If you’ve been following The Great British Sewing Bee over the past few weeks, you might have noticed a new location closer to home.
Having taken over Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, the new Leeds filming spot will share one of the city’s biggest creative hubs with TV screens across the UK and beyond.
Whether its the new season of fresh talent or new location thats piqued your interest in the show or the introduction of new presenter Sara Pascoe, it’s safe to say that The Great British Sewing Bee has returned with all guns blazing this year.
Sadly, there’s no contestants from Leeds to rally behind, but there’s plenty of talent to gasp in awe of over the coming weeks.
Now, the BBC series is looking for applicants for their brand-new series of the show, which is due to be filmed between August and November 2022.
So if you fancy yourself as an undiscovered sewing talent, this might be your chance to shoot to fame and share your skills on the big screen.
All you need to is be over the age of 16 and be able to commit to 20 days across 6-8 weeks of filming between August and November 2022 and you must not hold formal sewing qualifications to enter. Anyone across the UK can apply (though we’re hoping to see some Yorkshire folk inside the Yorkshire filming spot, assuming the producers stick with their new filming location.)
The rules of entry for The Great British Sewing Bee include:
- You must not have completed any sewing NVQ or other equivalent sewing-related qualification unless acquired 5 or more years ago.
- You cannot have worked full-time as a dressmaker, sample machinist, pattern cutter, tailor or seamstress at any time during the last 15 years.
- You must be an amateur sewer, meaning that your main source of income must not derive from your sewing and you do not sew in a professional environment.
- You are not a close relative (for example, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister), nor a close friend of anyone who is an employee or contractor of Love Productions or the BBC, or anyone working on, appearing in or connected with the Programme.
If you reckon that you’ve got what it takes to join the team in Sunny Bank Mills and show off your skills inside the historic Yorkshire building, you’d better apply quickly.
For the full details, including the application form, visit sewing.take-part.co.uk and fill out the form supplied. Alternatively, if you’re unable to apply online and would like an application form posted to you, you can email email@example.com or call 0207 067 4843 stating your full name, full address (including postcode) and telephone number.
The deadline for all applications is at 8pm on Wednesday 18 May 2022. The application also points out that if you are successful, a member of the team will be in touch via phone or email by Friday 1 July.
Feature Image- The Great British Sewing Bee / BBC One