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What is your craft? Join best-selling craft author, designer, encourager & on-air personality, 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 Tuesdays. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

What is your craft? Join best-selling craft author, designer, encourager & on-air personality, 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 Tuesdays. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
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What is your craft? Join best-selling craft author, designer, encourager & on-air personality, 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 Tuesdays. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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Episodes

#51 Gretchen Hirsch, Gertie Sews

2/13/2019
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This week on the show is vintage dress pattern and fabric designer and author of several books including Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses: A Modern Guide to Stitch and Wear Vintage Patterns You Can Make in a Day. Host Vickie Howell has followed Gretchen since she first started her original Gertie’s Blog for Better sewing, but have since become an even larger fan since delving into making one of her vintage party dresses for herself. During their conversation, they talked about the evolution of her...

Duration:00:56:11

#50 Sarah Hays Coomer, Physical Disobedience

2/6/2019
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This week on the show, is a personal trainer, diet abolitionist and author of Physical Disobedience, Sarah Hays Coomer. As a mother to a daughter, and as a woman herself, Vickie, like most women likely, spends a significant amount of time thinking about body image. In a society that promotes an often unrealistic female physical ideal, there’s a real craft to creating a healthy, positive body image for ourselves and encourage the same for the girls and women who surround us. Vickie and Sarah...

Duration:00:46:33

#49 Katrina Rodabaugh, Sustainable Craft Expert

1/31/2019
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This week on the show Vickie chats with sustainable craft expert Katrina Rodabaugh whose book Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More sold out of its first printing. They talk about humans' obligation to mindfulness about consumption of clothing, the rise in popularity of the Slow Fashion philosophy, and what she’s learned over the past 6 years during her fast from Fast Fashion. SHOW NOTES: https://vickiehowell.com/craftish/

Duration:00:47:43

#48 Anne Weil, Founder of Flax & Twine

12/21/2018
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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

Duration:00:53:40

#47 Yvette Garfield, Founder Handstand Kitchen

12/13/2018
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This week on the show is the founder of Handstand Kitchen, Yvette Garfield. Handstand Kitchen is a kid-focused cooking company that encourages delving into the different cultures of food as a child learns to make, eat and enjoy those foods. For more information go to: http://www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

Duration:00:46:10

#46: Knitting Author, Wendy Bernard

12/8/2018
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This week on the show Vickie Howell's guest is knitting author, Wendy Bernard. Her book, Japanese Stitches Unraveled is out on stands now. For show notes and to find more episodes go to: https://vickiehowell.com/craftish/

Duration:00:49:08

#45 Robert Mahar, NBC's Making It

11/28/2018
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This week on the show Vickie Howell chats with Robert Mahar, an artist, designer, and host of the Crafted Channel on YouTube. Recently he was also a contestant on the NBC show Making It, hosted by Amy Pohler and Nick Offerman. During their conversation, we talked about his Midwestern upbringing, his life in Los Angeles, and his journey from art appraiser, to designer, to on-screen personality. Show Notes: https://vickiehowell.com/craftish/ Be sure to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!

Duration:00:52:50

#44: Avery Trufelman, Host of Articles of Interest

11/13/2018
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This week Vickie's guest is Avery Truffleman, the producer and host of Articles of Interest, a 6-part series within the podcast, 99% Invisible. Vickie came across this series through an ad within one of the NPR podcasts she listens to, and binge listened to it straight away. In each episode of the series, Avery dives head into the history behind everything from pockets and denim, to plaid and punk rock fashion. Through a series of expert interviews and witty conversations, she brings life to...

Duration:00:58:51

#43 Anda Corrie, Author The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Book

11/7/2018
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This week host Vickie Howell chats with Anda Corrie, an illustrator who worked for Etsy for 10 years, including launching their Europe division, and now has teamed up with the fabric company phenom, Spoonflower to author their new book, The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book During their conversation, they talked about juggling creativity with motherhood, the differing views of craft in Germany (where Anda lives with her family) and America, and the behind the scenes scoop on all that’s...

Duration:00:46:37

Lisa Unger, N.Y. Times Bestselling Author

11/1/2018
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After a long hiatus, CRAFT*ish is back for Season 3! This week we're debuting with a special extended-cut episode. Vickie chats with one of her favorite authors in her favorite genre of fiction, psychological thrillers, Lisa Unger. During their conversation, they discussed the creative process of writing, the events in our lives that shape our paths; parenthood; and what Vickie personally considers a trifecta of topical awesome: abnormal psychology, criminology, and parapsychology. For show...

Duration:01:13:44

Episode 41: Embroidery Artist Danielle Clough

11/2/2017
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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...

Duration:00:41:58

Episode 40: Yarn Thing Host, Marly Bird

5/6/2017
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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...

Duration:00:50:32

Episode 39: Craftivisim's Betsy Greer

4/28/2017
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This week host, Vickie Howell chats with craft activist, Betsy Greer about the Craftivism movement and her dedication to spreading joy, one stitch at a time. Show notes here: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

Duration:00:39:10

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

4/19/2017
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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...

Duration:00:46:40

Episode 37: Textile Designer, Anna Maria Horner

3/22/2017
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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...

Duration:01:08:19

Episode 36: Brit+Co Chief Creative Officer, Anjelika Temple

3/16/2017
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Recently Vickie sat down with this week’s guest, Brit + Co’s Chief Creative Officer, Anjelika Temple. During their conversation we talked about her journey from art school student to running the creative side of a major brand; tips on how to create a visual story for your own social media presence; how Brit+Co keeps millions of millennial readers engaged in their content; and why she herself has chosen to write and talk about her very personal decision surrounding the birth of her first...

Duration:00:51:16

Episode 35: Designer & TV Personality, Mark Montano

3/1/2017
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This week Vickie sat down and chatted with her friend and colleague, TV Host, Designer, Creative Director, and best-selling craft book author, Mark Montano. They talked about how his childhood experience with a Native American dance troop spawned his love for artisanal design; how important it is to stay focused on your own work, especially when presented with an onslaught of gorgeous, social media photos of other peoples’ work which can easily be intimidating; about how his career path...

Duration:01:01:25

Episode 34: Pussyhat Designer, Kat Coyle

2/17/2017
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This week Vickie talked with Kat Coyle, the designer of what's become the symbol of the Women's March: the pink, cat-eared hat. They talked about her journey from artist to yarn store owner, and how the idea for infusing the power of knitting into a movement focused on the equal and respectful treatment of women came developed within the yarn lined walls of her shop. SHOW NOTES: www.vickiehowell.com/craftish

Duration:00:43:59

Episode 33: Poet, Shihan Van Clief

2/8/2017
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Vickie sat down with co-founder of L.A.'s Da Poetry Lounger co-founder, Shihan Van Clief. They went to high school together, but hadn't spoken in over 20 years. During their catch-up, the talked about community, the hustle of being an artist, and how being raised by a single father, writing to earn books as a child, and splitting his coming of age time between the multi-cultural lower east side of the late 80’s New York and the predominantly white, beach suburb of Los Angeles in the early...

Duration:01:04:49

Episode 32: Digital Quilt Artist, Libs Elliott

2/2/2017
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This week Vickie sat down with artist and digital quilt designer, Libs Elliott. Libs uses digital code to concept geometric patterns, which she then translates into the extraordinarily modern and graphic quilts. They talked about Libs' process, how her background in photography and advertising applies to her quilt business, and how she aims to preserve craftsmanship while embracing technology. She’s crazy talented, and seems, well, just cool. For show notes page, go to:...

Duration:00:55:32