Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

March 2015 Volume 3/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Mar 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Copy Cat Patterns, Part 2" Copy your favorite garment and make stylish personalized changes. Nancy illustrates how to prepare a pattern from a purchased garment and add enhanced details. Learn how to transfer darts, pockets, tucks or gathers, pleats, collars and collar stays, and raglan sleeves. Using Nancy's technique, you'll develop a pattern that reproduces the style or fit of your best-loved garment.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Recreate" Simple finished items are the base for today's projects. Our experts give them some added pizzazz. Eileen Roche starts out with a simple tee shirt - add some embroidery and it begins an amazing infinity scarf. Then, Joanne Banko has the secrets for embellishing a plain sheer wrap and turning it into a fabulous accent.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Meaningful Gifts and Talismans" Artist Catherine Bickford presents ideas for meaningful gifts, including the symbolism of color and design motifs. Catherine discusses the meaning and symbolism behind various design motifs and materials. She shows how to combine themes, materials, techniques and motifs to create a talisman necklace that has significance and well-wishes for the recipient. Fair trade beaded bangles are featured on Katie's Beading Lesson.

Tuesday, Mar 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Serendipity, Part 1" Add pizzazz to your wardrobe with unexpected combinations of fabric, style, and techniques. Kay Whitt, author and designer, joins Nancy to create a dynamic duo as they share winning ways of combining fabrics, clever designs, and friendly techniques. Think outside the box as you learn ways of teaming appliqued ruching, invisible zippers, and ruffling with streamlined patterns and unusual fabrics.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Back to Basics" The right fabrics, fibers and basic techniques make all the difference. Amy Ellis shows how to create a perfectly mitered corner to make modern table fashions. It's easy to make a t-shirt quilt that will be treasured with Martha DeLeonardis' innovative designing and piecing methods.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Jeans - Fit to Make You Slim" Jeans are all the rage, from casual to dressy. Master how to get a proper fit on today's show.

Wednesday, Mar 25

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Serendipity, Part 2" Discover how to change a pattern with simple styling into something extraordinary with simple modifications. Nancy and designer Kay Whitt begin with patterns with streamlined styling, and then they blend them with interesting combinations of fabrics and techniques. Adding details like rose accents, double collars, two-sided fabrics, simple tabs, and faux fur makes the finished results anything but ordinary.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Quilt Basics" Get started with the basics for traditional quilting. What could be more basic than quilting for home decor and apparel? Rebecca Kemp Brent has a demonstration on free motion and guided quilting to hold a kaleidoscope applique in place, plus a short discussion on fusibles and needles. Then, Angela Wolf demonstrates ruching with elastic thread.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Best Dressed, Denise Wild" Learn tips and techniques for stitching a chic sheath dress.

Thursday, Mar 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Needle Felting, Part 1" Use simplified felting, shading, and hand embroidery techniques to create fiber art. Fiber artist Isabella Hoffman joins Nancy in showing how to creatively incorporate felting, shading and blending, and hand embroidery skills for a fiber art masterpiece. Machine felting makes the project quick, while fabric marker shading techniques and hand embroidery give it personality.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Marking Your Quilt Top" Creating a quilt top is just the beginning. Guest Angela Huffman will show you how simple quilting designs can finish a quilt with style and ease.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Lacy Shawls" Jenny King demonstrates her beautiful crochet Blue Lagoon Shawl-perfect for many occasions. Caryl Piere's knit Rhea Capelet is next with Kristin. Lena shows how to make a Tunisian Scarf.

Friday, Mar 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Needle Felting, Part 2" Embellish your felting with fabric markers and easy embroidery techniques. Isabella Hoffman, a fiber artist and machine felting expert, joins Nancy to showcase and teach the techniques she uses for her embellished felting. Machine felting, shading with fabric markers, and hand embroidery, as well as the 3D techniques she has developed, make her work come to life.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Four Sisters Quilt" As one of four sisters, Eleanor celebrates her love of family with childhood photographs and memories. Join Eleanor as she slices 2 1/2 fabric strips and sews them back together to create the Four Sisters Quilt, in honor of her sisters Kathy, Patty and Judy.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Playtime Knits" It's time to play! Author Elizabeth Green Musselman knits a kid-approved Ninja back pack. Artist Taylor Hart shares her whimsical crocheted taxidermy and the Dolly Mamas knit a furry friend for a good cause. Tanis Gray teaches the puffy Canterbury Bells stitch and Vickie Howell shows how to finger knit.

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