In a recent issue of Sew News, and in the ASG newsletter, "Notions", there are links to websites that offer sewing videos. For a fee, and sometimes free, a video can be downloaded and viewed online. This seems to be growing in popularity.
I think it's a great idea. There are very little sewing shows on television. Nancy Zieman still appears on our local PBS early Saturday mornings. I understand that in different parts of the country, there are other sewing shows airing.
Just in case we don't get enough Internet--here's a list of streaming video to check out.
Sandra Betzina--has 3 shows for free. In addition, a subscription can be purchased as well as pay-per-view. See what she has to offer at powersewing.com
Linda MacPhee--a large selection of videos available for subscription or pay-per-view on her website macpheeworkshop.com
Sulky of thread fame has Kaye Wood quilting videos at sulky.com
Nancy Zieman's PBS episodes are free at sewingwithnancytv.com
Shirley Adams--if you don't know of this lady, well you're in for a pleasant surprise. I watched her sewing show called "Sewing Connection" many years ago. Her method is to take a TNT and make it tons of ways. She has a line of patterns called "Alternatives", which revolves around a basic pattern, and purchasing optional pieces to change the look of the garment. Jackets are her specialty. Her old shows can now be seen on youtube.com Search for Shirley Adams and other sewing stars. Her webiste, featuring her patterns is sewingconnection.com
There is an online instruction website called sewontv.com. Each day, there are selected videos to view for free.
I wonder if there's a video on time management? Cause that's what I need to take advantage of all those great shows!
2 weeks ago