We're so excited to welcome DIY lifestyle and needle arts expert Vickie Howell as the new host and co-executive producer of Knitting Daily TV!
"I'm truly thrilled to be joining the KDTV family, and can't wait to be back in fellow stitchers' living rooms sharing my passion for yarn-crafts and the vibrant community surrounding it," says Vickie. Well-known to many in the craft industry, Vickie was the host and creative consultant of the DIY Network and HGTV's show Knitty Gritty for eight seasons. Additionally, she was the co-host of DIY's Stylelicious, Lifetime Television's web series CRAFTED, as well as several craft-based TV specials.
"We are so excited to have Vickie join us as the new face of Knitting Daily TV, said Interweave's Yarn Group Editorial Director Karin Strom. "She will continue to bring viewers the in-depth needle arts programming they expect, while adding her own fresh and accessible approach."
Working with familiar Knitting Daily TV guests as well as a new lineup of the best knitting designers, authors, and instructors, Vickie's role as host ushers in a new chapter for the venerable Interweave brand. "Her thoughtful approach to sharing the love of knitting and crochet drew us to her," said Strom, "and we're excited that she'll help us share that same love of needlework with over 140-million potential viewers across the US!"
Vickie's knit and crochet designs have been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide, she has a regular column in Interweave Crochet magazine, and she has authored numerous bestselling craft books. In addition, Vickie is International Spokesperson for Bernat Yarn, with whom she has launched three co-branded yarns: Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell, Sheep(ish) Stripes by Vickie Howell, and Cotton(ish) by Vickie Howell.
Vickie is a board member of the Central & South Texas Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation and founder of the Purple Stitch Project to benefit children with seizure disorders. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.
Knitting Daily TV, currently in its eleventh season, is the longest continuously running knitting program on public television. Formerly known as Needle Arts Studio with Shay Pendray, it became Knitting Daily TV in 2010 under host Eunny Jang, and will now be named Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell. Guiding viewers on how to make fun yet stylish knitwear and crochet patterns and projects, Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell maintains the show's spirit by sharing great tips, techniques, knitalongs and more.
Eunny will be hosting one more series of KDTV, which begins airing in July, and Vickie will begin hosting starting with the shows that will air in January, 2014.