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The Peak District filmmaker and craftsman takes part in the TV Design Challenge with host Sandi Toksvig

Bexie Bush, 31, is one of ten hobby craftspeople who are testing their skills in the Great Big Tiny Design Challenge which will launch this Sunday on the More4 channel.

Craftsmen must transform an abandoned mini mansion into the ultimate fantasy home, with each room to be fully furnished in accordance with a design theme from history, including regency and art deco.

Tiny tables, toilets, curtains and food, all the contents made for the house must be reduced to a twelfth of its usual size.

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Bexie Bush is one of ten hobby crafters taking part in the new TV series The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge.

Bexie, who has a Masters in Animation Directing from the National Film and Television School and lives in London, said: “I learned how to do miniatures on the job while creating sets for a film that I made in Matlock.

“It’s an extremely ambitious animated short about climate change. When the pandemic happened, it halted production on my film, so it’s on hold for the time being. We’re waiting to raise funds before we can resume work on production.”

Meanwhile, Bexie, who lived in Matlock for four years until 2020, jumped at the chance to enter the Great Big Tiny Design Challenge.

She said: “I love watching craft shows and was thrilled to take on the challenge. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet so many really lovely people who I can now call my family from. craftsmen and learn many new skills in model making.”

The show’s contestants are judged by world-record-holding micro-sculptor Dr. Willard Wigan and interior design guru Laura Jackson.

Craftsmen also visit some of Britain’s finest homes.

Sandi Toksvig said, “I might be the smallest presenter in the world so I felt this one was perfect for me. I don’t think people know about my secret life as an artisan, I’ve always made things, I weave, I embroider, I knit, I work with wood, I make things out of paper. I spend my life creating things, so being allowed to do that and in miniature seemed absolutely perfect.

The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge will launch on March 27 at 9 p.m. on More4.