Vickie Howell and the Knit Show
Vickie Howell and the Knit Show was today’s topic on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
Vickie Howell is a cultivator of craft and community. She’s an author, designer, instructor, and broadcast personality in the D.I.Y. world with a penchant for motivational speaking, and social media marketing. Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network’s Knitty Gritty, her best selling knitting, crochet, and 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 as an internationally recognized blogger & magazine columnist; a Spokesperson and Ambassador for major brands like Patons, Bernat, Caron, Land’s End, and Clover Needlecrafts; video campaigns for companies such as HGTV, JoAnn, Ragu, Cannon, and Inkjoy; and as the Host and Co-Executive Producer of PBS’ Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.
Vickie has a HOT NEW project in the works, The Knit Show, and she’s doing a crowd-fund program to get it off the ground. She says: ‘Last week I joined thousands of other entrepreneurs — from inventors and authors, to artisans and filmmakers — by embarking on my own crowdfunding journey on Kickstarter for: “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell”. Although the campaign is going well so far, it bares mentioning that currently the biggest obstacle to getting people to crowd fund a project like mine, is the lack of knowledge — especially in the general population (I’m talking to you, nanas and pop-pops!) — about what crowdfunding actually is. In my experience, however if you’re willing to talk to the people about the things, then they’re usually open to listening to what you have to say. In that spirit, I jumped onto Facebook Live over the weekend to explain the whats, whys and who’s who of crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and why I’m using it (and you should, too!) to fund a really exciting project. Click HERE to watch, and share wherever it may be helpful.’
You can follow Vickie Howell through her website: www.VickieHowell.com, her Facebook page, Ravelry Designer page, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. There is also a wonderful selection of online classes at CreativeLive.com. CLICK HERE if you would like to hear Vickie’s earlier visit to Yarn Thing from 2016 or 2014.
If you missed watching this LIVE through her Facebook page, it’s available at this link or at this episode link for the podcast audio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2017/04/06/vickie-howell-and-the-knit-show