CraftSanity Episode 28
Stitch 'N Bitch with Debbie Stoller
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Tune in this week for a chat with Debbie Stoller, the co-creator of Bust magazine and author of the "Stitch 'N Bitch" books that have inspired thousands to pick up their needles and start knitting and crocheting. Many of you are probably familiar with her wildly popular knitting book "Stitch 'N Bitch Nation" that was joined recently in bookstores by her latest crafty publication, "Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker."


Debbie has some impressive credentials. She earned Ph.D. in the psychology of women from Yale in the late 1980s, but decided not to lock herself in an academic ivory tower. Instead she set out to do something about one of the things she thought was jacked about the world: the media. Since her research was on women and media, she’s dedicated her career to doing what she can to make it better for women.

Today you’ll hear how she made her way from an entry level job at Nickelodeon to become a successful indie publisher who helped grow Bust from a homemade zine to the sassy magazine you can find today at your local newsstand.

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This Week's Project... is a free scarf pattern from Debbie's "Stitch n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker." Thanks to Workman Publishing for letting me post the pattern and photo to the left.

CONTEST RESULTS: And the winner is of the free copy of the "Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker" is... Shannon in Las Vegas!

Her best friend, Emily, entered her name in the contest, so Shannon you have Emily to thank. Thanks again to Workman Publishing for donating the book. Congrats Shannon!

Crafty Announcement: Mark your calendars. The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is coming up Aug. 5 at the Majestic Theater in Detroit. Visit the website to learn more about this one-day alternative craft show, and check out the cool Handmade Detroit blog, too.

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