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.
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.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Tiny Details (#1211) Duration: 28:01 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, Jul 8, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
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, Jul 15, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
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, Jul 22, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Nature-Inspired Knits (#1301) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Today our inspiration comes from nature. Anne Hanson talks about natural wool and its rich palette, and shows how to bring out the best of yarn's natural texture. Then, we travel virtually around the world in our weekly Space-to-Space segment. Today host Vickie Howell visits the UK virtually, chatting with editor Lara Watson about the crafty trend of woodland creatures. Next,designer Heather Zoppetti shows how natural motifs like leaves can be captured in lace, and demonstrates a vine-inspired stitch pattern. From rustic wools to beautiful woods, Tools of the Trade, Tanis Gray looks at products made from nature's bounty. Vickie closes with her weekly Loose Ends segment. She teaches the magic loop technique that's used to start a crocheted Foxy Stash Basket.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me