Anthea Turner is Officially the Face of Create and Craft
By Zoe Monk 08 Feb 2012
In January, the news broke that crafty housewife Anthea Turner was to become the famous face of Create and Craft TV and front its Get Britain Crafting Campaign. Now Anthea has started her role and is eager to get the nation's creative juices flowing.
Anthea Turner said: “I really do hope that during my time with Create and Craft I can help encourage many more people to discover the joy that crafting can bring.
“I know that the team has lots of exciting ideas in store; my personal interest is bringing craft into the home, with handmade details like table decorations, trimmings and picture frames.
“And gifts too – what’s nicer than being able to present someone with a beautiful jar of homemade chutney, with a pretty lid and a hand-written label?”
A keen craft enthuasist and 20 years after her creative Blue Peter days, Anthea will be making her British TV comeback with appearances on the channel throughout the year.
“I won’t be taking over from Dawn Bibby,” Anthea explains, “that’s not my area of expertise. I’m such a fan of the show, I want to spread the word and reach new markets, as well as picking up a few new skills myself!”
Read more of this exclusive interview with Anthea in the March issue of Craft Business magazine.