Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Barra Bunting

I was initially rather sceptical about Twitter but I am gradually coming around to its good points, one of which was to bring the Barra Bunting project under my nose (I think via #cbuk). This is a lovely idea that invites anyone who has set foot on the island(s) of Barra and Vatersay (I use that plural ‘s’ with caution!) to contribute a flag to an ever-growing string of bunting. The first contributions are due to be displayed at the Barra and Vatersay Island Produce Show on 1 September 2012.
We visited Barra last year and it was the inspiration for a number of prints, including Oystercatchers, which I used as the basis for my bunting contribution.

Thinking back to this holiday reminded me of some favourite moments.
Cycling past the beautiful machair wild flowers on the way down to Vatersay
Watching the seals in Bagh Thiarabhage from our cottage
Watching small planes land on the beach at Barra Airport &
Eating spicy scallops in the Cafe Kisimul

You can find the details for the Barra Bunting project at http://www.barrabunting.net/ and follow the project on twitter @barrabunting. 


  1. What a great collaborative creative project! I love your use of the oystercatcher print for bunting.

  2. Thanks for your support Alison and your flag is fabulous. Twitter has certainly helped get the word out and i am delighted at the response.

  3. It was a bit of an experiment with computer heat transfer paper that nearly ended in disaster! Sarah, I hope to get it wrapped up & posted with the information this weekend, what a lovely job to open up the incoming mail :)

  4. This sounds a lovely project to be involved in, the oyster catchers are great on the bunting.



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