Pair’s handmade bunting is a cut above

Chrissy Nunn and Suzanne Mildinhall (correct), with lots of bunting which they made for the Churchgate Showcase being staged on July 23rd.
Chrissy Nunn and Suzanne Mildinhall (correct), with lots of bunting which they made for the Churchgate Showcase being staged on July 23rd.

A KILOMETRE-long string of bunting has been made by hand to adorn Hatter Street for the Churchgate Showcase event laster this month.

Suzanne Mildinhall and Chrissy Nunn, from charity boutique Cavern 4, spent 76 gruelling hours sewing 2,000 hand-cut triangles on to the bunting.

The fabric used for the decoration was all donated by local people and businesses.

The Churchgate Showcase, on July 23, organised by the Churchgate Area Association, hopes to raise the profile of the area and celebrate the community.

Suzanne said they had taken drastic action to make sure they had enough triangles.

She said: “We had to hand cut 2,000 triangles and sewed them all on with a domestic sewing machine.

“We spaced it out over a long period but have racked up 76 hours creating the bunting.

“We used any material we could find or that was donated to us for the project.

“It got to the point where Chrissy ended up cutting one of her old jumpers up, and I cut up one of my dressing gowns.

“There were a lot of blisters and hand cramps along the way but we got the bunting finished.

“In these times of cuts and austerity it is really important to try and keep business in the area up. The event will really showcase the area.”