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April 2017 Volume 4/2017 WUSF TV
Mon, Apr 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "How to Sew Art, Part 2" Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this second episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Easy Sundress" Sundresses look great and keep you cool. Designer Kay Whitt professionally finishes sundress necklines and armhole edges. Blogger and designer Caroline Hulse make a tank dress in a straight style and adds elastic at the waistline. Couture designer Angela Wolf has a tip for serging flat-felled seams.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Choosing Colors" The colors we choose change how we view a piece. Author Jill Wiseman makes reversible jewelry using one motif. She changes the colors so one side can have a southwestern look and the other a fine jewelry look. In the Beading Lesson, Katie creates the unexpected with dangles and drops using leather and sew-on crystal stones.

Tue, Apr 25

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Nancy's Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques, Part 1" Create fashion forward handbags by making easy changes to your bag pattern. Learn easy functional handbag changes, add ribbon inspiration accents, create a recessed zipper closure or clutch handles, and more. Nancy's favorite handbag techniques make personalized bags with designer appeal.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Tell Me A Story" Every quilt tells a story. Beginning with the color palette, artist Mary Lou Donahue-Weidman pieces free and easy blocks to build her quilt narrative. Using her camera, collage artist Leni Weiner captures familiar, everyday moments and translates then into compelling story quilts.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Zippers, Here, There, Everywhere" Don't treat your zippers as just a way to hold up your skirt or close your jacket. You're missing one of the most versatile fashion accents - learn all about zippers and how to use them.

Wed, Apr 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Nancy's Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques" Learn Nancy's secrets for making a designer handbag with panache. Add grommets and piping to a cinched tote, embroider monograms on faux leather, or create a continuous strap to hold a yoga mat or baby blanket. Nancy's easy handbag techniques can be adapted for your favorite bag pattern.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Design Options" Design from a fresh perspective. Free-motion quilt artist Christina Cameli echo quilts and contrasts curves and lines to create new designs. Art historian and quilter Allison Evans joins modern quilt activist Heather Grant to discuss charity quilting events. Quilt innovator Jacquie Gering quilts with gentle curves.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Do The Duffle, Ashley Briggs" Have fun with zippers and make a sturdy duffle bag.

Thu, Apr 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Stitch to Wear Again, Part 1"Nancy highlights a simple, yet unconventional, approach to clothing repairs. Learn the Fool'em Jeans Hem, the No-Bump Jeans Hem, a Snug-Up the Waist Fix, and a Cover-up Zipper Fix. You'll be surprised at these easy methods to do your own clothing repairs quickly.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Quilting with An Accent: Embellishment Techniques" Quilt tops can be seen as a canvas. Our patchwork can be enhanced and accented, becoming a new creation. Mary and her guest Jerry discuss sewing machine needles, threads and techniques for generating a secondary layer - quilting that adds dimension and interest to our patchwork.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Styllish Cardigans" The knit Alabaster Cardigan by Cheryl Beckerich will be demonstrated by Kristin, and Ellen demonstrates the steps of the crochet Uptown Chic by Laura Gebhardt. Lastly, Lena presents the "how-tos" to make the crochet Star Stitch Long Cowl.

Fri, Apr 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Stitch to Wear Again, Part 2" Nancy takes an easy and lighter approach to clothing repairs. Replace broken zippers, mend jeans, sew on buttons, and more with this unconventional approach to repairs. Nancy breaks all the traditional sewing rules with these easy clothing repair techniques. Zipper Remedy, Holes to Art, Lumberjack Patches, Too Much Cake Fix, and more.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Finishing with Swag Border" Just as WW11 ended on Sept 2, 1945, the making of the Victory Quilt ends as well by piecing blocks together in a straight or on point settings. A patriotic Swag Border gives the final glorious touch.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "New Spin" Learn how to make yarn yourself! Editor Anne Merrow introduces the ancient art of spinning using a drop spindle and shares ideas for knitting with hand-spun yarn. Liz Gipson shares her love of making yarn by hand and Tanis Gray demonstrates the lazy links stitch. Then learn to make dryer balls to assure great results when laundering knits.

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