Sew Smitten

The Great British Sewing Bee starts this Tuesday and, I’m quite looking forward to it, especially after reading this blog post from Tilly and the Buttons, who makes beautiful stuff and is one of the contestants. And here’s a link to the other contestants. I hope the program encourages people to look at sewing in a new light but what I’m really curious about is who will watch it.

Sewists? (Not sewers for obvious reasons) People who watched The Great British Bake Off? Actually, I’m unsure about the comparisons that keep being made between this program and the Great British Bake Off in all the promotional reviews. Apart from being “traditionally women’s crafts”, how are baking and sewing similar? I’m not saying one is better than the other but just wondering why there is this constant comparison in all the reviews. I realise it’s a spin-off but the two…

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