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August 2016 Volume 8/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, Aug 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips, Part 2" Enjoy tried and true tips from a variety of sewing and quilting personalities. Sewing and quilting
specialists took time from their busy teaching schedule, at Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend in Beaver
Dam, WI, to record some of their favorite sewing and quilting techniques. You'll love the plethora of

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Use of Ribbons and Trims"
Ribbons and trims have been around forever, but it's only recently that we've seen so many new ways
to actually use them as part of garment construction. Today's experts use ribbons and trims as an
integral part of their design. Joanne Banko shows how to embellish a dress with decoratively stitched
bands you make yourself. Then, Angela Wolf uses bias tape trim on the neckline of the continuing
Little Black Dress lesson. Last is Sunni Standing and a waistband for a pencil skirt created from

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Switch It Up" Change up your techniques and create new styles. Jewelry artist and inventor Jill MacKay changes up
her style with interchangeable components embellished with crystals. Katie Hacker uses leather cord
in a new way to create innovative designs in Katie's Beading Lesson.

Tue, Aug 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Gifts - Make Memories, Part 1" Be inspired to create memorable gifts for many different occasions. Mary Mulari, Sewing With Nancy's
most frequent guest, joins Nancy to teach you to sew creative gifts for everyone. Nancy and Mary
inspire you to use repurposed meaningful fabric for your heartfelt creations.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Grab Bag" Enjoy a grab bag of innovative techniques. Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum shows how to use stickers and
textile paint to add text to her quilts. Rebekah Meier's Confetti Zipper Bag is a great way to use up
special threads, yarns and fabric bits. Jane LaFazio makes hand-felted soaps for lovely and useful

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

Wed, Aug 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Gifts - Make Memories, Part 2" Learn to stitch a welcomed gift with lots of memories attached. Nancy and her friend Mary Mulari
share clever gift ideas made from vintage hankies and doilies, ties, towels, and laminated bags.
Learn to make useful gifts that create memories and are attractive conversation pieces.

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 Sew It All "Lace Elegance, Kay Whitt" Learn tips for working with lace fabrics and make a customized dress for a night out.

Thu, Aug 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Solving The Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part 1" Nancy teaches pattern fitting using her time-tested pivot and slide techniques. Choose the right
pattern size, and custom-fit patterns without cutting the original pattern pieces apart. Practice
along using free mini-patterns that you can download online. This first episode centers on easily
fitting tops, dresses, and skirts.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Prussian Blue" In the quilting world, it's all about the angles. Combine the units in Prussian Blue and a beautiful
design is the result. Mary and Marianne will present the techniques used to create those perfect
angles that come together in a harmonious patchwork design.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Comfy Afghans" Ellen shows hot to stich up the Spring Bud Afghan by Rena Stevens, then Kristin takes us through the
steps of the knit Cabled Cube Throw. Lena demonstrates the crochet Popcorn Crawl, always a fashion
favorite! Robyn designed this beautiful crochet Raglan Lace Tee and will show you step by step how to
make it.

Fri, Aug 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Solving The Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part 2" Gain sewing confidence when you learn Nancy's easy pattern fitting techniques. Traditional techniques
are set aside and a no-nonsense approach called Pivot and Slide is taught. Once you know the basics
as seen in episode one, Nancy shows how to apply these steps to patterns that have multiple pattern

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Bank Barn & Flying Kite" Make the Flying kite block into a quilt.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Playing with Shapes" We're going to play with shapes, from creating graphic shapes with intarsia to using decreases to
shape a garment. The first segment features editor Lisa Shroyer combining fashion and knitting with
the use of color blocking. Then, we spend some virtual Space to Space time with Allyson Dykhuizen.
Next, designer, author, and yarn company owner Barry Klein has a lesson on garment shaping. Then, get
your knitting in shape with Tanis. Finally, Vickie shows how to crochet a chic chevron pattern.


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