Passion for Craft
A look at our passion for craft including embroidery and knitting, how craft can be good for your health, craft in later life, shared studios and starting a craft business.
Knitting and embroidery are crafts that have traditionally been done at home by women for centuries, but are still hugely popular today. Hannah Hill and Louise Walker are two young women who have taken these disciplines and applied a modern twist of their own.
Ceramicist Lisa Slinn contacted us to talk about how craft saved her life after tragedy struck.
So what if the craft you enjoy needs some bigger facilities or space? Gym membership style shared studios are a growing phenomenon in the UK, Tallie Maughan is the founder of one that was set up in London and has which just expanded to meet demand.
Chris Oram is a Woman's Hour listener who talks about finding the freedom to make and create, and how it has helped her as she approaches 70.
And if you want to sell your crafts - how is the best way to go about it? Amy Phipps gives some top tips.
Photo credit Sabrina Dallot-Seguro
Producer: Corinna Jones
Editor: Karen Dalziel.
Craft in Later Life
Craft as a Business
Role Contributor Presenter Emma Barnett Interviewed Guest Hannah Hill Interviewed Guest Louise Walker Interviewed Guest Lisa Slinn Interviewed Guest Tallie Maughan Interviewed Guest Chris Oram Interviewed Guest Amy Phipps Producer Corinna Jones Editor Karen Dalziel
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