Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

December 2014 Volume 12/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Dec 22

8:00 - 9:30 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 2" Review the whole embroidery experience with fast and and easy FUNdamentals! Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche teach you to master the basics of embroidery. Learn to rehoop-with the hoop off the machine and fabric out of the hoop! Create monograms by resizing and respacing letters. Learn to quilt and make lace with your embroidery machine. Plus, embroider projects that are seemingly impossible to hoop.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Recreate" Simple finished items are the base for today's projects. Our experts give them some added pizzazz. Eileen Roche starts out with a simple tee shirt - add some embroidery and it begins an amazing infinity scarf. Then, Joanne Banko has the secrets for embellishing a plain sheer wrap and turning it into a fabulous accent.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Bead It" Bead it, wear it and love it; designs to make and wear today. Katie creates a spiral bloom bracelet using irregular seed beads flowers and leaves, enjoy a peak at Elizabeth Ward's Czech glass collection, and last learn how to use large hole beads to make wire wrapped focal beads for a necklace with Candie Cooper.

Tuesday, Dec 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Doll Fashion Studio, Part 1" Learn to sew trendy 18" doll fashions for a quick and easy seasonal wardrobe. Author and designer Joan Hinds and Nancy share the secrets to sew a seasonal collection of clothes for 18" dolls. Each outfit is sewn with speedy techniques and easy flat construction. Learn to use a variety of fabrics and embellish with ruffles, ribbing, snaps, and trim. Create a raincoat, recital dress, hiking outfit, and a sassy little sundress.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Make It Your Own" Each week the show features some of the most innovative designers in the industry. They hope to inspire you to try out some of their techniques and also see how you can incorporate their lessons into your style and make it your own. Laurie Ceesay returns to add on to her lesson on portrait quilts. She expands on the process with line drawings. Then, Judy Coates Perez is featured in a segment we taped earlier demonstrating the process of dyeing wool. Finally it's more dyeing with Candy Glendening. Dyers who live in cold climates have fun using snow as a resist to dye; Candy's technique uses ice when there is no snow around.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Zippers, Here, There, Everywhere" Don't treat your zippers as just a way to hold up your skirt or close your jacket. You're missing one of the most versatile fashion accents - learn all about zippers and how to use them.

Wednesday, Dec 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doll Fashion Studio, Part 2" Little girl's gifts in minutes-sew simple 18" doll outfits for all occasions. Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create adorable doll clothes that are easy to sew and incorporate fast closures for little fingers. Learn to make impressive special occasion clothing including a fairy princess dress, a cheerleader outfit, a snowy day ensemble, and a sweetheart dress. Sew gathers, sweet necklines, easy hems, fancy trim, and more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Quilt Basics" Get started with the basics for traditional quilting. What could be more basic than quilting for home decor and apparel? Rebecca Kemp Brent has a demonstration on free motion and guided quilting to hold a kaleidoscope applique in place, plus a short discussion on fusibles and needles. Then, Angela Wolf demonstrates ruching with elastic thread.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Teaching Techniques, Vanessa Vargas Wilson" Learn how to teach kids to sew with an intro to machine basics and a simple starter project.

Thursday, Dec 25 - Holiday
Friday, Dec 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Sew Knits with Confidence, Part 1" Build your confidence and learn easy techniques to sew and embellish stylish new knits. Knit fashions are in vogue and Nancy provides up-to-the-minute sewing tips to make them quickly. Learn about the vast array of knits, smart pattern choices, great tools, and easy techniques for seams, elastics, necklines, hems, zippers, embellishments, and lots more. From simple ribbing to ruffly accents, you'll learn the basics from an expert.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Silent Star and Comfort Quilt" America was determined to stay out of World War 11 raging in Europe by remaining silent. To demonstrate USA's conviction, Eleanor pieces a block called the Silent Star. A strip pieced block, the Comfort Quilt, represents how sympathetic church groups sent warm quilts to war torn countries.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Everyday Lace" Lace is not just for dress up; learn how to make lace an every day technique. First, author Heather Zoppetti shows how to begin a circular lace piece and finish a lacy beret. Next, we chat virtually with Lorna's Laces' Beth Casey. Then, editor Amy Palmer talks about the "big lace" trend of combining big needles and chunky yarn with delicate stitches and demonstrates different double decreases. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at lace needles, and gives us a behind the scenes look at how knitting needles and crochet hooks are manufactured. Last on Loose Ends, Vickie adds an easy 'picot' edging for a stress-free lacy touch.

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