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Brett Bara

Brett Bara
Brett is the author of the book Sewing in a Straight Line and creator of the blog Manhattan Craft Room, as well as host of the Emmy-nominated television series Knit & Crochet Now, now in its fourth season on public television’s CREATE Channel. She also writes a regular sewing column, Sewing 101, for the popular blog Design Sponge.

The former Editor in Chief of Crochet Today magazine, Brett has over 10 years’ experience in print magazines. She previously worked as a craft editor at Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications, and her writing has appeared in magazines including Marie Claire, Details, Stuff, Men’s Health, Mademoiselle and Prevention. She is the co-author of the cookbook Sweet Serendipity (Rizzoli, 2004).

Brett now works independently as a writer, designer, television personality, spokesperson and consultant in the craft and DIY (do-it-yourself) community. Her client list features major international brands including Coats & Clark, Simplicity Creative Group, Singer, Land’s End and Kraft Foods.

Brett has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, The CBS Early Show, Shop NBC, and numerous local network affiliates. She has been featured as a craft expert in The Wall Street Journal, Etsy.com, ABC News.com, The Associated Press and Lifetime TV.com. In addition, Brett was the spokesperson for the 2010 Land’s End Feel Good Campaign, representing the campaign in the media and helping to connect crafters with a charitable cause.



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