A DVD showing the nature and relevance of craftworking is being shown at the annual Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen exhibition in Painswick.

The Guild commissioned the film by Tetbury based director Steve Hilliker as an educational tool to show how crafts are made.

The DVD is currently being shown at the group's summer exhibition at the Painswick Centre, which is an opportunity for local craftsmen to showcase and sell their work.

It is hoped the DVD will now allow people to truly understand how the crafts have been produced.

Leather worker and designer Val Michael, who is featured in the film, said the idea behind it is to show how anyone could make a living from crafts.

She added: "The response to the film has been fabulous.

"People come to the exhibition, watch the film and go round again with a more informed view."

The Guild's craft exhibition has been running in Painswick for about 50 years and around 30 members are showcasing their work at this year's show.

Among them is 23-year-old Sarah Pearson Cooke, who is on a scholarship scheme with the Guild to help her to break into the industry.

She said: "You get really good support through the guild because it's not easy at the beginning and it also allows you to meet other talented artists."

The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 6pm until August 29.