Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)
|May 2013||Volume 5/2013||WUSF TV|
|Monday, May 6|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Delightful Dresden Appliques, Part 2" Try a new twist on Dresden designs with simplified applique,
scalloped edges, and design transformations. Nancy teams up with
designer Kate Bashynski to continue exploring interesting variations
for the Dresden applique process. They show a never-fail method of
shaping scalloped edges using fusible interfacing. They make four
projects, including a Dresden Dahlia quilt, a mini Christmas Tree
Skirt, a Peacock Table Runner, and an Eleven Pines Wall Hanging.
8:30 AM Is's Sew Easy "Knits" Deepika Prakash starts out with a lesson on everything you need to know for sewing successfully on knits. Then, Eileen Roche shows how to make another clothing tattoo - position a butterfly at the waist of a skinny T for a casual look. Last, designer Valori Wells shows how to deconstruct a favorite t-shirt to make your own pattern that fits perfectly.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Colorful"
The addition of color is a way of expressing your style all by itself.
Bold colors say look at me and evoke a playful attitude. First, Katie
creates a colorful necklace that started out as a t-shirt. Next,
Barbara Lewis adds color to metal beads using torch fired enamel and
then assembles them in an artistic bracelet. Then, Leslie Rogalski
makes colorful beaded straps, bracelets, and more with a seed bead
loom. Last, learn what color has to say about you. Katie and Wyatt
discuss gemstones and their meaning.
|Tuesday, May 7|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sensational Scarves, Part 1"
Learn quick and easy techniques to sew several fashionable scarves.
Transform a rectangle into a drapable spiral scarf, tuck and gather
challis fabric for a cascading scarf, or create clever knit infinity
ring scarves. Nancy and guest Donna Fenske share the simple process
for making creative new fabric accessories-sensational scarves!
9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Whimsical Trims From A Stick"
Using Whimsy Sticks for creating trims and flowers; Sew Quick, Sew
Easy roses for headbands, shoe clips; Heirloom Quilting segment on
crazy quilting with the embroidery machine; Hand embroidered ribbon
stitch. Guests: Kari Mecca, Nina McVeigh, Gloria McKinnon.
|Wednesday, May 8|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sensational Scraves, Part 2" Create stylish scarves that are easy to sew and fun to wear. Designer
Donna Fenske joins Nancy to showcase textured scarf creations using
fabrics ranging from light and airy bridal illusion to a lofty fleece.
Traditional techniques like making chenille give way to unique designs
such as the no-sew Fairy Dust Scarf. Whether you're ruffling, tying,
cutting, or felting, the results are dramatic!
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 Sew It All "Coat of Many Layers - Julie Tierney" Create a coat using an upcycled comforter.
|Thursday, May 9|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Copy Cat Patterns, Part 1" Make a pattern from a purchased garment without taking the garment
apart. Nancy demonstrates how to create a pattern from a ready-made
garment with a reverse sewing process, using a front-opening jacket to
illustrate. After discussing basic tools, she reveals the tricks of
tracing. She shows how to transfer grainline, seams, seam and hem
allowances, side panels, collars, buttonholes, and sleeves, as well as
how to replicate a garment section with a center fold.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Light Up The Room" Take a plain lamp shade and add a little knit or crochet to make it
your own. Maggie will show you how to knit a lace stitch cover and
Ellen will demonstrate a crochet shell stitch shade, designed by
Carrie Carpenter. Knit Ice Storm is the square this week.
|Friday, May 10|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Copy Cat Patterns, Part 2" Copy your favorite garment and make stylish personalized changes. Nancy illustrates how to prepare a pattern from a purchased garment and add enhanced details. Learn how to transfer darts, pockets, tucks or gathers, pleats, collars and collar stays, and raglan sleeves. Using Nancy's technique, you'll develop a pattern that reproduces the style or fit of your best-loved garment.
8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Bank Barn & Flying Kite" Make the Flying kite block into a quilt.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Always Classic" The first episode of the season explores the classic cable and
timeless projects. On Getting Started, Eunny dives into a tutorial on
cable knitting with tips for repairing common cable mistakes, such as
picking up stitches and re-knitting your cables. Next, on Accessorize
Me, Eunny has a quick-to-knit cable ornament pattern that is a great
project for beginners. Then, on this season's first Yarn Spotlight,
Eunny joins yarn expert Clara Parkes to talk wool. Learn about 100%
wool yarns, their common uses, and what sets them aside from other
yarns on the market. Finally, Eunny wraps up this episode with a quick
tip for reading cable charts and counting rows within your cable.