Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp

Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp #meet #maker #crafter #kirstie #allsopp

We caught up with the Queen of Craft herself, Kirstie Allsopp this week, just before she jetted off to get ready for The Handmade Fair. Discover why she’s so passionate about crafting, and what you can expect from her show this year….

Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp

Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp #meet #kirstie #allsopp #craft #handmadefair

Describe your crafting style.


What was the first thing you made?

I blew my own tumbler for the pilot of Kirstie’s Homemade Home with Will Shakespeare in Taunton – I’d obviously made things before, but that’s the first on record, on camera. Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp #meet #kirstie #allsopp #craft #handmadefair

How did you get into crafting?

My mother was an interior decorator and my dad an auctioneer and collector of old things. I was brought up in a house where everything was repurposed and reused in some way, shape or form, so I’ve really never not been into crafting. Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp #meet #kirstie #allsopp #craft #handmadefair

What’s your favourite thing you’ve made?

Cocktails – terrible thing to say, but there is real skill in it, and I do love it.

Which of your makes are you most proud of, and why?

The quilt I made with Jo Colwill for my son.

Have you had any crafting disasters along the way?

Tons. You learn from your mistakes. Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp #meet #kirstie #allsopp #craft #handmadefair

Where do you find inspiration for makes?

Everywhere; in houses I visit, in my kitchen, along my road, at antiques fairs and all sorts.

This is your 3rd year running at the Handmade Fair, what can we expect to see this year?

If ain’t broke, don’t fix it – we’re making, shopping, eating and there are some brilliant live sessions with me on the main stage.

Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp #meet #kirstie #allsopp #craft #handmadefair

What is your favourite thing about the Handmade Fair?

The sense of community and sharing.

What’s up next for you?

Watch this space – I’ve got a lot to do in the kitchen… Meet the Maker: Kirstie Allsopp #meet #kirstie #allsopp #craft #handmadefair

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