Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

October 2014 Volume 10/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Oct 20

8:00 - 9:30 AM Sewing with Nancy "Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 3" Boost your sewing and quilting skills by learning the ABC's of these creative arts. Join Nancy as she continues the sewing journey through her favorite tips and techniques. In this final show of the series on Sewing A to Z, Nancy demonstrates techniques from S-Z. Attaching Snaps, Topstitching, Understitching, sewing Vinyl, making Wrapped Corners, preparing Yo-yos, and inserting Zippers are featured.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Dress Up Your Wardrobe" We expand our view of classics by adding surface embellishments to personalize your garment. Cindy Hogan makes appliques from embroidery to add detail to any garment. Then, it's our next lesson in the Little Black Dress from Angela Wolf and different seam finishes including the Hong Kong. Last is embroidery expert Eileen Roche and easy dress embroidery for beautiful style.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Spiral It" Spiral it, wear it and love it. Spirals are an ancient symbol with many interpretations that work beautifully for your jewelry designs. Create a spiral knot pendant necklace, learn spiral herringbone stitch with Jean Campbell, and meet Laura Timmons for an ultra suede bracelet with rose pin embellishments.

Tuesday, Oct 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 1" Be inspired to create a vibrant fusible fabric collage-an art quilt with character! Fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson join Nancy to share their nature inspired artwork with a workbook approach-one technique at a time. Learn to use bright patterned collages for backgrounds, incorporating weaving, braiding, bias strips, and free form pieces in these small projects. A new approach to using fusibles makes these art quilts that incorporate raw edge applique very easy to assemble.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts " Felt It!" Curious about felting? Two guests share different approaches to this fun surface design process. Sue Reno's river-themed quilts feature felted layers using fabric, silk scraps and roving to add movement to her work. Rebekah Meier calls her felting technique "Mixed Media Freestyle Needle-Felting." She makes a sandwich of a felt base; paper towels (or napkins) trapped between silk, then needle-felts, and does free-motion stitching and handwork.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Contemporary Pants" All pants are not the same! Learn about contemporary options of a lower waistline and contoured waistband.

Wednesday, Oct 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 2" Make it artsy! Learn novel embellishing that's super simple for fusible collage art quilts. In the second episode of this workshop class, fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson and Nancy teach you to embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and whimsical stippling. They show how to add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative rotary blades for cutting.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Details" Today's show looks at a few classic details. Amy Alan has a serger lesson. She reviews the basic serger stitches and teaches when to use them and tension adjustments for each. Then, Angela Wolf introduces princess seams - why you use them, how to adjust for fit, and then how to sew them. Finally, Kenneth D. King has a couture technique for curved tucks on a fabulous top.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Working with Wool, Katrina Walker" Learn the ins and outs of wool, plus make several upscale pillows.

Thursday, Oct 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 1" Super-size grandmother's quilt templates for fast and fun one-patch quilting. Nancy explores traditional quilt blocks such as the time-honored tumbler. She updates the tumbler block using a super-sized template to extend block size from four to ten inches in length-and it's speedy to stitch! Fabrics make a huge difference in the design, and Nancy shows some contemporary variations.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting " Ohio Star" This zigzag set quilt features Ohio Star blocks created as part of a block exchange. This is a great way to make a scrappy style quilt and have fun sharing your stash with quilt friends. Mary Fons and Liz Porter will show you how to over-size the hourglass unit in this block design to increase the accuracy of your piecing.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "It's A Wrap" Maggie will demonstrate how to knit a pattern stitch wrap in a quick chunky yarn, designed by Meghan Jones, and Ellen will go through the steps of making a wonderful crochet tunic by Jo'Elle Gallo. The square this week is a knit Bowknot.

Friday, Oct 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2" A faux-hexagon is the secret to Nancy's super-sized honeycomb design. Nancy transforms hexagon blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without any "Y" seams-just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized bouquet. These sensational quilts are easy to make using Nancy's faux-hexagon technique.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Orion's Star Quilt, Part 2" Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes are perfect for a scrappy quilt.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Open Work" Open up to open work. First, is Toronto designer Julia Madill and her drop stitch top with unique T-construction. Then Vickie visits with Sarah White in the Space to Space segment. Next, Tanis Gray has fun new items that lend themselves to lace. Last is crochet editor Marcy Smith and a lesson on different open work crochet techniques.

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