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February 2017 Volume 2/2017 WUSF TV
Mon, Feb 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 2" Join Nancy and wearable art specialist Lorraine Torrance as they share how to combine fabrics that are not usually used together to change a plain fashion to fabulous. Silk organza, charmeuse, denim and velveteen can all play well together in a jacket you create, once you learn the sewing savvy tips and techniques. Be inspired to personalize your fashion sewing.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Stylish Girl" Kids like to create their own style. Designer Carla Macklin sews a super-cute, versatile vest for boys or girls. In the style tip, sewing educator Deb Barcello shows an easy way to make a narrow hem. Fashion designer Angela Wolf gives a professional finish to knit hems and Deb Barcello returns to make a fun and sassy circle skirt.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Wired Routines" Wire up your jewelry-making routine. Designer Wyatt White coaches you as he uses braided wire to make a trendy bangle bracelet. In the workout, he adds energy and interest to a stylish cuff with beads. He winds down with a cool tool for weaving colorful wire bracelets.

Tue, Feb 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Quilt with An Embroidery Machine In 8 Easy Lessons, Part 1" See how to turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine with Nancy and guest, Eileen Roche, embroidery specialist. Nancy and Eileen show how the traditional way of quilting can be revolutionized, letting the computerized machine do the tricky stitching. Learn four of the eight embroidery lessons.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Creative Collage" With collage, experiment with new colors, textures and mediums. Frieda Anderson and Laura Wasilowski join creative forces to make a stunning leaf collage. Kristen Rodriguez and Janelle Girod mix photo transfers with hand-quilting, embroidery and embellishment to create a treasured keepsake.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Beautiful Fitting Silk Blouses for All" Learn to understand silk and why making a silk blouse is the best option for today's woman.

Wed, Feb 08

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilt with An Embroidery Machine In 8 Easy Lessons, Part 2" Turn old school quilting into new school technology when using an embroidery machine for quilting. Eileen Roche, embroidery pro, joins Nancy to show how to hoop a quilt and handle the bulk with ease while stitching the designs automatically. Learn tips and techniques from quilting a table runner to a queen-sized quilt.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Styling Details" Design details make the style statement. Fashion designer Kay Whitt shows how to sew classic set-in sleeves. In the style tip, fashion stylist Judy Kessinger installs a zipper in a new way. Sewing educator Rebecca Kemp Brent has a tip for sewing elastic. Designer Heather Valentine adds spirit and style to a fleece vest with color-blocking and distinctive zippers.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Bathrobe Beauty, Erin Sundet" Tackle bulky, heavyweight fabric and make a cozy bathrobe.

Thu, Feb 09

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 1" Make big quilts that are easy to piece, yet have great designer impact. Nancy and quilt designer Debbie Bowles use 18" blocks to make large quilts using ideas from Debbie's versatile BQ pattern designs. Basic cutting and assembly are combined with creative variations such as a T-shirt quilt, cut-up panels, combining 9" and 18" blocks with style, and more.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Strawberry Fields Quilt" The first quilt ever made by many veteran quilters was a baby quilt. A unique gift created with lov Quilts and quilt blocks can be inspired by nature. A picnic quilt is the perfect place to enjoy that nature inspired creation. Mary joined by Liz and Elizabeth Evans will teach the snowball block and variations to make a "strawberry" shape. They will also walk you through the assembly of their quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Keeping Bay Warm" We've got plaids for your pooch and hoodies for your hound dog! Today Deborah is joined by Lena Kristin shows how to knit the Sawtelle Cardigan and Ellen demonstrates the crochet Sideways Cardigan, both from Berroco. Lena demonstrates a knit Brioche 2-color rib scarf.

Fri, Feb 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2" Use large prints to make spectacular contemporary quilts. Quilt designer Debbie Bowles joins Nancy to make magnificent quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks. Fussy-cutting, one-way design, and large print block know-how are among the techniques used, in addition to ideas from Debbie's BQ3 pattern designs.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie and Fala" FDR, a president for the people, gave hope to Americans and showed he could make changes in the 1940's. Eleanor demonstrates this traditional quilt block created in Roosevelt's honor, along with a unique applique block of his beloved dog, Fala.

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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