What ever happened to crafty TV? The few shows that were truly “ours” as crafters seem to be trickling away in a slow demise. I used to watch The Carol Duvall Show religiously. And there was that HGTV show (“Crafts Across America” or something like that?) where they would feature several different crafters and their work, interviewing them in their studios about their techniques. Entire shows, even several-hour blocks of shows, dedicated to nothing but crafts! It was amazing!
As those shows disappeared from the regular programming rotation, crafty television was relegated to segments on shows that cover a wider DIY spectrum – shows like “The Nate Berkus Show” and “The Martha Stewart Show”. But now the plug has been pulled on both of those shows as well! For lovers of crafting, the television landscape has become lonely and desolate.
Enter TLC! In the vein of “Cupcake Wars” (one of my favorite TLC shows), they’ve got a new show premiering next week called “Craft Wars”! I am SO EXCITED about it! The first episode airs June 26th at 10:00 PM, and I can guarantee that I will be sitting in front of my TV at that time! (Tori Spelling is the host and she is a fabulously crafty lady, so I have high expectations for the show!) Whether it’s good, bad, or somewhere in between, I am extremely thankful to see that maybe, just maybe, my beloved craft TV is making a comeback. After I’ve seen the show, I will let you know what I think!
For more info about the show, visit the TLC website.