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February 2017 Volume 2/2017 WUSF TV
Mon, Feb 20

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 "Active Style" Today's active lifestyle demands fashion that fits and functions. Sewing educator Joanne Banko selects fabrics, notions and shows her favorite techniques to sew a custom-fit swimsuit. Cheryl Sleboda has a style tip to make jeans fit better. For active days indoors and out, designer Angela Wolf creates well-fitting leggings with today's sportiest look.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Enamel Training" Add new materials to your training routine. Teacher and designer Steven James warms up by forming wire into words and coating them with enamel. In the work out, he adds water and salt to traditional enameling techniques for fabulous results. Mixed media artist Susan Lenart ices things down by adding foil and glitter to resin to create druzy designs.

Tue, Feb 21

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 Quilting Arts "Let's Talk Texture" Texture adds style, artistry and interest. Fiber artist Cecile Whatman creates dimension and dept 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 "Sewing Tips That Simplify It All" Simple factory sewing methods will get you sewing like a professional in no time.

Wed, Feb 22

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 "Casual Style" Just kick back and go casual. Lifestyle blogger Caroline Hulse mixes woven and knit fabrics to make a super-stylish tunic. Fashion and sewing expert Angela Wolf restyles a classic A-line skirt to reflect today's trends. Fitting and style educator Judy Kessinger creates many top styles from just one pattern.

9:00 AM Sew It All "To The Maxi Skirt, Laura Wyatt" Channel your inner fashionista in a custom fit maxi skirt that's fully lined.

Thu, Feb 23

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!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Folk Dance" There are dozens of "traditional" quilt block designs. This episode features a quilt that uses one of those blocks - the Fons & Porter Pickle Dish Template Set makes the cutting and piecing of this block more enjoyable. Mary and Marianne Fons will guide you through the construction of the block, with tips that make your patchwork trouble-free.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Playful Ponchos" Knit up a cable Cloos poncho, and Robyn will demonstrate how to crochet the open stitch Lisbon poncho. Learn how to knit the Ribbed Cables Scarf with Lena.

Fri, Feb 24

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.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Radio Windmill and Sky Rocket" News of the greatest single event that shaped the history of America came over the airwaves on December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Eleanor shows how to make a patriotic block beginning with a star center and then adds template cut rockets.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Thick of It"Bigger is better for a quick knit or last-minute gift. Nicole Winer demonstrates how to knit a mega bulky hat and fiber artist Kait Brink chats about her meta-mega yarn project. Tanis Gray knits a fun, loopy fur stitch with chunky yarn that could become a home dec item or a doll. Becca Smith explains the magic of scale and shows how to knit with really huge needles and giant yarn.

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