The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts [TV]
|Silversmith Bryony in her Victorian studio|
|Abi's task: to make this chair...|
I also felt a little sorry for the two team members who didn’t have tasks of their own. Embroiderer Niamh Wimperis seemed to enjoy learning to make a rush chair seat to help Abi (experts were on hand to fill in any knowledge gaps where the crafters were lacking), but bladesmith/metalworker Rod Hughes appeared to struggle to find a place within the team.
The next episode, on Friday, involves the master bedroom, and I’m hoping we’ll see some of embroiderer Niamh’s work, and that Rod’s given something meaty to work on that will show off his skills. Will you be watching too?
*Wyndcliffe, between Chepstow and Tintern, which is privately owned and used to be open to the public but isn’t any more. It’s not actually Victorian, but it’s certainly pretty. My steampunk friends used to go for afternoon tea there.