Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)

 
January 2015 Volume 1/2015 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Jan 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 1" Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric. Finish the edges of a fashionable "O" Sew Easy pattern, create double layer bias scarves, or add the latest pendants and jewels to scarves for smart and chic creations. Learn easy sewing techniques and creative draping ideas.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy " Little Black Dress" This season is all about the classics and features the Little Black Dress. Angela Wolf has an extended lesson on choosing the fabric and silhouette for you own little black (or any color you like) dress and sewing darts. Then, fit expert Peggy Sager demonstrates several variations of the classic sheath dress plus jackets using the basic dress pattern.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Bead Weaving" All you need is a needle and thread to stitch your way to beautiful de Sleepless Beader Leslie Rogalski shows her contemporary take on the traditional method of bead weaving on a loom. Using a variety of threads, cords and large beads, Leslie creates unconventional, trendy jewelry using traditional stitching. Katie shares tips for storing and organizing beading supplies.

Tuesday, Jan 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 2" Use a little fabric and some creativity for instant success making these fashionable scarves. Create flirty textured scarves in a matter of minutes using a few knots and a little sewing. This program features Knot Your Average Scarf, 20-Minute Scarf, S-Curve Scarf, Flirty Scarf, and All Knotted Up Scarf-as easy as it gets! Learn new and innovative techniques that are perfect for scarves.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Machine and Hand Stitching Explored" Today we explore the many facets of stitching from hand to machine. The stitch path is the blueprint for many quilt designs. First, Candy Glendening has a free motion sampler. Then, Catherine Redford demonstrates an embroidered chameleon using African folklore embroidery techniques. Last is Michelle May and more folk art-this time its postcards made from wool.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Sewing Myths" Get over common sewing myths and start fresh. Peggy discusses ways to create garments faster and more efficiently.

Wednesday, Jan 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 3" Sewing ideas for scarves abound in this program with a potpourri of amazing techniques. Nancy shows her infamous wrapped corner, elastic thread shirring options, embroidery, fringing, and more. Create easy scarves such as the Loop and Tuck, Fringed Folly, and Embroidered Elegance that are chic, stylish, and fun to wear!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Accessories" The key to making a signature piece work is accessories. Dress it up or down with a perfect scarf or wrap. Cookie Gaynor starts with a few simple tricks and fabric choices for scarves to increase your wardrobe quickly and stylishly. Lesson 2 of the Little Black Dress features silhouettes and sewing on silk with a French seam, all with Angela Wolf. Joanne Banko gives plain pashmina wraps a makeover with bobbin work from both the embroidery and sewing side.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Box Bag, Stacy Schlyer" Experiment with different interfacing weights to make a sturdy toiletry tote.

Thursday, Jan 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique-Large & Small, Part 1" Put a new twist on applique with innovative techniques that make a creative impact. Mary Mulari, "Queen of Applique," guest hosts as Nancy takes a well deserved break. Mary details easy up-to-date appliques. She features many new techniques using "chips to chunks" of fabric, texturing, and even Kaleidoscope ideas.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting " Easy Baby Quilts" Mary and Marianne demonstrate techniques for creating triangles, cutting only squares. They will show how to make baby quilt tops in just one day of piecing. Using the new Fons & Porter Triangle Square and Hourglass Template Set you will find a variety of block sizes available for easy reference printed on the templates.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Gifts" Handmade gifts are perfect for any occasion. Robyn will show how to make a thread necklace designed by Susan Lowman and Kristin will show how to make a cable stitch tablet case designed by Cheryl Murray. This week we will show how to finish up the afghan square of the week.

Friday, Jan 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique-Large & Small, Part 2" Learn fast and easy applique tricks! Mary Mulari guest hosts and teaches new and different applique techniques. When there's little time to sew, but you want to stitch something fun, learn how to add a modern applique-large or small. No more detailed satin stitching! Use common machine stitches that often never get used.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Contrary Wife and Broken Sugar Bowl" Once men went off to war, "contrary" married women took over their jobs. It was also their responsibility to make ends meet with shortages, including sugar rationing. Watch Broken Sugar Bowl pieced quickly with half square triangles and four-patches.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Foot Forward" Put your best foot forward as Cathy Carron walks us through stockings past and present and demonstrates a World War I-inspired sock. Next, let's cross the pond and chat with British sock designer Rachel Coopey. Author Katie Startzman shows how to make a sweet felted slipper. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis helps you put your best foot forward when it comes to sock knitting. On Loose Ends, Vickie adds sole to your slippers with an easy crochet method.

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