|December 2013||Volume 12/2013||WUSF TV|
|Monday, December 2|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Runway Finishes for Cool Edges, Part 2" Enjoy a unique sewing experience finishing seams and hems with runway- style sewing secrets. Linda Lee, pattern designer and author, joins Nancy to showcase runway raw edge finishes suitable for woven and knit fashions. They extend cool edges to home decor using bold fringe that effortlessly fits into seams. They also feature fuse and stitch underlays for couture garments, including a selvage with ribbon and fringed edges, plus a petticoat edge on a T-shirt.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Pockets" Where would we be without pockets? We love adding them to every garment but especially pants. They are obviously functional but they can also add style and line. Angela Wolf starts us out as we finish up our trouser lesson from last week with pockets. Then, join Gretchen Hirsch for a complete lesson on a different style of pockets for pants and skirts. Welt pockets are more than functional as they add a design element to your construction.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Creating Texture" Unusual shapes, interesting materials, and innovative techniques add
dimension and originality to jewelry designs. Part of being a designer
is that your repertoire keeps expanding with new things. First is
Kerry Bogert with an angular design wire pendant inspired by Frank
Lloyd Wright. Then, Kate Richbourg shares techniques for texturing
metal. Next on the workshop, make stretchy bracelets using crystal
pearls, and rondelles. Finally, Melinda Barta teaches how to stitch a
tubular peyote ring and how to use peyote to create other stitches.
|Tuesday, December 3|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Elastic-Stretch Your Options, Part 1"
Learn timesaving tips for sewing a variety of elastics. Nancy reviews
various types of elastics including braided, knitted, and woven, and
then she teaches updated techniques for buttonhole and drawcord
elastic. In addition, learn how to make a traditional elastic casing
and a ready-to-wear technique for a no-worries elastic casing,
especially nice for knit garments.
9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Circular Embellishments"
Circular embellishment on a linen Designer Suit; Sew Quick, Sew Easy
embellished towels with ruffles; And Sew On segment on how to
sassafras your skirts; Joan's Flower Hand Embroidery. Guests: June
Mellinger, Kari Mecca, Gloria McKinnon.
|Wednesday, December 4|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Elastic-Stretch Your Options, Part 2" Choose elastic for great shaping details-the perfect stepping stone
to creative projects! Nancy uses clear, narrow, and fold-over elastic
plus elastic thread in conventional and creative ways. Stabilize
shoulder seams and add stretch to neckline seams with clear elastic,
use 1/4" elastic for stretchable gathers, elastic thread for smocking,
and soft flexible foldover elastic to finish soft knits such as baby
clothing and fleece.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Deco-Stitched Decor, Jessica Giardino" Learn faux applique techniques and make a personalized pillow.
|Thursday, December 5|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Then and Now, Part 1"
Learn about sewing techniques great grandma used, and see how much
easier sewing has become today. Nancy takes a look into the past and
compares sewing techniques from sewing books written in the 1920s-1950
s to the same techniques sewn now. Among the techniques included in
this 2-part series are stitching pockets, piping, hems, and zippers,
plus many more comparisons between sewing "then and now.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Pretty Pocketbooks"
Designer Maggie Pace takes felting to a new level with her circle
handbag. Ellen Gormley shows you how to use a knitting loom to make a
clutch purse. Brett Bara uses ruffle yarns to make two scarves - one
knit and one crochet.
|Friday, December 6|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Then and Now, Part 2"
Take a virtual trip to sewing in the past, and then fast-forward to
convenient sewing of the present. Nancy demonstrates how easy sewing
has become over the years. She compares the sewing techniques from
decades ago with present techniques made fast and fun with one-task
wonders and other tools made to simplify our sewing, quilting, and
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Lofty Lux"
We're lofty and luxurious on today's episode of Knitting Daily. Join
us for a look at airy fabrics, such as mesh and brioche knitting. We
begin this episode with an airy yarn over technique that is used to
create loft in your knitting. Then, on today's how-to segment Laura
Bryant and Barry Klein explore Tunisian crochet techniques and
projects. This popular skill is both easy and fun to master. Then, on
today's yarn spotlight Eunny joins yarn expert Clara Parkes for a look
at soft spun fiber. We'll explore pencil rovings and lofty yarns that
add warmth but not bulk to your projects. Then, we wrap up today's
episode with a quick tip for brioche knitting in two colors.