Pressing flowers, ink blots on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on pressing flowers and making inkblots will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Kate Chu represents, and she’s going to share some of the new and exciting things that are going on in the field of pressed flowers, including new presses on the market and how to use the microwave for pressing. She lives in Anaheim, Calif.

Margaret Peot is an author, artist and painter, and she is going to show how making inkblots can be a remarkable way to free up a stifled creative self. She’ll demonstrate how to fill a blank, unlined sketchbook or journal with inkblots, and how to use them as a springboard for writing and drawing. She’s from New York City.

Information on making gel candles, making bear-shaped confections and gathering fabric will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Diane Lieb will show how to make gel candles, which make great gift items. They are especially nice for places that don’t allow burning candles since these candles can safely be used on warmers, and the aroma is wonderful. She’s from Portales.

Nancy Siler, of Wilton Industries Inc., will demonstrate how to use foods that can be “bear shaped” for a fun and novel presentation for lunches, parties and after-school activities. Siler is from Woodridge, Ill.

Nancy Lovett, sewing instructor with Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Center in Albuquerque, will show some newer and more effective ways to gather fabric for garments or for home decor items.