Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)

December 2014 Volume 12/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Dec 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Embellish Outside The Box, Part 1" Revitalize your wardrobe as you embellish "outside the box"-create artsy free-form details. Designer and playful stitcher Vicki Tracy joins Nancy in a quest to embellish without any rules. They decorate a variety of clothing and accessories with beads, buttons, and nontraditional trim as they do easy and clever techniques such as carefree couching, button collages, sassy sandwiching, edgy ruffles, and more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Tradition Meets Fashion" On this show, piecework like you've never seen it before - as traditional quilting meets fashion. Think a little outside of the box as Angela Wolf makes a color block dress that's really just a variation on a large patchwork design. Then, quilter Jeni Baker demonstrates piecework on a smaller scale with a half square quilt perfect for beginners.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Stitch It" All you need is a needle and thread to stitch your way to beautiful detailing with an embellished leather cuff bracelet using blanket stitch, bead embroidery on a block print with Jennifer Van Benschoten, and flat and circular square stitch with Jean Campbell.

Tuesday, Dec 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Embellish Outside The Box, Part 2" Cast out sewing rules as you create head-turning embellishments with a no-hassle approach. Nancy and designer Vicki Tracy turn embellishing into "playtime," as they use twisted trim for edging, create no-hassle machine embroidered appliques, sandwich and stitch scraps and trims to make textured fabric, and more. They follow Vicki's mantra "Buy retail, add detail" to change traditional clothing into trendy chic styles.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Innovative Approaches to Quilting" There are as many different approaches to quilting as there are designers. The individual creative process is what defines art quilting. Today's designers each have taken a different path. Laurie Ceesay's specialty is portrait quilts using a raw edged fused applique method. Then, Sara Hochhauser shares a very functional approach to quilting and a casserole cover that lets your artistic side shine. Finally, Cheryl Sleboda introduces e-textile technology.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Capes Fit for Any Fashion" Whatever your style - a cape fits for any fashion. Learn how to make this flattering garment to add to your wardrobe.

Wednesday, Dec 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Boutique, Part 1" Serge designer styles and accessories using Barbara Goldkorn's streamlined techniques. Serger specialist Barbara Goldkorn and Nancy team up to serge projects that are chic, easy, and fun. Learn new applications for basic serger stitches, fabulous attachments, and delightful projects using cover and chain stitches. They create a textured pillow, a sheer gathered scarf, beaded fabric accessories, and an elastic smocked sundress.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy " Quilt Techniques for All Types of Sewing" We apply quilting concepts to all sorts of different finished projects from pillows to skirts on this show. If you're a fashion sewer, quilting is a little break from fitting and if you're a quilter we have garments that incorporate your techniques in garments. First, Paula Reid shares her creative method for doing trapunto. Then, Jeni Baker has an easy but modern feeling quilt project - this time it's the log cabin as coasters. Finally, Angela Wolf takes a quilt technique for seaming and uses it on a patchwork style skirt.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Fit to a V, Morgan & Matthew Meredith" Learn about menswear sewing and construct an everyday V-neck top.

Thursday, Dec 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Boutique, Part 2" Be inspired to serge boutique style gifts with ease as you learn creative serger stitch applications. Use your serger to make a ruffled tee dress, a vintage stitched or woven fab finished pillow, and a trendy table runner with an innovative cover stitched binding. Nancy and serger specialist Barbara Goldkorn share their expert techniques for serging impressive projects that are timelessly chic, yet simple to make.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "North Carolina Lily" The quilt in this episode features quick-pieced flying geese blocks and custom-made fusible bias tape for flower stems. Mary Fons and Liz Porter will guide you through the steps and techniques. This episode includes a treat - quilts Liz and friends each created from a block exchange.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Rugs" Knit and Crochet rugs add a personal touch to any room. Meghan Jones designed a fun garter stitch rug and Carrie Carpenter designed a giant crochet doily for your floor. Square is knit Blue Berry Muffin.

Friday, Dec 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 1" Learn or "relearn" embroidery basics with a fun new twist for dynamite embellishing results. Embroidery expert Eileen Roche joins Nancy to help you tackle those embroidery projects that have been on your "to do" list forever. Experiment with stabilizers, play with color, use the editing features on your machine, practice perfect placement, and make a basting file for design realignment-all easier than you ever thought possible!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie and Fala" FDR, a president for the people, gave hope to Americans and showed he could make changes in the 1940's. Eleanor demonstrates this traditional quilt block created in Roosevelt's honor, along with a unique applique block of his beloved dog, Fala.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Boy Meets Girl" First, menswear designer Josh Bennett talks about choosing stitch patterns and palettes, and finishing techniques that add a masculine touch. Then, meet husband and wife retailing dynamos Kathy and Steve Elkins as they talk yarn trends and the business side of knitting. Next, designer and winner of the Fiber Factor challenge, Lauren Riker, shares how she makes and attaches her signature girly embellishment, the knitted bow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows some tools and yarns that are genderless in their appeal. Vickie closes with some Loose Ends thoughts on how a few changes to a pattern can take a garment in a more masculine or feminine direction.

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