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The Traveling Crafter is an independently produced recurring 13 episode per season series to be aired on PBS. Join your host Marisa Pawelko as she scours the globe in search of creative crafters and artisans to bring you international inspiration and fresh ideas for your next craft project! Our current goal is to raise $95,000 USD to film, edit and pitch the first season of the series (13 episodes).

ABOUT THE SHOW

The Traveling Crafter exposes viewers to creative techniques in far-flung corners of the world - opening their eyes to people, places and ideas they otherwise may never get to learn about. Featured crafters will demonstrate both time honored ancient techniques as well as modern innovations. The format of the show gives artisans around the world the opportunity to raise awareness of their craft, challenges, triumphs and local traditions. It is a celebration of inspiration and a globetrotting tour of the creative spirit. After watching each episode, viewers may visit the show’s website which will feature project tutorials they can do at home, based on the indigenous craft techniques featured on the show. The site will also include links to the people, places and businesses we visit, to help promote and support those artisans as well. The first season will be a 13 episode series exploring the colorful beauty, culture and inventiveness of Mexico’s artisans. Consecutive seasons will focus on specific regions such as: Africa, Asia, South America, India, Europe, The United States, and beyond.

The host of The Traveling Crafter(tm) Marisa Pawelko
The host of The Traveling Crafter(tm) Marisa Pawelko
Our first season kicks off with scouring the streets of Mexico for inspiration and adventure!
Our first season kicks off with scouring the streets of Mexico for inspiration and adventure!
Marisa Pawelko - Your International Craft Adventure Guide
Marisa Pawelko - Your International Craft Adventure Guide
ABOUT THE HOST

The entrepreneur Marisa Pawelko, known in the craft world as The Modern Surrealist is the proud recipient of the 2012 PLAID New Horizons Award for craft business of 6+ years, of which the prize money awarded was used to fund this pitch video. She is also the winner of the Craft and Hobby Association Worldwide Indie Craft Contest and a well-known fixture in the world of arts and crafts. She has made 17 craft demonstration appearances on the PBS shows Creative Living with Sheryl Borden and Hands On Crafts for Kids. With a plethora of craft industry experience in promotions and product development and a lifelong passion for traveling, she is ready to produce her own show - the world’s first travel show designed exclusively for the craft market! Craft based TV programming is in need of a fresh viewpoint. With your help together The Traveling Crafter will fill this void in the market with awesome exploratory adventures and amazing global inspiration!

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Our goal is for The Traveling Crafter(tm) to become a continually running PBS TV program. When funding is achieved we will move forward with completing the proposal process. Once our show is approved, the challenge will be determining the timing of the initial broadcast on PBS due to their 6-12 month lead time for scheduling programming.

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