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Saved and Remade originally aired on BBC Two and the crafty series is being revived on BBC One. The 15-episode first season will see loved but disused items transformed into something useful. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about the experts in the series.
Who are the experts in Saved and Remade?
Disa Allsopp is an expert in ethical jewellery and her main influences came from Barbados, where she grew up.
She uses recycled metal to create stunning pieces, which are all individually handmade.
Chinelo Bally was born in Nigeria and she has previously appeared on The Great British Sewing Bee.
The dressmaker and designer is the author of Freehand Fashion and she uses her skills to upcycle old items.
She specialises in womenswear and all of her items are made to measure.
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Daisy is a furniture maker who runs the business Lula James along with Andrew James Joyce.
The woodworker’s workshop is in Oxfordshire and she has created some stunning homeware.
Speaking to The Herald, she said: “I have always been very creative and hands-on and I did not know what to do.
“I ended up signing up for a woodwork evening class and I really enjoyed it and the teacher suggested I do a degree.”
She started off her working life as a ski instructor.
Titch is a metalwork specialist and a former UK Special Forces Operator.
He joined the Royal Marines as a teenager and became an expert in mobility and transporting vehicles.
He featured on BBC Two’s The Speedshop, building and transforming bespoke motorbikes.
Shelley is an artist and designer from Scotland who specialises in props and set design.
She worked on the BBC’s adaptation of Dracula and the drama Red Rock.
When Saved and Remade first aired, she shared a photo of herself in action.
She said: “A disused sideboard is transformed into a special item for a family, and an ornate clock of huge sentimental value are among the radical transformations on tonight’s #SavedandRemade.”
Leigh is a sculptor whose specialist material is stainless steel. He has created stunning works of art for various museums and public gardens.
His commissions include a lake sculpture near Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and Peace Gardens in Alexandra Park in Hastings.
He has been sharing his beautiful sculptures on his Instagram account.
Interior designer Rob has previously featured on The Great Interior Design Challenge.
He grew up in North Ferriby and had a waste-free upbringing, which influenced his career choice.
Speaking to Hull Live, he said: “It’s been brilliant to be involved with Saved and Remade, for one thing because it’s something I am genuinely passionate about and for another it’s something that’s bang-on relevant at the moment.”
Elizabeth is from Hampstead and she is a keen upcycler and former graphic designer.
The mother-of-three owns a company called Old Bag Designs, which she said stemmed from a joke about her being an “old bag”.
She wanted to professionally upcycle furniture and uses old materials or pieces of clothing to create new furniture.
Alex works with upholstery and textiles, and he is known for creating quirky accessories.
On Instagram, he said: “Doing a #bbcsavedandremade style upcycle on these old school skater tee’s for friend. He wanted a unique tote bag, one shot at this project. No pressure then!”
The star is also passionate about keeping beaches and woodland clean.
John is an engineer who grew his business after being made redundant during the coronavirus lockdown.
He specialises in welding and makes bespoke furniture, selling it at craft fairs.
John enjoys making industrial-style pieces and his business has really taken off.
Jason is an expert leatherworker who has previously starred in the BBC series Made in Great Britain.
Speaking to Craft Courses, he said: “Eight years ago I had a career change, inspired by a move from London to the foothills of the Pennines.
“I wanted to use my creativity in a more tangible way and started exploring making through furniture restoration and re-upholstery.
“After a serendipitous meeting with an ex-saddler in Derbyshire I was hooked on leather and I knew it was the route I wanted to go down.
“I learnt, and continue to learn, from some great leatherworkers who share the same ethos of using traditional methods and high quality leathers. In my Saddleworth workshop I stay true to my original ethos of making all leather goods by hand, with hand-stitching at the core.”
Saved and Remade airs weekdays at 3.45pm on BBC One.
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