I don’t think I’ll be alone in admitting that I sit (knitting) in front of Kirstie’s Handmade Britain, tutting and eye rolling at the heavy weather she can make of what seems like a simple craft project.

Take the second episode where she worked with Clare Cole on an embroidered card. It looked easy peasy, just some cutting and stitching. Just drawing with thread right? How hard could it be?

Well I can now say that it’s harder than it looks having given it a shot myself.

Sorry Kirstie – I shall no longer be so smug about trying something new and being good at it.