Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)
|August 2014||Volume 8/2014||WUSF TV|
|Monday, August 4|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Top 12 Embroidery Tips - Part 2" Incorporate designer tips to simplify the embroidery process. Embroidery specialist Kate Bashynski and Nancy share useful embroidery tips for stitching flawless-looking designs. They show ideas for hiding background colors, stabilizing with spray for extra support, using grid and ghost templates for placement, creating dimensional projects, and adding sparkle with beads and crystals.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 Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Hammering, Torching and Shaping" Author and metal artist Mary Hettmansperger has some great ideas for hammering, texturing and
coloring metal, plus using eyelets and rivets for cold connections. Katie's Beading Lesson is using
snap finding to make jewelry quickly and easily.
|Tuesday, August 5|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew-Green Makeovers - Part 1" Evoke a passion for recycling and repurposing as you learn to sew green. Guest Mary Mulari and Nancy
repurpose and recycle as they share delightfully simple ideas and projects. Learn to felt and reuse
wool sweaters for mittens, gauntlets, glass cases, scarves, and tea cozies. Plus, make an ingenious
variety of bags from scarves, curtains, ties, and more.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Sleeve. Up, Down and All Around"
Explore how easy sleeves and armholes can be, get them to fit perfectly for style and wear ability.
|Wednesday, August 6|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew-Green Makeovers - Part 2" Become a makeover advocate as you sew green projects for yourself and others. Make a unique bistro
apron from a vintage tablecloth, or repurpose men's shirts into children's or adults' aprons, gift
bags, a dog collar, and more. Nancy and her friend Mary Mulari demonstrate creative makeovers that
not only transform the items, but emit a spirit of change in America-time to recycle and sew green!
9:00 AM Sew It All "Lace Elegance, Kay Whitt" Learn tips for working with lace fabrics and make a customized dress for a night out.
|Thursday, August 7|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique Know How, Part 1"
Learn how to applique with Nancy's easy and creative variations. Nancy presents an applique
techniques primer in these workbook style lessons, using the same simple design as the foundation for
each technique. She starts with the basics, then shows how to stitch inner details, minimize the use
of fusible web, incorporate decorative stitches, and create easy folk art variations.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Hats" For something a little different we have a hat that is made from the Bloom Loom with a crochet border
and a knit hat by Kristin Nicholas. The square this week is the knit "Bargello" and the on the tip
segment we will show you how to make a crochet magic loop and a knit on cast on.
|Friday, August 8|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique Know How, Part 2" Discover interesting applique techniques with Nancy in this creative session. Host Nancy Zieman
inspires you to explore the many facets of applique. She illustrates several favorite applique
techniques including couching, free-motion zigzagging, innovative confetti appliques, and varying the
width of satin stitching.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Cables" All about cables - cables in the round, cables combined into stitch patterns, and working cables
without a cable needle. Meet knitting editor Lisa Shroyer. She discusses how to work a combination
cable and drop stitch pattern. Then, we travel virtually, in our Space to Space segment, to Cork,
Ireland, and talk Celtic cables with Irish designer Carol Feller in her home studio. Next, author and
designer Simona Merchant-Dest shows how to work cable patterns seamlessly. Then, learn about exciting
cable products with Tanis Gray. Last, a tip from host Vickie Howell for creating cables without a