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January 2017 Volume 1/2017 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Jan 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fancy Footworks 2, Part 2" Use specialty presser feet to help improve your basic and decorative sewing skills. Nancy includes characteristics, uses, settings, and how-tos for the Stitch-N-Ditch Foot, Teflon Foot, and the Flower Stitch Foot. Learn new options for binding, sewing difficult fabrics, and making beautiful circular flowers. Store the samples you make in the designated spaces in the workbook for future reference.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Stepping Out" On your journey toward sewing, release your inner designer. Joanne Banko, sewing and embroidery educator, creates a sharp Western-inspired jacket. Angela Wolf shares couture tips for belts and embroidery expert Rebecca Kemp Brent customizes embroidery to make badges, patches and insignias for costumes or jackets and hats.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Make Your Own Beads" Learn to create your own lampwork beads with swirls of color that are never repeated. Glass artist Tammy Rae Wolter shows how to form beads from glass and use them in creative ways for jewelry and accessories. Katie shows how to make coiled beads using colorful wire and crystal beads.

Tue, Jan 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fancy Footworks 2, Part 3" Do you have extra presser feet hiding in your accessory box? Dig out your specialty presser feet and save some sewing time and effort using the Bias Binding Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Sequins 'n RibbonFoot, and the Free-Motion Quilting Foot. Nancy teaches you how to use these feet to their full potential in this workbook style class that has you sew and save your samples.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "You Can't Resist This!" Have you reached a creative plateau? Try something new. Fiber artist Enid Weichselbaum designs colorful motifs using glue as a dye resist. Julie Booth paints with dishwashing liquid to create galaxies of colorful designs on a variety of fabrics.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Proportions and Sewing Slim" Learn how adding a belt and some darts can create a slimming silhouette to sewn garments.

Wed, Jan 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fabric Flowers, Part 1" Create attractive floral accessories using small pieces of fabric and some savvy techniques. Felted Poppies, Rosettes, and Petals; Bias Strip Blooms; and Budding Yo-yos are some of the first fabric flowers that you'll learn to make in this two-part series with Amy Barickman and Nancy. Combine texture, fiber, dimension, and shaping for these dramatic accessories that are easy options for gifts.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sewing 101" Let's go back to sewing basics. Sewing industry insider Janet Pray shows how to sew more efficiently and comfortably with good sewing ergonomics. Lynn Lunoe, sewing educator, explains how to use the feet and accessories that come with a sewing machine. Blogger and designer Heather Valentine quickly sews up a fun, fashionable and super-simple skirt.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Best Dressed, Denise Wild" Learn tips and techniques for stitching a chic sheath dress.

Thu, Jan 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fabric Flowers, Part 2" Be inspired to make small floral accessories and accents that have a big visual impact.Author/designer Amy Barickman teams up with Nancy to reveal the secrets for making lovely flowers with beautiful fabrics and items rescued from your closet. Make Coil Blossoms with bias strips and cording, denim Ragged-edge Roses, Tailored Tie Flowers, wool felt Lily Blooms, and Frilly Flowers from retired tees.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Bountiful Stars" The cleaver interaction of this two-block design creates a balance and beauty fitting for a military service person. Mary and her guest Nancy Mahoney will present the various techniques used to produce the precision units that make up this Quilt of Valor.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Unique Accessories" Deborah Norville is working with Rohn Strong this week on a couple of very unique projects. First up is the Linetta Hat using Tunisian crochet and then Rohn shows how to use a knitting loom to make the Les Bouquets Shawl. Ellen is over in the stitch corner and will show how to crochet the Crocodile Stitch.

Fri, Jan 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 1" Create modern free-form designs using traditional quilting methods-fast and precise. Nancy and author/designer Tula Pink start with designs inspired by nature and create unique modern quilt designs, as they create Tula's Beanstalks, Houndstooth, and Any Which Way quilts. They showcase strip quilting with wedges, supersizing a traditional design, and a scrappy fusing technique.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Mark's Star" Fourth stellar Star is added to All Star Quilt constellation.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Everyday Lace" Lace is not just for dress up; learn how to make lace an every day technique. First, author Heather Zoppetti shows how to begin a circular lace piece and finish a lacy beret. Next, we chat virtually with Lorna's Laces' Beth Casey. Then, editor Amy Palmer talks about the "big lace" trend of combining big needles and chunky yarn with delicate stitches and demonstrates different double decreases. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at lace needles, and gives us a behind the scenes look at how knitting needles and crochet hooks are manufactured. Last on Loose Ends, Vickie adds an easy 'picot' edging for a stress-free lacy touch.

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