Cake decorating featured on show

Information on one-step dye products, crocheting with plastic bags, and tie-dye cake decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)

Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter, and she will show how to use a one-step dye product for making a graduated tee-shirt. She represents Duncan Enterprises. This technique is a table-top one so little equipment is needed. Johnson lives in New York city.

Sewing instructor, Nancy Lovett will demonstrate a technique called “Playarn” which means crocheting with plastic bags. It is a great idea for recycling left-over plastic bags in the house. Lovett is from Albuqueque, NM and teaches at the University of New Mexico.

Cake decorating expert, Nancy Siler will show how to bring the inner flower child out in all your party guests by decorating cakes with retro tie-dye effects and neon hues. She’s with Wilton Brands in Woodridge, IL.

Information on saving money on vacation packages online, selecting area rugs, and drawing faces on fabric will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. Sturday. (All times are Mountain.)

Kendra Thornton is a travel expert with in Chicago, and she will tell how to save money on vacation packages, as well as share some other tips for getting great travel deals online.

Kathryn Sellers is with the Carpet & Rug Institute in Dalton, Ga., and she will talk about what is involved in selecting area rugs for the home, and what questions we should ask before purchasing the rug.

Carolyn Dahl, an artist and author, will show how to draw faces on fabric — even when you say you can’t draw well. She discovered this method when she had eye surgery and couldn’t see well enough to draw. Dahl lives in Houston, Texas.

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