Tori Spelling to host craft competition series for TLC

Super Delicious is producing Craft Wars, a 10-episode challenge series highlighting the booming craft industry, premiering on TLC in the U.S. on June 26.
March 30, 2012

Super Delicious is producing Craft Wars, a 10-episode challenge series highlighting the booming craft industry, premiering on TLC in the U.S. on June 26.

Hosted and executive produced by actor Tori Spelling, each episode pits three everyday crafting enthusiasts against each other. Spelling will also mentor the contestants, sharing her expertise from launching her own line of craft products, DIY fashion jewelry line and upcoming party planning book.

Judges include Stephen Brown, founder of giftware company Glitterville Studios; Erica Domesek, founder and CEO of DIY company P.S.-I Made This; and Jo Pearson, author and creative expert for North American arts and crafts retailer Micheals, which is also onboard Craft Wars, providing all of the materials the contestants need in the “Michaels Craft Closet.”

The series started production last week in Los Angeles. “Craft Wars continues to re-define crafting as something extremely modern – this is not your grandmother’s crocheting. At its core, the series celebrates the creative sprit, which will resonate with TLC’s audience,” said Amy Winter, GM of TLC.

Spelling added: “As a lifelong crafter, I love how crafting gives you the opportunity to really express yourself and show your creativity. It’s an amazing outlet and nothing shows love more than something homemade. I can’t wait to share my passion and be inspired by all the amazing contestants.”

The executive producers for the series are Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper and Joanna Vernetti.

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