We are hugely proud to announce that we have become a key backer for an exciting crowd funding project. The Knit Show is the brainchild of Vickie Howell who has pulled together a team of industry heavy weights to bring a knit and crochet show like no other to a global audience on YouTube.
Each episode will feature Industry experts and superstar guests, knitting & crochet tips and techniques and modern, totally make-able, high quality projects in a range of levels as well as product and yarn reviews to help knitters gain more experience and skill.
If Vickie Howell’s name is familiar you have probably seen one of her previous shows such as “Knitty Gritty” or “Knitting Daily with Vickie Howell”, or read one of her books including Pop Goes Crochet, Step It Up Knits or Finger Knitting For Fun. She is well-known for her incredible enthusiasm and the fantastic way she shares her skills in an easy to understand and approachable way.
We caught up with Vickie and she filled us in with some interesting background: “The idea for The Knit Show came about as a result of years of requests from fans of other programs I’ve hosted for a show that was truly for stitchers. I want to provide high quality content that’s easily accessible to an international audience, whilst speaking to the modern, digital world. We aim to inspire, educate and entertain crafty types, encourage them to fit creativity into their lives, even if it’s just one stitch at a time”, she explains. “We decided to go for crowd funding so that we could make our first series free and we are incredibly grateful to everyone that has contributed, especially KnitPro.”
KnitPro is the backer that brought the show’s Kickstarter campaign to their financial goal, helping the project become fully funded.: “We are thrilled to be involved with The Knit Show and believe it is important for us as a company to fund these initiatives,” says Shirish Jain, Executive Vice President of KnitPro.
“The Knit Show is the first series of its kind in our industry and is a ground-breaking achievement. We hope it will show the way for many more ventures where passionate knitters get a chance to directly fund such projects. Vickie’s infectious enthusiasm is sure to make the programmes a big hit.”
Filming will take place over the summer and the show launches in October 2017 on YouTube.