Wedding planning featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on planning weddings and decorating on a budget will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Certified wedding specialist Melissa Widner will talk about traditional wedding attire for the bride and groom, and explain how picking a theme can carry over into all aspects of the wedding, from invitations to napkins and even the wedding certificate.

Author and decorating expert Jack Warner will talk about how to make key design decisions that you and your pocketbook can live with. He’ll explain how a virtual reality tour helps to “get a feel” for a room you’re decorating. He lives in Ridgewood, N.J.

Information on steps to a healthier lifestyle and needle felting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Kristin Kuhlmann of Eastern New Mexico University Health Services says that more than 30 percent of adults are overweight or obese, and there is an increase in adolescent obesity. She will share steps for better health for all of us. She’s from Portales.

Sewing expert and designer Barbara Crawford will demonstrate the art of needle felting both by machine and by hand. Her company is Crawford Designs, and she’s from Gladstone, Mo.

The Art of Needle Felting

Finally, a creative medium that doesn’t require any particular talent! Anyone can needle felt. Moving one fiber into another using a barbed needle or multiple barbed needles is a basic definition of needle felting. Whether using a pattern or free-hand designs, it’s simple, it’s fast, and it’s fun to watch the creation come to life.

Needle felting can be done on many types of fabrics using many different materials and not just limiting us to wools and wool roving. You can use wools and roving in a lot of designs, but you can also do needle felting on jeans, sweatshirts and in fact just about any fabric, including quilts. You can needle felt onto quilts as long as the quilt is already finished or has the top layer and batting in place to have the depth of the fabrics.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico, and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.