Apr
05

The Knit Show Kickstarter Campaign at 50% of Goal & Counting!


Midway through its 30-day Kickstarter campaign, Vickie Howell’s project, “The Knit Show” reaches over 50% of its goal

“The Knit Show with Vickie Howell” will be the first Community Funded & Internationally Accessible Episodic How-To Knitting Web Series”

AUSTIN, Texas – On March 20, 2017, Vickie Howell, host of the wildly popular DIY & HGTV series “Knitty Gritty” and PBS’ “Knitting Daily with Vickie Howell” launched her Kickstarter campaign for “The Knit Show,” the first community funded and internationally accessible episodic how-to knitting web series. At the halfway point, the campaign has taken in more than 50% its targeted monetary goal. 

 

The Knit Show Kickstarter 50%

 

“When we pulled the trigger on this campaign, I had no idea what to expect. I am delighted by the unbelievable outpouring of support and enthusiasm for this project from within the yarn world and beyond, ” Howell said. Individual pledges have come in from all over the U.S., Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and more. And yarn industry leaders including Skacel and Koigu are on board for the project, as well as beyond-craft industry companies such as millennial media power house, Brit+Co, who are lending support to this exciting project. 

The Knit Show and Brit+Co
To keep excitement for the campaign going, Howell (who has long been known for thinking outside of the knitting bag) and the team at ProductionFor (who will be producing the show), have released several social-media friendly video spoofs, including yarn-centric takes on 80’s film favorite, Flash Dance and the Netflix phenom, Stranger Things.

Stranger Knits

Stranger Things have happened than a crowd-funded #knitting series. Go to Kickstarter to bring "The Knit Show with Vickie Howell" into this dimension! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theknitshow/the-knit-show-with-vickie-howell #theknitshow

Posted by Vickie Howell on viernes, 31 de marzo de 2017

 

“While easily accessible craft-based television shows have all but disappeared over the years, TV and cable network entertainment has evolved, but so has the web. There may not be a place at the table right now for niche, how-to programming amidst all the reality programming and scripted series, but thanks to today’s technology we can make our own table,” Howell said about the project. “Now, we can literally DIY our own DIY programming, push it out on the web and reach an even bigger audience around the world. These are exciting times, and we want to be at the forefront of the next wave of craft programming!”  

“The Knit Show with Vickie Howell,” to be produced by the award-winning Austin-based production company ProductionFor, and joined by yarn industry leader, Karin Strom (who will help develop the show content), will be a web-based series combining all the popular segments from Howell’s previous TV shows: industry experts and superstar guests; knitting & crochet tips and techniques, and modern, totally make-able, high-quality projects in a range of levels sure to satisfy the global craft community. 

Learn more about the campaign and see how you can get involved here!

5 Responses to “The Knit Show Kickstarter Campaign at 50% of Goal & Counting!”

  1. Amy

    This sounds interesting, but I have one question. Do you plan on including crochet in every episode? I both crochet and knit, but I find that podcasts, etc. who say they include both often treat crochet as an afterthought. Your 4 minute video over on kickstarter only mentioned crochet twice and seemed to be addressed solely to knitters. Words matter so I’m just wondering what your plans are. I hope you meet your goal. Thanks and good luck.

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  2. VIckie Howell

    Hi there. Fair question. Truth be told, stats show that there are significantly more knitters than crocheters who have followed me from former shows. And, unfortunately, my crochet kits, magazine and books haven’t
    done quite as well as my knit versions. I wish it were different. That said, there will not likely be crochet in every episode. I’m guessing 65%/35% for the first season, at least. If we see that knitters aren’t put off by the crochet content AND that crocheters are interested and want more, then we will absolutely accommodate. Thanks for your interest! xx

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    • Amy

      Thanks for your response. I think it’s sad some knitters might find the inclusion of a bit of crochet off putting. Being bicraftual is twice the fun. More ways to play with yarn.

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