Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tons of inspirational stories (and me!) in Vickie Howell's new book Craft Corps

So I just got my copy of

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time

and I quickly flipped through it to find....me! I had submitted my story what seems like forever ago. In publishing it does take quite a bit of time unlike this magic blogging world where you can practically be living it and telling the world about it simultaneously. My little story follows one of my all time fave designers, Jay McCarroll. His fabrics are positively wonderful.

So after I found myself, I started back at the beginning and read all the "Actor's Studio" Q & A's aptly called "The Crafter's Studio" sections. Total hoot!

I know it's just a tad past graduation season but I think this would make a spectacular gift for a recent grad. All the stories of how we all got where we are and what inspires us is truly a fascinating read. I think young people looking for a direction would see that there are lots of paths to a creative future.

I am looking forward to reading all the in depth stories.

Thanks Vickie for including me, it is truly an honor to be included with so many really talented people!

More about
Craft Crops: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time
By Vickie Howell
from Lark Books:

"A celebration of the great—and growing—crafting community by everyone’s favorite crafty grrrl: the fabulous VICKIE HOWELL

Bestselling author and stitchery dynamo Vickie Howell puts down her needles to pay tribute to her fellow crafters! Her extraordinary new collection features interviews with 30 successful professional craftspeople as well as profiles of a diverse group of approximately 60 amateurs. And every interview includes a photo of the subject, plus a peek at their work or their studio.

This project—a true labor of love—also documents how social networking sites, groups like Stitch ’n’ Bitch, and alternative sales outlets such as Etsy have helped create a close community of crafters passionate about their work and each other.

Includes interviews with such influential crafters, designers, and business people as:

Renowned quilter Denyse Schmidt

The Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo

Artist and designer Mary Engelbreit

Emmy-nominated host of Creative Juice, Cathie Filian

Indie craft documentarian Faythe Levine

Scrapbooking legend Sandi Genovese

Project Runway winner and fabric designer Jay McCarroll

TV Host and author Mark Montano

Craft pioneer Carol Duvall

Famed fabric designer Amy Butler


Vickie Howell is a designer, writer and a voice for this generation's craft movement. She founded successful chapters of the irreverent but socially conscious knitting group Stitch 'n' Bitch. Vickie was the host of DIY's Knitty Gritty and has written three books: New Knits on the Block; Not Another Teen Knitting Book; Knit Aid and Pop Goes Crochet!"

1 comment:

Eileen Bergen said...

Wow - what stellar company! You must be delighted. Well deserved, Stef:-D

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