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.
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.
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.
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.
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.