Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)

 
November 2014 Volume 11/2014 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Nov 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Designer Bags, Part 2" Add finishing touches to your designer-inspired handbags. Continuing the process of creating Designer Bags, Nancy and guest Eileen Roche add the finishing details to their handbags. They stitch and embroider tabs, add magnetic snaps, and share other imaginative details for the bags.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Drape and Swirl" Certain garments just make you want to twirl around; they feel light and airy and make you think of dancing. It can be the pattern or the fabric but everyone knows that feeling. Today's experts will show you how to achieve that look easily. Special guest and sewing expert Linda Lee starts out with a lesson on sewing with silk and hem finishes for the perfect edge to your flowing dress. Then, it's time to attach the bodice to the skirt of the Little Black Dress with Angela Wolf. Last is a lesson on draping with Stephani Miller - this is a non intimidating way to get the perfect fit on a skirt from straight to flowing.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Design It" Great projects begin with basic design principles. Katie creates a color block necklace, learn about shaping peyote stitch with Jean Campbell, beaded holiday ornaments, and gluing crystal embellishments with Kellie DeFries; design it, wear it and love it.

Tuesday, Nov 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 1" Use your fabric stash and vintage designs to create quick and easy quilted projects. Nancy and vintage quilt expert Darlene Zimmerman take a fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs, sharing quick projects and full size quilt designs. Nancy and Darlene also teach you how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics, no matter what the style.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Dye and Marble" Don't be intimidated about dyeing fabric. Cheryl Sleboda shares a technique for marbling fabric using shaving cream and inks. Linda Friedman achieves the look of hand-dyed fabrics by applying inks with a pipette, and then setting the color in the microwave. Susie Krage discusses how to use Shibori techniques to dye cotton fabric creating amazing looks.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Fabric Speaks, Are We Listening?" Fabric has a story. Peggy interviews a fabric importer from Europe for more insight. Then, she demonstrates how to marry fabric, pattern and body together for a personalized garment.

Wednesday, Nov 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 2" Learn to add a touch of nostalgia to fresh new quilting projects. Quilting doesn't always refer to "bed quilts." Join Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman for innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, 1930s-1940s inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Tutorials on the Classics" Our experts show some of their insider tips for garment construction. First is sewing expert Linda Lee with a lesson on sewing with knits and pucker free hems. Angela Wolf is next with a Little Black Dress segment and how to deal with zippers that are just too long for your garment. Finally, Cindy Hogan demonstrates the way the professionals cut machine embroidered designs for applique.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Rectangle Skirt, Linda Lee" Create a wrap skirt using your measurements and a simple rectangle.

Thursday, Nov 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 1" Use soft knit fleece to create fashionable accessories in a flash! Start with yardage of fleece or other "fleecy" fabrics and learn how to create quick projects-perfect for gift giving. Scarves, wraps, and even capes can easily be sewn or serged with a little sewing know how from Nancy.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Anchors Aweigh" Vintage quilts can be a great source of inspiration for a quilter. Marianne took on the challenge to re-create a 1940s Victory Quilt design using more modern methods of cutting and piecing.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Sweaters" Robyn is first up with a fashionable granny square sweater designed by Tammy Hildebrand and then Kristin will show how to knit a directional rib cardigan by Irina Poludennko. Afghan square this week is a crochet Scalloped Shell.

Friday, Nov 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 2" Warm and cozy projects for your home are quick to stitch-and no fitting! Accessorize your home with fleecy projects, creating fast-to-sew blankets, pillows, and much more. These projects, which can easily be made in an evening, are ideal for first time sewists and stitchers.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Day and Night, Part 1" This Strip quilt is Magical! Eleanor's technique is enchanting.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Short Stuff" Today's theme is short stuff. Myra Wood shows how to work short-rows in a colorful scarf pattern. Online editor Kathleen Cubley gives us the long and the short of her fun job of creating knitting content for a living. Lily Chin demonstrates the crochet version of short-rowing while we make a hat. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at products that offer a few knitting short cuts. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends by demonstrating how garter stitch makes knitting short rows a cinch.

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