Dilly Dally Bunting started in 2008 to solve a problem I had come up against myself…. I was getting married and required a large quantity of good old fashioned, traditional county style bunting, but no one did it… so my mum and I decided to be the first!
Standing on the kitchen step with a crazy business idea whirring around in my head, I blurt out “come on, lets not dilly dally about this!” and so ‘Dilly Dally Bunting’ was born! Since then our bunting has adorned just about every type of event in every type of venue across the UK, from our local village hall and church fete to the OXO tower and the BBC Eastenders set! As every year brings requests or more and more items, we're adding to our collection all the time!
In the true spirit of traditional bunting, we use our beautiful and treasured Singer sewing machines to do the majority of our sewing, our growing ‘vintage’ machine collection currently spanning 1933 to 1951.
We do of course have modern overlockers and other youngers members of our workforce, but we prefer to use our lovely gals at every opportunity as they really are a pleasure to work with and really knock the socks off their newer counterparts.
Hiring anything is a much more environmentally friendly way to do things since the item only has to be produced the once, and then it has years of pleasure to give time and time again. And with Ethel set in a treadle table, we are using greener energy to do the making of our beautiful bunting too!!