For the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, Macclesfield Silk Museum will be running a mass participation project to commemorate the end of World War One.
When Armistice was declared in 1918 communities across the UK gathered to celebrate. In homes, at work and during street parties bunting was often hung during these celebrations. To commemorate the sacrifices given during the war, we would like you to help us decorate a piece of bunting in memory of the sacrifices given during the war.
How to take part
We would like you to decorate bunting to help commemorate the end of World War One. This can be done through poems, dedications to specific people, stories, pictures or anything else that you feel commemorates the men, women, children and even animals who took part in the war. If you would prefer you could also remember a recent loved one instead.
All bunting triangles must be the same size and shape, but you can use different colour paper if you prefer. Methods of decorations could be: pencil, pen, felt tips, crayon, paint, collage, fabric or embroidery, it’s up to you. Download your pdf bunting template and print it out on a piece of A4 paper.
The bunting will be displayed at the Silk Museum, starting from the 10th November, with the intention that it will continue to grow until the end of November 2018.
All bunting triangles should be at the museum by the 23rd November, to allow time for it to be installed before the end of November. Instructions for returning the bunting by post or email are on the template.