Vickie Howell (The Knit Show): Mentor
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Vickie Howell is the creator/host of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, the first studio-quality, community funded, internationally accessible, episodic knitting series. This project was successfully funded after she raised 110% of the goal in 30 days on Kickstarter. Season 1 went live on YouTube late Fall of 2017. The channel has over 300,000 views, and viewers watching from 19+ different countries.
Vickie is well-known as host of TV shows including DIY & HGTV series, “Knitty Gritty”, host and co-executive producer of Telly Award-winning PBS show, Knitting Daily with Vickie Howell. She is also an internationally recognized blogger, speaker, CreativeLive and Brit+Co. instructor, and author of 13 books. Vickie has produced thousands of hours of programming through a variety of channels including her podcast, CRAFT*ish, and as the 1st personality in the genre to embrace Facebook Live with her weekly live stream Ask Me Monday.
Vickie has had several co-branded product lines, and worked as a consultant, spokesperson & ambassador for major brands including: Yarnspirations, Land’s End, JoAnn, Ragu, Cannon, Inkjoy, and Tuesday Morning.
As a young woman (age 19) in the entertainment industry, Vickie learned the hard way that her gender meant she had to work harder and smarter to get ahead. After leaving TV production to raise her first two kids, she found her entrepreneurial skills kick in as a sanity saver during those difficult first few years as a new mom. Before blogs or Etsy, she was one of the first few to start online handmade businesses which laid the groundwork for her reemergence into the work she loves: DIY and broadcast. There's a scrappiness one must have when creating something for themselves, as well as the necessity of staying true to one's passions.
Vickie’s newest business, yarnYAY! with Vickie Howell, a specialized subscription box service partnership with industry heavy-weight CrateJoy launches in April 2018.
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