Extreme Crafting

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Finally a TV show after Craftster’s own heart! The Style Network cable channel has a new show called Craft Corner Deathmatch which describes itself like so:

It’s Martha Stewart Living meets Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome when amateur crafters compete against each other, against the clock–and against the imposing Craft Lady of Steel. Armed with nothing more than hot-glue guns and a few basic materials, the contestants must swiftly assemble projects that are judged on beauty, creativity and utility. Host Jason Jones is the devious ringmaster, throwing twists into each challenge and riling up the bloodthirsty studio audience.

The first episode aired on March 9th and the competitions were:

1. Make a trivet out of various garbage scraps
2. Turn boring men’s underwear into ladies’ lingerie

I think this is the one show that could make me call up my cable company and ask them if I can get the Style Network added on to my package.

Thanks Dana!

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16 Comments

  1. Susan dennis says:

    I was all jacked up about this, too… Before I saw it. It may well have looked fab on paper and sounded great in the pitch room… But the execution is a disaster. I sat thorugh the first episode but just barely. Very little crafting, very much shouting, a truly clueless and obnoxious and pretty offensive host. Generally terrible.

  2. kitty says:

    I watched the show Saturday morning-needless to say I was pretty
    disappointed. The host was so over the top that it was painful.
    Maybe I’m just a little warm and fuzzy but I hated the fact that
    people were given “points” for their creative efforts and then insulted
    by the host when they lost. I did like the crafter of steel-she
    was pretty funny.

  3. poppet says:

    This, and Knitty Gritty, did inspire me to add cable channels to my package. Sadly, I hav en’t been able to stay awake past 9PM to catch any episodes yet… I’m looking forward to the re-runs, though. Jenny Hart and Eartha Kitt in the same series? Who’da thunk it?

  4. Kerri says:

    Yeah, the host was over the top, but the show was still fun and entertaining. It could’ve been longer, but I still enjoyed it. Definatly worth watching, I think. I still laugh everytime I hear the radio announcement… “Can you make a bird house out of popsicle sticks and a Chinese take-out menu? Can you do it in the dark? [next part shouted by obnoxious host]’TURN IT OFF!'” Hahahahahaa. Okay, I’m done–for now, anyway.

  5. SlyBetty42 says:

    Yes yes, but how do I get on the show man!?!?!? I want in! I could rock this! Does anyone know how to get on??

  6. poppet says:

    Ok, I caught 2 episodes last night. I really enjoyed it — fun craft projects, and the show definately doesn’t take itself seriously. It’s the reason I added the Style network tier to my cable bill, and I’m glad of it.

  7. scrappygirl085 says:

    The concept is fabulous, but I agree that the execution is terrible. The host is way too LOUD and annoying. Only two projects per show? They could throw in a third and cut back on the LOUD chatter!

  8. kaleidoscope_eyes says:

    I caught this show by accident last weekend. I thought it was absolutely hilarious. I enjoyed the host…but, then again I like silliness.

  9. K says:

    I thought it was pretty amusing. I think the host helps make it. This isn’t Martha Stewart, this is Craft Corner DEATH MATCH! Although I’d like to spend more time watching the contestants make their crafts, I think the goofy elements of the show will broaden the appeal, so maybe my boyfriend will be willing to watch it with me. 🙂 I did have to giggle at the end when he said, “Remember: it’s cheaper and easier just to buy stuff!”

  10. Alex says:

    I love the concept of this show and it is ever so entertaining (especially the Craft Lady of Steel) but it could use some work. Needless to say, I have to love it when they show how cool craftsters are. I can’t help but watch it next week 🙂

  11. Alison says:

    i saw this the other day and i couldnt not watch it…it tickled me

  12. Mary Sue says:

    Amber, played by actress Katie Tucker, is the cement of the show. No one could ever accuse her portrayal of the much beleagered Amber as being over the top.

  13. Ana says:

    Unlike the majority of people that commented, I’m madly in love with the host! It’s a satrical craft show – not made for those who actually want to learn make something. I say give it a try with an open mind.

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