A local art organisation have challenged themselves to create 1000m worth of bunting to run through Salisbury.

Plain Arts Salisbury is the leading visual art network for Salisbury and the surrounding areas, who offer member artists and art organisations support and opportunities.  

So, as part of preparations for Salisbury Art Trail 2024, Plain Arts Salisbury has set itself the challenge of making a kilometre of bunting using recycled fabric and hand-printed Salisbury Art Trail pennants. 

They wanted to provide lengths of bunting to each of the participating venues to be hung outside and help give the Salisbury Art Trail 2024 a real festival vibe. 

A team of volunteers from members and associates turned up on Saturday, April 6 from 12pm till 4pm to help cut, pin, stitch and fold fabrics to help make enough bunting to transform the city.

The recently opened HobbyCraft Store on Southampton Road provided the use of their community room and a number of sewing machines to support the challenge. 

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Chair of Plain Arts Salisbury, Helen Southwell said: “It was lovely to spend the afternoon with fellow members and associates and we really could not have done it without their help, or at least not without burning a lot of midnight oil and some very achy shoulders.”

“Having raided the fabric stash cupboards of members, what was needed were many hands to complete the task.”

She added: “Thanks to our combined efforts, we successfully managed to complete the task and now have lengths of bunting to give to every venue.

"When I first hatched the plan to make a bunch of bunting, I really didn’t know how much engagement we would get, but the team of volunteers have certainly done Plain Arts proud."

The Trail will take place from Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, June 9 in venues, artist's homes and studios across the area, showcasing the fantastic variety of arts and crafts from Salisbury's vibrant and talented visual arts community.