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June 2015 Volume 6/2015 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Jun 08

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fabric Flowers, Part 1" Create attractive floral accessories using small pieces of fabric and some savvy techniques. Felted Poppies, Rosettes, and Petals; Bias Strip Blooms; and Budding Yo-yos are some of the first fabric flowers that you'll learn to make in this two-part series with Amy Barickman and Nancy. Combine texture, fiber, dimension, and shaping for these dramatic accessories that are easy options for gifts.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Skirt Tutorial" This show has the experts demonstrating easy design and fit techniques for skirts. Gretchen Hirsch demonstrates how to add an exposed zipper to a pencil skirt. Then, Angela Wolfe shows how to fix a broken zipper on skirts or pants. Last is a mom and me feature with Sheree Schattenmann and her daughter Leah. They create simple skirts for every age in fun fabrics.

 

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Bench Jewelry Techniques" Patti Bullard shares some bench jewelry techniques that don't require a lot of space or supplies, plus a tip on how to choose the right pliers for a special project. She also shows how to texture bracelets and earrings. Katie's Bead Lesson is about stamping on leather, a fast and easy technique to learn to create a trendy bracelet.

Tuesday, Jun 09

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fabric Flowers, Part 2" Be inspired to make small floral accessories and accents that have a big visual impact. Author/designer Amy Barickman teams up with Nancy to reveal the secrets for making lovely flowers with beautiful fabrics and items rescued from your closet. Make Coil Blossoms with bias strips and cording, denim Ragged-edge Roses, Tailored Tie Flowers, wool felt Lily Blooms, and Frilly Flowers from retired tees.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "A Little of This, A Little of That" Through a wide variety of projects, explore the latest trends in contemporary quilting. Sue Spargo shares some basic handwork techniques for wool applique, which is all the rage. Teri Tope creates a large-size insulated bottle tote for the quilter on the go or to give as a gift. Then, step out for the evening in a luscious, sculptured velvet beaded cuff Liz Kettle creates with just a few stitches.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Yoga Skirt" Begin your sewing journey with a simple project with guaranteed success. The Yoga Skirt is a perfect travel garment for your sewing road trip.

Wednesday, Jun 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 1" Create modern free-form designs using traditional quilting methods-fast and precise. Nancy and author/designer Tula Pink start with designs inspired by nature and create unique modern quilt designs, as they create Tula's Beanstalks, Houndstooth, and Any Which Way quilts. They showcase strip quilting with wedges, supersizing a traditional design, and a scrappy fusing technique.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Designer Look-A-Likes" This show has the experts sharing instructions for creating fashion apparel. Angela Wolf shows how to sew on fur including cutting, seaming, and constructing techniques. Next, Deana Tierney May shows how to create beautiful and simple lace top. She demonstrates how to draft the top, cut it out, and sew it. Then, Erin Miller - winner of the passion for fashion contest and a fashion design student at Kent State shows how to create stylish harem pants with minimal seaming. Last is a lesson on ruching from Angela Wolf.

9:00 AM Sew It All " Tee Style, Stephanie Ohnmacht" Discover different sleeve treatments for ready-made tops.

Thursday, Jun 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 2" Make, use, and love artistic quilts and projects created with large prints and tubular strips. Designer Tula Pink works with Nancy to turn chaos into beauty for the Stacks quilt-stacking pinwheels, blocks, and continuous tube strips. They use squares and rectangles as a base to feature a Shattered Glass design, plus they give you confidence to work with framed large-scale prints, as in the Grand Salon quilt.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Double Stars" Repetition creates a secondary design when two sizes of the same quilt block are combined to create the Double Stars. Mary Fons is joined by Jodi Davis is this episode to show you the basics of creating the 8-point star block.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Alternative Fiber" Kristen Nicholas shows you how to knit your own mink stole using a simple lace pattern and 100% mink yarn. Ellen Gormley crochets recycled denim into a lovely shell stitch shawl. Kristen is back to knit faux cable fingerless gloves with a yarn made from milk. Then Brett Bara uses alpaca to crochet a spectacular floral scarf.

Friday, Jun 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Travel Gear Made Easy, Part 1" Organize and tote your valuables for vacation, shopping, and work with quick and classy gear. Nancy's guest, Mary Mulari, has designed unique travel accessories that are clever and trendy. She and Nancy show how to make a roll-up blanket, easy zipper pulls, a roomy fold-up tote, a tray for gathering travel supplies, and much more. Organize your stuff so you can kick back and enjoy the ride!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Marianne's Star" An All Star Quilt that is out of this world is highlighted.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Double Knitting" If single is good, then double is twice as nice, as we feature reversible and double knitting. Laura Bryant creates a reversible cowl using the magic number and hand-dyed yarn. Then, brioche expert Nancy Marchant chats with us from her home in Amsterdam. Next, editor Amy Palmer provides a primer on double knitting. Then Tanis talks Tools of the Trade that double your knitting fun. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends with additional two-sided stitches.
 

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