Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)

September 2014 Volume 9/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Sept 8

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Needle Felting, Part 1" Use simplified felting, shading, and hand embroidery techniques to create fiber art. Fiber artist Isabella Hoffman joins Nancy in showing how to creatively incorporate felting, shading and blending, and hand embroidery skills for a fiber art masterpiece. Machine felting makes the project quick, while fabric marker shading techniques and hand embroidery give it personality.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Designer Style" Fashion designers have learned to experiment, modify and add an element of creativity to their looks. What comes first the pattern or the fabric? Runway expert Christopher Straub has the answer and an interview on his design process. Next, designer Gretchen Hirsch explores underlining; it's easy when you learn why and when. Finally, Angela Wolf is back to work on her custom jacket. Today's feature is the curved welt pocket; a figure flattering design element.

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, Sept 9

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Needle Felting, Part 2" Embellish your felting with fabric markers and easy embroidery techniques. Isabella Hoffman, a fiber artist and machine felting expert, joins Nancy to showcase and teach the techniques she uses for her embellished felting. Machine felting, shading with fabric markers, and hand embroidery, as well as the 3D techniques she has developed, make her work come to life.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Groovy Gifts" Looking for a great handmade gift? Sarah Ann Smith's Inside-Out Bag features an easy zipper and machine applique technique. Lyric Montgomery Kinard's Sketchpad Slipcover makes a thoughtful gift. Susan Brubaker Knapp shows how to make a simple cuff that can be hand or machine embellished to suit the personality of its recipient.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Jeans - Fit to Make You Slim" Jeans are all the rage, from casual to dressy. Master how to get a proper fit on today's show.

Wednesday, Sept 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Expressive Sweatshirts, Part 1" Use fabric strips and some ingenuity to decorate innovative tops and vests styled from sweatshirts. Nancy and guest Mary Mulari express creativity using 2-1/2" strips to embellish a top with faced and folded stripes, and a fitted vest with staggered stripes that are pinked and fused to form cross bars. Then they serge and twist strips for a shaded striped vest, and make 3D bias vines and chenille blossoms the focal point on another top. These expressive tops and vests all start with sweatshirts!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Well-Dressed House" Our home should be just as fashionable as our wardrobe but it's not always feasible to change your furniture. Changing accessories is a great alternative. This episode features simple items that can freshen the look of any room. Colbey Decker begins with an amazing chandelier to add instant glamour. Then, meet Donna Babylon for a versatile cube footstool. We finish up with Angela's jacket lesson and prepping the collar and lapel.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Quick Quillow, Stacy Schlyer" Make a soft and cuddly blanket with tips and tricks for embroidering lofty fabrics.

Thursday, Sept 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Expressive Sweatshirts, Part 2" Learn novel embellishing and impressive sweatshirt revamping ideas. Nancy teams up with Mary Mulari to make a fashionable cowl neckline by using the bottom ribbing in the Bottom to Top Sweatshirt. Then they trim the neck and cuffs of the Denim Do-Over with denim strips and buttons. A shirt and sweatshirt are recycled for the layered Calico Country top, while the asymmetrical Oriental top is styled with shaped hems, cuffs, and a V-neck.

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! "Slippers" Two fun projects to keep your tootsies warm. Drew is sharing a pair of wild slippers and Maggie's pair have an interesting bonus lining. Both slippers feature slipper soles. Crochet square is "Cross Ripple" and Maggie will show us how to make a figure 8 cast on.

Friday, Sept 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Bargello Quilts with a Twist, Part 1" Learn an alternative method of making Bargello quilt blocks that yields a plethora of versatile designs. Nancy and Maggie Ball, author and quilt designer, demonstrate easy to piece Bargello quilt blocks and twist them to yield a variety of designs. They teach a basic plan to select fabric, arrange and stitch the strips, cut strips into segments, and layout the blocks. Then they make a Tessellating Butterflies runner with 12 identical blocks and sashing strips. Maggie showcases several quilts.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Quick Trip" Sewn from strips this quilt is simplified with unmatched seams.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Creature Cuteness" Learn to knit and crochet in 3-D to make stuffed creatures that are full of personality. First, Rebecca Danger shows that getting a great looking monster or toy depends on good finishing. Then, we'll connect Space to Space with Allison Hoffman and learn why crafty is cool. Next, is Tanis with Tools of the Trade. Then, learn about toys that transform with creature-creator Susan B Anderson. And Vickie has a last tip to wrap up the show.

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