Monday, 12 December 2011

Rugby Ralph Lauren

We had a big order from Ralph Lauren for their London Tweed Run, a vintage-style cycle ride starting at their smart Covent Garden store, which drew entrants in all manner of Tweed clothing.

We provided Union Jack bunting for the Tweed Run in New York earlier in the year, and it was good to have Ralph Lauren back needing bunting in their trademark colours. It did all look rather lovely and a number of fashion photographers used it is a backdrop for their shots too!

Friday, 30 September 2011

England St. George Vintage Bunting

We have been enjoying the gorgeous Autumn sunshine here at Zigzag barn and taking advantage of the colours to hang out our new Vintage-Dyed St. George's cross bunting. This is a great bunting for supporting English teams but the bright white and red are not everyone's cuppa, so we have hand-dyed a batch to give this elegant vintage-effeect. Love it!

The ideal bunting to hang out for the Olympics, Rugby World Cup, Cricket matches... in fact any time you want to show your support for England. And for St. George's Day what better bunting to show the world?

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Tatler Photoshoot

Zigzag Bunting shared the pages of Tatler once again in September with the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Asprey.

Shot by Sir Paul Smith at Anyhoe Park in Oxfordshire, our Bells & Tassels Bunting made a discreet nod to femininity in a feature on tomboy tricks.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Halloween Bunting

We have some great Glow-in-the-Dark buntings now available on our website, and some Christmas Buntings are in the pipeline: definitely time to move on from the summer sun!

Here is a peek at the Halloween Bunting, draped around a spidery pumphouse...

Perfect for your Halloween parties, and we have a mini version to hang from shelves or over doorways. Spoooooky!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

New Zigzag Website Live!

We are delighted to announce our brand new Zigzag website is live from tonight!

New buntings including a fabulously furry felt bunting, better ordering online (including personalisation) and unique one-off buntings ready to go. Let us know what you think!

New Zigzag Website!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

British Bunting

Classy Stockbridge deli Thyme & Tides used Zigzag's Union Jack bunting to great effect this weekend, adding style to their British Tasting event.
Stockbridge in Hampshire won Britain's Foodie Town of the Year recently, replete as it is with excellent butcher, coffee shops, deli and restaurants. The perfect place for a summer day trip, and this weekend you can sample lots of British fare at Thyme & Tides.

Fresh Fish at Tides

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sea Bunting

We sent some bunting out to the Florida Keys this month, for a romantic wedding at sea. The Bride and Groom were very pleased with the effect of our Wedding Bells bunting, which does indeed look lovely:

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Liberty's of London

The lovely folk at Liberty have just sent over some pictures of their Royal Wedding window display, featuring lots of our double-sided Union Jack Bunting. We are so chuffed to be part of their fun and very British display.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal Wedding

What a pleasure to see so much bunting festooning homes and businesses today for the Royal Wedding!

We made up and dispatched lots and lots of Union Jack buntings, both natural and with a vintage-effect dye, to Canada, Tokyo, Paris, USA and France, to businesses in London (including Shoon, Liberty's, Linley's and Agent Provocateur) and to some closer to home including Stockbridge's classy new bistro, Stokes, where we enjoyed a delicious Wedding Breakfast this morning.

A gorgeous wedding and a great excuse to celebrate. Very best wishes to the Bride and Groom from all of us here at Zigzag xx

Monday, 11 April 2011

Wedding Flowers

Our beautiful Duck Egg Blue bunting is featured by Wedding & Wedding Flowers this month, and has brought lots of interest in our pretty floral buntings.

When flowers cost so much, brides are seeing the benefits of charming swags of bunting, which not only add colour but provide a lasting memento of their big day which will add a festive touch to Christenings, Parties and Celebrations down the years. Truly Made to Treasure!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Harrods Love Zigzag Bunting

If you are visiting London's most famous store, Harrods in Knightsbridge, during March and April, do pop into their British-themed gift department on the ground floor where you will see an excellent display featuring our lovely double-sided Union Jack bunting:

They were keen to use British Bunting made in England, and were kind enough to tell us:

"It is perfect, exactly what we wanted! Thank you so much, the quality is amazing and these are definitely going to add something special to the room"

We had made them some large-sized Red, White and Blue bunting to match

and were delighted to hear that they have used our bunting and the other London decorations to produce new oilcloth fabric for bags and accessories. Howzat!

Monday, 28 February 2011

More Zigzag Bunting on Display at the NEC

We took a day out last week to visit the Stitches Trade Show at Birmingham's NEC to source some new fabrics and see what else is going on in the craft world.

I managed to find some beautiful new fabrics for Zigzag, and chanced upon a stand decorated with some familiar bunting:

The Historical Sampler Company had requested some bunting that would match their delightful samplers in their soft wood frames, and ended up with some of our pretty 'Sweet Dots' bunting, together with lengths of fabric which they used as a backdrop to the pictures. Doesn't it look good?

It was a serendipitous meeting as neither the owners nor I knew the other would be there, and I must say they clearly had the most attractive stand. Do take a peek at their website to see their traditional sampler designs if you fancy a timeless embroidery project.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

CBBC use Zigzag Bespoke Bunting

We have just seen some videos of our special bunting for CBBC in action, they were delighted to find we could make them just what they ordered, a haphazard mix of shapes and colours to match their zingy summer theme.

Fun, eh! They sent over some more, so here is another brief one:

And a screenshot from the longer advert, with a camping theme:
We're in the mood for summer now, thank you CBBC!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Union Jack Bunting

How wonderful that we are seeing a revival of pride in our nation, and a keenness to wave the union flag on special occasions.

Here at Zigzag Barn we have been making lots of Union Jack Bunting, especially our vintage-effect version which looks suitably shabby chic and has proved very popular. Here is some gracing a Designer's Choice's business stand at Spring Fair at the NEC last week:

We have been looking out for bunting produced by Fair Trade groups so that we can support their work abroad: watch out for some lovely new buntings from these partners on Zigzag's website soon!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Bespoke Name Buntings

Thank you Easy Living magazine for featuring our pretty Name Bunting in their "Beautiful Bespoke Buys" section for February.
We have since had lots of orders for name bunting to welcome new babies and as gorgeous gifts for girls, though the magazine managed to mangle our telephone number, so only the intrepid are getting through!