Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

August 2014 Volume 8/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, August 18

8:00 - 9:30 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves" Join host Nancy Zieman as she demonstrates making 20 stylish, fun to wear, yet easy to make scarves suited for all seasons and all ages, with most using one yard or less fabric and less than an hour of sewing time. Nancy shares tips that save time, simplify construction, make sewing more enjoyable, and achieve professional results. Part 1: Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric. Nancy shows how to finish edges of a fashionable "O" Sew Easy scarf, create double layer scarves, and add pendants and jewels to scarves to create smart and chic accessories. Learn easy sewing and serging techniques and creative draping ideas. Part 2: Combine minimal fabric and a little creativity to make fashionable scarves. Join Nancy as she shows how to create textured scarves in a matter of minutes using a few knots and a little sewing. Learn to make a Knot Your Average Scarf, 20-Minute Scarf, S-Curve Scarf, Flirty Scarf, and All Knotted Up Scarf. Explore new and innovative techniques that are perfect for making scarves. Part 3: Learn a potpourri of amazing techniques for making scarves for all occasions. Nancy incorporates her famous wrapped corner in making scarves, she shares tips for using elastic thread for easy shirring, she offers ideas for adding embroidery, and she shows how to fringe fabrics to add unique accents. Create easy scarves that are chic, stylish, and fun to wear.

Tuesday, August 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Decorative Stitch Thread Painting, Part 1" Learn decorative stitch thread painting, a fun, funky, and free-form process. Karen Linduska, fiber artist, joins Nancy to teach the basics of her thread painting technique. These fun and colorful pieces incorporate decorative stitches found on most sewing machines in addition to paints and other mediums to create the highly detailed work.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Viewpoint" What does an artist see and what is their viewpoint in developing a quilt or quilted project? First, Dianne Springer shares her perspective regarding functionality. She endeavors to cover everything around her with quilts and looks for easy ideas that meet the functionality of the item. Her project is an interchangeable mailbox cover she titled "Manic mailbox". Then, Barbara Schneider has a lesson on creating water quilts and the progression from photo to quilted interpretation. Last, Sophie Rubin shares her viewpoint from the eye of a child as she discusses quilts from around the world with host Pokey Bolton.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The French Curve, Design Vs. Fit" Master the use of the French curve and apply it to all of our pattern needs.

Wednesday, August 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Decorative Stitch Thread Painting, Part 2" Explore the design possibilities using thread painting techniques, materials, and ideas. Nancy and guest Karen Linduska invite you to explore decorative stitch thread painting. Use decorative stitches to create outline stitches, filler stitches, weaving techniques, and images of flowers, ferns, grasses, and trees. Paint with thread to produce botanical images in this artistic process.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Setting The Perfect Table" Set the perfect table with easy ideas from our experts. The simplest additions make the most impact. You can fit any size table, any occasion, or color scheme and choose your favorite fabrics and trims. Donna Babylon is up first with an easy trim technique to dress up a readymade tablecloth or one you made your self. Then, meet designer Deana Tierney May for reversible chair cushions that allow you to transform your dining room with a quick flip of the covers. It's easy to get two looks in one with these simple sew covers. We end up with Sheree Schattenmann and easy sew simple table settings including napkins, and more.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Travel Top, Rhonda Buss" Create a stretchy and comfy travel top that can be worn three ways for options while traveling.

Thursday, August 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Amish Quilts, Part 1" Blend strong solid colors and geometric shapes to make Amish style quilts. Nancy and her guest Klaudeen Hansen, an authority on Amish quilts, teach basic color, design, and technique. Create small Amish style quilt projects with characteristic bold geometric shapes and solid colorations. These plain and simple projects are made with techniques that are fast and fun.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Cubbyholes" Simple construction of these "cubbyhole" blocks makes a great study of lights and darks. Mary and Marianne stress cutting accuracy and a consistent quarter inch seam for the success of creating this pattern.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Toys" A little play time this week with knit and crochet toys. Amy Gains has shared with us two adorable little creatures, a knit Hedge Hog and a crochet Cat. The square is knit "Honeycomb" and the tip will show you how to embroider faces.

Friday, August 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Amish Quilts, Part 2" Explore the link between Amish culture and artistic quilting. Klaudeen Hansen's knowledge of Amish culture is apparent as she presents detailed information about Amish quilting patterns along with traditions of Amish life. She and Nancy teach the basics of making a unique Amish postcard quilt using solid colors and geometric shapes to capture the spirit characteristic of Amish designs.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Garden Walk" The shortages of the 1930's drew people together to share with each other. There's no shortage of easy techniques in this lovely pieced block, also known as "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Charity Knitting" Give new meaning to your knitting with projects that are perfect for charity. First, Laura Zander creates a cozy, hat that's great for giving. Then, meet Mary Colucci from Warm Up America! and learn how you can get involved in charity knitting and crochet. Next, Tanis shares the love with some tools of the trade that have heart. We finish with designer Julia Madill and how to crochet a versatile square motif that can be used for so many charity projects.

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