His Derbyshire Fairy turned into a classic flim-flam, gaining widespread media attention thanks to it's enigmatic presentation. Now he's launched an unusual Kickstarter project so that anyone can recreate that bit of gaff-making magic. The project features a kit for crafting your own mummified fairy as well as an instructional DVD explaining the techniques used.
This is something long overdue. Gaff-making is an increasingly popular hobby, but it suffers from a lack of documentation. Almost everyone who gets into it has to re-invent the entire process, climbing a pretty steep learning curve in the process. I and others have worked to flatten out that grade a bit, but having someone like Mr. Baines share his experience is going to be an incredible resource.