Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

September 2014 Volume 9/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Sept 22

8:00 - 9:30 AM Sewing with Nancy "Landscape Quilting Workshop, Part 3" Get the self-assurance you need to do landscape quilting in small step by step lessons. The final episode in this series deals with the trickiest part of landscape quilting-ground cover! Nancy and her quilting buddy Natalie Sewell show how to achieve movement and depth in ground cover by layering and working with a multitude of fabrics in a random and unruly way. Give life to your designs by highlighting and shading with markers and oil pastels. Then stipple to your heart's content following the movement of the fabric.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fashion Accessories" This season is all about altering, modifying or changing. Texture is what makes these projects different. Runway designer Christopher Straub is back for a lesson on texture and creating a custom bag. Next is couture designer Kenneth D. King. He's known for wow embellishments. Today is ribbon techniques for embellishment. We finish up with Angela Wolf. It's time to prep the sleeve.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Mixed Media Jewelry" Author and designer Cynthia Deis demonstrate collage techniques for mixed media jewelry. She creates a mica tag and a flat leather bracelet. Katie's Beading Lesson features an assist from Candie Cooper for a quick lesson on making silk beads.

Tuesday, Sept 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stress Free Zipper Creations" Take a carefree approach to zippers by creating fast and fun zippered projects. Designer Mary Mulari joins Nancy to "zip up" functional and decorative projects! Learn easy zipper techniques for lanyards, picnic totes, cosmetic bags, storage for electronic devices, and more. Plus, you'll find new options for using zippers in unique and unusual ways to make trim such as piping and appliques for all your projects.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Inspired By Nature" What does an artist see and what is their viewpoint in developing a quilt or quilted project? First, Dianne Springer shares her perspective regarding functionality. She endeavors to cover everything around her with quilts and looks for easy ideas that meet the functionality of the item. Her project is an interchangeable mailbox cover she titled "Manic mailbox". Then, Barbara Schneider has a lesson on creating water quilts and the progression from photo to quilted interpretation. Last, Sophie Rubin shares her viewpoint from the eye of a child as she discusses quilts from around the world with host Pokey Bolton. There are so many plants and animals giving us patterns, colors and simply inspiring us to create. Fiber artist Sue Reno talks about finding creative inspiration in her environment; her work features native plants, as well as images of animal skeletons. Close inspection of nature is also evident in the work of Jane Sassaman's quilts. She shows how to abstract plant images and use them in your quilts.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Great Ez Sewing Styles for Everyone" Learn about some wardrobe choices in fitted clothing, with simple patterns that sew quickly and fit well.

Wednesday, Sept 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Runway Finishes for Cool Edges, Part 1" Learn to sew runway finishes for seams and hems, creating artistic details on fashion fabrics. Nancy and Linda Lee, fashion designer from The Sewing Workshop, share their penchant for sewing to create cool runway finishes such as mitered corners for hems, a trendy method for sewing a detailed Hong Kong Finish, baby hems for sheers, and a crisp shirttail hem on a classic shirt. The finishing steps are all simple, yet effective.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Stitch Magic" Machine stitching can be a lot more than simple straight lines. It's a design element all by itself and creative sewing can yield impressive results. Rebecca Kemp Brent is first with the basics of free motion quilting. Create surface design and learn about the basics of quilting. Then, meet pattern designer Melissa Stramel for her signature faux smocking technique using bias tape rather than traditional shirring. We end with adding lining to our feature jacket with Angela Wolf.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Pick Pocket Skirt, April Rhodes" Learn how to insert inseam pockets into a skirt or dress.

Thursday, Sept 25

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Runway Finishes for Cool Edges, Part 2" Enjoy a unique sewing experience finishing seams and hems with runway-style sewing secrets. Linda Lee, pattern designer and author, joins Nancy to showcase runway raw edge finishes suitable for woven and knit fashions. They extend cool edges to home decor using bold fringe that effortlessly fits into seams. They also feature fuse and stitch underlays for couture garments, including a selvage with ribbon and fringed edges, plus a petticoat edge on a T-shirt.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting " Machine Quilting" Mary's guest Angela Huffman will show you how a simple piece of plastic will take your quilts from plain to Blue ribbon ready. Demonstrations include straight line channel quilting, the selection and use of rulers and templates, and how to create spaces on your quilt top for fabulous motifs.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "lace" We have two great lace projects this week, a knit lace shawl from Debbie Macomber and a crochet vest from Lisa Gentry. Our square is crochet "Crows Foot" and the we will learn all about the lace "life line".

Friday, Sept 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Sew Elastic-Stretch Your Options, Part 1" Learn timesaving tips for sewing a variety of elastics. Nancy reviews various types of elastics including braided, knitted, and woven, and then she teaches updated techniques for buttonhole and drawcord elastic. In addition, learn how to make a traditional elastic casing and a ready-to-wear technique for a no-worries elastic casing, especially nice for knit garments.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Dessert Time" This quilt is a piece of cake using Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Brioche" Don't be intimidated by brioche. First, you'll meet Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark who has some basic brioche techniques. Then, Amy Singer is featured in a virtual interview right in her own home studio. Next, Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark returns with amazing brioche techniques for both flat and circular knitting. Then, Tanis shows some tools for beginning in brioche. Vickie has a final tip for brioche on big needles.

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