Meet trendsetting designers and improve or learn new skills. Join knitting expert Eunny Jang, ace crocheter Kim Werker, spinning and weaving fiberista Liz Gipson, and America's favorite stitcher Shay Pendray. Viewers are invited to explore the world's most beautiful fibers, yarns, and tools. You'lll be inspired to learn how to make the perfect sweater, decorate their home with fiber, needle-felt bags and scarves, embellish knitwear with metal, buttons, and embroidery, and much more.
Vintage Knitting (#1207) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Knit something straight out of a period drama, or add a pretty detail to lend a vintage touch. Andrea Jurgrau demonstrates a Downton Abbey inspired jabot and cuff. On our Space to Space segment, we gain a wealth of knowledge on fashion history from the 1920s and 30s with designer Annie Modesitt. Next, Andrea Jurgrau returns with a segment on vintage lace doilies. Then, Tanis shows that even yarn and notions can be stately and elegant. Last, Vickie shows how to add a lacy trim for a vintage feminine look.
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Brioche (#1208) Duration: 28:00 TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Winter Games (#1209) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Get ready to keep warm this winter and be cool when it's cold outside. First, yarn shop owner Laura Zander demonstrates a gaiter and mittens inspired by X Games medalist Devin Logan. Then, we meet an Olympic medalist at his home - Jayson Hale has a great story to share. Next, Drew Emborsky shows how to design and crochet a cool hat using the yarn you have on hand and absolutely no math! Then, get in the game with Tanis and support your favorite team. Last, Vickie shares some finish line touches.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Creating Drape (#1210) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Today's show is all about knitting garments that feel as good as they look. Host Vickie Howell and her guests work with yarns and gauge to create garments that have beautiful drape. First, designer Barry Klein shares ways to insure your fabric flows elegantly. He'll look at yarn and stitch choices and see the different ways to create drape. Then, we go Space to Space with Minneapolis shop owner Steven Be. Next, crochet Editor Marcy Smith shows how yarn, gauge, pattern and construction all work together to affect drape. Then, Tanis discusses yarns that do all the work for you. Vickie has a last quick tip showing how to change the drape of a fabric.
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Tiny Details (#1211) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Today's show looks at knitting and fitting baby, kids, and doll clothes. First, designers Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley demonstrate shaping and construction techniques that are especially important when knitting for babies. Then, we'll spend some overseas Space to Space time in the home studio of Erika Knight in Brighton, England. Next, Brandy Fortune demonstrates a sweet skirt, for a doll or daughter. Then, Tanis is in the yarn spotlight. Vickie closes with a tip for turning a basic baby hat into an heirloom gift by adding a simple crochet flower.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Open Work (#1212) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Open up to open work. First, is Toronto designer Julia Madill and her drop stitch top with unique T-construction. Then Vickie visits with Sarah White in the Space to Space segment. Next, Tanis Gray has fun new items that lend themselves to lace. Last is crochet editor Marcy Smith and a lesson on different open work crochet techniques.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
Shawls and Scarves (#1213) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Scarves and shawls are everyone's favorite all-season projects. First, author and designer Lisa Shroyer starts off with innovative edgings. On Space to Space, Vickie chats with podcaster Marly Bird. Then, yarn guy Barry Klein teaches how to knit and connect mitered boxes to create a scarf or shawl. Next, Tanis invites us to wrap up in luxury with shawl yarns and products. Last, Vickie shares a quick tip on inside out knitting to create an on-trend scarf.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder