CBeebies – Junk Rescue:
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that in my line of work I’ve done some slightly strange, but cool things over the years… rag rugging giant display wreaths, live upcycling challenges, rag rugged outfits… the list goes on. Well, my latest exploit is that I’m currently on BBC iPlayer, starring in an episode of CBeebies’ “Junk Rescue”, a show designed to encourage children to upcycle “junk” into useful or fun things. I was brought in to teach presenter, Danny Sebastian (originally from Bargain Hunt), how to make a story time rag rug for the children on the show. We made a gorgeous garden-inspired rag rug using both the shaggy and loopy techniques of rag rugging, which you can see photos of below or you can watch the full episode on BBC iPlayer here. Enjoy!
p.s. The CBeebies team obviously have a sense of humour because this is the slightly crazed photo of me that they’ve chosen to advertise the show with. Hahahaha.
Behind the Scenes at the Junk Rescue Shoot:
Below are a few photos I took of the filming on the day, which feels like yonks ago now!
The Finished Story time Rag Rug:
And below are some photos of the work in progress and finished story time rag rug, which we made for show. I can’t even believe how much green fabric it took to make….
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