One of America's favorite pastimes - crafting - is the focus of the new TLC competition series CRAFT WARS. Each episode pits three new, everyday enthusiasts against each other in two rounds of difficult challenges, encompassing different genres of crafting expertise.
Actress, author and designer Tori Spelling will host and executive produce the series, serving as both a guide for the audience, and a mentor to the contestants.
"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," said Spelling.
Michaels, North America's largest arts and crafts retailer, also joins CRAFT WARS, stocking the "Michaels Craft Closet" with everything the contestants need to get inspired and build their creations. In addition, the series has a panel of expert judges that includes:
Stephen Brown: author, entrepreneur and founder of the multi-million dollar giftware company, Glitterville Studios. His one-of-a-kind designs are described as "wondrously wacky" and are sold across the globe in a variety of high-end retailers.
Erica Domesek: founder and CEO the innovative DIY company P.S.-I made this is the author of the book P.S.-I made this and a distinguished DIY design and lifestyle expert. Erica's designs and projects are featured in top fashion and lifestyle magazines and known around the world.
Jo Pearson: an author, host, and creative expert for Michaels for the past 25 years, her crafts have been seen by millions of people around the world, helping them realize everyone can be creative--with the right inspiration.
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- SheKnows: Filling the Crib and Getting Crafty on TLC