Thursday, 27 October 2011

Kirstie's Handmade Britain

Last night I watched Kirstie's Handmade Britain and it was the second episode of the series and it was all about paper crafts. The idea of the show is that Kirstie travels around Britain entering different craft and baking competitions. This week she was in Wales and entering into a craft competition, where she made a embroidered card, a paper bird and some paper rings. 
On the show she has some help from artists, and crafters and helping her with the embroidered card was one of my favourite artists Claire Coles, she used a selection of old wallpapers and fabrics to create the card and then sewed into using a sewing machine with a  darning foot to create the fluid and flowing lines. 
She also created a paper rose ring, with the help of paper artist Phiona Richards, using paper from an old book and a quilling tool (I will have to get one), it was really simple but they looked really pretty and vintage.
Here are some pictures from the channel 4 website; 

Rose Ring, Inspired by Phiona Richards

Embroidered Card, Inspired by Claire Coles 

Rose Rings, Inspired by Phiona Richards 

You can watch the program back any time on the Channel 4 website

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