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Graham
04-07-2015, 06:36 PM
https://www.facebook.com/thecraftchannel?fref=ts

.... very excited to see one of best ever shopping telly presenters in the pictures!

shopperholic
04-07-2015, 07:38 PM
I love Julian, I could listen to him all day. He was the only shopping telly presenter I felt could trust, good on him he was way too good for QVC anyway.

Loveinamist
04-07-2015, 09:15 PM
Could Dawny be joining him after her jolly to Egypt?

Julie
04-07-2015, 09:32 PM
Wonder if Debbie Greenwood will be presenting too, looks like she might be a Director of the company as well as Julian.

Akimbo
05-07-2015, 10:16 AM
Brilliant news...I might even start crafting again, but I'll definitely be watching.

stratobuddy
06-07-2015, 07:43 PM
I've read the thread and the adverts, but haven't found answers to these two questions

1. Is it on freeview, and if so, what channel?

2. Is Julian presenting, or just a company director?

SUPERCOOLWILLOW
06-07-2015, 07:52 PM
I've read the thread and the adverts, but haven't found answers to these two questions

1. Is it on freeview, and if so, what channel?

2. Is Julian presenting, or just a company director?

dont think anyone knows the answers to either yet

SUPERCOOLWILLOW
09-07-2015, 06:04 PM
ok the team is getting bigger we have Julian & debbie & now we got paul lavers & anthony heywood

https://www.facebook.com/thecraftchannel?fref=ts&hc_location=ufi

il quote it "It is our pleasure to introduce The Craft Channel Dream Team.

Put your hands together for ...

Julian Ballantyne
Debbie Greenwood
Paul Lavers
and last but by no means least, making a long awaited return to TV screens in the UK, Anthony Heywood

lynnonthelake
09-07-2015, 06:12 PM
Already read that on Twitter about the presenters,Anthony is still based in Miami but will fly over to present a few shows,shame as I hate craft.

martin3645
09-07-2015, 07:57 PM
I agree. I too hate craft. What a pity they won't be selling anything else.

lynnonthelake
09-07-2015, 08:49 PM
It sounds pretty boring to have craft 24/7 but then who am I to say,lots of people love it.

frenchie
10-07-2015, 06:00 AM
I used to like Anthony on Ideal World and QVC, so it'll be lovely to see him back again.
This is an interesting line-up as none of them were shouty/pushy presenters in their previous jobs - so I'm hoping viewing and shopping with the Craft Channel is going to be an enjoyable, informative and entertaining experience.... wonder when Dean will jump ship from C&C? ;)

mr tom
10-07-2015, 02:23 PM
oh man.... paul lavers!

the man is god in shopping tv waters.

it is literally a dream team.

London
10-07-2015, 09:03 PM
Could Dawny be joining him after her jolly to Egypt?

I seem to remember some tweets between Debbie and Dawn a while back so who knows????

Personally I'm really looking forward to it as I can't stand watching C&C :mysmilie_14:

Swankypants
16-07-2015, 08:10 PM
You ever have that moment when you are scrolling down and thinking, OMG Anthony! Pity it's crafting [I'm not a crafter] and three other people say the same thing?

Thank you to crafters, without you, AH may not have been back on our screens?

candycane
16-07-2015, 09:03 PM
If they steer clear of die cutting they could be on to a good thing as the other craft channels are obsessed with dies and I no longer watch. I will have a nosey at this but I do hope they've planned properly because I think craft may well have had its day in the current formats on TV. However, it could be a good chance to do something different and rake in the customers.

CC

mossie269
17-07-2015, 07:01 AM
I loath b****y craft so will not be watching but good to see decent presenters getting together

thatu
17-07-2015, 07:41 AM
I love their choice of presenters - all the ones from QVC who dared to be themselves and not toe the party line all the time.

ohnonotshoppingagain
17-07-2015, 01:07 PM
I haven't seen Glyn for so many years, and I do like Debbie Greenwood and Julian - both of them were too good for QVC imo. However, I'm just not into craft, so I probably will only watch now and then if it's on freeview. I've just never been in to crafting of any kind.

Autumn
19-07-2015, 10:48 AM
Just read that Dawn Bibby has said she will back working in the industry in September............. Doesn't The Craft Channel Launch in September? :mysmilie_59:

Judith
19-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Just read that Dawn Bibby has said she will back working in the industry in September............. Doesn't The Craft Channel Launch in September? :mysmilie_59:

Yes it does but so does Hochanda and that is based in Peterborough where DB lives. She is very likely to be joining one of them.

Autumn
21-07-2015, 12:06 PM
They have announced that Becky Seddon (from hunkydory on CC) will be a guest demonstrator on the channel.

yorkrose26
23-07-2015, 12:20 PM
The problem with the list of presenters, which is great is that I can't somehow imagine Anthony Heywood, Paul Levers or Julian Ballantyne crafting somehow.
It would be interesting as I have watched Anthony Heywood from the early days of Shop! (remember that), then he went to QVC and then he went off to be a cruise ship shopper, now the lure of the telly got to him and he is back on our TV screens. If as stated Julian and Debbie or the 'top bods' as it were, I wonder if they will be presenting also? I can see Debbie presenting (possibly a tad of sexist statement to make, but generally craft is seen as a woman's pursuit). If Anthony, Paul and Julian don't seem natural when presenting (I know there will be guest presenters, but they still need to have a bit of knowledge with regards to the products they are selling.
I really hope it goes well and wish them and the channel luck, I mean QVC has all but abandoned their craft, except for the occasional appearance by Anna Griffin and whilst Ideal World has a dedicated Craft channel I am sure there is always room for a 'new kid on the block'!

stratobuddy
23-07-2015, 08:43 PM
I wonder whether "craft" will include DIY, one of my favourites on Q and IW but hardly ever on these days.

I got loads of introductions to new DIY tools and gizmos, some of which I bought from Q, others from elsewhere if available and cheaper.

But I still have a bricklaying kit from IW, never used, and probably never will be, had it 10 yrears already, still in its box.

Mommabear
24-07-2015, 12:55 PM
How I love Julian....... but how I hate craft :mysmilie_51:

londoniscrazy
24-07-2015, 04:33 PM
(possibly a tad of sexist statement to make, but generally craft is seen as a woman's pursuit)

Not sexist, I'm a male crafter and as long as they can 'sell' a product and look interested in it, thats ok with me.

I'm more and more disappointed with C&C as the days pass by, 10 shows today with die cutting. Enough already!!!!

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