Is it just me or has the Great British Sewing Bee come along at just the right time!
It's been a tough lockdown and now we need to emerge as the butterflies we are with a little Bee inspiration to help us along. (And I'm always keen to check out the haberdashery corner).
I've been checking out the contestants (and following them of course).
(Image credits: BBC1)
Adam, 31 @adamjamesbrooks_
CRUISE SHIP ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR
Adam was taught to sew by his Nan, aged 6 (so cute!).
He knits for his 18-month-old nephew.
Adam loves the stage and studied Performing Arts at University.
Sewing style: nautical, the glamour of classic films and iconic entertainers.
Adeena, 40 @deesewcialspace
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
Adeena is all about family and loves organising feasts for her large Pakistani family.
She sews for herself and her sisters.
She has lots of creative hobbies including painting, sketching and woodwork.
Sewing style: Fusion of Pakistani heritage and British style
Andrew, 54 @andrew.aspland
Andrew has also been sewing since he was a small boy after watching his mum and grandmother.
The Church plays a very important role in Andrew’s life. He enjoys making vestments for his partner who is a priest.
His other hobbies include bellringing or making stained glass windows.
Sewing style: bold fabrics and eye-catching menswear.
Cathryn, 57 @cathrynwaudby
POST OFFICE WORKER
Cathryn has been sewing for over 50 years making both clothing and quilts.
A dinner lady for 25 years but now semi-retired, Cathryn loves spending time on her allotment.
Her other love is music. As an ardent David Bowie fan her cat is named Ziggy Stardust.
Sewing style: likes to use recycled fabrics and avoid waste.
IT INSTALLATION ENGINEER
Is self taught and only started sewing three years ago when a pair of his work trousers needed altering.
His other hobbies include craft ale making, woodwork, riding his motorbike and playing the guitar.
Sewing style: Practical
Farie's talent for sewing was nurtured at school where she studied Fabrics and Fashion at GCSE.
She loves design and creativity and enjoys making colourful outfits for her two young daughters and the creative outlet that sewing provides.
Farie likes to keep fit competing in an indoor walking challenge in lockdown.