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By Vickie Howell

A party of the great—and growing—crafting neighborhood by way of everyone’s favourite artful grrrl: the wonderful VICKIE HOWELL


Bestselling writer and stitchery dynamo Vickie Howell places down her needles to pay tribute to her fellow crafters! Her striking new assortment positive factors interviews with 30 profitable specialist craftspeople in addition to profiles of a various staff of roughly 60 amateurs. and each interview encompasses a photograph 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 substitute revenues shops corresponding to Etsy have helped create an in depth neighborhood of crafters captivated with their paintings and every other.


Includes interviews with such influential crafters, designers, and company humans as:

Renowned quilter Denyse Schmidt

The artful Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo

Artist and fashion designer Mary Engelbreit

Emmy-nominated host of Creative Juice, Cathie Filian

Indie craft documentarian Faythe Levine

Scrapbooking legend Sandi Genovese

Project Runway winner and upholstery fashion designer Jay McCarroll

TV Host and writer Mark Montano

Craft pioneer Carol Duvall

Famed textile fashion designer Amy Butler

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Five days a week of Duvall? " Obviously, TV programming was not one of my long suits either. And of course, Robb eventually convinced me that he knew betterand how grateful I will always be that he proved me wrong. 1he Home Show ended its run on April 9, 1994, and we started taping the first 75 shows for HGTV in June. The shows, well over 1,000, and their many re-runs finally came to an end in January of 2009! CD: I had the advantage of being in this brand new medium that fascinated people. I could have read the phone book and they would have watched, but I think a good part of what kept them with me over the years was that I was enthusiastic about what I was doing.

So people are definitely using your stuff as a jumping board and not just as is, which I always think is so cool, because that means you're inspiring people. ER: When we do an event or when people send me imagery, I'm always surprised by the layout, the overlay, and the colors they choose. Everyone is going to do it differently. People have sent me images where they've painted the back of their toilet with stencils using porcelain paint. They do plates, UGG boots, and so much more. I love that, because I never would have thought of it, you know?

I think the concepts are very similar and there are just stigmas to the words. Some people are uncomfortable saying, "I'm an artIst, . " ER: VH: What is it? I'm not sure if it's a male/ female thing, or if it's that art has always been more respected than craf( but something's going on. My brother, who obviously was raised by my mom and me (two crafters), avoids that word at all costs. But he bought your book, 45 and he's a 31-year-old firefighter. He refuses to believe that he's crafty, although he totally is.

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