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April 2017 Volume 4/2017 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Apr 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 1" Foster a child's imagination with fanciful costumes for an 18" doll. Joan Hinds, author and designer,joins Nancy to share her latest doll costume patterns and sewing tips. They sew up a fairy, princess, bride, southern belle, and mermaid-they're all easy to sew, using flat construction and fabulous tips from Joan and Nancy.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Dress for the Weather - Layering" Be prepared for all kinds of weather. Joanne Banko, blogger and sewing educator, redesigns a simple pashmina to create a fashionable jacket. Couture designer Angela Wolf makes a lightweight fleece jacket that packs easily, then she shows how to serge a narrow rolled hem on a scarf.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Beading Fitness Routine" Check your beading fitness. Jewelry design Molly Schaller jump starts her designs by mixing matte and glossy beads. Polishing expert Anie Piliguian buffs matte beads to a high-gloss finish. Then, designer Katie Hacker cools down with ideas for using different types of leather cord and creates a jewelry bail to customize a pendant.

Tue, Apr 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 2" Nurture imaginative play with little ones-make doll costumes for them to envision their dreams! Attend a make believe rodeo, jump tall buildings in a single bound, become a mod-style witch, or try a bug's life with these 18" doll costumes. Guest Joan Hinds uses a minimum of pattern pieces in her easy-to-sew designs. Nancy and Joan sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety oftechniques.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Portraits" Portraits capture a personality. Whimsical quilt artist Mary Lou Donahue-Weidman builds a happy self-portrait that expresses who she is. Free motion quilt artist Susan Brubaker Knapp uses a pattern and paint to create a detailed portrait of her cat. Then, she shares special techniques for creating realistic fur, whiskers and eyes.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Perfect Tank" Your go to garment! Learn how to make it fit perfectly, flatter your figure and make you feel spectacular.

Wed, Apr 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 1" Wrap it up in style-make easy-to-sew fabric wraps to accessorize your wardrobe . Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present quick to sew coverups for elegant evenings, travel, to the beach, and more. They start with clever and useful ways to wear classic shawls, and ways to keep them in place. Nancy and Marythen demonstrate how to make unique wrap shapes that are easy to cut out and sew or serge.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Keep Your Valuables Safe" When you travel, protect your valuables. Sewing expert Rebecca Kemp Brent makes a designer pouch that holds an electronic tablet and much more. On-line sewing instructor Joanne Banko creates expanding cargo pockets for jackets, pants and totes. Designer Angela Wolf makes blind hems on a serger.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Diy Undies, Monica Bravo" Make your own cute underwear with tips for working with stretch knit.

Thu, Apr 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 2" Enhance your wardrobe with fun fabric wraps made easily with casual clothing. Transform specialty fabrics and clothing into fabulous fabric wraps with the help of Nancy and designer Mary Mulari. See the magical morphing of a sweatshirt and necktie into a casual wrap designed by Mary. These cozywraps, both practical and stylish, are a great gift or personal wardrobe accessory.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "New Hampshire Nights" Quilters collect fabrics that "speak" to them. Marianne loves to collect reproduction prints and tiny shirting prints. When combined they create a soothing, classic quilt. Inspired by a house quest from New Hampshire the quilt was sashed with stars from the night sky.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Handwarmers" Drew is back to try his "hand" at knitting with the Scalloped Fingerless Gloves and Robyn shows us her crochet Doily Wristlets. Lena demonstrates a knit Star Stitch Cowl.

Fri, Apr 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stitching A Sewing Community Together" Learn firsthand about ties that bind a Sewing and Stitchery Expo together. Nancy interviews people that bring together the largest sewing community-the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. Among those interviewed were Pati Palmer, renowned pattern designer; Tula Pink, fabric designer; Kathy Marrone, editor of Vogue Patterns magazine; Candice Jewett, sewing/quilting teacher; Tina Torrey, Kathy Ackley, Brittany Revel, and Debbie Wilson, customers/students; and Joanne Ross, celebrating 30 years as director and founder of the expo.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Victory Block" Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945, and Victory in Japan, August 15, 1945, was cause for the development of a new block for celebration. Eleanor, with help from the Fussy Cut Ruler, squares upstrips and triangles.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Playtime Knits" It's time to play! Author Elizabeth Green Musselman knits a kid-approved Ninja back pack. Artist Taylor Hart shares her whimsical crocheted taxidermy and the Dolly Mamas knit a furry friend for agood cause. Tanis Gray teaches the puffy Canterbury Bells stitch and Vickie Howell shows how tofinger knit.

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