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May 2015 Volume 5/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, May 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Easy Reversible Aprons-Everyday and Elegant, Part 1" Waist-tie aprons are an easy in-vogue wardrobe addition for daytime or evening hostess events. Nancy and guest designer Mary Mulari highlight features from several of Mary's apron designs. Make practical aprons for hanging laundry and gardening, or create other vintage styles that incorporate appliques, rick rack, and tie-shaped wedges-all are reversible! Four apron styles, including a child's apron, ideal for daughter or granddaughter, are featured!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The World at War.....Again - The 1940s" Factories hummed and women took up men's roles making military supplies as the Second World War began. Fabric was rationed and women took fashion cues from military uniforms. Angela Wolf makes a contemporary jacket inspired by General Eisenhower's shortened uniform jacket. Embroidery expert Lisa Shaw shows how to design a handy embroidered clutch bag for an evening out.


9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Beaded Embellishments for Your Home" Add a touch of glamour to your life. Laura Timmons has rings for your fingers and beaded napkin rings for your table decor. Laura also has tips for adding crystals to fabric. Katie's Beading Lesson is on creating your own beading storage station.

Tuesday, May 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Easy Reversible Aprons-Everyday and Elegant, Part 2" Upgrade your cooking and serving attitude with a festive reversible apron. Nancy's guest, Mary Mulari, has designed some new aprons in her signature reversible style. She and Nancy show how to make three full flair apron styles that include colorful appliqued pockets, grommets, rick rack, detachable accents, and more. The styles definitely have a split personality, with one side for everyday tasks and the reverse side to host an elegant occasion.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Fabric Fun" Create your own fabric and reach beyond cotton for your next project. Artist Rebekah Meier shows fun and easy ways to stitch complex surface design fabrics. Fiber portrait artist Tammie Bowser shows her process for creating photo art by selecting color values. Stretch beyond cotton and learn to sculpture with silk using techniques shared by Roxane Lessa.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Intro to Sewing Fashion" What do cars and sewing have in common? Find out today as we begin our introduction to sewing. This season, we'll take you from the start, all the way to fabulous fashion finishes.

Wednesday, May 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 1" Turn an 18" doll into a "fashionista" by sewing coordinating outfits made quickly and easily. Author and designer Joan Hinds teams up with Nancy to sew a versatile collection of clothes for 18" dolls, each sewn in 30 minutes or less. They reveal secrets for easy flat construction, no-hassle gathering, quick zigzagged elastic, lace hems, fun fusible applique, and much more. Create gathered skirts, leggings, camisoles, and dresses for everyday and special occasions.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fashion Inside and Out - The Late 1940s" As the war ended, women wore more tailored garments and pants. Fabric was readily available and flounces and drape became important design details to soften the masculine look. Sewing expert Londa Rohlfing shows how to make flounces for a truly feminine touch and Angela Wolf makes trendy cropped pants with a hidden zipper and great waistband treatments.

9:00 AM Sew It All "True Collars, Deborah Moebes" Apply one of two collars to a simple blouse pattern for a one of a kind look.

Thursday, May 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 2" Little girl's gifts in minutes-sew a simple mix and match 18" doll wardrobe. Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create quick 18" doll clothes that are simple enough for beginning sewers. Learn to sew pants, vests, T-shirts, jumpers, and nightgowns for playtime to bedtime ensembles. Each takes 30 minutes or less to sew. Nancy and Joan demonstrate using fusible trims and hems, simple serged edges, bias necklines, ruffled armholes, and lots more.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Moonlight Bay" This quilt features a two-block design that creates a rippling movement similar to the moonlight reflected on the surface of water.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Animal Pals" No child can resist these adorable stuffed toys. Maggie Pace shows you how to make the topsy turvy Elephant and Mouse by designer Susan B. Anderson. Robyn Chachula shows you the steps to crocheting a clever Woodland Fox. And Brett Bara takes combines sequined yarn and fur yarn for the Snow Bunny Scarf.

Friday, May 08

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Workshop, Part 1" Learn serger basics and make samples of the most used serger stitches in this workbook style class. Serger expert Pam Mahshie joins Nancy to teach you how to serge knit seams, chain stitch patchwork, serge wrapped corners, serge decorative edges, and more-all in a serger workshop you can attend in the comfort of your home. Test drive a Cording Foot and an Elastic Foot for your serger using an easy 3- or 4-thread overlock stitch.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Cornerstones of My Life Quilt" Eleanor has been fortunate in being surrounded by a patchwork of many lives. To them she dedicates this easy quilt design from four fabrics and 2 1/2 strips.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Nature-Inspired Knits" Today on Knitting Daily our inspiration comes from nature. Anne Hanson talks about natural wool and its rich palette, and shows how to bring out the best of yarn's natural texture. Then, we travel virtually around the world in our weekly Space-to-Space segment. Today host Vickie Howell visits the UK virtually, chatting with editor Lara Watson about the crafty trend of woodland creatures. Next, designer Heather Zoppetti shows how natural motifs like leaves can be captured in lace, and demonstrates a vine-inspired stitch pattern. From rustic wools to beautiful woods, Tools of the Trade, Tanis Gray looks at products made from nature's bounty. Vickie closes with her weekly Loose Ends segment. She teaches the magic loop technique that's used to start a crocheted Foxy Stash Basket.


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