Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: November 28, 2010Designer and author Amy Barickman shares sewing history about correspondence courses offered in the 1920s at the Women's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. Inspired by institute founder Mary Brooks Picken, Amy wrote a book featuring some of Mary's beautiful artwork and material.
Premiered: November 21, 2010HospiceCare Inc. grief counselor Cheri Milton joins Nancy to talk about a unique way of incorporating quilting in the healing or grieving process through making memorial quilts. A few months after the death of a family member served by HospiceCare, the family is sent a blank quilt square to memorialize their loved one. When the squares are returned, volunteer quilters assemble a memorial quilt.
Premiered: November 14, 2010Lorel Maple, vice president of the American Sewing Guild chapter in Madison Wis. explains the process her group used to dye silk scarves with natural dyes. Inspired by Larry Schmitt's no-pot dyeing technique, Lorel invited Larry to do a hands-on demonstration of dyeing basics for the guild. This fascinating project is one of the many creative endeavors that you can learn about in a Sewing Guild.
Premiered: November 7, 2010Deb Menz, an author and artist, gets creative with color, texture, and lots of mediums. Inspired by her travels, Deb combines a multitude of medium such as handmade paper, hand spun yarn, hand knitting and weaving, hand embroidery, bead embroidery, silk threads, fabric dyeing and printing, and machine embroidery.
Premiered: October 31, 2010Dimitri James is a Hollywood make-up artist and author of the book "Becoming Beauty." In his book he teaches women how to style themselves head to toe. Dimitri also has an interest in revising and restyling clothes. He shares remarkable tank top revisions and shows fabulous glam tops, which he created from the top portions of formal evening gowns purchased very inexpensively at a thrift store.
Premiered: October 24, 2010Julie Crabtree, a textile artist who studied in England, shares her artistic expertise in creating 3D landscapes with beautiful textural stitching. The artistic process starts with photographs and sketching. Julie works on cotton canvas fabric, and includes hand painting, hand embroidery, free-motion embroidery, fabric texturizing, and beading in her work to achieve the most depth in each piece.
Premiered: September 5, 2010
Designer Donna Fenske joins Nancy to showcase textured scarf creations using fabrics ranging from light and airy bridal illusion to a lofty fleece. Traditional techniques like making chenille give way to unique designs such as the no-sew Fairy Dust Scarf. Whether you're ruffling, tying, cutting, or felting, the results are dramatic!
Premiered: August 29, 2010
Transform a rectangle into a drapable spiral scarf, tuck and gather challis fabric for a cascading scarf, or create clever knit infinity ring scarves. Nancy and guest Donna Fenske share the simple process for making creative new fabric accessories-sensational scarves!