Vickie Howell is a mother, designer, author, spokesperson, TV host, and DIY Lifestyles expert with a focus on the Needle Arts and creative parenting.

Formerly the host and creative consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, Vickie is now the host and co-producer of the PBS show, Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell.

Vickie’s accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video, and social media is contagious, as her 20,000+ Facebook followers will attest to. She continues to rally the crafty troops through her work as the International Spokesperson & Creativity Guide for the newly re-branded, Yarnspirations (home of yarn giants, Patons, Bernat, Caron, Lily Sugar n’ Cream).

Vickie is a board member of the Central & South Texas Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation and founder of, Purple Stitch Project to benefit children with seizure disorders.