Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)
|December 2013||Volume 12/2013||WUSF TV|
|Monday, December 23|
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 It's Sew Easy "Create Your Own Fabric" Let your creativity shine as our experts encourage you to make your own fabric. No we're not dyeing or painting, instead we're using thread and fiber to create a unique surface. Embroidery expert Cookie Gaynor is first. She shows how to create flowers and leaves with free motion sewing and three dimensional embroidery. Then, Rebecca Kemp Brent is back to create a perfect coordinating fabric every time with the stitches on your machine. Use an ordinary straight stitch to create a great plaid or layer decorative stitches to create borders and more. Finally, meet Michele Muska, fiber artist. She'll take felting to new levels as she demonstrates techniques for making felted fabrics, adding decorative fiber, and even joining pieces. And by the way she makes a pair of adorable booties too.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Wire It" Wire wrapping is one of our all time favorite techniques; keep it
fresh with these updates on tried and true techniques. Make a layered
pendant necklace, learn how to wire wrap bangle bracelets using
sliders with Barb Switzer, last, make earrings with Patti Bullard.
Wire it, wear it and love it.
|Tuesday, December 24|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 3"
Sewing ideas for scarves abound in this program with a potpourri of
amazing techniques. Nancy shows her infamous wrapped corner, elastic
thread shirring options, embroidery, fringing, and more. Create easy
scarves such as the Loop and Tuck, Fringed Folly, and Embroidered
Elegance that are chic, stylish, and fun to wear!
9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Baby Puffing"
Round yoke daygown embellished with baby puffing; Sew Quick, Sew Easy
credit card case, Sew Easy Stabilizing segment on tips and tricks for
stress-free embroidery; Heirloom Quilting with free-motion stitching.
Guests: Connie Palmer, Kay Brooks, Nina McVeigh.
|Thursday, December 26|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique - Large & Small, Part 1" Put a new twist on applique with innovative techniques that make a
creative impact. Mary Mulari, "Queen of Applique," guest hosts as
Nancy takes a well deserved break. Mary details easy up-to-date
appliques. She features many new techniques using "chips to chunks" of
fabric, texturing, and even Kaleidoscope ideas.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Baby Blankets" Every baby needs a blanket or two. Learn intarsia knitting with
Kristen Nicholas in a quick-knit striped blanket. Ellen Gormley
demonstrates crocheted shells in a three-color version. Brett Bara
shows you the African Flower crochet motif for an eye-catching scarf.
|Friday, December 27|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique - Large & Small, Part 2" Learn fast and easy applique tricks! Mary Mulari guest hosts and
teaches new and different applique techniques. When there's little
time to sew, but you want to stitch something fun, learn how to add a
modern applique-large or small. No more detailed satin stitching! Use
common machine stitches that often never get used.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Big and Bold"
Big is beautiful on today's Knitting Daily. Join us on today's
episode as we take a look at bulky yarns and big designs. We begin
with tips for working with chunky yarns. You'll have the tools you
need to dive into big knitting. Then, join crochet designer and author
Robyn Chachula as she and Kristin Omdahl explore crocheted afghans,
from lap blankets and lacy motifs, to big and comfy blankets to wrap
up in. On today's yarn spotlight, yarn expert Clara Parkes takes a
further look at chunky yarns, what they're ideal for, and how to best
use these yarns in your designs. Finally, we end with a quick tip for
huge art knitting, working with more than one strand of yarn.