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The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final  Season 7, Ep 9

It's the semi-final, and the sewers go back to the 1940s. They create a pair of Oxford bags [trousers], dresses from parachutes and a Dior New Look outfit.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 10, 2021 - 15 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Music and the Movies Week  Season 7, Ep 8

The sewers create a dress inspired by Dirty Dancing, a Sound of Music transformation and a disco era-inspired outfit from Dreamgirls.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 10, 2021 - 7 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Children's Week  Season 7, Ep 5

For children's week, the sewers' skills are tested by romper suits, Under the Sea-themed fancy dress and raincoats for mini models.
posted by ellieBOA on May 13, 2021 - 11 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Gent’s Classics Week  Season 7, Ep 3

For gent’s classics week, the sewers make baker boy caps, transform old jackets into outfits for a woman, and create a casual utility jacket.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 30, 2021 - 3 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Summer Week  Season 7, Ep 2

Summer Week sees Esme and Patrick challenging the sewers to create paperbag shorts, cocktail outfits and button-down sun dresses.
posted by schroedinger on Apr 22, 2021 - 8 comments

All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star: Episode #1.1  Season 1, Ep 1

The 8 jewellers are set their first challenges by the judges. The Bestseller Challenge asks them to make three silver bangles each. For the Bespoke Challenge client Ben wants a pendant necklace for his mum to wear when meeting the Queen.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 15, 2021 - 8 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 1  Season 7, Ep 1

The sewing competition returns for a seventh series and in week one the judges settle the contestants in with a trio of challenges based on everyday wardrobe staples - sleeveless blouses, t-shirts and dresses. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 15, 2021 - 10 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: The Final: 1920s Art Deco Punch Bowl & Decanters  Season 4, Ep 10

In an art deco-inspired final, the potters make a punch bowl and decanter, before facing the tiniest throwing challenge ever set. Who will be crowned the series winner?
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 15, 2021 - 12 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: A Pedestal Sink & a Chamber Pot  Season 4, Ep 9

It's the semi-final and the remaining potters produce an elaborate and fully functional pedestal sink and decorate a chamber pot in Bathroom Week, for a place in the grand final
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 8, 2021 - 4 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Native American Acoma Pottery & an Alabama Ring Bottle  Season 4, Ep 8

It's an all-American-themed quarter-final and the remaining potters make Acoma pottery fired in cow dung and throw an Alabama ring bottle, for a place in the semi-final
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 1, 2021 - 5 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Animal Water Feature & a Strawberry Planter  Season 4, Ep 7

It's Garden Week and the remaining potters face a green-fingered challenge to build an animal water feature and throw a strawberry planter, for a place in the quarter-finals.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 22, 2021 - 3 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Terracotta Cookware & Engraved Tiles  Season 4, Ep 6

It's Terracotta Week and the remaining potters are tasked with making their own range of cookware, before judge Rich Miller sets a second terracotta challenge to engrave tiles.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 15, 2021 - 5 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Music Legend Busts & Mini Musical Instruments  Season 4, Ep 5

It's Music Week and the remaining potters sculpt a life-like bust of a music legend, receive a surprise special message from an iconic artist, and make mini musical instruments.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 8, 2021 - 5 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Naked Raku & a Floral Challenge   Season 4, Ep 4

It's naked raku week and the remaining potters throw, burnish and fire a pair of vases, and are set a floral challenge by guest judge and flower-making expert Rita Floyd.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 1, 2021 - 6 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Fruit Bowls & a Blindfolded Throw Down  Season 4, Ep 3

The remaining potters get fruity when they're challenged to make a bowl full of realistic ceramic fruits, and face a blindfolded throw down with a twist.
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 25, 2021 - 3 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Slab-Build & Handmade Bricks  Season 4, Ep 2

It's all about bricks and mortar, as the 11 remaining potters slab-build a 3D building and, in a Throw Down first, judge Rich Miller tasks the potters with handmaking bricks.
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 18, 2021 - 3 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Cheese Set & Port Chalices  Season 4, Ep 1

Judges Keith Brymer Jones and Richard Miller set the twelve new potters two challenges against the clock: to throw a cheese set and port chalices, as the battle of clay kicks off at the wheel. Hosted by Siobhan McSweeney.
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 18, 2021 - 11 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Final  Season 6, Ep 10

The competition reaches its dramatic denouement as the final three sewers tackle celebration wear challenges and the series winner is crowned.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 24, 2020 - 10 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final  Season 1, Ep 9

The four remaining sewers go to the movies, taking on garments and techniques from the silver screen.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 18, 2020 - 5 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Quarter Final  Season 1, Ep 8

Five sewers do battle in the quarter-final, where they must master techniques and styles from France, Spain and the Philippines.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 11, 2020 - 8 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 7  Season 6, Ep 7

The six remaining home sewers head back in time to the 1980s, attempting to revive the glamorous - and sometimes ridiculous - style of that decade.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 4, 2020 - 6 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

The fashion industry is the biggest polluter of our planet besides oil, so for reduce, reuse and recycle week, all the fabric in the haberdashery is replaced with charity shop clothes and soft furnishings.
posted by ellieBOA on May 30, 2020 - 3 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

The eight remaining sewers return to the sewing room for lingerie and sleepwear week.
posted by ellieBOA on May 21, 2020 - 7 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

It's sportswear week, and the sewers must create rugby shirts, waterproof onesies for toddlers and tennis outfits.
posted by ellieBOA on May 15, 2020 - 3 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 3  Season 6, Ep 3

Joe Lycett welcomes the ten remaining home sewers back to the nation’s most famous sewing room for children’s week.
posted by ellieBOA on May 7, 2020 - 3 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 2  Season 6, Ep 2

The 11 remaining sewers return for holiday week and are challenged to create palazzo pants, beach cover-ups and colourful shirts.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 30, 2020 - 4 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 6, Episode 1  Season 6, Ep 1

Twelve amateur sewers compete over ten weeks (BBC).
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 25, 2020 - 9 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Dadlands

In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only Dads. [more inside]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia on Nov 29, 2019 - 15 comments

Book: Cræft

Faced with an endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for goods bearing the mark of authenticity―hand-made tools, local brews, and other objects produced by human hands. Archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands reaches as far back as the Neolithic period to recover our lost sense of craft, combining deep history with detailed scientific analyses and his own experiences making traditional crafts. Craft brims with vivid storytelling, rich descriptions of natural landscape, and delightful surprises that will convince us to introduce more craft into our lives.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Nov 23, 2019 - 3 comments

Making It: Full first season thread  Season 1, Ep 0

Notorious woodworker/crafter Nick Offerman and notorious-noncrafter Amy Poehler host a feel good show about making stuff. Full first season discussion here.
posted by jenfullmoon on Aug 6, 2018 - 58 comments

Making It?

I wanted to suggest the Nick Offerman/Amy Poehler craft show, but it doesn't show up on IMDB so I can't officially do it.
posted by jenfullmoon on Aug 3, 2018 - 10 comments

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