Boston Unfurled: Banner Workshop

Feb 16

Start Friday
16-02-2018, 11:00am

End Friday
16-02-2018, 03:00pm

Venue Boston Guildhall

Cost Free

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PLEASE NOTE: All of the banner workshops are now fully booked, but please email to be on the reserve list.

Join Boston Hanse Group and Transported for Boston Unfurled workshops, a project to create a set of 20 flags and finials to represent and celebrate Boston today. The flags will be used at future community events & festivals as well as being taken abroad to proudly represent Boston at New Hanse events in Europe.  The project starts with an exhibition about using flags in this way and how Boston has been represented in design form in the past, at Boston Guildhall from Wednesday 24 January to Wednesday 14 February

Banner Workshops – with Ruth Pigott from Curiosity Creators

You will design and sew your fabric banner using machine stitching, using a reverse applique technique.

We will only be using straight stitch, so there is no need to be highly experienced with a sewing machine. Sewing machines will be provided.

You will need to attend a set of 3 workshops to complete your banner.

Session 1 – Design your banner

Session 2 & 3 – Make your fabric banner using the sewing machine.

The banner workshops are repeated over the course of the next few months, you will be allocated one of the groups. Each group will have 5 participants. This will ensure your group has as much support from Ruth as needed. 

Please specify if the dates of a particular group suits you best. 

Open to participants aged 16+.

All workshops are FREE and at Boston Guildhall on Fridays from 11- 3pm.

Dates Available

16 February – Ruth – Fabric Banner – Group 1 FULLY BOOKED


9 March – Ruth – Fabric Banner – Group 1 FULLY BOOKED

16 March – Ruth – Fabric Banner – Group 2 FULLY BOOKED

23 March – Ruth – Fabric Banner – Group 2 FULLY BOOKED

30 March – Ruth – Fabric  Banner Group 2 FULLY BOOKED

13 April – Ruth – Fabric Banner  – Group 3 FULLY BOOKED

20 April – Ruth – Fabric Banner  – Group 3 FULLY BOOKED

27 April – Ruth – Fabric Banner – Group 3 FULLY BOOKED

To book a space, or for more information, please email

There are other workshops happening as part of the Boston Unfurled project. For more information, visit our events page. 

This project is funded by the Arts Council and is organised by Boston Hanse Group, Transported and supported by Boston Guildhall, Boston Borough Council.



Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities.  The programme is overseen by the Centre of Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln, and is funded by the Creative People and Places fund from Arts Council England.

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