Do you have the “craft-factor” for new BBC shows?


The BBC are famous for bringing us the new kids on the block (or should that be box); with top talent shows narrowing down the best of the best in Britain across many genres.  And this autumn it looks like we crafty folk are in for a real treat! … Whether you aim to be behind the box, or just simply in front of it, we are guaranteed to be entertained!


You might remember last month we shared with you a link to apply for a new BBC show from the makers of “The Great British Bake Off”. This was really exciting news for us in the sewing world, and was tailored for anyone serious and passionate about sewing. (If you didn’t see it click here)


But, this month, we bring you a new update …. in addition to the above, the BBC are doing a separate recruitment drive for applicants to another show that is searching for the brightest and best *amateur design-makers!


We’re all passionate about craft here, so, if you’d like a chance to present your work to some of Britain’s most discerning masters and makers and inspire viewers why not apply? From textiles to leatherworking, glass-blowing to greenwood furniture making, if you love nothing more than to design and create wonderful objects, the producers say they would love to hear from you. The show will be called “Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution” and is created by the same producers of BBC Two’s hit show “Flog It”.


For more details & to apply, visit


There will be two events, to which successful applicants will be invited to bring one item which best represents their work. Event details are as follows:

  • Midlands: 30 June to 1 July 2012 (cut-off date for applications: Friday 22 June)
  • South East: 14 to 15 July 2012 (cut-off date for applications: Friday 6 July)


Please note: *amateur refers to anyone whose sole income does not come from sales of their craftwork.