There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to spark your creative heartbeat, and with the new TLC show called ‘Craft Wars,’ you’ll see an assortment of crafters participate in challenges to see who will come out on top. The first episode debuted on June 26 at 9 p.m. Each episode sees three new, regular ol’ crafting enthusiasts go against one another in two rounds, which could involve a wide range of genres and materials, such as glitter, wood, pipe cleaners and large-scale projects.
Participants in the challenges will utilize the supplies and materials found in what is called “Michaels Craft Closet” – provided by the largest arts and crafts retailer in North America. A panel of expert judges will then critique the creations of the crafters. A preview of the show promises larger-than-life crafting projects that go beyond the typical crafts often done on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Prepare for an intense, emotional battle between contestants as they attempt to please the judges.
The host and executive producer of ‘Craft Wars’ is Tori Spelling, who first gained fame by starring in the popular TV series, “90120”. She is a craft enthusiast who will juggle her talents as an actress, author and designer during the series. Spelling will serve as a guide for the audience, as well as mentor contestants on the show.
‘Craft Wars‘ judges include:
- Stephen Brown – As the entrepreneur and founder of the multi-million dollar giftware company, Glitterville Studio, Brown is also an author and creator of one-of-a-kind designs. His goods are sold all over the world in high-end retail shops.
- Erica Domesek – The founder and CEO of the DIY company, P.S.-I made this, who also penned a book of the same name. She’s a DIY design and lifestyle expert, who has created innovative designs that have graced the pages of leading fashion and lifestyle magazines.
- Jo Pearson – For the past 25 years, Pearson has served as a creative expert for Michaels and is an inspiration to the crafting community – writing and hosting numerous craft-related projects.
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