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December 2016 Volume 12/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, Dec 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doodle Stitching, Part 1" We've all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. Nancy teaches you to translate those doodles onto fabric with your sewing machine to create small works of fiber art. The sewing is fast, and the end result - satisfying.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Let's Dress Up" Along the path to sewing, the need for a costume is a great reason to start to sew. Sewing experts Janet Pray and Jessica Johnson alter a basic pattern to make a cute, cuddly and safe toddler costume. Fashion designer Angela Wolf shares a neckline tip and fabric artist Terry McFeely creates whimsical fairy wings for anyone.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Make It Colorful" Color adds an extra pop to any jewelry design. Designer and author Amee Sweet-McNamara blends her love of colors and shapes with soutache braid and tiny beads to create high-impact jewelry. Katie colors charms and pendants using permanent markers and alcohol inks.

Tue, Dec 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doodle Stitching, Part 2" Doodling-we've all done it with pen and paper. Now it can easily be replicated on fabric. Let Nancy inspire you to use simple stitches, and odds and ends of fabric to create greeting cards to desktop art from spontaneous Doodle Stitching ideas.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Start with White" Plain white fabric challenges even the most creative artist. Art maker Joanne Sharpe paints bold colors onto plain white fabric to create art textiles. Surface artist Lisa Chin captures the bright sunlight to create lush prints. Susan Brubaker Knapp shows how to select paints to create colors and effects.

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.

Wed, Dec 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doodle Stitching, Part 3" Instead of using pen and paper, use your sewing machine and colorful thread as your tools for doodling. There's no right or wrong way to Doodle Stitch. Rather, let the creative process be your guide. Nancy will show you how to create small, artistic projects without a rulebook.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Distinctive Style" Sometimes a photo in a magazine can lead the way toward sewing custom fashions and accessories.Couturier Angela Wolf sews a fashionable fleece jacket and then fringes wool to create a flirty handbag. Designer Kay Whitt creates a colorful custom bag with a handy concealed zippered pocket.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Swimwear Style, Michelle Lesniak" Make a swimsuit that suits your style, plus learn tips for working with swimwear fabrics.

Thu, Dec 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Patchwork Patterns Inspired By Antique Quilts, Part 1" Learn how to create your own versions of antique quilt designs from a collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Julie Hendricksen, antique-quilt collector, joins Nancy to unlock the secrets of quilts from yesteryear. Vintage patterns such as the Snowball, Postage Stamp, Checkerboard, and 100-Patch are featured.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Row Quilt, Part 2" Quilts are designed in many formats. A very classic design is the row quilt. It can be created using a variety of patterns, it can have a theme or it can be created as a team project. The perfect duo teamed up to make blocks for this traditional quilt. Mary and Marianne will present the Farmer's Daughter Block made by Marianne and the Sun Rays Block made by Liz Porter.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Shaped Cardigans" Today we are making cardigans, a versatile staple for any wardrobe. Deborah Norville is joined by Kristin Nicholas with the Cosima Cardigan, that features a lace panel front that also creates a cable. Then on to Robyn Chachula who is showing how to make the textured crochet Twyla Cardigan. The stitch of the week is a new take on Shetland Lace by Rohn Strong.

Fri, Dec 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Patchwork Patterns Inspired By Antique Quilts, Part 2" Nancy and guest, Julie Hendricksen, continue a look back in time to admire the work of quilt-making pioneers who didn't have the conveniences that we have today. Their skills, patterns, fabric choices, and designs serve as inspiration for quilts that we can reproduce. Be inspired by the Sewing Basket, Pinwheel, Medallion, and Triangles in a Row quilts.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Marianne's Star" An All Star Quilt that is out of this world is highlighted.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Double Knitting" If single is good, then double is twice as nice, as we feature reversible and double knitting. Laura Bryant creates a reversible cowl using the magic number and hand-dyed yarn. Then, brioche expert Nancy Marchant chats with us from her home in Amsterdam. Next, editor Amy Palmer provides a primer on double knitting. Then Tanis talks Tools of the Trade that double your knitting fun. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends with additional two-sided stitches.


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