Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at by Vickie Howell PDF

By Vickie Howell

ISBN-10: 1600594689

ISBN-13: 9781600594687

A get together of the great—and growing—crafting group via everyone’s favourite artful grrrl: the terrific VICKIE HOWELL


Bestselling writer and stitchery dynamo Vickie Howell places down her needles to pay tribute to her fellow crafters! Her notable new assortment positive aspects interviews with 30 winning expert craftspeople in addition to profiles of a various staff of roughly 60 amateurs. and each interview features a photograph of the topic, plus a peek at their paintings or their studio.

This project—a precise exertions of love—also records how social networking websites, teams like sew ’n’ whinge, and replacement revenues shops akin to Etsy have helped create a detailed group of crafters enthusiastic about their paintings and every other.


Includes interviews with such influential crafters, designers, and company humans as:

Renowned quilter Denyse Schmidt

The artful Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo

Artist and dressmaker Mary Engelbreit

Emmy-nominated host of Creative Juice, Cathie Filian

Indie craft documentarian Faythe Levine

Scrapbooking legend Sandi Genovese

Project Runway winner and upholstery fashion designer Jay McCarroll

TV Host and writer Mark Montano

Craft pioneer Carol Duvall

Famed textile fashion designer Amy Butler

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What I think has happened is that art and craft have blended-that strict line is getting crossed and blurred in new ways. JH: VH: You've had a large presence on the Internet and specifically on message boards over the years. Have you noticed any change in the perception of what being crafty means during that time? Rob Walker, who wrote the book Buying In, has spent a lot of time talking to me and others in the DIY community. One of the things he pinpointed was that this doesn't seem to be as much a craft movement as it is a work movement.

CD: VH: So how did you end up getting your own show, The Carol Duvall Show? That was another stroke of luck. The original host of 1he Home Show was Robb Weller. After leaving Home, Robb had joined forces with TV writer Gary Grossman and formed a television production company. The two men had been pitching ideas to a brand new network, Home and Garden Television (HGTV), and when Robb learned that 1he Home Show was about to go off the air, he contacted me. He thought a craft show with me as the host was exactly what the new network needed.

My little sister rIopetoo--shelovesto craft even more than I do! She was always making stuff and tearing stuff up. When you went into her room, you'd always find stuff she painted with puffy paint. So the two of them opened the doors for me-just being around them--I didn't have much of a choice at my house. As an adult, it was probably meeting my friends with the Austin Craft Mafia, especially Tina Sparkles and Jenny rIart. " It really helped to have the two of them with me at the exact same time I was going through my own growing pains and starting my business; they were starting Sublime Stitching and Sparkle Craft.

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