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We Brits do like to celebrate in style!

May 31, 2012 by Works with Water
Brits celebrate in style

To create the regal red velvet banner, which will be used to decorate the royal barge on which the Queen will travel during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, more than half a million golden buttons with 31 miles of thread were used.

It has taken a team of talented seamstresses four months to sew on half a million golden buttons with 31 miles of thread. Thousands of tiny gold- coloured ones were imported from China because Miss Carrington, who designed the banner, found it impossible to get any small enough in the UK.

And in true Brit style, more than 3,000 cups of tea were consumed as the team worked on creating this amazing work of art…

Read more here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2145552/Queen-Jubilee-celebrations-2012-Banner-31-miles-thread-half-million-gold-buttons.html

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