Great British Sewing Bee

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Great British Sewing Bee

Post: #273095 yvette
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:53 am

Did anyone see this last night? I was hoping to learn something useful but was disappointed in the tired old knockout competition format and lack of real information. I had naively imagined that the title 'Sewing Bee' might indicate something collaborative, to do with sharing skills and techniques - but no :roll:

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Post: #273096 Crickleymal
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:00 am

You didn't seriously expect a TV competition to impart anything useful did you? Very few of these "reality" or fly on the wall things are done for information value. They just pick people who are likely to fly into an entertaining strop if something goes wrong or who'll make the biggest cockup.
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Post: #273112 Thomzo
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:59 pm

I watched it on iplayer tonight and was as disappointed as I expected to be. Crickleymal, you hit the nail right on the head there. Shame there were no entertaining strops. It would have livened it up a bit.
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Post: #273116 contadina
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:47 am

I watched it last night and rather enjoyed it and suspect that it may encourage a lot of people to start sewing. If you want to learn proper sewing techniques, take lessons.

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Post: #273121 boboff
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:26 am

I thought Bees made honey, not mended tailoring. Where do I find these British thrift fanatics?
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Post: #273122 contadina
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:09 pm

An alternative use of the word bee is for any communal work, such as, sewing groups, harvesting crops etc; and derives from Middle English bene (meaning prayer, boon and extra service by a tenant to his lord). American's use it more nowadays but it's nice to know that a bee (any gathering to accomplish a task or to hold a competition) has Old English origins.

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Post: #273129 boboff
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:12 am

Indeed, I was, how do you say it, joking.

Most old English is German though.
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Post: #273131 Mrs Moustoir
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:55 am

I've always admired people who can make their own and their children's clothes so I quite enjoyed it. Although I can embroider and do basic repairs/sew a button on/sew an invisible hem - my attempts to make clothes have always been disastrous!

Nothing too demanding and the usual elements of "will they, won't they?" get the task done. Nice, bland midweek telly.

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Post: #273182 wabbit955
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:12 pm

program seamed to drag out a bit would of been much better in 30 minutes
but a think that about most programs :scratch:
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Post: #273184 Crickleymal
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:30 pm

Now I differ. I think most programmes should be 1 hour long. 30 minutes doesn't give enough time to show half of the interesting bits.
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Post: #273185 wabbit955
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:44 pm

its the bit were they keep going over what been done and said that gets Irritating :banghead:
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Post: #273186 Crickleymal
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:38 pm

Oh god yes. I especially hate the sort of documentaries that when the advert break is over say "Previously on Entertaining Gimboids,......." Do they not think we can remember what happened 4 minutes ago? I mean I know my short term memory isn't brilliant but for crying out loud!
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Re: Great British Sewing Bee

Post: #273187 Mrs Moustoir
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:42 pm

I thought the hour was about right - but then again, I might have nodded off to sleep in the middle!


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