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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day Four of CRAFTING WEEK - Featuring Craft Corps by Vickie Howell

Today, on Day 4 of CRAFTING WEEK, I'm pleased to introduce you to an amazing book by an amazing crafter/author Vickie Howell.  Her book, Craft Corps: Celebrating The Creative Community One Story At A Time, is a true reflection of the close-knit community that can be found among crafters and artists.
About The Book:
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  
Scrapbooking legend Sandi Genovese
Craft pioneer Carol Duvall

My Thoughts:
I love this book!  Vickie's hard work on this project of bringing together members of the creative community is reflected in the stories and profiles that she includes in this book - and it is an effort that should be praised far and wide.  So many times crafters are left out of the limelight, but it's the creative use of our hands and minds that keep so many of us sane in an insane world, and Vickie is carrying the banner to celebrate the creativity high and proud!
Vickie also has a special website devoted to more stories at www.vickiehowell.com/craftcorps  Be sure to go check it out! And if you have your own crafting story, please be sure to tell Vickie!  You  might be featured as one of the Craft Corps too!
About the Author:

Vickie Howell is a mother, self-taught designer, writer, spokesperson, viral marketing consultant and DIY Lifestyles expert with a focus on the Needle Arts and environmentally conscious crafting.
Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of 8 seasons of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty.  She was also the co-host of DIY’s Stylelicious, Lifetime Television’s web series, CRAFTED, and several craft-based TV specials.

Vickie is also the celebrity spokesperson for Caron Yarns,  and has her own line of gorgeous yarns out through this company!

This book is from my personal library.

Vickie has graciously donated a copy of her book, "Craft Corps," to be included in this week's giveaway!  This prize will be sent to the winner directly from Vickie!  Be sure to click on the button on the sidebar to enter!


Margay said...

I love Vickie Howell! She's always doing some interesting things.

Myra C said...

Enjoyed the post!