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Bamboo crafts featured on show

Sheryl Borden

Information on “upcycling,” bamboo for crafts and making a double Roman shade will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

“Upcycling” is a new term meaning to restyle older clothing, not to be confused with recycling. Barbara Crawford, designer and owner of Crawford Designs, will show how to take two, three or four clothing items from the closet, then cut them apart and put them together in a fresh, new way. She’s from Gladstone, Mo.

Judy Novella is with Fairfield Processing Corp. in Danbury, Conn., and she will talk about the strict requirements regarding rayon from bamboo and how all products made from bamboo are under close scrutiny by the FTC due to deceptive claims about the product.

Terrell Sundermann is going to demonstrate making a double Roman shade which is a two-shade system mounted on one board that can easily be made at home. The front is a typical Roman shade, and the back is a sheer Roman shade. Her business is Terrell Designs, and she lives in Englewood, Colo.

Information on making desserts and clay pottery making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Cookbook author Joan Toole will demonstrate making delicious desserts from a cookbook that is designed for the heart and soul. It even includes a CD-ROM of music to help set the mood for cooking. She lives in The Villages, Fla.

Artist Lonzo Lassiter started working with clay as a hobby and now teaches the techniques of “throwing” clay pots on a wheel to others. He’ll show examples of beautiful pieces of clay pottery he’s made. He’s from Clovis.