027 Ask Kara & Tabetha Anything! [Raw and Unedited!] Fabric Softener on Finished Knits? and What’s Happening with Creative Knitting Magazine
“Thanks to social media and the internet, the world is becoming more interconnected. People from many different communities are introducing the craft of knitting to their own cultures and starting businesses.”
— Francoise Danoy
“If you’re already living your passion, you definitely have potential… you shouldn’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and get started even if it’s a small step.”
— Lena Skvagerson
024 Building Confidence through Craft with Deborah Norville and her Journey to Host of the PBS Television Show Knit and Crochet Now!
Today I welcome two-time Emmy© winner and New York Times Bestselling author Deborah Norville to Power Purls! Deborah is known to millions as anchor of Inside Edition, the nation’s top-rated syndicated news magazine. She is also a huge crafter, loving knitting, crochet, sewing, macrame, embroidery, needlepoint and cross-stitch. Deborah kicks off Season 7 (April 2016) as the new Host of Knit and Crochet Now!, the popular Annie’s television show seen on PBS stations across America.
In 2008, Deborah partnered with Premier Yarns to create her own collection of high quality super-soft yarns named the Deborah Norville Collection, which started with just four yarns and now boasts over 20 yarns and a full range of dyed birchwood knitting needles and crochet hooks.
She is also the author of Knit with Deborah Norville a collection of more than 18 projects and classic patterns for knitting. Deborah is married to Karl Wellner and is the mother of three. She can be reached via her website www.DeborahNorville.com and on social media as @DeborahNorville.
“I am a firm believer that knitting and crocheting and the act of creation has given me the confidence to chase the dreams I’ve had in my life.”
— Deborah Norville
How Passion Manifests in Unexpected Ways…
In this short and sweet solo episode I talk about a recent ah-ha moment and ask you a thought provoking question about how your own knitting passion drives your life and what it would be like without it.
Personally, I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for my passion for knitting. Looking back at the stepping stones is amazing– first as a budding a designer, then embarking on an illustration freelance career, to becoming the Executive Editor of Creative Knitting Magazine and Host of Power Purls Podcast. This passion has also helped me pay forward my nearly 15 years in the industry through business coaching for creative entrepreneurs.
“If you educate people, then they will be empowered to do what works for them.”
— Marie Segares
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