Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

April 2015 Volume 4/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Apr 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Then and Now, Part 2" Take a virtual trip to sewing in the past, and then fast-forward to convenient sewing of the present. Nancy demonstrates how easy sewing has become over the years. She compares the sewing techniques from decades ago with present techniques made fast and fun with one-task wonders and other tools made to simplify our sewing, quilting, and embroidering.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Late Teens - Everything Had Changed" As the war ended, people dressed up more. Coleen Swettman uses computerized embroidery technology to create free-standing lace for accessories, collars, cuffs and trim. Women wore bloomers for sports like swimming, tennis, basketball and bowling. Tina Givens shows how to update the original bloomers to wear today. Lynn Lunoe shows how to create charming doll fashions faster than ever.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Stringing Projects Using Double-Drilled Beads" Author and designer Kristal Wick has some fabulous stringing projects featuring double drilled beads. She shows how to design coordinating necklace and bracelet using double drilled beads. Kristal also has a segment discussing metal clay. Katie shows how to store and organize seed beads.

Tuesday, Apr 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 1" Learn updated and easy techniques to make your sewing and quilting more enjoyable. Nancy shares a sampling of simplified tips and techniques from her book, Sewing A to Z. In this first part of the series she covers letters A-G with techniques such as preparing Anchor Cloths, making Belt Loops, Cutting Out Patterns, using Double Needles, Easing Seams, making Fabric Tubes, and using Gathers.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "On The Surface #2" What happens when stencils fall into the hands of a rebel? In the hands of Jamie Fingal, new colors and patterns result to create depth and texture. Learn the Japanese art of marbled dyeing, Suminigashi, with Cheryl Sleboda. Then, break loose with Rebekah Meier as she sprays, paints and pours dyes to create her own fabrics.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "One Pattern, An Array of Styles" Two patterns, lots of different looks. Learn to make your sewing quick, easy and well-fitted.

Wednesday, Apr 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 2" Are you looking for organized sewing techniques that are as easy as ABC? Nancy has compiled all her favorite techniques, and she features some of the best in this program. In this second part of the series she covers letters I-P. See techniques for using Interfacing, Lining Jacket Sleeves, stitching Knit Seams, Layering, Mitering Corners, marking Notches, Organizing Fabric, and sewing Pintucks.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Roaring 20s" The 20's were a time to celebrate with shorter skirts and lots of glitz. Fashionable women wore tubular styles with bare shoulders, glitter and fringe. Angela Wolf makes a fringy tank top with today's look using knit and woven fabrics. Amber Eden shows how to sew with sequined fabric to create contemporary sparkly fashions.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Up In Arms, Erin Currie" Draft three different sleeve styles for the same blouse pattern.

Thursday, Apr 23

8:00 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 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Terrific Table Topper" Mary Fons and her guest Patrick Lose will step you through the basics of preparing fabrics for applique and how best to finish the outer edge.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Throws" Knit a Haxagon Throw with Maggie Pace, and crochet a floral throw with Robyn Chachula. Brett Bara demonstrates Entrelac knitting for a scarf.

Friday, Apr 24

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 Quilt In A Day "Stars and Four-Patch Quilt" Your eyes will deceive you as you view "Stars and Four Patch"! Eleanor dedicates this variation to the "stars" in her life. The grand finish is a Seminole border from 2 1/2 strips.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Novelty of It All" Create a novel effect with non-traditional yarns. Yarn designer Barry Klein shares tips and tricks to get the maximum effect. Soak up the creative spirit of writer and artist Kathy Cano-Murillo. Author Laura Nelkin's combines novelty yarn and beads to make an elegant bracelet. Tanis Gray makes a charming daisy applique with crystals. Vickie Howell crochets a cool cable pattern with lofty, colorful yarn.

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