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Painting leather, fabric couture ink ahead on show


December 9, 2018

Information on painting on leather and working with permanent fabric couture ink will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday.

Professional artist Brenda Pinnick is going to show how to paint on leather, which requires a special process. She’ll show a variety of items she has painted as she demonstrates how to apply a design outline and then show how to use some different brush techniques and metallic accents. Pinnick is from Woodstock, Georgia.

Kari Child is a creative marketing manager and she’ll demonstrate using permanent fabric couture ink. She’ll explain different ways to make your design last by sharing three ways for drying. These include using a dry iron, a blow dryer and even the oven. Child lives in Midvale, Utah.

Information on perfect pattern placement, making an upholstered headboard and gathering multiple rows of stitching with a new presser foot will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Eric Drexler will demonstrate how to use iron-on transfer pens for perfect pattern placement. He’ll also show how fusible and temporary adhesives make any project easier and more precise. Drexler lives in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Rebecca Peck represents a company that makes kits for headboards, tuffets, cornices and other do-it-yourself projects. She is going to show how to make a beautiful custom upholstered headboard which will make your bedroom a haven of comfort.

Clare Rowley is going to show how to gather multiple rows of stitching without having to draw the fabric up by hand. She does this by using a sewing machine presser foot she invented which guarantees no risk of ever breaking threads. She’s from Prescott Valley, Arizona.

How to gather different fabrics using a sewing machine presser foot

A special sewing machine presser foot was originally invented by Clare Rowley for a woman with Rheumatoid arthritis and will guide all of your round 1/6 inch to 1/4 inch trims for you, so you can guide your fabric and create heirlooms to cherish for a lifetime. Make pillows with single or multiple rows of piping, even add beads to the edge of the piping for a one-of-a-kind expensive look. Make wedding gowns or veils for the bride in your life. This foot is also fantastic for sewing in zippers and also gathers your fabrics for perfect ruffles five different ways.

No other foot for sewing piping has the same tunnel design making it capable of sewing just about every round trim made. Simply guide your fabric to create beautiful embellishments. Use invisible threads for a clean look. Piping was once a frustrating chore, but with this foot the piping can’t move away from the foot so it is fun! In fact sewing piping is so easy, you’ll be tempted to sew multiple rows, maybe even add beads on the edge.

Wedding veils are extremely expensive. Save hundreds of dollars by making your own beaded veils. You’ll be shocked at how easy it is to sew them on to the very edge of the tulle. Sew all kinds of pre-strung rhinestones onto any fabric with ease. You can sew in any direction you like with just about any round trim.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations. Contact her at:

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