Just when I have been frightfully busy getting my summer collection out, I decided to make a banner for the Green Party. I was delighted to see that in this very Tory part of the world, there was a Green candidate, Cherry Allan. However, I have to confess that the main motivation for this work was my growing dislike for all the tacky plasticky banners of Jeremy Hunt, our mild Tory. They have been pinned up all over the place, especially on nice country lanes. So, I felt we needed something more attractive than that. I thought a nice fabric banner would be just the trick.
It's sustainable, re-usable and actually rather attractive. I contacted Cherry, who was very pleased but also Somewhat Cautious about this enterprise. Of course, I could be some sort of trouble-maker or lunatic (though I fear, sadly, that the Greens are no great threat to Mr Hunt Esq.). I was invited to read a very long and bureaucratic document with guidelines and had to put contact details on so that they could verify I was for real.
I also looked at the Green Party website to check their branding. I couldn't quite find the right shade of green to match amongst my offcuts stash, but I think it's quite charming really.