Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

January 2015 Volume 1/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Jan 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1" Create carefree curved designs without ever cutting a curve! Nancy takes the stress out of piecing traditional quilt block designs such as the Drunkard's Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel. Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Dress Up Your Wardrobe" We expand our view of classics by adding surface embellishments to personalize your garment. Cindy Hogan makes appliques from embroidery to add detail to any garment. Then, it's our next lesson in the Little Black Dress from Angela Wolf and different seam finishes including the Hong Kong. Last is embroidery expert Eileen Roche and easy dress embroidery for beautiful style.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Metal Stamping and Spiral Wire Wrapping" As she crafts a cuff bracelet from metal, author and instructor Lisa Niven Kelly shows how to size, stamp and shape a bracelet for fit and fashion. Inspired by the Spirograph and string art popular in days-gone-by, she creates a beautiful wire-wrapped pendant. In Katie's Beading Lesson, learn to make a leather wrap bracelet.

Tuesday, Jan 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2" Make traditional to super-sized quilt blocks with easy carefree curves. Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Modern Quilting Meets Folk Art" Two very distinct quilt approaches, modern quilting and folk art, have one very important element in common-they both thrive on a simple clean aesthetic. Today's three designers take a simple approach with very different techniques. First, Catherine Redford makes a modern place mat using hexagons. Then, Ebony love demonstrates die-cut trapunto. Finally, Michelle May shows how to create a felted flower brooch in the folk art style.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch " The Skirt" Peggy interviews a designer and pattern maker. Then, she demonstrates the basics for creating a half circle skirt.

Wednesday, Jan 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 1" Love the look of designer bags, but hate the price? Embroider a "knockoff" bag for less. Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using sewing and embroidery tips from Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche. Learn how to add grommets for function and flair. Take sewing handbags to a new level.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Details" Today's show looks at a few classic details. Amy Alan has a serger lesson. She reviews the basic serger stitches and teaches when to use them and tension adjustments for each. Then, Angela Wolf introduces princess seams - why you use them, how to adjust for fit, and then how to sew them. Finally, Kenneth D. King has a couture technique for curved tucks on a fabulous top.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Chevron Chic, Caroline Hulse" Create a fun and easy tote bag using a chevron piecing technique.

Thursday, Jan 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 2" Stitch a designer handbag with simply sophisticated embroidery details. Start with a rectangle of fabric and add unique embroidery accents such as shaped corners and precisely stitched grommet holes to make a stunning designer bag. Join Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche to learn these exciting details. Get the inside scoop on customized pockets, straps, and linings.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Wagon Wheels" Quilters love quilts inspired by the past. This quilt was inspired by an antique quilt. Mary Fons and Liz Porter demonstrate how to use a template set to create the 9-blade fan unit and present tips for piecing curves. They will also discuss making a border using your remaining fabrics to enhance your quilt top.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Keeping Bay Warm" Kristin shows how to knit the Sawtelle Cardigan and Ellen demonstrates the crochet Sideways Cardigan, both from Berroco. Lena demonstrates a knit Brioche 2-color rib scarf.

Friday, Jan 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 1" Piece perfect quilt blocks with ease using your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery guru Denise Abel teach you how to piece quilt blocks using a combination of machine embroidery and techniques borrowed from paper piecing. There's no precise measuring or cutting needed! Piece blocks by layering fabric over guidelines that the machine stitches onto stabilizer. Perfect blocks every time!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Star Spangled Banner and Stars and Stripes" Patriotism ran high as everyone, including the children, joined together in the fight for victory. Learn how to make two star spangled red, white, and blue blocks, easy enough for kids.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily " In Living Color!" Today we're living in color! First, designer Annie Modesitt talks color theory and creates a vibrant slip-stitch cowl. Then we enter the colorful world of wearable artist Nicholas James White in our Space to Space segment. Next Laura Bryant demonstrates painting with yarn to create spectacular effects with hand-painted fibers. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis presents tools and yarns that brighten up to your knitting life. Finally, Vickie rambles about the bramble stitch on Loose Ends.

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