Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On the set of "Plaid TV" with Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza

Steve Piacenza, Stefanie Girard, Cathie Filian and me at the CHA Winter show
My friend, Stefanie Girard, got to film an episode of "Plaid TV"  with Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza
Steve Piacenza and Cathie Filian of Plaid TV
She did an fun episode titled "How to Make a Wind Chime with Garden Tools" that combined a project

and technique from her book "Sweater Surgery" (from Quarry Press) with a project from Steve Piacenza
Steve Piacenza and Stefanie Girard on set at Plaid TV
and his arsenal of Plaid products.  I went along to help Stefanie with her makeup since I had just got my new HD Makeup kit and needed a venue to test it out on.  The show is filmed in high definition so it provided me with a great opportunity to see if the makeup worked or not.  It also gave me this sneak

peek as to how this show is filmed. Below is a Cathie Filian, who is checking the lighting
on the set before they start filming. A lot of time and effort goes into filming each Plaid TV segment.

They spend time checking and rechecking the directions, the project and the materials so
Steve Piacenza, Stefanie Girard and Cathie Filian reviewing the project.
that the viewer gets the best possible finished product to enjoy.

Between segments, Steve took out a moment to model one of the "Hot Glue Gun" finger protectors that Cathie Filian and he invented.
Steve wants to help you prevent hot glue gun burns
As for Stefanie's project, it was too much fun.  See the flower on the bird house, it is made from a recycled sweater that had been felted.  Then Stefanie used her Sizzix "Big Shot"to die cut flower petals
and turned into the sweater into a flower.  The flowers became a cool decoration for a fun bird house chime.

If you have not had a chance to go online and watch these episodes, you are in for a treat.  The projects
vary to cover a large area of interest
and audience based.  On the day I was there I got a quick peak at some their projects.   On one table I saw fabulous easy kids projects that would appeal to young children.  On a different table, there were projects that made me want to run out to the local craft store and stock up on plaid products.  They also have projects posted on the web site to inspire you through the upcoming holiday season.
As for the episode itself, well here it is for your viewing enjoyment.

What are your crafting plans for the upcoming holidays?  We would love to know what types of projects our readers enjoy making and reading more about.


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