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December 2016 Volume 12/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, Dec 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew A Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish, Part 1" Start with a simple pattern and medium-weight knit fabric, plus a few sewing notions and you're ready to learn the basics of sewing with knits. Then, sew a versatile, yet carefree wardrobe in a minimum of sewing time with Nancy's streamline instructions. A swing jacket and top are the two wardrobe pieces featured in this first episode.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Costume Fun" Once you gain sewing confidence, you can explore new possibilities. Cosplay enthusiast Cheryl Sleboda fearlessly sews with unusual fabrics to create today's trendiest costumes. Angela Wolf embroiders on leather and embroidery educator Rebecca Kemp Brent creates changeable body art with faux tattoos for fun and fashion.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Take Beadwork to the Next Level" Author Nealay Patel returns to show how the type of wire used can enhance the design possibilities. He uses knitted wire and adds ruffles and ripples to make a dazzling necklace. Following today's hot trend, Katie makes a bracelet on a loom using leather cord and crystal beads in her Beading Lesson.

Tue, Dec 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew A Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish, Part 2" If it has been awhile since you've sewn with knits or if you've never tried sewing with knit fabrics, this series is what will give you knit-sewing confidence. See how easily a knit skirt or pants can be sewn or serged in an evening. Use Nancy's updated sewing techniques to make the process enjoyable without taking hours of time.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Stitching, Two Ways" Stitches make the statement. Artist Lea McComas, uses stitches like paint to tell a compelling story. Art quilter Laura Wasilowski enhances quilts with free-stitched embroideries to create a narrative of her joyful life.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "What Is Great Fit? Lcd" We define the meaning of fit and how it relates to sewing professional looking garments.

Wed, Dec 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers, Part 1" Do you have a drawer filled with once important, but seldom worn T-shirts? Give those notable shirts a second chance. Nancy and sewing makeover specialist, Mary Mulari, share ways of using the fabric from T-shirts to create more usable projects and memory makers. Learn how to make a rag-quilt, ideal for graduates, plus Christmas Stockings, luggage tags, and more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Wedding Bells" The pathway to sewing may lead right down the aisle. Fashion expert Angela Wolf shows how to embroider on tulle to create a stunning one-of-a-kind wedding gown. Quilt designer Kim Montagnese creates a keepsake ring-bearer pillow with computer design software and creative embellisher Clare Rowley tops it off with custom-made bridal veils.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Totes Adorbs, Sara Lawson" Find a favorite fabric to make an adorable go-to tote bag.

Thu, Dec 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers, Part 2" Be creative with T-shirts that are not being worn by using the fabric from the shirts in a new way. Nancy and guest, Mary Mulari, show how to turn the T-shirts from family vacation sites, school events, and sporting games into easy-to-sew projects such as, pennant banners, headbands, neck gaiters, scarves and more. These second-chance projects are ideal for beginner stitchers.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Row Quilt, Part 3" 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 Wheels Block made by Marianne and the Dutchman's Puzzle Block made by Liz Porter.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Carry Along Bags" Ellen Gormley is here to show Deborah how to stitch up the Rose Messenger Bag, worked in easy crochet with a cross stitch rose. Lena will then show how to knit the Visby Purse which features cables and a linen stitch side panel. Ellen is also in the stitch corner with a crochet Lazy Daisy Stitch.

Fri, Dec 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 1" Use your fabric stash and vintage designs to create quick and easy quilted projects. Nancy and vintage quilt expert Darlene Zimmerman take a fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs, sharing quick projects and full size quilt designs. Nancy and Darlene also teach you how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics, no matter what the style.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Alex's Star" Join Eleanor on small 4" Stars done in a twinkling!

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Fair Isle Style" Get ready to travel around the world for traditional stranded knitting styles. First Kirsten Kapur shows us Fair Isle-inspired stranded colorwork. Next, meet Jill Zielinski, AKA Kniterella, as we chat about how her graphic design career influences her colorwork knitting. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows us some goodies that will help you take charge of your charted colorwork. Finally, Gayle Bunn demonstrates how color work can apply to chunkier yarn with an on-trend Cowachin-influenced sweater.

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