Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)
|December 2013||Volume 12/2013||WUSF TV|
|Monday, December 9|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "30th. Anniversry Special" Reminisce with Nancy and a studio audience as she takes you behind the scenes over the past 30 years of Sewing With Nancy. Celebrate past and present memorable experiences with Nancy's special guests.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Hot Motifs" Being a designer involves being able to look around and recognize
what might be changing not only in jewelry but fashion, home decor and
just general overall trends. This episode looks at some of the hot
motifs that are just starting like friendship bracelets - they're back!
Next, Kristen Robinson shows how to embed botanicals in resin. Then,
Erin Madsen explores some shortcuts to simple stylish jewelry - quick
and easy is always trendy. Finally, Cynthia Deis demonstrates a ruched
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.
9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Serger Piping"
Lined bag with serger piping; Sew Quick, Sew Easy boy's baby bonnet
by serger; Lace diamond windows Antique Technique; Heirloom Quilting
segment on quilting with endless (continuous) embroidery. Guests:
Kathy McMakin, Nina McVeigh.
|Wednesday, December 11|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing 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
9:00 AM Sew It All "Cute Combo< Nicole Blum" Create a tank top combining a knit and woven fabric for the ultimate
in style and comfort.
|Thursday, December 12|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1"
Frame your quilt with beautiful borders that are not only artistic,
but "fearless." Nancy addresses basic border options with ideas for
cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and cornerstones.
She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring,
such as piano key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Knit and Crochet Wreaths" Designer Kristen Nicholas shows you how to make flowers with knitting
or crochet and use them to decorate a straw wreath. Brett Bara
demonstrates an unusual crossed stitch knitting pattern for a lacy
|Friday, December 13|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2"
Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting
techniques and...no stress. Nancy takes the "ouch" out of finishing
quilt tops-fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or fusing)
, then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all
done on your sewing machine-no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching
in the ditch, "decorative tie" stitches, or fearless stippling.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Go International"
We're armchair traveling on today's Knitting Daily as we explore
international techniques for both knitting and crochet. We begin this
episode with a twined knitting technique, a look seen on traditional
Scandinavian knitwear. Then, crochet expert Kristin Omdahl has unique
edgings for afghans and more. Yarn expert Clara Parkes is next with a
yarn spotlight on exotic fibers around the world, including yak yarns
that come in a variety of weights. We wrap up today's episode with one
more international tip for two special bind-offs from around the world.