‘Up-cycling’ denim featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living

Information on recycling denim, the health benefits of probiotics and “up-cycling” clothes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon.

Outgrown or worn out doesn’t have to mean outdated. Barb Chauncey has written a book titled “Denim by Design,” and she’s going to show how to transform recycled denim into dynamic clothing items, such as vests. Her company is A Barb Chauncey Design, and she’s from Carter, S.D.

Pat Baird is a registered dietitian and author, and she will talk about probiotics, and explain what they are and the role they play in health and nutrition. She represents Dannon, and lives in Greenwich, Conn.

Don’t throw away those old ties or sweaters or jewelry! Barbara Crawford is going to demonstrate what she calls “up-cycling.” Crawford’s company is Crawford Designs in Gladstone, Mo.

Information on making skirts and watercolor pleats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sewing expert Sue Hausmann will demonstrate making fast, faster and fastest skirts. She is vice president of education for Viking Sewing Machine Co. in Westlake, Ohio.

Rebecca Harger of REBAH Publishing in Noblesville, Ind., will show how to cut, mark, pleat and join panels of fabric using the Pleated Rail Fence method. The results form watercolor pleats, which she has added to some jackets and quilts she’ll show.