To celebrate the 1900th Anniversary of the building of Hadrian's Wall we are setting ourselves and everyone around the world a challenge.

To create by knitting, crocheting or sewing 1900 flags of bunting which will then decorate our replica section of Hadrian's Wall at Roman Vindolanda in an exhibition between 22nd-30th October 2022.

This is an opportunity for everyone who has been inspired by Hadrian's Wall, no matter where they are in the world, to become part of the celebration of this iconic landmark and its impact over the 1900 years it has stood.

You can follow the Roman shield crochet pattern designed by Lynne Barber and make it your own by changing the colours or adding extra details, but the basic design should be of a shield. This would be a great stash busting task to tidy up any extra wool you have lying around. If you struggle to knit or crochet with 2 colours create a plain flag and then sew on the shield design by hand.

If you would like to help us reach our target you can post your finished designs to us at: The Bunting Challenge, Vindolanda Trust, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7JN, UK

We are running this event in conjunction with Lynne Barber of Knot Unique who will hold special workshops where you can learn to knit or crochet to help get you started.

Workshops run by The Vindolanda Trust will also look at the history of textiles and what evidence we have at Vindolanda.