Knitted, crocheted mini purses featured on show

Sheryl Borden

Information on making knitted and crocheted mini purses, changing wreath decorations and new and unusual kitchen tools will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Michele Muska is with Simplicity Creative Group in Antioch, Tenn., and she’s going to show how to use a new rotary cutting machine from Simplicity and a “leftie rightie” ruler to make some creative knitted and crocheted mini purses.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wreath that would work for multiple seasons? Michele Robertson, a floral designer with Hestand’s Floral and Gifts in Portales, will show how to make minimal changes to a wreath so it can be repeated each season or holiday, as desired.

Chef and cooking school owner John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) will share some great kitchen gadgets that make cooking easier, faster and altogether more fun. He uses new and unusual kitchen tools when teaching his classes as well as in his restaurant. He’s from Santa Fe.

Information on cooking brown rice, making fabric gifts and Japanese tailoring techniques and treatments will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gloria Kohnen of Riviana Foods Inc. will demonstrate how to cook brown rice, and explain the nutritional benefits of eating rice to prevent certain health problems. She’s from Houston.

Connie Moyers of the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service will demonstrate several fabric gifts to make — and most require very little sewing. She lives in Clovis.

Sewing expert Judy Barlup will teach Japanese tailoring techniques, and show examples of why this system works so well when sewing. Her company is Unique Techniques, and she’s from Bellevue, Wash.