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Friday, 19 March 2010

Folksy superstar featured on BBC 2.

You may be asking yourself why there's a picture of Monty Don (aka Mr Wonderful in my books)in my blog. In case you missed last Friday's BBC 2 programme Mastercrafts presented by Monty, you may not know about Folksy's very own lovely Momtaz Begum Hossain. Momtaz was one of three students to appear in the programme, spending many weeks learning the traditional art of weaving and her journey was not an easy one.

I scooped an exclusive interview with Momtaz just after the show went live, for Indiesmiles. She gave me a fascinating insight into the effort and exhaustion, long hours and expectations involved. If you ever thought you might like to appear on TV this article may well change your mind!


  1. Interesting article. Congratulations to her will and efforts. I would not have been able to cope with that kind of pressure.

  2. Me neither, Arty. I'd have had a major sulk and gone home on the first day, except I might have stayed just to hang around lovely Monty Don.