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May 2015 Volume 5/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, May 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Workshop, Part 2" Take this serger workshop at your convenience-Nancy brings it to your home. Learn rolled hem and flatlock stitch basics as you serge samples for a workbook. Nancy and Pam Mahshie, Baby Lock's Educational Ambassador, join forces to bring you this serger workshop. They also teach you to serge elegant "fish line" rolled hems for evening wear and artistic flatlock stitches with added ribbons and more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The 1950s - Boom and Rock" In the 1950's, every teenager had a transistor radio and went to the sock hop. Designer and sewing expert Gretchen Hirsch shows how to make an updated circle skirt for today. Lisa Shaw adds contemporary machine-embroidery to a cardigan sweater, inspired by the sweaters of the 1950's. Gretchen returns to show how to add a gathered crinoline to make the skirt really full and flirty.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Hammering, Torching and Shaping" Author and metal artist Mary Hettmansperger has some great ideas for hammering, texturing and coloring metal, plus using eyelets and rivets for cold connections. Katie's Beading Lesson is using snap finding to make jewelry quickly and easily.

Tuesday, May 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Workshop, Part 3" Expand your serger knowledge beyond the basics with this serger workshop class. Nancy and serger specialist Pam Mahshie focus on cover and chain stitches in this serger workshop. Follow along, making samples for your workbook. Learn speedy two-needle hemming, three-needle decorative topstitching, plus basic and decorative chain stitching. Go above and beyond with the Belt Loop Binder Attachment to create belt loops, trim, and stretchy activewear straps.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Fast and Fun Gifts" The gift you make is always the most appreciated. Using feathers, fibers and jewels, Pearl Krush makes a charming owl quilt. Julie Creus shows how to create a personalized scissor fob to keep track of your favorite scissors or make as a great gift for quilting friends. Then, it is off to the grocery store with a stylish, reusable grocery tote from Kristine Lundblad.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "A Trip to Europe" Every trip needs a good map or GPS to get you where you want to go. Fabric expert Mathew Malek, a European fabric expert working in New York City, is our guide on our sewing road trip to Europe.

Wednesday, May 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Designer Bags, Part 1" Design a world class handbag with inspiration from your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche take you on a journey creating designer handbags. The first leg of the tour gives pointers on the stabilizers used by designers, followed by artistic ways to create straps. Wrap up the designing tour with embroidered corner accents and strap connectors for easy, yet elegant handbags.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Space Race Begins - The Late 1950s" Nations raced to put satellites into space and the fashion scene took a futuristic step toward figure-hugging fashions. Gretchen Hirsch shows how to redesign a pattern to make a trendy blouse that buttons up the back and designer Peggy Sagers takes a cue from a man's shirt to create a flattering shirtwaist dress with easy collar variations.

9:00 AM Sew It All "To The Maxi Skirt, Laura Wyatt" Channel your inner fashionista in a custom fit maxi skirt that's fully lined.

Thursday, May 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Designer Bags, Part 2" Add finishing touches to your designer-inspired handbags. Continuing the process of creating Designer Bags, Nancy and guest Eileen Roche add the finishing details to their handbags. They stitch and embroider tabs, add magnetic snaps, and share other imaginative details for the bags.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Prairie Sunrise" Mary and Marianne Fons will present the techniques and the Tri-Recs templates that were used to create this earthy inspired design in blues, greens, and creams.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Dog Sweaters" Your furry best friend deserves protection from the cold. Knit a cabled dog sweater with Kristen Nicholas, and crochet a cheery gingham sweater with Ellen Gormley. Brett Bara takes a spool knitter in hand for the striking Chain Link scarf.

Friday, May 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 1" Use your fabric stash and vintage designs to create quick and easy quilted projects. Nancy and vintage quilt expert Darlene Zimmerman take a fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs, sharing quick projects and full size quilt designs. Nancy and Darlene also teach you how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics, no matter what the style.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Early Firecracker Quilt" Celebrate the American spirit with Eleanor's fun methods that explode with colors of red, white and blue!

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Short Stuff" Today's theme is short stuff. Myra Wood shows how to work short-rows in a colorful scarf pattern. Online editor Kathleen Cubley gives us the long and the short of her fun job of creating knitting content for a living. Lily Chin demonstrates the crochet version of short-rowing while we make a hat. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at products that offer a few knitting short cuts. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends by demonstrating how garter stitch makes knitting short rows a cinch.


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