About

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Vickie Howell is a mother, designer, author, spokesperson, TV host, and DIY Lifestyles expert with a focus on the Needle Arts and creative parenting.

Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, her best selling craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. She’s continued to rally the crafty troops through her work as the International Spokesperson & Creativity Guide for the newly re-branded, Yarnspirations (home of yarn giants, Patons, Bernat, Caron, Lily Sugar n’ Cream), and is looking forward to once again, knitting with viewers nationwide as the new host of PBS’ Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.

Vickie is a board member of the Central & South Texas Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation and founder of, Purple Stitch Project to benefit children with seizure disorders.

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.

Television Hosting/Producing

Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell, (Host & Co-Executive Producer) PBS, 2014

Knitty Gritty, DIY Network & HGTV, 2004-2009

Knitty Gritty Knitsters, 1-hour special –DIY Network

Giftnanza, 1-hour special –DIY Network

For the Holidays, 1-hour special –DIY Network

Inside CHA, 1-hour special –DIY Network

Styleicious, 2005-2006

Television Guest Appearances

Daily Buzz, Syndicated (Lands End Feel Good Campaign Spokesperson)

She’s Crafty, HGTV Canada, Create Channel (U.S.)

Today Show, NBC

Singled Out!, E!

DIY Jewelry, DIY Network

Uncommon Threads, DIY Network/HGTV

Morning Local News shows across the nation.

Webisodes Hosting & Design

Vickie Howell for Yarnspirations (formerly Bernat & Caron) 2009-present

Learn with Jo-Ann, 2013

Interview CorespondentSmellsLikeScreenSpirit.com, 2012-

Momversation (for Paper Mate Inkjoy), 2012

Freeze, Print, Craft (6 webisodes for Canon Printers), Momversation.com, 2011

Moms the Word on Dinnertime (Ragú®) 2011

Crafted (6 webisodes), MyLifetime.com

Product Lines

Bernat Sheep(ish) Stripes by Vickie Howell

Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell

Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell Collection for SWTC

Awards/Accolades 

Telly Award, Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell (Bronze Winner, Film/Video Education)
AllFreeCrochetAfghan.com 2013 Top Blogger

AllFreeKnitting.com 2013 Top Blogger

Nominee, About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Knitwear Designer

Finalist, Craft Trends Award (New Knits on the Block)

 

Books Authored

Vickie Howell’s Top 10 Crochet Cowls, Soho Publishing, January 2014

Vickie Howell’s Top 10 Crochet Hats for Kids, Soho Publishing, January 2014

Vickie Howell’s Top 10 Crochet Hats, Soho Publishing, January 2013

Step It Up Knits, Chronicle Books, October 2012

Craft Corps, Lark Books, May 2010

AwareKnits (co-written with Adrienne Armstrong), Lark Books, October 2009

Pop Goes Crochet, Lark Books, May 2009

Knit Aid, Sterling Books, May 2008

Not Another Teen Knitting Book, Sterling Books, June 2006

Knitty Gritty Knits, 2006

New Knits on the Block, Sterling Books, October 2005

Books Contributor

Crochet Red, by Laura Zander

Clever Crocheted Accessories, Brett Bara

Craft Tree Crocheted Amigurumi

Stencil 201, by Ed Roth

Knitter’s Life List, by Gwen Steege

Where Women Create Book of Inspiration, Jo Packham & Jenny Doh

Craft Hope, Jade Sims

Luxury Knits One-Skein Wonders, Judith Durant

Vogue on the Go: Crocheted Bags, Trisha Malcolm

Tease, by Sarah Sockitt

Knitting Lessons, by Lela Nargi

Print & Web Contributor

Knit Simple Magazine (Columnist) 2011-present

Interweave Crochet (Columnnist) 2011-present

PBSParents.com (Craft Columnist)

ILovetoCreate.com (Craft Columnist)

Kiwi Magazine (Craft Columnist)

LarkBooks.com (Needle Arts Columnist)

Knit.1 Magazine (Columnist, Celebrity Interviews)

Vickie has contributed to hundreds of additional print, web and audio publications ranging from Real Simple and Southern Woman Magazines, to many podcasts and BBC Scotland Radio