A celebration of the great—and growing—crafting community by everyone’s favorite crafty grrrl: the fabulous VICKIE HOWELL
Bestselling author and stitchery dynamo Vickie Howell puts down her needles to pay tribute to her fellow crafters! Her extraordinary new collection features interviews with 30 successful professional craftspeople as well as profiles of a diverse group of approximately 60 amateurs. And every interview includes a photo of the subject, plus a peek at their work or their studio.
This project—a true labor of love—also documents how social networking sites, groups like Stitch ’n’ Bitch, and alternative sales outlets such as Etsy have helped create a close community of crafters passionate about their work and each other.
Includes interviews with such influential crafters, designers, and business people as:
Renowned quilter Denyse Schmidt
The Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo
Artist and designer Mary Engelbreit
Emmy-nominated host of Creative Juice, Cathie Filian
Indie craft documentarian Faythe Levine
Scrapbooking legend Sandi Genovese
Project Runway winner and fabric designer Jay McCarroll
TV Host and author Mark Montano
Craft pioneer Carol Duvall
Famed fabric designer Amy Butler
About the Author
Vickie Howell is a designer, writer and a voice for this generation’s craft movement. She founded successful chapters of the irreverent but socially conscious knitting group Stitch ‘n’ Bitch. Vickie was the host of DIY’s Knitty Gritty and has written three books: New Knits on the Block; Not Another Teen Knitting Book 9781402720659; Knit Aid 9781402746819 and Pop Goes Crochet! 9781600594663.
Peace, love, and glitter!