THIS month sees the return of the Great British Sewing Bee to our screens.

To coincide with the BBC2 show the Farncombe Estate near Broadway is offering budding sewers or knitters the chance to learn the craft.

A range of weekend and day courses will take place including how to use a sewing machine, patchwork and quilting lessons and a weekend course at the end of March will teach people how to crochet.

Sewing expert Sue Hazell, who teaches a number of sewing courses at the estate said she had seen a rising interest in the craft.

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