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.
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!
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.
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
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.