the answer is a big 'Yes'! Our TV credits include The Colin & Justin Home Show, DIY SOS, The Hotel Inspector and a spot on a regional BBC TV guide to camping at music festivals: they recommended using our bunting to make your tent clearly identifiable through the mud and chaos. Should I pack some bunting for my teenage son when he goes off to Reading Festival this summer?

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Party Time

Well, our bunting continues to be as popular as ever ! Most recently we have made bunting for a West Country Donkey Farm to help them with fundraising, Bespoke Bunting for an organic Flower Farmer to help advertise her goodies at Farmers' Markets, some more bunting for The Big Chill's birthday party in London, and some aged Union Jack bunting for a wonderful little company renting out characterful camper vans for family holidays. Meanwhile we can't resist sending bunting as presents to family and friends, those birthday parties all need a bit of cotton bunting to add 'green' cheer.

Tatler Photoshoot

Good to see that Tatler knows good bunting when they see it: Zigzag Union Jack bunting made to their specifications graces the pages of the April edition of Tatler in the company of Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Prada et al. We are always happy to help!
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Friday, 16 January 2009

Happy 2009 !

Where did that time go? We were busy right up until Christmas with bunting orders and are already sending out orders for Spring Weddings. A lot of our lovely Union Jack bunting has been weaving its way through the post too and we have had some charming feedback from happy customers.

It looks as though Teal is becoming a popular colour for this year, and we have just completed some personalised wedding bunting in teal and ivory. Our plan is to find some more lovely fabrics in this colour as it does look gorgeous for special occasions.