Sewing Newsletter (Page 5)

April 2014 Volume 4/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, April 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 2" Learn to add a touch of nostalgia to fresh new quilting projects. Quilting doesn't always refer to "bed quilts." Join Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman for innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, 1930s-1940s inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Garment Construction Tips" Start with good construction for a stylish and successful sewing project. The first segment features couture designer Angela Wolf showing techniques for sewing on knits - giving a basic t-shirt a personal touch. Next, Tricia Waddell demonstrates the importance of stay stitching and under stitching. The last segment is with pattern designer Gina Moorhead using ruching, exposed zippers, and patch pockets to update existing garments or change a pattern.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Pleasing Patterns" There are many different ways to achieve beautiful finished designs; one of the most important is creating a pleasing pattern. Learn how various types of patterns can help assemble gorgeous designs. First is Jackie Truty, a metal clay expert. She uses copper and silver together for beautiful marbled rings in this extended lesson. Then, Jean Campbell has tips for counting rows and rounds of various beadwork stitches in project instructions in the workshop lesson. Last, host Katie Hacker uses Tila beads to create patterned memory wire bracelets.

Tuesday, April 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 1" Use soft knit fleece to create fashionable accessories in a flash! Start with yardage of fleece or other "fleecy" fabrics and learn how to create quick projects-perfect for gift giving. Scarves, wraps, and even capes can easily be sewn or serged with a little sewing know how from Nancy.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Individual Approaches to Quilting" Unique approaches are what puts the "art" in art quilting. First, Diane Rusin Doran shares a way to carry your cell phone in style. Then, it's a specialized dyeing technique with Barbara Warholic. Finally, Catherine Redford demonstrates a yo-yo embellished pillow.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Skirt, for All Ages" Discover how the skirt becomes a simple shaped silhouette to flatter and make the most of all figure types.

Wednesday, April 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 2" Warm and cozy projects for your home are quick to stitch-and no fitting! Accessorize your home with fleecy projects, creating fast-to-sew blankets, pillows, and much more. These projects, which can easily be made in an evening, are ideal for first time sewists and stitchers.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Patterns" Learn how to alter or adapt patterns for a personal style. The show begins with fashions from designer Valerie Mayen of Project Runway fame. She brings style to new levels from her own pattern designs. Next, Tricia Waddell and Katrina Loving teach about the difference between good and bad darts. Lastly, Peggy Sagers discusses why patterns are just the first step to a correct fit as she shows how to make perfect sleeves and armholes that fit.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Novel Idea, Nicole Lafoille" Turn your favorite novel into a purse to show off your inner bookworm.

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