By Sheryl Borden
Information on low cost ways to perk up your home, how to create “instant heirlooms” using unfinished furniture, and ways to use liquid dye will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, at noon. (All times are Mountain.)
Interior designer, Beth Secosky is going to show some low cost ways to perk up your home. Her discussion will cover bookcases, coffee tables, pillows, and frames, as well as up-cycling old furniture. Her business is EASYdesigns, LLC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. He’s going to show how to create your own “instant heirlooms” using unfinished furniture. He’ll show how to distress wood, stain it, and add wax to provide protection and a timeless finish.
Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter from New York City, and she will show how to use liquid dye for three different dyeing techniques. She represents ILovetoCreate.com.
Information on creating items with threads and fabrics, using stabilizers in embroidery designs, and de-cluttering our lives will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain.)
Patsy Shields, author and designer with Sulky of America in Sellersburg, Indiana, will show how to use items around the house to create décor decorated with threads and fabrics. The one she will demonstrate is called a “fringed flower clicker bag.”
Sewing expert Kay Brooks will give an overview of which stabilizers should be used for different types of fabrics and embroidery designs. Her company is RNK Distributing in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Author and professional organizer Kathryn Porter of Colorado Springs, Colorado, will explain why most people have “too much stuff” and why it’s so hard to de-clutter our lives. She will discuss different types of clutter, goals, and how to develop an individualized cleaning system.
To Dye or Not To Dye
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Tulip® Permanent Fabric Dye is suitable for all 100 percent natural fabrics, including cotton, linen, ramie and rayon. Wool, silk and polyester/cotton mixes will dye to lighter shades depending on the percentage of natural fibers. Pure polyester, acrylic, nylon and special finish fabrics are not recommended for dyeing.
A dye junkie loves to try new things. As always, Tulip® makes it EASY for you with this creative bundle that includes everything you need for your fashion dyeing habit.
The Tulip® Dye Techniques Kit™ includes:
• Three 4 oz. bottles of Tulip® Permanent Fabric Dye™ (fuchsia, lime and turquoise),
• One 2 oz. bottle of Tulip® Resist™
• Three Tulip® Multi-Surface Stencils™
• Two sponge brushes
• Reusable spray nozzle
• 4 pairs of gloves
• Rubber bands
• Instruction guide that includes five outrageous techniques: Shibori, Spray, Batik, Brush and Urbanesque.
“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.