Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time

by Vickie Howell
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Sparked by the internet, cable TV, and, yes, Barnes & Noble, the Crafts Revolution continues to surge. No crafts activist is more in touch with this growing movement than needlework whiz/blogger/author Vickie Howell. In Crafts Corps, the author of Vickie Howell's Pop Goes Crochet (1600594662) invites readers into the workshops of craftspeople of every stripe and stitch. The paperback's 90 interviews include chats with artisans both famous (Mary Engelbreit, Denyse Schmidt, Sandi Genovese) and unknown. A superb way to widen your crafts horizons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600594687
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

VICKIE HOWELL is a self-proclaimed crafty grrrl. In an effort to mobilize the feminist-based knitting movement, she founded successful chapters of the irreverent but socially conscious knitting group Stitch ’n Bitch in Los Angeles and Austin. Vickie was the host of DIY’s Knitty Gritty and has written three books for Sterling and one for Lark: New Knits on the Block; Not Another Teen Knitting Book; Knit Aid; and Pop Goes Crochet!.

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