Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)
|April 2014||Volume 4/2014||WUSF TV|
|Monday, April 7|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 2" Make it artsy! Learn novel embellishing that's super simple for fusible collage art quilts. In the second episode of this workshop class, fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson and Nancy teach you to embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and whimsical stippling. They show how to add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative rotary blades for cutting.8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Bags" There many different silhouettes for a classic bag - the one you carry every day. This show will introduce two more possibilities. Vanessa Vargas Wilson introduces a mini rounded clutch purse with all sorts of size options. Then, it's time to hem our Little Black Dress with Angela Wolf. Marie Zinno wraps up the show with an embroidered placemat purse - an easy way to have your choice of colors and patterns for a classic preppy look.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Make It Today" Get ready for a batch of ideas to make in an evening and wear the next day, or even make and wear all
in the same day. First is Jean Campbell with a seed bead lesson. She shows how easy it is to create a
potpourri of beaded bead shapes using tubular herringbone stitch and different size beads. Then,
Laura Timmons makes crochet chandelier earrings. Next is a beading workshop lesson featuring three
essential knots: overhand, larks head and sliding. Finally, Molly Schaller demonstrates a purple and
blue druzy necklace using focal pendants with chain for a quick design.
|Tuesday, April 8|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 1"
Super-size grandmother's quilt templates for fast and fun one-patch quilting. Nancy explores
traditional quilt blocks such as the time-honored tumbler. She updates the tumbler block using a
super-sized template to extend block size from four to ten inches in length-and it's speedy to
stitch! Fabrics make a huge difference in the design, and Nancy shows some contemporary variations.
9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Everything Essential - Embroidery 101"
Essential techniques for successful embroidery; And Sew On segment on spool content and quality of
Presencia machine fibers; converting capris to cargos; Hand embroidered spoke flower. Guests: Kay
Brooks, Jeff Williams; Kari Mecca, Wendy Schoen.
|Wednesday, April 9|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2" A faux-hexagon is the secret to Nancy's super-sized honeycomb design. Nancy transforms hexagon
blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without
any "Y" seams-just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized
bouquet. These sensational quilts are easy to make using Nancy's faux-hexagon technique.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Darling Dress, Althea Harper" Learn draping and fitting techniques for making a custom dress.
|Thursday, April 10|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Upcycled Shirts, Part 1"
Reclaim your wardrobe with upcycling transformation techniques. Designer Donna Fenske and Nancy
explain how to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet. Learn to
change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines. Upcycle a shirt by exchanging the elements, or adding zipper
piping, a quick ribbon placket, princess trim seams, and more.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Colorful Throws" Amy Herzog shows you how to make the Shadowbox Afghan with knitted mitered Squares, while Marly Bird
demonstrates the crochet motifs that makeup the Blueberry Parfait Afghan. Brett Bara demonstrates
Broomstick Lace for a skinny scarf.
|Friday, April 11|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Upcycled Shirts, Part 2"
Use a touch of ingenuity to give new life to outdated shirts. Create easy upcycled shirts from old
classics with expert advice from designer Donna Fenske and Nancy. Make a quick turn-around shirt by
switching the front to the back and vice versa-a great pullover! Add some ribbon or zipper trim, slim
shaping with tucks and ties, make it feminine with easy fabric ruffles, and lots more.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Creating Drape"
Today's show is all about knitting garments that feel as good as they look. Host Vickie Howell and
her guests work with yarns and gauge to create garments that have beautiful drape. First, designer
Barry Klein shares ways to insure your fabric flows elegantly. He'll look at yarn and stitch choices
and see the different ways to create drape. Then, we go Space to Space with Minneapolis shop owner
Steven Be. Next, crochet Editor Marcy Smith shows how yarn, gauge, pattern and construction all work
together to affect drape. Then, Tanis discusses yarns that do all the work for you. Vickie has a last
quick tip showing how to change the drape of a fabric.