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.
Boy Meets Girl (#1307) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
First, menswear designer Josh Bennett talks about choosing stitch patterns and palettes, and finishing techniques that add a masculine touch. Then, meet husband and wife retailing dynamos Kathy and Steve Elkins as they talk yarn trends and the business side of knitting. Next, designer and winner of the Fiber Factor challenge, Lauren Riker, shares how she makes and attaches her signature girly embellishment, the knitted bow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows some tools and yarns that are genderless in their appeal. Vickie closes with some Loose Ends thoughts on how a few changes to a pattern can take a garment in a more masculine or feminine direction.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Everyday Lace (#1308) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Lace is not just for dress up; learn how to make lace an every day technique. First, author Heather Zoppetti shows how to begin a circular lace piece and finish a lacy beret. Next, we chat virtually with Lorna's Laces' Beth Casey. Then, editor Amy Palmer talks about the "big lace" trend of combining big needles and chunky yarn with delicate stitches and demonstrates different double decreases. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at lace needles, and gives us a behind the scenes look at how knitting needles and crochet hooks are manufactured. Last on Loose Ends, Vickie adds an easy 'picot' edging for a stress-free lacy touch.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Woven Look (#1309) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Weave your way to beautiful garments. First, Gwen Bortner introduces entrelac and shows how to create the building blocks of the fabric. Next, we travel virtually to India, land of fabulous woven fabrics, for a glimpse into the contemporary knitting scene. Then, Lily Chin uses her join-as-you-go knitting technique to create a weaving-inspired pillow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis talks covet-worthy tools and yarn to add to your collection. Last, on Loose Ends, Vickie creates a woven fabric with mesh crochet.
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
If It Knits, It Fits (#1310) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Today we learn how to make garments that fit. Designer Anne Hanson shows how to take measurements, and the most important fit points of a garment. Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby discusses designing crochet-wear to fit women of every size. Next Laura Bryant goes in-depth on the bust dart, explaining how to customize a sweater. Then, in Tools of the Trade, Tanis has some tools that simplify knitting and fitting. Vickie ties up Loose Ends with tips with a demo of knitting a fully fashioned decrease.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Foot Forward (#1311) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Put your best foot forward as Cathy Carron walks us through stockings past and present and demonstrates a World War I-inspired sock. Next, let's cross the pond and chat with British sock designer Rachel Coopey. Author Katie Startzman shows how to make a sweet felted slipper. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis helps you put your best foot forward when it comes to sock knitting. On Loose Ends, Vickie adds sole to your slippers with an easy crochet method.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 9, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
In Living Color! (#1312) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Today we're living in color! First, designer Annie Modesitt talks color theory and creates a vibrant slip-stitch cowl. Then we enter the colorful world of wearable artist Nicholas James White in our Space to Space segment. Next Laura Bryant demonstrates painting with yarn to create spectacular effects with hand-painted fibers. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis presents tools and yarns that brighten up to your knitting life. Finally, Vickie rambles about the bramble stitch on Loose Ends.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Crochet Day! (#1313) Duration: 28:00 TVG
First, Robyn Chachula demonstrates adding color and texture in a plaid-inspired scarf. Then, meet fashionistas the Double Stitch Twins, Monika and Erika Simmons, who make crochet cool. On Tools of the Trade, get hooked on crochet with these fun hook and yarn ideas from Tanis. Finally, Gayle Bunn demonstrates a simple crocheted baby hat and shows an easy, on-trend embellishment.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Great Beginnings (#1401) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Have you ever felt at a loss when trying to start a project? Learn to choose the right yarn and fiber with Patty Lyons, and meet up with designer Cirilia Rose in her Seattle studio. Stephannie Tallent shares tips on provisional cast-ons and Tanis Gray teaches an unusual vertical slit cable. Vickie Howell wraps up Loose Ends with an easy triangle shawl that's worked tip-to-tip.
- KQED Life: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me