THE Great British Sewing Bee has returned to the BBC for its sixth season and a group of talented tailors and seamstresses.
Here’s what you need to know about where the series was filmed and what you can expect to see this season.
Where is The Great British Sewing Bee filmed?
The Great British Sewing Bee is filmed in Bermondsey on the south bank of the Thames.
The series is shot at 47-49 Tanner Street.
The building is a Victorian warehouse with exposed brick walls, beams and wooden floor.
Exterior shots are of 1, Tanner Street, Bermondsey, close to Tower Bridge and just a stone’s throw from London Bridge station and the Shard.
Contestants are often filmed outside, with a backdrop of Tanner Street Park and Maltby Street Market.
The series moved to Bermondsey in 2019 as Joe Lycett took over as host.
It had previously been shot at the Metropolitan Wharf, which describes itself as “a vibrant riverside quarter of creative work-spaces, and luxury loft apartments”.
Can you rent the warehouse?
Yes, fans will be pleased to know that you can rent the 19th century building.
It boasts three large, open and flexible floors, each with distinct features, a rooftop area and a large yard with parking for up to 20 cars.
It is advertised as the perfect location for film and photography shoots, private and creative events.
The venue contains four main indoors spaces and two outdoors spaces that can be hired individually or together.
The cast of the 2020 Great British Sewing Bee[/caption]
How can I watch the show?
You can watch The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC one.
The show continues on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 9pm.
It will run for 10 episodes, that air at the same time each week.
The winner will be announced in the final, which falls on June 24, 2020.
What is The Great British Sewing Bee about?
In the show, talented amateur sewers compete to be named Britain’s best home sewer.
Each week, the contestants create garments in three different challenges, using different sewing techniques.
They star with the pattern challenge followed by the transformation task.
The final round sees the sewers make clothes for a model.
After this one seamstress wins Garment of the Week, but another unlucky one is sent packing.
Their sewing skills are scrutinised by resident judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant.
This season, the focus of the show will be on sustainability.
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Judge Patrick Grant told Gathered: “We’ve always taken great pains to point out to people that textile has real value.”
“Pieces of clothing ought to have as long a life as they possibly can.”
The show was made in a similar format of The Great British Bake Off and was produced by the same makers.
In 2016, The Great Sewing Bee took a three-year hiatus before returning in 2019.