Last year Rachel and I enjoyed helping a customer called Neil Worral and his family. We should see the result of his efforts on television this week. Neil needed us to custom size a stencil of stars to decorate the ceiling of an historic church in Brixham, Devon. Cost and ease of use were two important considerations. Neil had not used a stencil before and a ceiling several metres high is not the first project that I would recommend to a first time stenciller. His endeavour to convert the church to a family dwelling was being followed by Channel 4's Restoration Man television series.
Rachel and I were at the other end of England so the basics of using a stencil were conveyed by phone and email. How did he fare? We don't know. Along with many other people we will watch Restoration Man when it airs on Channel 4 at on Jan 16th in the UK. A glimpse of the stencilled stars feature on the trailer for the series. Even if I don't see much of the stencilled ceiling it will be lovely to see Brixham again. My family used to live close to there.