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.
Fair Isle Style (#1306) Duration: 28:00 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Get ready to travel around the world for traditional stranded knitting styles. First Kirsten Kapur shows us Fair Isle-inspired stranded colorwork. Next, meet Jill Zielinski, AKA Kniterella, as we chat about how her graphic design career influences her colorwork knitting. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows us some goodies that will help you take charge of your charted colorwork. Finally, Gayle Bunn demonstrates how color work can apply to chunkier yarn with an on-trend Cowachin-influenced sweater.
- KQED Life: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me
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, Mar 10, 2017 -- 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, Mar 17, 2017 -- 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, Mar 24, 2017 -- 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, Mar 31, 2017 -- 2:00pm Remind me