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Mastercrafts with Monty Don

Don’t miss the March/April issue of craft&design with an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature about ‘Mastercrafts’, the exciting new TV series starting on Friday 12th February at 9.00pm on BBC2. Presented by Monty Don, Mastercrafts celebrates the nation's craftsmanship and the recent renaissance in traditional crafts.

A great admirer of British crafts, Monty Don tells craft&design readers in the March/April issue what he most enjoyed about working on the series, his views about the role of traditional craft skills in the modern world and what inspires him creatively.

Each week on Mastercrafts, three hopefuls have the chance to study under some of the country's leading master craftsmen and women working in Weaving, Thatching, Stone Masonry, Woodcraft, Blacksmithing and Glass.

The aim is for the trainees to reach a standard of craftsmanship that will equip them with the practical knowledge and skills to give them a head start in their chosen craft. Monty charts the students' progress during their training and explores the fascinating and often forgotten history of each craft. Mastercrafts aims to put traditional crafts firmly back on the map in modern Britain.

Read about Mastercrafts with Monty Don exclusively in Issue 208 March/April craft&design on sale online from 13th February. You can order a copy of the March/April issue of craft&design Magazine here, or in galleries and high street stockists from 18th February.

Mastercrafts: Rediscover British Craftsmanship by Tom Quinn

Don’t miss the fantastic new book that accompanies the series

Mastercrafts: Rediscover British Craftsmanship by Tom Quinn is published by David & Charles. craft&design readers can order Mastercrafts for the special price of £15 (rrp £20) with free p&p (UK only). 

To order please call RUBooks on 0844 8805851 or visit and quote code RS2136. More information about Mastercrafts: Rediscover British Craftsmanship by Tom Quinn is available here.

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