By Vickie Howell
A party of the great—and growing—crafting group by means of everyone’s favourite artful grrrl the remarkable VICKIE HOWELL
Bestselling writer and stitchery dynamo Vickie Howell places down her needles to pay tribute to her fellow crafters! Her impressive new assortment good points interviews with 30 winning expert craftspeople in addition to profiles of a various crew of roughly 60 amateurs. and each interview contains a picture of the topic, plus a peek at their paintings or their studio.
This project—a real hard work of love—also files how social networking websites, teams like sew ’n’ complain, and replacement revenues shops akin to Etsy have helped create an in depth group of crafters captivated with their paintings and every other.
Includes interviews with such influential crafters, designers, and enterprise humans as
Renowned quilter Denyse Schmidt
The artful Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo
Artist and clothier Mary Engelbreit
Emmy-nominated host of inventive Juice, Cathie Filian
Indie craft documentarian Faythe Levine
Scrapbooking legend Sandi Genovese
Project Runway winner and upholstery dressmaker Jay McCarroll
TV Host and writer Mark Montano
Craft pioneer Carol Duvall
Famed cloth fashion designer Amy Butler
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I'm still doing a little bit of knitting, but not a lot. I made German paper stars in the fall while I was watching a lot of television. Even though it's something I've been making since the '70s, I had to keep my hands busy. CD: VH: I fully believe that if it weren't for you and your work, people like me wouldn't have the jobs we have today. What advice do you have for us craft TV hosts during a time when lifestyle television seems to have waned? 54 CD: It thrills me to the core when folks tell me that I've made a positive influence on their lives, whether on a personal or business level.
Carol's a pioneer, an inspiration, and one helluva woman! I want to be just like her when I grow up. VH VH: What's your first craft-related memory? Oh, good grief. Well, we didn't call them crafts at the time; we just called it making things. I was in the fourth grade. I remember one of my classmates and I would get together and set up a card table in the little hallway to my bedroom. We made yarn dolls. They were little four-inch things-we wrapped yarn around a piece of cardboard the same way you would start to make pompoms.
It made one appearance on the tree, but it has never been back, even though I tried really hard to recreate the original macaroni wreath. Nope, it's back to the fancy ornaments. It looks like she doesn't even have children! Who has a Christmas tree with just Christopher Radko ornaments? That's her. VH: Is there a moment from your childhood connected to craft that really stands out for you? JP: There are a lot of moments that have stuck with me. I remember when I'd go visit my dad's family that my grandma and great aunt were always crocheting.
Craft Corps Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time by Vickie Howell