We’re aiming to dress the whole town with pennants and everyone is welcome to contribute. Can’t you just see them – on the railings, on the ferries, around the Bandstand. It’s ambitious, so we’re hoping that individuals (in town or up country!) and local groups will get involved; all ideas and all levels will make it a proper community venture.
This is what we need :
* 4000, yes – 4000! rectangular pennants (NOT triangular)
* finished size of A4 (that’s approximately 11.5″ by 8.5″)
* made of fabric : sewn, appliqued, knitted, painted
* predominately red, white and blue
* plain or patterned – nautical, stripes, floral, anything you like
* no need to have any image on both sides
* ideally backed for robustness (unless the fabric is substantial)
* COLOUR-FAST, as they’ll be hung outside for several weeks
* they will be machined onto sturdy strapping by others, so no need to provide a hanging method
Why not include an element inspired by the Mayflower pilgrims?
Pennants will be hung throughout Dartmouth between 1 August and 15 September 2020 and will be available as a legacy for use to celebrate other significant occasions.
There will a central drop-off point for both storage and any donated fabrics (old sheets, charity shop finds etc) so contact either Marilyn Bird or Rose Williams for more details. Send or deliver your completed pennants to:
c/o The Flavel,
Devon, TQ6 9ND,
This is already becoming a very exciting project as so many groups are coming on board to create the thousands of pennants we require to decorate the town with as part of the 2020 commemoration… a real community project.
Below are some pennants made by Dartmouth’s STITCHERY group; the Dart Valley U3A Patchwork group and Dartmouth WI are already involved, as well as crafters from as far afield as Yorkshire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire and even Dartmouth, USA. More photographs of the pennants can be see on the Pennants Gallery page.
Groups and individuals from all over the world have been donating magnificent pennants to this project, such as these given by some Mayflower Descendants who visited Dartmouth in May 2019. For more information about their visit see News.