Make It Pay: Belt Making (Series 2 / Episode 2)

Make It Pay: Belt Making (Series 2 / Episode 2)

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Belfast, Ulster Television studios




1985 TXM


25min 37sec




1 inch



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      In this episode, Stephen Atkinson introduces us to another two fascinating crafts. The main materials employed are leather and wood. Starting off with leather, Stephen take us through the process of belt making and decorating. Second craft of the day is pyrography. Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood (or other materials) with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. In the studio, Maxine Mawhinney interviews Barclay Price, a Grants Officer of the Crafts Council in England who offers some advice on how to go about setting up your crafts business.

Throughout the programme, viewers are introduced to a range of tools and techniques and are offered some useful tips for craft making at home. Designed to stimulate your imagination and encourage your creativity, Make It Pay is a programme for all those who would like to make their hobby pay.


Presented by: Stephen Atkinson

Interviewer: Maxine Mawhinney 

Guest: Barclay Price

Designer: Andy Johnstone

Produced & Directed by: Alan Hailes 



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