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.
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
Thick of It (#1402) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Bigger is better for a quick knit or last-minute gift. Nicole Winer demonstrates how to knit a mega bulky hat and fiber artist Kait Brink chats about her meta-mega yarn project. Tanis Gray knits a fun, loopy fur stitch with chunky yarn that could become a home dec item or a doll. Becca Smith explains the magic of scale and shows how to knit with really huge needles and giant yarn.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 6, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Transitional Knits (#1403) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Knitwear is for every season. Designer Andi Smith teaches a bi-colored cable cowl for when it's too warm for a scarf. Knitted miniatures-maker Althea Crome creates the tiniest knits around. Transition to boot weather with Stephannie Tallent and the beautiful textures of Aran lace. Tanis Gray knits filigree cables lace and Vickie Howell shares a mesh stitch for a market bag.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Norwegian Knits (#1404) Duration: 28:00 TVG
The Yarn Guys, Jeffrey Wall and Dennis Rinkenburger, share traditional ways to knit color patterns. Contemporary Norwegian designer Marion Rindsem compares old and new. Donna Druchunas turns classic designs into a trendy winter wearables and Tanis unravels the mystery of Latvian Braids. Vickie takes Nordic practice swatches and creates a cozy pillow.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 20, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
Sweater Weather (#1405) Duration: 28:00 TVG
Celebrate sweater weather! Barry Klein shows how to pick the perfect sweater for your next project. Meet designer Rohn Strong to talk about crochet sweater patterns. Louisa Demmitt hand knits a hoodie, and Tanis Gray demonstrates the simple but graphic technique of two-color corrugated ribbing. Then Vickie shows how to flatter any figure with the best sweater for your shape.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 27, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me