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May 2016 Volume 5/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, May 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Embellish Outside The Box, Part 2"
Cast out sewing rules as you create head-turning embellishments with a no-hassle approach. Nancy and
designer Vicki Tracy turn embellishing into "playtime," as they use twisted trim for edging, create
no-hassle machine embroidered appliques, sandwich and stitch scraps and trims to make textured
fabric, and more. They follow Vicki's mantra "Buy retail, add detail" to change traditional clothing
into trendy chic styles.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Cosplay"
Many people who never sewed before are sewing spectacular costumes for cosplay events. Rebecca Kemp
Brent, sewing educator, shows how to make a Renaissance-inspired suit of armor from a sweatshirt and
designer Angela Wolf adds top-stitching for fashion effects. Cheryl Sleboda, costume enthusiast,
lights it all up by adding lights to garments, costumes and accessories.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Brick Stitch Jewelry" Colorful brick stitch creations are simple and easy to expand as your skills improve. Francie Brodie
shows how to use this popular stitch to make large, lightweight earrings for summer fun or holidays.
Francie takes the mystery out of making the Slip and Slide bracelet using the right angle weave with
single and multiple bead units. Katie shares more tips on organizing and storing your seed beads.

Tue, May 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Boutique, Part 1" Serge designer styles and accessories using Barbara Goldkorn's streamlined techniques. Serger
specialist Barbara Goldkorn and Nancy team up to serge projects that are chic, easy, and fun. Learn
new applications for basic serger stitches, fabulous attachments, and delightful projects using cover
and chain stitches. They create a textured pillow, a sheer gathered scarf, beaded fabric accessories,
and an elastic smocked sundress.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Focus On Stitching" When a creative urge strikes, grab a needle and thread and go with it. Quilt story-teller Lorie
Hancock McCown uses fabrics, lace and thread to stitch her stories. Fiber artist Lea McComas brings
life to compelling images using stitched lines for maximum impact.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Benefits and Fund-Raisers" Are you attending a benefit for your favorite local charity or community organization? Learn to sew a
variety of leather clutch purses that make the perfect fashion accessory.

Wed, May 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Boutique, Part 2" Be inspired to serge boutique style gifts with ease as you learn creative serger stitch applications.
Use your serger to make a ruffled tee dress, a vintage stitched or woven fab finished pillow, and a
trendy table runner with an innovative cover stitched binding. Nancy and serger specialist Barbara
Goldkorn share their expert techniques for serging impressive projects that are timelessly chic, yet
simple to make.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sewing for People with All Abilities" Sometimes we sew to adapt clothing for people with special abilities or sew to help others. Fitting
expert Peggy Sagers shares simple techniques to make contemporary fashion comfortable and functional
for anyone. Designer Angela Wolf changes the angle of a pocket to update the look. Sewing educator
June Mellinger presents easy, meaningful and useful sewing projects to benefit important causes in
your community.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Novel Idea, Nicole Lafoille" Turn your favorite novel into a purse to show off your inner bookworm.

Thu, May 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 1" Learn or "relearn" embroidery basics with a fun new twist for dynamite embellishing results.
Embroidery expert Eileen Roche joins Nancy to help you tackle those embroidery projects that have
been on your "to do" list forever. Experiment with stabilizers, play with color, use the editing
features on your machine, practice perfect placement, and make a basting file for design
realignment-all easier than you ever thought possible!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Lines By Design" The quilt featured in this episode is named Clerestory, which refers to bringing light into a space.
Patrick Lose and Debbie Grifka will discuss the use of negative space, applique and the selection of
appropriate applique stitching to secure the roof pieces.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Head Warmers" Color knitting expert Kristin Nicholas shows how to make the Vineyard Hat, and Ellen Gormley crochets
the Bobble Tweed. Brett Bara explores lace knitting with the French Quarter scarf.

Fri, May 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 2" Review the whole embroidery experience with fast and and easy FUNdamentals! Nancy and embroidery
specialist Eileen Roche teach you to master the basics of embroidery. Learn to rehoop-with the hoop
off the machine and fabric out of the hoop! Create monograms by resizing and respacing letters. Learn
to quilt and make lace with your embroidery machine. Plus, embroider projects that are seemingly
impossible to hoop.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Quick Quarter" Quilt made quick, Eleanor adds lilies for a new look.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily " Crochet Day!" First, Robyn Chachula demonstrates adding color and texture in a plaid-inspired scarf. Then, meet
fashionistas the Double Stitch Twins, Monika and Erika Simmons, who make crochet cool. On Tools of
the Trade, get hooked on crochet with these fun hook and yarn ideas from Tanis. Finally, Gayle Bunn
demonstrates a simple crocheted baby hat and shows an easy, on-trend embellishment.

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