Kirstie's Handmade Britain

Series 1 - Episode 2

Kirstie's Handmade Britain
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Kirstie loses a bit of a her trademark heartiness this week when she faces the daunting prospect of entering her papercrafts in the mighty Royal Welsh Show. Her seagull made from newspaper takes its place in her “decoupage with a seaside theme” and those rings made from old books – lovely!

But as she arrives at the showground, Kirstie is rocked by the brilliance of the other entries. Some of them are creations of real beauty and Kirstie is brought up short when she realises that her seabird scene looks bit sad. She keeps up her spirits, though, with a trip to the Welsh WI tent where she makes gelatin flowers.

About this programme

2/8. Kirstie Allsopp enters the paper crafts competition at the Royal Welsh Show. She produces an embroidered greetings card, and decoupage designer Jaina Minton teaches her how to make a paper sculpture of a seagull. To create jewellery, Phiona Richards lends a helping hand recycling damaged books and turning the print and pictures into rose rings.

Cast and crew


Kirstie Allsopp
Jaina Minton
Phiona Richards


Executive Producer
Sarah Walmsley
Series Producer
Lisa McCann