Yesterday I suggested that you viewed Kirstie's Home Made Home on Channel 4. In the program I attempted to teach Kirstie Allsopp and contributors Gerry and Paulette how to stencil. I posed these questions in yesterday's blog post and said that I only knew the answer to one of them. Did they make a success of the project? Did they enjoy it? Were their efforts usable? Will they ever pick up a stencil again?
Helen Morris and Kirstie Allsopp cutting a stencil. From Kirstie's Home Made Home
Well, now that I have seen the episode I am thrilled to learn that the blinds looked gorgeous. Gerry said he was more proud of the blinds than any of the other things that they made for their home and YES he would stencil again. Bless you Gerry I could have kissed you through the TV screen. It was great to see him, Paulette and Kirstie again, they really made the most fabulous job of stencilling the blinds. I expected their work to look good because stencilling does if you follow a few rules.... and they did because I was breathing down their necks. I don't think at the time they could believe how brilliant it looked, all three of them produced fabulous results. No wonder they were so chuffed. They even had a successful go at cutting a stencil with a heatpen.
I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the episode. Rachel and I have decided to visit the antique fair that was featured, not that we need much of an excuse for second hand shopping. I am going to attempt to make a bean bag just as Manda showed us.... mine would be stencilled of course.
Now that the show has aired I can show you the blinds that we all made and tell you about the stencil.
Information about everyone on the programe can be found on Kirstie's site on Channel 4. Look for the 'Surrey' episode. They have listed the stencil library as .co.uk not .com so I hope that can be ammended. Kirstie shows you how to stencil here. You can see the finished blinds in place. If you enjoyed the program or have any questions for them you can leave a message on their comment page. I'll visit when I have finished this post so that I can learn how to make that bean bag!