Get Thready and Grow your Vocab for MAKING IT – A New DIY Competition Series to Dye For!

— July 27, 2018

Decoupage? Quilling? Add a little more craftiness to your vocab! To help prepare for CTV’s new DIY competition series, MAKING IT, executive produced and hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (PARKS AND RECREATION), below is a list of fundamental DIY terms to help you understand the tools you'll need to stay glued to your screen. Test your crafty knowledge… DIY CRAFT GLOSSARY OF TERMS: Appliqué: An added decorative element, as in needlework, made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to another. Bone Folder: a flat piece of plastic used to crease and fold paper. Batik: A technique for dyeing fabric by which the parts of the fabric are covered with removable wax to prevent absorption of the dye. Decoupage: a crafting technique where paper or fabric shapes are adhered to a surface with layers of thin glue called decoupage glue or Mod Podge. Deboss: the opposite of “emboss”. Deboss refers to a pattern or design that is pressed down into paper, while emboss refers to a pattern or design that raises up from the paper. Eyelets: small metal circles that can be clamped down around a punched hole. Masking: a technique where an image, or portions of an image are covered up so that another image or design can be stamped on top. Paillette: a flat sequin. Quilling: a paper crafting technique where strips of paper are twirled into small spirals and assembled into intricate designs. Scoring: technique using a stylus or bone folder to create a clean crease in paper. Waterleaf: An absorbent paper, like blotter paper.

Now that you’re equipped with your glossary, click here to Meet the Makers of MAKING IT.

  In the new, six-episode competition series MAKING IT, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, beginning July 31, eight of the most talented makers take on a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman, and expert judges Simon Doonan (Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York) and Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson. Designer Jimmy DiResta (DIRTY MONEY) serves as Shop Master. Every show will revolve around a central theme that draws inspiration from hugely popular, nationwide trends in crafting and DIY the whole family can enjoy. Each challenge reveals the makers’ skills and insights, as well as their touching personal stories. Then, in the end, one talented artisan will be crowned "Master”. Poehler and Offerman both share a love of, and passion for, craftsmanship, albeit from different perspectives. Poehler is a self-proclaimed crafting novice who has long harbored a secret appreciation for those who can imagine and execute incredible things by hand. Offerman is a New York Times best-selling author in the woodworking space and is well known for his love for making a variety of objects himself.  


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