|Photo courtesy of: Bernat Yarns|
“Knitting Daily TV” is now
“Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell”
Longest Continuously Running Knitting Program on Public Television
Names Popular New Host
LOVELAND, CO – June 14, 2013 – Jamie Bogner, VP and Group Publisher for Interweave, a division of F+W Media, announced today that DIY lifestyle and needle arts expert Vickie Howell will be the new host and co-executive producer of “Knitting Daily TV,” a how-to program on public television that brings yarn and fiber center stage.
“I’m truly thrilled to be joining the KDTV family, and can’t wait to be back in fellow stitchers’ living rooms sharing my passion for yarn-crafts and the vibrant community surrounding it,” says Vickie. Well-known to many in the craft industry, Vickie was the host and creative consultant of the DIY Network and HGTV’s show “Knitty Gritty” for 8 seasons. Additionally, she was the co-host of DIY’s “Stylelicious,” Lifetime Television’s web series “CRAFTED,” as well as several craft-based TV specials.
“We are so excited to have Vickie join us as the new face of “Knitting Daily TV,” said Interweave’s Yarn Group Editorial Director Karin Strom. “She will continue to bring viewers the in-depth needle arts programming they expect, while adding her own fresh and accessible approach.”
Working with familiar “Knitting Daily TV” guests as well as a new lineup of the best knitting designers, authors, and instructors, Vickie’s role as host ushers in a new chapter for the venerable Interweave brand. “Her thoughtful approach to sharing the love of knitting and crochet drew us to her,” said Strom, “and we’re excited that she’ll help us share that same love of needlework with over 140-million potential viewers across the US!”
Vickie’s knit and crochet designs have been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide, she has a regular column in Interweave Crochet magazine, and she has authored numerous best-selling craft books. In addition, Vickie is International Spokesperson for Bernat Yarn, with whom she has launched three co-branded yarns: Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell, Sheep(ish) Stripes by Vickie Howell, and Cotton(ish) by Vickie Howell.
Vickie is a board member of the Central & South Texas Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation and founder of the Purple Stitch Project to benefit children with seizure disorders. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.
“Knitting Daily TV,” currently in its eleventh season, is the longest continuously running knitting program on public television. Formerly known as “Needle Arts Studio with Shay Pendray,” it became “Knitting Daily TV” in 2010 under host Eunny Jang, and will now be named “Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.” Guiding viewers on how to make fun yet stylish knitwear and crochet patterns and projects, “Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell” maintains the show’s spirit by sharing great tips, techniques, knitalongs and more.
Interweave is one of the nation’s largest and most respected arts and craft media companies, with businesses in magazine and book publishing, online media, television and video programming, directories, and events. Visit us online at www.interweave.com.
About F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. The Company offers a diversified and deep portfolio of books, ebooks, magazines, industry-leading events, more than 20 highly-curated stores, extensive online educational programming, DVD and video instruction, television programs, and more. In the craft and sewing space, the Company’s leading brands include Interweave Press and The Martha Pullen Company. Please visit www.fwmedia.com for more.
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