In episode three, Kirstie visits Columbia Road in London’s East End for the last leg of her festive tour of Britain. During this episode, she met and worked with some of the best of British crafting talent to bring us inspiration in abundance and of course, crafts galore.
A special thanks to everyone involved in making this series.
Amy Swann - Amy Swann Cakes
Craft - sugarcraft creations
Amy Swann taught Kirstie how to make a beautiful garland for a Christmas cake. Amy is a hugely talented cake designer who creates incredible things in sugar inspired by nature. To find out more about Amy and to seesee more of her work visit Amy Swann.
Richard Warner - Blenheim Forge
Craft - handcrafted chef's knife
Richard Warner taught Kirstie how to heat steel in the blazing forget to make a custom made chef's knife. Richard and team hand-forge and custom makes knives in his workshop in South London. For more information visit Blenheim Forge.
Laura Lees - The Mighty Stitch
Craft - personlised applique napkins
Laura Lees taught Kirstie how to make an embroidered hoop. Laura is a textile artist who runs embroidery workshops for businesses to help busy employees refresh tired minds and come together to create something special as a team. Click here to find out more about Laura Lees workshops.
Christmas decoration competitors:
Ambrin Howell (Winner)
Ambrin made nutcracker style metal decorations. For more information on Ambrin and her work visit her website.
Charlotte made beautiful ceramic decorations. For more information visit Charlotte Stockley Ceramics
Julia entered lovely glass baubles into the competition.
Ceri created sequin, embroidery hoop decorations.
Visit Ceri Hughes Folksy shop.
Floral decoration competitors:
Gabi Lebetkin - stylist and floral designer at Veevers Carter London
Gabi creates a whimsical woodland tablescape.
Jo Wise - owner Floral Circus
Jo creates a two-tier Chirstmas chandelier using a classic colour scheme of red and white.
Lizzie Powell – owner of ‘Early Hours Flowers’ in London
Lizzie creates a sparkly Christmas archway.
David Jayet-Laraffe - runs a floral artistry school
David gives a piece of fruit the midas touch by spraying it gold.
For more information on David visit Frog Flowers
Christmas dish competitors:
Roni Bandong (Winner)
Roni created a very more-ish Filipino Chicken Relleno (deboned stuffed chicken) dish. For more info visit her website.
Natalie entered a Persian fesejan with a walnut and pomegranate sauce as her main dish.
For Supperclub information:
Carine presented a French/Cameroonian roast duck as her main festive dish. Read Carine's blog.
Dare made a delicious Nigerian lamb shank as her main Xmas dish. For more information on Dare Oni and her supperclub visit her website.
Christmas decoration judge
Sally Bendelow – creative product director notonthehighstreet.com
Christmas dish judge:
Jimmy Lee - award winning chef
Floral art judge:
Nik Southern - founder Grace&Thorn
The location where the Floral art competition & Christmas Decorations competitions were filmed:
The location where Kirstie filmed how to make the Irish cream - The White Horse: http://whitehorsepeckham.co.uk/
The snow Cottage featured across the series can be found at: http://bit.ly/manorstablecottage