Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, actor and former MP. A star of Celebrity Gogglebox, a veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, a reporter on The One Show, and for many years, one of the stars of Just a Minute, his many books include nine detective novels, a bestselling biography of Prince Philip and Novelty Knits, a collection of his favourite knitting patterns for jumpers.
Julie Peasgood is an actress, author and TV presenter, with regular columns in Crafts Beautiful and Make & Sew Toys. She hosted Let’s Knit Together and has produced numerous TV crafting shows. Julie is renowned for creating SupercraftCruises.com and has established herself as a much-loved figure in the craft community.
Wayne Hemingway MBE was born in Morecambe. Perhaps not the most appropriate surroundings for one of Britain's most acclaimed designers, but then again, being appropriate was never Wayne’s strong suit. Alongside his wife, he built Red or Dead into a global fashion label, launched HemingwayDesign, received numerous awards, and is the author of several design books.
Stuart Hillard is one of the most recognisable men in the sewing and soft craft industry, having made a name for himself after appearing in season one of The Great British Sewing Bee. The quilt designer, maker and home décor expert has over 25 years’ experience, a string of best-selling sewing books and hundreds of published patterns to his name.