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April 2016 Volume 4/2016 WUSF TV
Monday, Apr 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "1 Easy Jacket Pattern - 6 Terrific Looks, Part 1" Learn easy sewing and embellishment techniques for a jacket with multiple fashion options. Join Nancy and designer Amy Barickman as they take a simple swing jacket/coat pattern and give it different looks with a little creative sewing and charming vintage elements. In this first episode you'll learn basic sewing tips plus quick serging and embellishment ideas to fashion several new jacket versions.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The British Invasion - The 1960s" Technology exploded and new music, fashion and ideas flooded in from England and beyond. Fashion influence went beyond Fifth Avenue and Carnaby Street in London influenced the fashion scene. Sewing expert Angela Wolf shows how easy it is to cut and sew a sassy mini-skirt and Marie Zinno uses today's embroidery technology to embroider a hip fringed faux suede belt.


9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Heirloom Cabochons" Keep creativity flowing with inspiration from colors. On-line jewelry-making host and crafter Vicki O'Dell makes quick, thoughtful, colorful gifts for everyone. Katie sets crystals into a cup chain cuff and bangle, then adds knotted leather accents for a one-of-a-kind look.

Tuesday, Apr 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "1 Easy Jacket Pattern - 6 Terrific Looks, Part 2" Make a stylish jacket with a simple pattern and clever artistic techniques. Use an easy unlined jacket/coat pattern and express your personality with embellishment options for three new looks. Nancy and guest Amy Barickman detail how simple changes to fabric and technique allow you to quickly sew creative jackets with unique accents.

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 "Weddings" Whatever your role at the wedding, be comfortable and look great from the ceremony through the reception. See how to make a simple sheath dress with a beaded or lace overlay.

Wednesday, Apr 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Jackets for Real People, Part 1" Discover professional interfacing secrets that add fashionable dimension to a jacket. Designer and sewing legend Pati Palmer joins Nancy for a 2-part series on sewing a designer jacket. In this first program, learn the latest in interfacing to sew an Armani-style jacket. In jacket making, it's what's inside that counts!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Counterculture - The Late 1960s" We were headed to the moon! Back on earth, the hippie movement took hold with loose-fitting, fluid fashions, bell bottoms, sandals, t-shirts and headbands. Dressing up included a ruffled shirt, striped hip-hugger pants and zippered boots. Londa Rohlfing shares her sewing expertise to add ruffles to any garment and Coleen Swettman sews a hippie-inspired poncho that goes everywhere today.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Mad for Plaid, Amy Alan" Learn all about plaid fabric, including tips for matching and balancing even and uneven plaids.

Thursday, Apr 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Jackets for Real People, Part 2" Construct a lined jacket with ease-21st century style. Pati Palmer, designer and celebrated sewing instructor, joins Nancy to share her tips on a no-fail welt pocket, "bagging a lining technique," easy mitered vents, and much more. Streamline the process of making a fashionable jacket with these innovative ideas.

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.

Friday, Apr 08

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1" Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Garden Walk" The shortages of the 1930's drew people together to share with each other. There's no shortage of easy techniques in this lovely pieced block, also known as "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Woven Look" Weave your way to beautiful garments. First, Gwen Bortner introduces entrelac and shows how to create the building blocks of the fabric. Next, we travel virtually to India, land of fabulous woven fabrics, for a glimpse into the contemporary knitting scene. Then, Lily Chin uses her join-as-you-go knitting technique to create a weaving-inspired pillow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis talks covet-worthy tools and yarn to add to your collection. Last, on Loose Ends, Vickie creates a woven fabric with mesh crochet.

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