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Kirstie Allsopp finds out if she can really cut it in the artisan world in these craftwork projects first seen in Kirstie's Handmade Britain

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Kirstie Allsopp finds out if she can really cut it in the artisan world in these craftwork projects first seen in Kirstie's Handmade Britain

Series 1 Summary

Kirstie Allsopp finds out if she can really cut it in the artisan world in these craftwork projects taken from popular series Kirstie's Handmade Britain

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    Episode 1 - Flower Arranging

    Under the charming instruction of master florist Sioned Rowlands, Kirstie learns how to create a flower arrangement for the 'petite' category at the Royal Cornwall Show.

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    Episode 2 - Paper Sculpture

    Craft champion Kirstie Allsopp learns paper sculpture, decoupage and paper embroidery for greeting cards and feels she has found her calling. Will the judges at the Royal Wales Show agree?

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    Episode 3 - Porktastic

    Kirstie gets her bangers in a twist making bangers and pork pies for a competition at the Nidderdale Show.

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    Episode 4 - Afternoon Tea

    Kirstie's battle in the afternoon tea tent at the Devon County Show is not for the faint hearted, even if you're a homemaking expert like Kirstie.

    What will the judges think of her scones and unconventional kumquat éclairs?

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    Episode 5 - Needlecraft

    With machine embroidery, patchwork quilting and appliqué to learn, Kirstie's task to make a winning cushion for the Great Yorkshire Show is far from cushy.

    Will it be an appliqué hare that finally defeats her?

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    Episode 6 - Floral Arranging

    By bravely attempting an improvised floral arrangement at the Royal Cornwall Show, Kirstie throws herself into the competitive world of floral arranging. Luckily, fellow competitor Reverend Danny Reed is there for some moral support.

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    Episode 7 - Needle felting and mosaic

    Kirstie teams up with some of the fiercest competitors in the crafting world - the WI. Together they learn needle felting and mosaic. But teaming up is a first for Kirstie.

    Can they all agree to disagree on their final entry for the New Forest and Hampshire County Show?

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    Episode 8 - Home grown grub

    Kirstie explores our very own home grown grub and finds out the recipes to classics like the Cornish pasty, Yorkshire pudding, and brawn. Pig Farmer and brawn expert Jennie Whitely is on hand to show Kirstie how to successfully use up all parts of the pig - a process not for the squeamish.

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    Episode 9 - Willow weaving

    In her element when willow weaving with specialist Eddie Glew, Kirstie faces some stiff competition in the hard craft category at the Chagford Show in Devon. Fellow competitor John is making an extraordinary mosaic elephant and Yvonne an exquisite mosaic landscape.

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    Episode 10 - Elderflower Cordial

    Kirstie is at the Chagford Show in Devon, which she has visited many times but never taken part in. This time she decides to enter a homemade elderflower cordial into the garden crafts competition.

    Kirstie's proud of her attempt, but will it win her a prize?

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    Episode 11 - Shortbread

    Battling it out with the best in the shortbread competition at the Chagford Show, could Kirstie's batches of rosemary and lavender shortbread be too radical for the judges?

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    Episode 12 - A scarecrow, pigs and sheep

    With Redhills Community Primary School, Kirstie makes a scarecrow for her local county show at Chagford, learns how to 'show' a saddleback pig and judges young sheep handlers.

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    Episode 13 - Vintage Paper Jewellery

    Up against an origami ‘black belt’ in the ‘Something New from Something Old’ competition at the Royal Wales Show, will Kirstie's vintage paper jewellery stand a chance?

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    Episode 14 - Caribbean Cake

    Kirstie Allsopp enters the single cake class at the Devon County Show with her very own Caribbean cake recipe. In the cut throat world of master bakers, nothing gets past the judges, and a fellow competitor's beetroot cake raises some eyebrows.

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    Episode 15 - Beeswax candles, handscrub and silver clay

    At the Devon County show Kirstie learns about beekeeping and making beeswax candles, as well as discovering the deceptively simple secret of homemade handscrub.

    She also tries her hand at crafting jewellery in silver clay - an ideal way of making beautiful and unique but inexpensive gifts.

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    Episode 16 - Meat and Veg

    As a surprise for some guests, Kirstie makes two delicious mains: roast beef with mulled wine gravy; and for the vegetarians, masala cauliflower with coconut stuffing.

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    Episode 17 - Candy

    Kirstie travels to Manhattan to make candy canes and lollipops at artisan sugar crafter Papabubble, while back in the UK she discovers how to create perfect passion fruit marshmallows covered in chocolate and coconut.

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    Episode 18 - Bookbinding

    Using new leather off-cuts as well as recycled leather coats, decorative paper and cartridge paper, expert bookbinder Isabelle Ting helps Kirstie make a notebook as a gift for the special man in her life - Phil Spencer.

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    Episode 20 - Sausages

    Kirstie battles it out at the Nidderdale Show with her sausage competition entry. Will her caramelised onion flavour win over the judges?

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    Episode 21 - Gelatine Jewellery

    The ladies at Merched Y Wawr, the Welsh version of the Women's Institute, show Kirstie how to make pretty petals using gelatine.

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    Episode 22 - Damson Jam

    Victoria Cranfield, who has won gold medals for her jams and jellies, leads Kirstie through the torturous task of removing every stone by hand as Kirstie learns how to make damson jam.

Kirstie's Handmade Treasures synopsis

Kirstie Allsopp finds out if she can really cut it in the artisan world in these craftwork projects first seen in Kirstie's Handmade Britain

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Needlecraft

With machine embroidery, patchwork quilting and appliqué to learn, Kirstie's task to make a winning cushion for the Great Yorkshire Show is far from cushy.

Channel 4 4.40am Mon 28 Apr