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May 2016 Volume 5/2016 WUSF TV
 
Mon, May 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic" Showcase creative options on a basic tote that's roomy and simple to make. Nancy starts with tote
basics and adds variety with fabric, trim, and techniques. She adds belt loops to hold a partial belt
or a scarf for interest. Pre-quilted fabric makes a speedy serged bag, and faux sheepskin warrants
new sewing techniques. Finishing tips, like attaching legs and adding a hanging snap, are handy
options for other bags.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fashions and Fit"
Achieving a perfect fit inspires many to start to sew. Using custom measurements, sewing educator
Joanne Banko creates a well-fitting boho skirt on the serger. Angela Wolf, author and designer, shows
how to sew flat-felled seams for a tailored look. Then, she shows how to make custom-fitted pants and
jeans that flatter any figure.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Color Palette Inspiration" Jewelry designer and blogger Erin Prais-Hintz shares tips for drawing inspiration from color
palettes, time periods and pop culture. Learn how to find a palette and choose beads based on those
colors to make an embellished clasp. Using that color knowledge, make simple, stacking bracelets with
beautiful, eye-catching beads. Katie crafts a knotted gemstone necklace.

Tue, May 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Knock Out Knits, Part 1" Use a little creativity to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt. Donna Fenske, guest
designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish
them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round
or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce "knock out" T-shirt fashions that are simple to
sew, and easy on your budget.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Let's Talk Texture" Texture adds style, artistry and interest. Fiber artist Cecile Whatman creates dimension and depth
with sheers, velvet and non-traditional materials. Kristin Rodriguez and Janelle Girod embroider on
burlap, then texture with foils, beads and yarn. Susan Brubaker Knapp shares her own favorite texture
techniques.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Casual Dinners and Dates" Learn to create fashionable jumpsuit by combining basic pattern pieces. Vary the fabrics and details
to make other trendy fashions for casual dinners out.

Wed, May 25

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Knock Out Knits, Part 2" Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces
created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering
variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees
with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sewing As A Business" Your pathway to sewing may lead to a career in design, sewing or embroidery. Commercial embroiderer
Paulette Bell shows how to start your own custom embroidery business. Angela Wolf, designer and
pattern creator, adds sparkle to table accessories and shares her experience as a successful
entrepreneur developing a custom sewing and fashion design business.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Traveling Pants, Pattie Wilkinson" Stitch up a pair of easy breezy pants that are simple to sew and wear.

Thu, May 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 1" Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric. Finish the edges of a fashionable
"O" Sew Easy pattern, create double layer bias scarves, or add the latest pendants and jewels to
scarves for smart and chic creations. Learn easy sewing techniques and creative draping ideas.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Remembered Friends" As quilters, fabrics can trigger pleasant memories of times, places and friends. This quilt was
constructed from a friends fabric stash. Mary and Marianne will present how to use tools to cut and
piece with accuracy to create this beautiful tribute.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Shaped Shawls" Amy Herzog and Marly Bird show you Easy Shawls using self-striping yarn - a knit version and a
crochet version. Brett Bara demonstrates an asymmetrical crochet motif for the Falling Star scarf.

Fri, May 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 2" Use a little fabric and some creativity for instant success making these fashionable scarves. Create
flirty textured scarves in a matter of minutes using a few knots and a little sewing. This program
features Knot Your Average Scarf, 20-Minute Scarf, S-Curve Scarf, Flirty Scarf, and All Knotted Up
Scarf-as easy as it gets! Learn new and innovative techniques that are perfect for scarves.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "T- Shirt Quilt" Keep the memories, make old t-shirts into an heirloom quilt.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Transitional Knits" Knitwear is for every season. Designer Andi Smith teaches a bi-colored cable cowl for when it's too
warm for a scarf. Knitted miniatures-maker Althea Crome creates the tiniest knits around. Transition
to boot weather with Stephannie Tallent and the beautiful textures of Aran lace. Tanis Gray knits
filigree cables lace and Vickie Howell shares a mesh stitch for a market bag.

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