About

Vickie Howell is a cultivator of craft and community. She’s a broadcast personality, producer, author, designer, and instructor in the D.I.Y. world with a penchant for motivational speaking, and social media marketing.

Her ground-breaking series, “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell.” (YouTube) is the first studio funded, community funded, internationally accessible knitting and crochet streaming series. With the help of over 1200 individual and company backers, Vickie successfully raised 83k in 30 days on Kickstarter towards funding the project. As of December 2017, there have been over a quarter million views by people in at least 19 accounted for countries.

Vickie is well-known as the Host of TV shows such as DIY Network’s Knitty Gritty and Stylelicious, her best selling knitting, crochet, and craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media.

Vickie’s designs and projects have been included in hundreds of publications worldwide including her celebrity column for Knit.1 Magazine (in which she interviewed the likes of Actress Tori Spelling, Singer Lisa Loeb, Designer Isaac Mizrahi, etc), the Eco-Craft column she wrote for 3 years for Kiwi Magazine, the 2009 Lands’ End Feel Good Campaign (of which she was the spokesperson for), her blog column Craft Apparent for PBS Parents and weekly articles for iLovetoCreate.com, and regular columns in both Knit Simple and Interweave Crochet Magazines. 

Over the course of her career, she’s continued to rally the crafty troops as an internationally recognized blogger & magazine columnist; a Spokesperson and Ambassador for major brands like PatonsBernatCaronLand’s End, and Clover Needlecrafts; host of video campaigns for companies such as HGTVJoAnnRaguCannon, Inkjoy, and Tuesday Morning; and as the Host and Co-Executive Producer of PBS’ Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.

Vickie strives to motivate and inspire people to both live creatively and make a living being creative — most recently reaching out to people via her Facebook Live series (the first and longest-running of it’s kind in the genre), Ask Me Monday, her online courses for CreativeLive and Brit+Co., and her podcast, Craft*ish.

Follow all of Vickie’s projects on social media. You can find her @vickiehowell everywhere except Pinterest, where she’s @iamvickiehowell.

Television Hosting/Producing

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, (Host & Executive Producer) YouTube, Coming October 2017

Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell, (Host & Co-Executive Producer) PBS, 2014-2015

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 –DIY Network

Television Guest Appearances

Home & Family, Hallmark Channel (4 Episodes)

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

Ask Me Monday (Weekly Facebook Live Stream), 2015-current

Vickie Howell for JOANN Facebook Live, 2017-current 

Vickie Howell for Yarnspirations (formerly Bernat & Caron) 2009-2016

Learn with JOANN, 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

Woolpaca Chunky by Vickie Howell for Deramores (U.K.)

Mod Wool by Vickie Howell for Deramores (U.K.)

Yarncraft by Vckie Howell Kits for Interweave

Lunch Hour Knit Kits for Kitterly

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 

AllFreeKnitting.com 2017 Top Blogger

Feedburner 2016 Top 100 Crochet Blogs

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)

 

Affiliations/Extras

Content Committee Member, TNNA, 2017

Mentor, SXSW Interactive, 2015 & 2016

Judge, The Craftys Awards, 2015 & 2016

 

Books Authored

Wee Garter Stitch, Sixth & Spring Books, April 2016

Finger Knitting Fun,
Quatros Publishing, April 2015

Vickie Howell’s Top 10 Crochet Cowl
, 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

Live & Virtual Teaching Engagements

Brit + Co, 2017

CreativeLive, 2016

Rhode Island School of Design, Workshop, 2013

Craftsy, 2011-2014

Crafts & Hobbies Assoc. Convention (CHA), 2005-2016

Vickie has travelled, taught and spoken at retail shops and shows across the U.S.

 

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

CrochetSCENE Magazine (Guest Editor) 2017 Issue

Knit Simple Magazine (Columnist) 2011-2016

Interweave Crochet (Columnnist) 2011-2016

PBSParents.com (Craft Columnist)

ILovetoCreate.com (Craft Columnist)

CraftGossip.com (Knitting Blogger)

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