A brilliant mini doc series. I love all of the challenges, tears,and triumphs!
Mastercrafts, A great admirer of British crafts, Monty Don presents a new series celebrating the nation’s craftsmanship and the recent renaissance in traditional crafts.
and yes one of those featured is Weaving!!!!!
Under Monty Don’s watchful eye, three hopefuls who want to learn how to weave are put through their paces by the country’s leading practitioners. The trainees are immersed in the world of weaving, attempting to sell their woven wares to the general public. Their final test is to both design and weave three-metre lengths of fabric — to be judged by Michelle Bowen from the Arts Council and Angela Swan from the Worshipful Company of Weavers.
Blacksmith, Thatch, Wood Craft, Stained Glass and Stone masonry; you can find out more about the rest of the series here.
There needs to be more celebration of hand crafting on this side of the ocean as well don’t you think?
Wouldn’t you rather watch this than trailer parks, gypsies, and pawnbrokers?