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August 2015 Volume 8/2015 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Aug 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Modkid Style, Part 1" Sew comfortable children's clothes that are fun for them to wear! Fabric designer Patty Young joins Nancy to inspire you to sew for the favorite little girls in your life. Use knit fabrics along with Patty's compelling designs, and learn to create fashions that allow children to run, stretch, and play comfortably with flair and style.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Baby" The inspiration for many first sewing projects is a new baby. Whether this is your own first baby, or you're a grandma many times over - we love to make baby projects. Today's first expert is Pearl Krush with a rag style baby quilt using an absolutely precious fabric. Then, Sheree Schattenmann creates a simple baby blanket and bib - for a quick gift. Finally, June Mellinger features a personalized, heirloom baby quilt adapted to today.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Spotlight On Bracelets" Author and instructor Melissa Grakowsky-Shippee creates stunning beaded components using two-hole tile beads and teaches her technique for a flawless herringbone stitch. Katie discusses the various types of memory wire as she makes a glass bead bracelet that's fun to wear.

Tuesday, Aug 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Modkid Style, Part 2" Create colorful and wearable knits designed with a little fashionista in mind. Kids and knit fashions fit together like hand and glove, so why not sew, serge, and create fashions for your favorite little girls? You'll have fun; they'll reap the benefits! Guest Patty Young joins Nancy to continue the series designed to make mom/grandma smile, and to make little girls twirl with delight!

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Felt It!" Curious about felting? Two guests share different approaches to this fun surface design process. Sue Reno's river-themed quilts feature felted layers using fabric, silk scraps and roving to add movement to her work. Rebekah Meier calls her felting technique "Mixed Media Freestyle Needle-Felting." She makes a sandwich of a felt base; paper towels (or napkins) trapped between silk, then needle-felts, and does free-motion stitching and handwork.

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, Aug 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 1" Use your serger for more than finishing fabric edges. Take the lead from Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to get your serging skills up to speed! Learn the basics, and get the confidence to gather, add puffing or textures, and serge on ribbon trim with ease. You'll be surprised as you learn new-age serging techniques for your projects.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Insider Tips" We're going to let you in on some very important secrets. The experts are on hand to show you some of the tips they use for specialty garments. Did you ever see a dress on the runway and wonder just how did they do that? Jim Suzio is here to show you - with fabulous insider tips for totally amazing gowns. Get ready to be dazzled. We finish up with expert Gretchen Hirsch. Learn one of the techniques shown by Jim as Gretchen demonstrates the hairline seam for sewing with sheers - this insider tip creates a beautiful and perfect garment.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Printed Patchwork, Lucy Blaire" Learn tips for screenprinting and make a custom duvet cover.

Thursday, Aug 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 2" This fun and facts serger class will teach you the basics and beyond. If you keep your serger set at the basic 4-thread stitch, join Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to take your creative sewing and serging in a new direction. Explore stitches and threading possibilities as the journey continues and you learn the basics. Then branch out into new directions with techniques you'll love, for an ultimate serger experience!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Cubed" Tackle cutting like a pro when you learn to cut 60-degree diamonds from simple strips. Learn tips for joining rows and adding borders with ease to create this stunning quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Lacy Cardigans" Amy Herzog demonstrates the chunky knitted lace for the Cozy Lace Cardigan. Ellen Gormley walks you through a variety of crochet techniques for the Macrame Cardigan. Brett Bara crochets on a slant for the Bias Crochet scarf.

Friday, Aug 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing with Nancy on the Road" A road trip with Nancy is the ultimate sewing or quilting experience. Nancy steps out of the Sewing With Nancy studio-at least for one episode, and takes the show on the road. During this stop Nancy visits Quilt Expo, showing you the newest trends in quilting techniques, fabrics, and more. See an "eye-candy" quilt show and learn about the quilter's bonds of golden threads.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie and Fala" FDR, a president for the people, gave hope to Americans and showed he could make changes in the 1940's. Eleanor demonstrates this traditional quilt block created in Roosevelt's honor, along with a unique applique block of his beloved dog, Fala.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Crochet Day!" First, Robyn Chachula demonstrates adding color and texture in a plaid-inspired scarf. Then, meet fashionistas the Double Stitch Twins, Monika and Erika Simmons, who make crochet cool. On Tools of the Trade, get hooked on crochet with these fun hook and yarn ideas from Tanis. Finally, Gayle Bunn demonstrates a simple crocheted baby hat and shows an easy, on-trend embellishment.

 

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