Sewing Newsletter (Page 5)

September 2014 Volume 9/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Sept 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Elastic-Stretch Your Options, Part 2" Choose elastic for great shaping details-the perfect stepping stone to creative projects! Nancy uses clear, narrow, and fold-over elastic plus elastic thread in conventional and creative ways. Stabilize shoulder seams and add stretch to neckline seams with clear elastic, use 1/4" elastic for stretchable gathers, elastic thread for smocking, and soft flexible foldover elastic to finish soft knits such as baby clothing and fleece.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Cutwork Embroidery" The term cutwork conjures up images of ladies of years past hand stitching to create intricate designs. Replace that picture with the modern sewer at her machine using the latest technology to create cutwork the modern way. The only thing that stays the same is the delicate beauty of these cut out designs. Up first is Rebecca Kemp Brent and a very simple explanation and tutorial on simple cutwork done with just straight and zigzag stitches. Then, Eileen Roche shows the embroidered version of cutwork. Last up, it's another jacket lesson with Angela Wolf and techniques for tacking the jacket hem.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels " Knot It" Knot it- wear it - love it; Leather, ribbon and other stringing materials are in the spotlight. We begin with a knotted bracelet featuring dark neon colors, knotted earrings with Erin Siegel, Jill Wiseman gets us started with Kumihimo, and then, Katie shows how to embellish chain with cording.

Tuesday, Sept 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Then and Now, Part 1" Learn about sewing techniques great grandma used, and see how much easier sewing has become today. Nancy takes a look into the past and compares sewing techniques from sewing books written in the 1920s-1950s to the same techniques sewn now. Among the techniques included in this 2-part series are stitching pockets, piping, hems, and zippers, plus many more comparisons between sewing "then and now."

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Focus On Feet" Sewing machine feet can make all the difference when you quilt. Catherine Redford uses a walking foot to quilt a beautiful contemporary table runner and placemats. Sarah Ann Smith explains how to get started with free-motion quilting, and explains all the basics, including feet.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Beautiful Fitting Silk Blouses for All" Learn to understand silk and why making a silk blouse is the best option for today's woman.

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