Friday, 12 November 2010

Eastenders Weddings feature Zigzag Bunting

We knew the BBC would be screening the episode of Eastenders shot using our bunting sometime this week: what a treat to find that our lovely red and cerise bunting graced not one but two weddings yesterday evening!

First The Queen Vic was decked out with our Bells & Tassels bunting around the bar, and Bespoke Bunting elsewhere for a surprise wedding party

Then the bunting was stolen for Ronnie's wedding at a country house where it looked equally at home:

We are delighted that the Eastenders' team returned for more of our lovely bunting, and even more pleased that this time we know how to capture those screen moments for posterity!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Local Weddings

A lovely sunny and showery day at The Clock Barn in Tufton, Hampshire. This is a gorgeous old barn and the owners have made it into a relaxed and cosy wedding venue. We met lots of interesting people and useful contacts at their Open Day today thank you Helen, we will recommend you most highly!

Edwardian Union Jack Bunting

Our vintage-effect Union Jack Bunting has been working hard of late, most recently at an evening of Edwardian entertainment at Longparish Village Hall to celebrate its centenary. A fun-filled musical evening was had by all, and the bunting helped set a period atmosphere delightfully.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Christmas Bunting

Zigzag Barn is usually too busy to attend fairs, but we have agreed to attend a Christmas Gifts event at Kilver Court in Somerset for our friend Allison. This is a beautiful venue and they have lots of unusual and creative stalls booked, plus you can walk around the gorgeous surroundings. 10am to 4pm Sunday 14th November.

Weddings in Hampshire

We have been invited to attend the wedding Open Day at pretty Clock Barn in Whitchurch, Hampshire this weekend. It is a beautiful location and they invited Zigzag along when they were delighted with the sets of bunting we supplied for the venue. Meet us there to see our bunting and discuss what we can make for you to treasure.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Happy Halloween Bunting

It's October tomorrow, season of ghouls and witches and Halloween parties: what better way to dress your home for the season than with our Happy Halloween Bunting?

Seen here in mini-size our bunting is made of high quality double-thickness cotton fabric and this one even has glow-in-the-dark touches. Perfect for your family Halloween party, or just to adorn your office in style.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

TV's River City Wedding Bunting

Pop onto the BBC i-Player if you enjoy BBC Scotland's River City: we made some pretty cotton bunting for them earlier in the year and it graces the wedding scene shown this week (about 44 minutes in): also just about visible in the background on their blog photo.

OK I know you can't really see it, but the Art Director says "Everyone agreed the bunting looked lovely and will be reused in episodes to come!"

Friday, 10 September 2010

Ice Cream Bunting

Pretty soft pink bunting with cream and white flags adds a touch of romance to this ice-cream parlour image. It even looks pretty furling out from the sewing machine, a real pleasure to sew.

Let us know your colour scheme and we will make your dream bunting to order.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Festival Bunting

The lovely Mark at Higgidy Pies has just sent us a picture of his Bespoke Zigzag Bunting adorning the Higgidy food tent this summer. Very jolly, and the pies look fabulous too, do take a peek at their website for some scrummy delights. Before closing for a relaxing break in Normandy we also sent bunting off to Boutique Babysitting so that children in their care at this summer's festivals could have their own party atmosphere in the cool tipis, and supplied colour-co-ordinated bunting for some beautiful brides. Happy Summertime!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Pretty Pinks

Teenage girls can be tricky to cater for, yet Sally ordered our 'My Colours' bunting in pinks and white for her daughter's 18th Birthday party in the garden and was full of thanks and praise: plus she has already loaned it to friends... Zigzag Bunting is a great investment and eco-friendly too!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Wedding Flowers

Goodness, aren't flowers an expensive wedding item these days? Lovely to have a splash of colour, but they die so quickly and are soon resting in memory: how much better to add your colour with some Bespoke Bunting, handmade to order to match your dress or theme, however creative and unusual it may be. Zigzag is here to help!

We were delighted that Wedding and Wedding Flowers Magazine turned to us for Bepsoke Bunting to match this beautiful colour scheme, and I hope you will agree that we followed the brief perfectly. The bride now has a gorgeous swag of bunting that will last forever and can decorate her home or her festivities for years to come. Truly made to treasure.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Personalised Bunting

Chris and Sarah kindly let me use this happy picture of them leaving their wedding with our Bespoke Bunting providing a backdrop. Sarah's parents were delighted to be able to contribute such a personal gift in the bride's favourite colours. Doesn't she look gorgeous!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Summer Weddings

Lovely to see our Wedding Bells bunting in use at this pretty village church in the beautiful Test Valley in Hampshire. It turns a mossy lychgate into a gorgeous entrance, fitting for such a beautiful bride. Aaah...

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Spring Bunting

We are delighted to see Zigzag Bunting featured once again in this month's Wedding Magazine. This time we were asked to supply bunting to co-ordinate with their 'Theme Your Day' item, so we came up with a Bespoke Bunting to reflect the colour and fresh look of their photograph.

We also spotted some of our pretty 'Bells & Tassels' Bunting gracing another photo for a summer picnic, lovely to see Zigzag hanging out in such good company!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Bunting for your Yurt

Spring is bursting forth here at Zigzag HQ, with beautiful swags of wedding bunting streaming out of the door daily, and lots of lovely feedback from our happy customers: yesterday we heard from a delighted customer who is taking our bunting to Normandy for a glamourous weekend of gastronomic celebrations. Happy Birthday Anyes!

We have just been asked by Riverford Organics (suppliers of fresh veg boxes across the country) to make them some bunting for their Yurt. They have a Travelling Field Kitchen roaming the country this summer cooking up fantastic dishes from their seasonal fresh produce, and we are definitely going to try it out, having found that one of their farms, Norton Farm, is just down the road from us here in Longparish. Come and be seduced by beautiful bunting and delicious food in a traditional yurt, now that really is dining with a difference!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

New Bunting Kits from Zigzag

 We are proud to launch our new Bunting Kits, a great gift to give or send by post to friends young or old who enjoy making their own decorations. This kit contains pre-cut flags in a great range of colours (this is the Pinks version) plus high quality binding tape, ribbons, buttons and felt shapes for embellishment, together with some co-ordinating embroidery threads allowing the artist to shine through.

Our kits make over 1m of bunting, with ties, and have been very popular: please enquire for availability, we are hoping these will be on our website soon!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Wow Thank You!

We are very excited here at Zigzag Barn to be part of a brand new website featuring handmade and upcycled crafts from all over Great Britain. WowThankYou has just launched its site promoting British businesses and providing a showcase for unique handmade British crafts.

We made Wow some Bespoke Bunting to match their homepage and this is their cat nestling in the swag of flags. Watch out ladies, keep bunting out of the reach of children and pets!

Zigzag is delighted to join Wow Thank You as they promote local businesses and help Britain recover from an over-indulgence in imported crafts that have been made cheaply but with no regard for human decency or fair treatment. Here at Zigzag our child labour is well-rewarded ! Please visit their website and take a peek at the many wonderful British crafts on offer.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Black and White Bunting

Those lovely bunting commissions keep rolling in: this beautiful swag was made to measure for a large kitchen noticeboard. The range of designs gives a smart look to this designer bunting and our customer is delighted.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Bespoke Coral Bunting

I have just finished making this lovely commission for bunting in shades of coral and peach with black check: I think I have done them proud!

We had none of these fabrics in stock but I was able to make use of our sourcing contacts to track down fabrics and ribbon that fit the bill, and since they wanted to bring in an extra touch of black I finished the flags with pretty zigzag stitching. It just goes to show that you can match just about any colour scheme with beautiful bunting.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Pretty Spring Buntings

I couldn't resist sharing this beautiful bunting before sending it off for the birthday girl, the colours are so warm and pretty that they remind me Spring is just around the corner.

It is the perfect time of year to be planning your wedding, those grey skies look a little brighter when you have something exiting to look forward to, and we are receiving lots of queries about making special wedding bunting to match the Bride's flowers or the Bridesmaids' dresses: bunting flying in the breeze, at the church gates or hanging cheerfully in your reception marquee adds a wonderful touch of colour, not to mention that it is eco-friendly and can be re-used time after time.

We can easily personalise your bunting with the Bride and Groom's names, date or even hearts, for a truly personal touch. Let me know what you have in mind and I will see what we can do!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Bespoke Bunting

The Zigzag Landrover has been out and about in Hampshire again, proudly sporting her Bespoke Bunting. Emma just loves to go offroad, so Martin is happy to enjoy the ride, even in this chilly weather!

Let us know if we can make you some bunting just for you, using your favourite fabrics, or even you own recycled cloth, we love making commissions and will give you a clear idea of price and timing if you drop us a line.

Whilst I am talking cars, here's some Zigzag Gingham bunting adorning a lovely old Morris Minor for a fundraising rally. Doesn't she look well-dressed!