Craft reality show, really?

December 12, 2011 in Fiber Crafts, Inspiration, Paper Crafts by

My husband was telling me just last night that it would be great if there were a craft competition reality show à la Project Runway, and of course, that I should join. Crafters would battle with their skills of sewing, knitting, and hot gluing for a chance to win some amazing craft dream. Enjoying my usual browse of the CRAFT blog today, I nearly exploded when I saw this.


I’m not quite sure yet if I should be running to take photos for my submission or screaming at this craziness.  I can’t help but wonder the scope of the crafty crowd they seek — crafters are not all cut from the same cloth.

Thoughts on a reality craft show? Do crafters fit into one cohesive category as Bravo TV made the competitions of clothing designers and interior designers such hits?

Let us know what you think in the comments below!


4 comments on “Craft reality show, really?

  1. Thespoena McLaughlin on said:

    I have kind of wondered about this myself. I sent in my submission and a video also, but I think, unlike cupcake wars where, even though you may change the ingredients, there are still only so many ways you can make a cupcake. How many different crafty ways can you go about making anything crafty? There are so many variables how are the crafters going to be able to make what needs to be made in such a short period of time? It may be a bit overwhelming, not that I’m not up to the challenge cause I am, but I just wonder how well the dynamics will play out.

  2. Christine on said:

    About a year ago, my husband came up with this great idea to have a reality show with crafters competing against each other. I laughed and said, there’s no way, that’s not gonna happen. Now here it is! So funny!

  3. Did any of you watch “Project Accessory” this fall? It was getting very close to this. Also that “Next Great Artist” competition seemed to get into very unusual materials. Those 2 shows had a more Project Runway format where you start with 12 contestants and winnow the field down to 1 winner. At least on a show like this, you have better odds: 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 instead of 1 in 12. And you don’t have to quit your job to do it, since you are “on set” for (at most) maybe a week.

  4. Jobiaastobe on said:

    Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

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