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Episode 9 - Magazine Mirror

Tamsin Cooper - Hearts In Crafts

Justin and I had heaps of fun in the studio filming this episode. We make a great mirror using old magazines, it is a simple and fun project and the result is stunning…..well I think so anyway! It is a fab  craft project for any fashionista or interiors enthusiast like me who just has far far too many magazines than she knows what to do with!

The crafts people we meet on this show are true masters and it is again an inspirational snap shot of their life’s passion and work.

Meet Hugh Bannerman who took woollen textiles to a new level when he successfully founded internationally leading rug workshop, Dilana ( in the 1980s.

We take you to the Catlins, one of New Zealand’s most isolated and idyllic spots here is a green bus housing the many weird and wonderful inventions of Blair Somerville. You can find Blair at 2532 Paptowai Highway, South Otago.

Su has put the craft skills she learnt as a child to great use in creating her range of Maori and Pacific inspired peg dolls. The girls as she likes to refer to them all have the same basic form that starts with the classic wooden clothes peg but each one is unique in its adornment dependent on what recycled materials Su has to hand.  Su’s work can be found at a number of galleries and design stores throughout the country including The Poi Room (

Justin tries his hand at cake decorating and takes you to meet Thea who has been decorating cakes for over 20 years. What started as a desire to make cakes for her children has now turned into a highly successful business making cakes for any and all celebrations. Take a look at the Cake Couture website ( for more information on classes and cake designs.

Justin and I look forward to seeing you again this Sunday night 7pm TVNZ Heartland

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