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May 2015 Volume 5/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, May 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 2" Learn to add a touch of nostalgia to fresh new quilting projects. Quilting doesn't always refer to "bed quilts." Join Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman for innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, 1930s-1940s inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The British Invasion - The 1960s" Technology exploded and new music, fashion and ideas flooded in from England and beyond. Fashion influence went beyond Fifth Avenue and Carnaby Street in London influenced the fashion scene. Sewing expert Angela Wolf shows how easy it is to cut and sew a sassy mini-skirt and Marie Zinno uses today's embroidery technology to embroider a hip fringed faux suede belt.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Style and Color" Molly Schaller shows how she uses trend boards to design jewelry and demonstrates trendy leather bracelets with large focal beads. Then she makes a colorful statement necklace and shares great tips on storing bead strands. In Katie's Beading Lesson she shows how to organize your work space. She offers suggestions for the right supplies and tools and adds another important element - lighting, especially when working with small beads and distinguishing colors.

Tuesday, May 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 1" Use soft knit fleece to create fashionable accessories in a flash! Start with yardage of fleece or other "fleecy" fabrics and learn how to create quick projects-perfect for gift giving. Scarves, wraps, and even capes can easily be sewn or serged with a little sewing know how from Nancy.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Shows and Exhibitions" Quilt shows and exhibitions are like wonderlands for quilters. From the Tokyo Quilt Festival, Luana Rubin shows some amazing miniature quilts and intricate quilted handbags. Quilting friends Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal share insights on entering and curating quilt exhibitions. For those just starting their quilt journey, Kristine Lundblad has a perfect cross quilt project.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Have Fun with Fabrics" Why do you choose a certain car? We all have our favorite make from sporty to classic but most importantly because they are fun to drive! Learn why fabric is the fun vehicle for your sewing journey.

Wednesday, May 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 2" Warm and cozy projects for your home are quick to stitch-and no fitting! Accessorize your home with fleecy projects, creating fast-to-sew blankets, pillows, and much more. These projects, which can easily be made in an evening, are ideal for first time sewists and stitchers.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Counterculture - The Late 1960s" We were headed to the moon! Back on earth, the hippie movement took hold with loose-fitting, fluid fashions, bell bottoms, sandals, t-shirts and headbands. Dressing up included a ruffled shirt, striped hip-hugger pants and zippered boots. Londa Rohlfing shares her sewing expertise to add ruffles to any garment and Coleen Swettman sews a hippie-inspired poncho that goes everywhere today.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Zipper Pillows, Amanda Niederhauser" Use an exposed zipper to dress up different pillow sham styles.

Thursday, May 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "1 Easy Jacket Pattern - 6 Terrific Looks, Part 1" Learn easy sewing and embellishment techniques for a jacket with multiple fashion options. Join Nancy and designer Amy Barickman as they take a simple swing jacket/coat pattern and give it different looks with a little creative sewing and charming vintage elements. In this first episode you'll learn basic sewing tips plus quick serging and embellishment ideas to fashion several new jacket versions.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Cubbyholes" Simple construction of these "cubbyhole" blocks makes a great study of lights and darks. Mary and Marianne stress cutting accuracy and a consistent quarter inch seam for the success of creating this pattern.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Crochet Caps for Him and Her" Ellen Gormely teaches you how to work crocheted cables and how to crochet with beads as she makes two hats. Brett Bara combines knitting and weaving in a scarf that shows off a special yarn.

Friday, May 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " 1 Easy Jacket Pattern - 6 Terrific Looks, Part 2" Make a stylish jacket with a simple pattern and clever artistic techniques. Use an easy unlined jacket/coat pattern and express your personality with embellishment options for three new looks. Nancy and guest Amy Barickman detail how simple changes to fabric and technique allow you to quickly sew creative jackets with unique accents.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Fabric Gal Quilt" Eleanor shares her love of fabric as she demonstrates her technique to make two blocks at one time. Get the inside scoop from Eleanor on fabric manufacturing, from concept to design and completion.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Literary Knits" Visit the knitting library as former costume designer Annie Modesitt talks about knitting's place in literature. Then, Nikol Lohr shares some of her amazing literature-inspired knits virtually, from the old schoolhouse she calls home. Next, author and designer Joanna Johnson's love for Anne of Green Gables inspired her to create a book of her own. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis reviews books for readers (and knitters) of all ages in which knitting plays a prominent role. Last is Vickie tying up Loose Ends with a crocheted bookmark tutorial.


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