New craft show launches

The programme, which will have its premiere showing on TLC (Sky 125 and Virgin 167) from the 3rd to 7th November, 9.00 to 10.00 am (two episodes daily, with new episodes aired at the same time throughout the week) is presented by Julie Peasgood and Wendy Turner Webster. Best known for her starring roles in Emmerdale, Brookside and Hollyoaks, Julie is a talented and enthusiastic crafter. Wendy is best known for hosting Channel 4’s Pet Rescue and Absolutely Animals and she shares Julie’s passion for making wonderfully crafty creations.

The programme takes two pairs of craft enthusiasts who are set the ultimate crafty challenge over a two day period. On the first day each team is given a few hours and a tiny budget to buy, borrow and beg all the items they need to produce a range of handmade crafts that are good enough to sell. The contestants must use all their ingenuity to gather in all the raw materials required for the job and then engage in a frenzy of activity making their products that afternoon (and through into the night!) On the second day the teams arrive at their pop up stalls in a busy town centre to sell their crafts side by side to the public. The winner is the team whose handmade crafts make the most cash.

For more information about the show visit and follow @CraftyBeggarsTV on Twitter. Alternatively, visit the Crafty Beggars YouTube Channel-