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CRAFT-ish Podcast with Vickie Howell

What is your craft? Join award-winning broadcast personality, best-selling author, designer, crafter & encourager, Vickie Howell for great conversations with knitters, makers, artists, musicians, writers, designers, photographers, and other creative types about their craft. Well, sort of. What she’s really interested in is their stories -- how they got to where they are, and how they continue to walk the creative path.So join Vickie talking about craft ...ish. New episodes on Thursdays. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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Episode 38: You Are a Badass at Making Money author, Jen Sincero

Recently Vickie spoke with the New York Times Best-Selling author of "You Are Bad-Ass", Jen Sincerco who's currently on a whirlwind book tour for her latest book, "You Are a Badass at Making Money." They talked about Jen's road from struggling writer and musician to life-coach guru, the role that gratitude can play in success, why creative types are so reticent to embrace an openness to mastering wealth, and how Universal Intelligence provides all we need to know about flourishing to our fullest extent. Buckle up listeners, there’s a lot of bad-assery in this episode!Show notes page: https://vickiehowell.com/podcast/jen-sincero/

46mins

20 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough

CRAFT-ish has been on hiatus for a few months, so it felt really good to dust off the mic and reach out to another member of our global, creative community. On this episode I chat with South African embroidery artist, Danielle Cluff. Her journey’s an interesting one, and her art just blows me away. I’ve been following her Instagram feed @FinaceKnowles, for a while now, so getting to talk to her about her technique, inspiration and how American pop culture seeps into much of her work, was truly a treat. For more information go to: https://vickiehowell.com/craftish/This episode is brought to you by Whatify. Go to Whatify.com to receive 20% of a 6 month subscription using code: CRAFTISH

40mins

2 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 23: Alabama Chanin Founder, Natalie Chanin

This week Vickie sat down with Natalie Chanin, a pioneer in the slow design movement and the creative force behind the sustainably-made goods lifestyle company, Alabama Chanin. They chatted about the slow-fashion philosophy, Natalie's signature, piece-work design style, and the importance of knowing where the origin materials for what you put in and on your body come from. SHOW NOTES: http://vickiehowell.com/podcast/alabama-chanin/

38mins

15 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 40: Yarn Thing Host, Marly Bird

This week Vickie sat down her friend, designer & yarn world personality, Marly Bird. Marly is the host of the Yarn Thing podcast a knit and crochetwear designer, instructor for CreativeBug and Craftsy, and the National Spokesperson for Red Heart yarn. She’s also a fearless fireball of enthusiasm about the yarn craft industry and community.Marly and Vickie talked about her journey from finance world to fiber phenom, how she divvies up her many-jobs pie, and what her philosophy for crafty success is.Show Notes Here: vickiehowell.com/craftish

49mins

7 May 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 37: Textile Designer, Anna Maria Horner

This week Vickie spoke with textile designer, artist, and creative entrepreneur, Anna Maria Horner. She’d been admiring her and her work from afar for years, so it was an absolute pleasure for Vickie to finally meet her. They talked about Anna Maria's multi-faceted career which includes: design, publishing, teaching, licensing and running her own Nashville shop, Craft South; as well as what she’s learned from her career journey so far, and how she’s balances it all with her role as a wife and a mother of seven children.Anna Maria seems to be one of those people who it’s easy to become fast friends with. She’s bright, open, and unafraid to speak candidly. Conversation is easy with her, as you’ll see because they didn’t quite get to a proper hello before our chat was already on its way.Show Notes Page: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

1hr 7mins

23 Mar 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 24: Knitty Magazine Founder, Amy Singer

This week Vickie talked with Amy Singer , the editor and publisher of Knitty Magazine. They talked about Amy's guest spot on a TV show Vickie used to host, her allergy to a material some would consider crucial in the knitting and crochet industry, what the genesis was for her launching a web zine pre-mainstream blog and social media days, how crowd funding completely changed her business, and about how some somewhat common --although not often-enough discussed -- women’s health issues can really harsh a gals’ creative mellow. Show Notes at: http://vickiehowell.com/podcast/knitty-magazine-amy-singer/ ‎

52mins

23 Sep 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 18: Crochet Designer, Twinkie Chan

This week Vickie talks with crochet designer, foodie fashion maven, YouTuber, and creative entrepreneur, Twinkie Chan. They gab about going from a career as a literary agent to a well-branded face of her own company, the importance of embracing the things that make you different, and how we as creative types can give ourselves permission to take the next step -- whatever that means for us personally.For Show Notes, go here: http://vickiehowell.com/podcast/episode-18-twinkie-chan/

46mins

4 Aug 2016

Rank #7

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#53 Susan Beal, Modern Quilt Author

This week on the show is modern quilt designer and author of “Sew + Quilt: Techniques for Hand Stitching + Patchwork”, Susan Beal.Host Vickie Howell and Susan have known each other since Vickie first started in the craft industry, a decade and a half ago. Back then, if you were a maker on the internet, then you were automatically a part of what was then a small community of people.During their conversation they talk about the parallels in our professional and creative journies, the influence community has in their work, how craft can act as a conduit for our stories and acts of activism, and why it was important to Susan to write her latest book Sew + Quilt.Show Notes: vickiehowell.com/craftish

52mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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#48 Anne Weil, Founder of Flax & Twine

This week on the show, is designer and founder of Flax & Twine, Anne Weil.Anne is a former investment banker turned professional maker who has created a brand driven by a love for creating, and known for it’s clean, beautiful aesthetic.For more info go to: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

52mins

22 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 14: Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo

This week on the show is Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo. Vickie sits down with her to chat about her journey from local reporter to internationally renown artist, how following your passion trumps any nay-sayers of your work, and how they were technically O.G. mommy bloggers before that was even a thing.This episode is Sponsored by: Makers' MercantileFor links, photos and info check out this episode's Show Notes page: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

57mins

22 Jun 2016

Rank #10

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Episode 15: Author of Knitting Ephemera, Carol Sulcoski

This week on the show is designer, instructor, yarn dyer and author of several books including, Knitting Ephemera: A Compendium of Articles, Useful and Otherwise, for the Edification and Amusement of the Handknitter, Carol Sulcoski.This Episode is Sponsored by: MakersMercantile.comFor Show Notes, go to: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

46mins

29 Jun 2016

Rank #11

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Episode 9: Moogly's Tamara Kelly

On this episode of CRAFT-ish, Vickie talks with crochet designer & writer Tamara Kelly of Moogly about raising creative kids, running a craft-based business, and why she chose to go from mommy to crochet blogger.This episode is sponsored by Kitterly.com!For Show Notes page, go to: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

34mins

17 May 2016

Rank #12

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Episode 7: Fine Artist, Lisa Anderson Shaffer

In this episode of CRAFT-ish Vickie talks with artist Lisa Anderson Shaffer about creativity, motherhood, how we as women need to stop competing with each other, and how the definition of success if purely personal.For Show Notes, go to: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

47mins

3 May 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 17: Your Sharpie Style Author, Deborah Green

This week Vickie sat down with Netherlands-based illustrator, blogger, and author of Your Sharpie Style, Deborah Green. They talk about the choice to reinvent one's self creatively, taking the leap to move out of country (again), and how vintage decor and Amsterdam architecture inspire her illustration style .See Show Notes at: http://vickiehowell.com/podcast/episode-16-deborah-green/

43mins

26 Jul 2016

Rank #14

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Episode 28: DIY Network Contributing Designer, Jennifer Perkins

This week Vickie talked with her close, crafty compadre, Jennifer Perkins. Jennifer is a Content Contributor for DIYNetwork.com, Brand Ambassador for Treetopia, Blogger Team Member for Tuesday Morning Stores, and independent designer, crafter and artist. SHOW NOTES: http://vickiehowell.com/podcast/craft-designer-jennifer-perkins/

1hr 6mins

18 Nov 2016

Rank #15

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Episode 10: Jewelry Designer, Candie Cooper

This week on CRAFT-ish, Vickie's conversation is with jewelry designer, instructor, author and TV host, Candie Cooper.For this episode's Show Notes, go here: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

48mins

24 May 2016

Rank #16

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CRAFT-ish Episode 20: Illustrator, Travis Nichols

This week on CRAFT-ish host, Vickie Howell chats with comic book artist and author, Travis Nichols.For Show Notes, go to: http://vickiehowell.com/podcast/episode-20-travis-nichols/

58mins

19 Aug 2016

Rank #17

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Episode 12: British Knitwear Designer, Erika Knight

This week on CRAFT-ish, Vickie talks with iconic British Knitwear Designer, Erika Knight about the influence of the 80's punk & dance scenes, the simple style that defines her work, and the importance of spreading the desire to hand make things.For photos, links and info go to the Show Notes Page here: http://vickiehowell.com/podcast/episode-12-erika-knight/

49mins

7 Jun 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 25: Knit & Crochet Now's Lena Skvagerson

This week Vickie talked with Lena Skvagerson, the Lead Designer for Annie’s Signature Designs and one of the experts on public television’s Knit and Crochet Now, hosted by Deborah Norville. During their conversation they talked about what she’s learned about the knitting & crochet industry over her triple decade career, whether or not perception of needle arts is different in her Native Sweden than in the United States, and what still excites her about producing collections to be made by the masses.Show Note Page: http://vickiehowell.com/podcast/lena-skvagerson/

49mins

28 Oct 2016

Rank #19

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Episode 11: Food & Lifestyle Photographer, Jody Horton

This week on CRAFT-ish, Vickie talks with Jody Horton about his journey from struggling documentarian to James Beard Award winning and internationally recognized Food & Lifestyle photographer, how he applies his degree in Anthropology to his work, and his views on infusing creativity into his young sons' lives.For links and info, go to the Show Notes page: www.vickiehowell.com/vickiehowell

53mins

31 May 2016

Rank #20