Information on Swedish decorating, replacing eggs in baking and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.
Decorators and authors Edie Van Breems and Rhonda Eleish will show how to paint and wax wooden frames, which is the same technique for transforming much larger pieces of furniture in your home. Their business is Eleish Van Breems Ltd. in Washington Depot, Conn.
Carol Fenster knows that eggs are one of the hardest ingredients to replace in baking because they bind ingredients, leaven and emulsify oil and water. She’ll share tips for success when baking without eggs. Her business is Savory Palate Inc. in Centennial, Colo.
Kris Wrede is an aromatic alchemist and natural perfumer, and her business is Kismet Potions in Albuquerque. She says that the word “perfume” is a Latin derivative of “per-fumem” meaning “through smoke.” Wrede will share a history of fragrance from Cleopatra to Chanel as she talks about the art of perfumery.
Information on furniture refinishing, cooking with apples and making different versions of design pillows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Furniture refinishing expert Bruce Johnson will show how to create reproductions of original arts-and-crafts pieces of furniture by using unfinished furniture and staining it yourself. Johnson is the spokesman for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Pat Baird will discuss the different varieties of apples on the market and explains which ones work best in different recipes. She represents The Washington Apple Commission and lives in Greenwich, Conn.
Pat de Santis will show how to make different versions of designer pillows for about a third of the cost of purchased pillows. She’s with Wrights in West Warren, Mass.