This week I decided to join in with the @GuildOfMakers #MakersHour on Twitter. It is on Wednesday evening at 8pm UK time. Here are the questions and my responses. I hope you find them interesting.
Question 1: Welcome to #MakersHour with your host @tanurai! Firstly, who are you and what have you made, altered, or fixed this week?
A1: #MakersHour Hello, I am Harriet and I am a designer/maker in wood. This week I have made my new home in the design room above my workshop. I have also made a couple of bedside cabinets from offcuts of pine furniture board. And here is a tree trunk table I made recently.
Question 2: Comfort making. I have been doing a lot of it. What make or process soothes your mind? #MakersHour
A2: #MakersHour I enjoy reading, usually making and design, but also sci-fi. Otherwise I will pop into the workshop and make something sculptural or arty from some scrap and off cuts. I also enjoy walking around the garden railway.
Question 3: Ever since I was a kid, I have been most excited by handmade gifts (except that poncho, we won’t talk about that). What’s a handmade thing that you have been given that you want to show off? #MakersHour
A3: #MakersHour Last week I received this beautiful wire tree sculpture as a gift from my friend @TwystedRoots. I think it is just so beautiful in its glass display jar, and looks lovely in my bedroom.
Question 4: What can you do with a piece of A4 paper? (There’s no punchline, I am just curious.) My kid showed me how to do this. (There will be a gif.) #MakersHour
A4: #MakersHour A paper aeroplane? Though an invoice to a client would be more useful. I’m going to have a go at making, ummm, errr, a fish, for Tanya Fish!
Question 5: There is a lot of sitting and watching telly going on. Which making related TV, streaming, or films would you recommend? #MakersHour
A5: #MakersHour Oh I do love watching Anne of all Trades on YouTube, both for her making and also her small holding. Her goats always make me think of my friend @WalesGoats.
Question 6: Isolation is a bit rubbish. Draw/describe an imaginary workshop friend to keep us all company. #MakersHour
A6: #MakersHour Imaginary workshop friends? I have the miniature characters on the Landlord’s garden railway, I do talk to them while I am working, silly really but it’s fun giving little inanimate figures a personality, and often nicer then real people.
Well, that was the hour. I hope you enjoyed it. Do have a look at the #MakersHour hashtag on Twitter to see other questions and answers from other makers over the weeks.