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.
Arm Yourself (#1407) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Barry Klein shows some great ideas for finishing off your sleeve caps. Chat with the Tech Knitter about her popular blog. Leslye Solomon demonstrates how to attach set-in sleeves and Tanis Gray shows why diamonds and bobbles are a girl's best friend. Vickie Howell shows how details really matter, right down to the cuffs.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Playtime Knits (#1408) Duration: 28:00 TVG
It's time to play! Author Elizabeth Green Musselman knits a kid-approved Ninja back pack. Artist Taylor Hart shares her whimsical crocheted taxidermy and the Dolly Mamas knit a furry friend for a good cause. Tanis Gray teaches the puffy Canterbury Bells stitch and Vickie Howell shows how to finger knit.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Crochet Home (#1409) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Crochet some style for your home. Editor Marcy Smith highlights a unique, colorful rug and Toni Rexroat talks about crochet and home decor. Marcy Smith shows a charming log cabin afghan and Tanis Gray shares a perfect stitch for a house warming gift. Vickie Howell transforms a doily pattern into a chic throw rug with multiple strands of yarn and a big hook.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 23, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Made In North America (#1410) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Some of the most exciting yarns are made in North America. Donna Drachunas knits a lace scarf with luxurious yarn from the Alaskan muskox. Ron and Theresa Miskin share their story of yarn from the American bison. Tanis Gray stitches a patriotic star flower to accent hats to pillows. Nicole Winer demonstrates a project with a US-made yarn that benefits a good cause.
- KQED Life: Fri, Dec 30, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
New Spin (#1411) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Learn how to make yarn yourself! Editor Anne Merrow introduces the ancient art of spinning using a drop spindle and shares ideas for knitting with hand-spun yarn. Liz Gipson shares her love of making yarn by hand and Tanis Gray demonstrates the lazy links stitch. Then learn to make dryer balls to assure great results when laundering knits.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 6, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Novelty of It All (#1412) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Create a novel effect with non-traditional yarns. Yarn designer Barry Klein shares tips and tricks to get the maximum effect. Soak up the creative spirit of writer and artist Kathy Cano-Murillo. Author Laura Nelkin's combines novelty yarn and beads to make an elegant bracelet. Tanis Gray makes a charming daisy applique with crystals. Vickie Howell crochets a cool cable pattern with lofty, colorful yarn.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 13, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Don't Sweater The Small Stuff (#1413) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Take your project from homemade to handmade. Knitter and instructor Patty Lyons shares tips to make your next sweater a success. Kate Gilbert of the Twist Collective talks about why sweaters are such popular projects. Leslye Solomon shows how to block a sweater successfully and Tanis Gray adds a feminine touch with lace picot. Vickie Howell compares neckline treatments and proportional sizing for baby sweaters.
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 -- 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, Jan 27, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me