Sewing Newsletter (Page 5)

 
April 2015 Volume 4/2015 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Apr 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 2" Make it artsy! Learn novel embellishing that's super simple for fusible collage art quilts. In the second episode of this workshop class, fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson and Nancy teach you to embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and whimsical stippling. They show how to add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative rotary blades for cutting.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy " The Golden Era - The Late 1920s" Women were working outside the home, volunteering and voting! It was a time to see and be seen as designers found inspiration in sports heroes and movie stars. Sewing expert Lisa Shaw shows how to use computerized design techniques to create a stunning capelet and Angela Wolf designs and sews a form-fitting gored skirt with faux suede piping that flatters any figure.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Get Creative with Resin and Wire" Mixed media artist Susan Lenart Kazmer demonstrates making faux stones with glass glitter, inclusions and resin, and then she shows cold surface work to mimic enameling on metal. Today's Beading Lesson is on knotting with leather.

Tue, Apr 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 1" Super-size grandmother's quilt templates for fast and fun one-patch quilting. Nancy explores traditional quilt blocks such as the time-honored tumbler. She updates the tumbler block using a super-sized template to extend block size from four to ten inches in length-and it's speedy to stitch! Fabrics make a huge difference in the design, and Nancy shows some contemporary variations.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Memory-Keeping" Live alongside your memories everyday with memory quilts. Tammie Bowser translates a child's drawing into a beautiful art quilt. Using principles of color, scale and design, Leslie Riley selects and customizes a historic family photo and handwritten letter to create a stunning, quilted portrait.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch " Sewing Tips That Simplify It All" Simple factory sewing methods will get you sewing like a profession in no time.

Wed, Apr 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2" A faux-hexagon is the secret to Nancy's super-sized honeycomb design. Nancy transforms hexagon blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without any "Y" seams-just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized bouquet. These sensational quilts are easy to make using Nancy's faux-hexagon technique.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "After The Big Crash - The 1930s" The party of the 1920's ended in a big stock market crash, plunging the nation into the Great Depression. Simple, sleek lines, body-hugging bias cut dresses and upcycled hand-me-downs were the fashion hallmarks. Angela Wolf creates glamorous evening wear on the bias and Rebecca Kemp Brent adds scallops to add a fresh look to any garment or to home decor.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Bathrobe Beauty, Erin Sundet" Tackle bulky, heavyweight fabric and make a cozy bathrobe.

Thu, Apr 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Upcycled Shirts, Part 1" Reclaim your wardrobe with upcycling transformation techniques. Designer Donna Fenske and Nancy explain how to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet. Learn to change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines. Upcycle a shirt by exchanging the elements, or adding zipper piping, a quick ribbon placket, princess trim seams, and more.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Thread Embellished Coasters" Unique gifts and one of-a-kind creations will inspire you to try your hand at thread embellishment.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Shrug It Off " Ellen Gormley shows you how to crochet an award winning lace shrug, while Kristen Nicholas takes you through knitting a simple spring cardigan. Brett Bara teaches you to crochet a scarf with a lovely floral motif.

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