RUDE handmade a fabric flower bunting inspired by a star-shaped bunting in the book Nordic Crafts
“Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy has been a popular spot for impromptu gatherings on Christmas Days for those who didn’t have anywhere else to be. Being the hipster capital of Melbourne, it will be a day of craft beer, organic turkey and fair trade chocolate pudding, BYO yukele and bunting.”
Alana Schetzer / Journalist
What is it with buntings? Why do these strings of little fabric pieces bring such colour and joy to my life? I think for RUDE girl, it’s about placemaking and REclaiming public places that are cold and sterile void of human activity. People will linger in places that are beautiful. I guess for me [Karen] there is nothing that showcases festivity better that colourful buntings fluttering overhead at an event.
Recently RUDE offered to attend a community gathering in a local park and make with the public, fabric triangles and squares for buntings. The fabric for the buntings was all REcycled from the local Tip Shop [the dump].
What also is magical or bewitching about bunting is that unlike fireworks, a beautiful party effect can be experienced for minimal cost. And far less noise! And no middle man is involved in the staging of buntings. Why? Because bunting is not a lucrative business like fireworks.
Therefore, a bit like yarn bombing, buntings are the domain of law-abiding fans. Nobody should get seriously hurt making and stringing buntings and there are no pyrotechnics involved, just surplus fabric and plenty of craftiness.
Beat The Man and REclaim a public place with bewitching buntings.