The Repair Shop: Jayesh on how sister inspired love of embroidery
The Repair Shop’s Jayesh Vaghela has let viewers in on a secret that he has finally addressed with fans of the show.
Jayesh, who is an esteemed hatter on the well-loved BBC restoration programme, has shared a behind-the-scenes nugget on Instagram.
Taking to Instagram wearing his signature straw boating hat and a bow tie, the star revealed: “When you are watching the show, you may have noticed that I always tend to wear a bow tie.
“Now the thing is when I start on a new item, the colour of the bow tie changes. So look out for that.”
The Repair Shop fans flocked to Instagram to comment on Jayesh’s update, with Mike writing: “A great addition to such a warm-hearted and talented group of people.”
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Meanwhile, @followthehem shared: “I find you so fascinating, honestly.”
Donna wrote: “I love these behind-the-scenes type snippets – thank you!”
Ana commented on the post: “I love this so much. He is such a lovely addition to the show.”
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@thetiredteacher remarked: “I always think you look so smart.”
Kerry told the BBC One star: “Jayesh, you’re always so smart.”
Away from The Repair Shop, Jayesh works as assistant manager in the world’s oldest hat shop, Lock & Co in London.
He returned to the BBC show for series 12 after making his debut five years ago.
Jayesh used to watch and learn from his sister’s sewing skills as a child.
He explained on an episode of The Repair Shop last year: “As I was growing up, my eldest sister, she was very good at hand embroidery. As a child, I would be sat right next to her playing with my toys.”
Although he didn’t realise it at the time, he managed to pick up a lot of the basics which he would later apply to his career as a professional embroiderer.
The Repair Shop episodes are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.