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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 has been featured internationally in numerous televisions shows, radio broadcasts and publications including: NBC's The Today Show, BBC Radio Scotland, E! Entertainment's Singled Out, and Real Simple Magazine.
Vickie's designs and projects have been included in over 100 publications worldwide including her celebrity column for Knit.1 Magazine, the Eco-Craft column she wrote for 3 years for Kiwi Magazine, the 2009 Lands' End FeelGood Campaign (of which she was the spokesperson for), her blog column Craft Apparent for PBS Parents and weekly articles for iLovetoCreate.com. She's also Caron's Celebrity Spokesperson.
Vickie is the best-selling author of several craft books: the 2005 Craft Trends Award Finalist, New Knits on the Block: A Guide to Knitting What Kids Really Want (Oct. '05), Not Another Teen Knitting Book (June '06), Knit Aid: A Learn It, Fix It, Finish It Guide for the Stitcher on the Go (May '08), Pop Goes Crochet (May '09) and, AwareKnits: Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious Stitcher (Oct. '09), co-written with activist, Adrienne Armstrong.
The book behind Vickie's community-driven project, Craft Corps hits shelves in May '10. Until then, she's encouraging artists, crafters and creative types of all kinds to join "The Corps" by telling their stories through profiles on the Craft Corps website: http://www.craftcorps.org
All of Vickie's creative endeavors along with her husband Dave Campbell's movie news site, Smells Like Screen Spirit, are housed under their company Craft.Rock.Love Media, LLC. For more information on Vickie and all of her projects, go to: http://www.vickiehowell.com