VE Day Bunting

 ZOOM – Tuesday 5th May at 7.30pm

We are planning another Zoom meeeting on Tuesday, and are investing a subscription so the meeting can last a little longer than last time. We will publish the link here on Tuesday. We hope you can join us for an informal chat and perhaps you can share any progress with bunting, scrubs and bags

Great British Bunting

On Friday 8 May 2020 Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed but we still want you to be able to mark the occasion, share your pride in our country and honour the men and women of WW2.

You can make your own special VE Day 75 ‘Great British Bunting’ to display in your window at home.

You can make your bunting in lot of different ways, from fabric, card or knitted here is a link to idea from the BBC and you can find many more on YouTube

Hang your bunting with pride over the weekend of Friday 8 May – Sunday 10 May and make sure you share your pictures with us and on social media using the hashtags #GreatBritishBunting, #VEDay75



Hello Everyone,


As fabic becomes harder to source I have been researching alternatives. Local Care Homes are also have a need for scrubs and I suspect the need will be with us for a while.

This specification is from the Dudley NHS Group website

Making scrubs in the correct type and weight of fabric is important. The requirements are:

·     100% cotton or up to 50/50 polyester/cotton only

·     Material weight 115gsm

·     Plain, dark colours preferred (patterned material is harder to inspect for staining/damage)

·     If you can’t get plain dark fabric, lighter colours or even patterns will be accepted

·     Must be washable at a minimum of 60 degrees centigrade

.     No brushed cotton

So, it seems that good quality bedlinen, that can be washed at 60 degrees centigrade, is the bottom line. Too thin, too loosely woven and it is not very useful.  The higher the threadcount the better. Somewhere else I read said not white!

I have found this website offering a very simplified FREE pattern for scrubs that is measured out rather than needing a paper pattern (thus no printing). I’m going to try it out today.

Stay safe,






Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to sew scrubs for our local GPs.

Hampton Medical Centre have requested three sets of scrubs for their clinicians, so that they each have a spare set (which makes sense)!

If we make more than that we will offer them to other local surgeries or care homes.

I have sourced a pattern and I am ordering the fabric & haberdashery needed. While we wait for the fabric I will trace copies of the pattern onto large sheets of paper (or a lot of smaller bits taped together if I run out of pattern paper). Your committee has agreed to support the initial fabric purchases.

Once all the fabric has arrived it will be washed, cut, and distributed to the members who have volunteered to sew.

Thank you for supporting this venture.