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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6504

All Topics » Topic: Literature » Subject: Crane, Stephen » Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6504
  • 2013
  • Grade/Interest Level: 7 - 12
  • Running Time: 27 minutes
  • Described English

Synopsis:

A representative from Simplicity Created Group creates felted cuffs and demonstrates how to use the new Simplicity Twelve Needle Deluxe felting machine. Viewers also learn how to use shaving cream and acrylic paints to marbleize fabrics.

Transcript:

>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY
WITH THE BEST OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS
AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES
IN TODAY'S ACTIVE WORLD, WITH YOUR HOST, SHERYL BORDEN.
WELCOME TO "CREATIVE LIVING" TODAY. WE ARE GOING TO LEARN
TO MAKE FELTED CUFFS WITH A NEW MACHINE
ON THE MARKET THAT USES 12 NEEDLES AT A TIME,
AND WE'LL LEARN TO MARBLEIZE FABRIC, WHICH CAN THEN BE USED
FOR ALL KINDS OF SEWING AND CRAFT-RELATED PROJECTS.
ONE OF MY GUESTS TODAY IS MICHELE MUSKA, AND SHE'S WITH
THE SIMPLICITY CREATIVE GROUP IN ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE.
MICHELLE IS GOING TO DEMONSTRATE THE NEW SIMPLICITY 12-NEEDLE
DELUXE ELECTRIC FELTING MACHINE.
SHE'LL SHOW HOW TO MAKE SOME BEAUTIFUL FELTED CUFFS
TO WEAR AS BRACELETS OR TO ATTACH TO GARMENTS,
AND THE BEST PART IS THAT THEY CAN BE MADE TO FIT PERFECTLY
TO YOUR WRIST.
WE'LL BEGIN THE SHOW TODAY WITH EVELYN TERHUNE, AND
SHE'S A CRAFTER AND DESIGNER.
EVELYN WILL SHOW HOW TO USE ORDINARY SHAVING CREAM
AND ACRYLIC PAINTS TO CREATE A MARBLEIZED EFFECT ON FABRIC,
WHICH CAN THEN BE USED FOR A VARIETY OF PROJECTS.
SHE ALSO SAYS THIS IS A GREAT PROJECT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
BECAUSE THERE'S VERY LITTLE CLEAN-UP.
EVELYN'S COMPANY IS OZARK CRAFTS, AND SHE LIVES
IN GILBERT, ARKANSAS.
EVELYN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. I'M ALWAYS AMAZED
WHEN YOU COME, YOU SHOW US SOME PROJECT USING--
LIKE LAST TIME, I REMEMBER ONCE YOU SHOWED US ABOUT USING
CRAYONS TO MAKE SOME ART.
WHAT A NICE WAY TO FEATURE OUR KIDS OR GRANDKIDS.
AND TODAY YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO CREATE ART USING
SHAVING CREAM?
>> YES, MA'AM.
I LIKE TO USE THINGS I HAVE ON HAND, AND YOU KNOW
I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY, IT'S A GOOD TRIP, THREE COUNTIES
TO MY NEAREST WAL-MART.
>> [CHUCKLES] >> SO, WHAT I DO--
WHAT I'M GOING TO SHOW TODAY IS DIFFERENT MARBLING
TECHNIQUES TO--I CAN'T ALWAYS RUN AND GET A PIECE OF FABRIC,
TO BLEND TWO--OTHER FABRICS TOGETHER FOR STRIPPING
OR SOME OTHER-- >> SO YOU CREATE THEM.
>> SO I CAN CREATE THEM.
>> THIS IS ONE EXAMPLE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SHOW US.
>> IT IS.
>> AND THIS--IS THIS JUST MUSLIN?
>> THIS IS-- >> SO YOU COULD USE--
>> ANY TYPE OF FABRIC YOU WANT TO, IT DOESN'T MATTER.
MM-HMM. I JUST DO PRE-WASH MY FABRIC, JUST BECAUSE
IT'S A HABIT, I GUESS.
>> OH, THOSE ARE PRETTY!
>> OK, BUT WHAT YOU DO IS JUST-- YEAH, IS JUST SPRAY A LITTLE
SHAVING CREAM DOWN, AND THEN I'M GOING
TO SPREAD IT OUT. ANY KIND, JUST CHEAP SHAVING CREAM.
IT DOES NOT MATTER ONE BIT.
>> CHEAP IS BETTER.
>> WHAT YOU'VE GOT IN THE HOUSE, WHAT YOUR HUSBAND HAS
IN THE HOUSE, BUT IT'S NOT WHIPPING CREAM. YOU DON'T WANT
TO LICK YOUR STICK WHEN YOU GET THROUGH WITH IT.
>> HA HA HA!
>> OK. SO NOW, THEN I'VE GOT THAT SPREAD OUT TO
MAYBE 1/4" THICK.
THIS PARTICULAR ONE I'M GOING TO DO FIRST.
I'M WORKING WITH ACTUAL DYES.
YOU CAN USE ACRYLIC PAINTS, YOU CAN USE--I'VE HEARD YOU CAN
EVEN USE KOOL-AID FOR THIS.
SO USE WHAT YOU'VE GOT ON HAND.
UH, I'M A BIG BELIEVER IN USING WHAT YOU HAVE ON HAND,
BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU'LL LOVE IT,
AND WANT TO DO A THOUSAND OF THEM, AND OTHER TIMES YOU
JUST THINK, "THAT WAS FUN ONCE."
[LAUGHING] >> THROW THAT ONE AWAY.
>> YEAH, BUT I'M JUST DOTTING A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR HERE
ONTO MY SHAVING CREAM, AND I ACTUALLY GOT THIS
AT THE MOTEL THIS MORNING, LITTLE SWIZZLE STICKS.
MM-HMM, AND I'M JUST DOTTING A LITTLE BIT HERE AND THERE.
AND THEN, YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE MADE MARBLE CAKES
FOR OUR KIDS WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE?
THAT'S WHAT YOU CAN DO, IS JUST SWIRL IT IN,
ANY WAY YOU WANT TO GO, BLENDING THOSE COLORS.
>> THAT'S PRETTY.
>> ...RECAP THIS WHILE I'M DOING MY SWIRLING HERE.
AND THE MORE YOU GO, THE MORE VARIATION YOU GET,
OF COURSE.
AND JUST SWIRL IT ANY WAY YOU WANT TO.
THEN, NEXT THING I'M GOING TO DO IS...
TAKE A PIECE OF MY MUSLIN.
>> MM-HMM.
>> PUT IT DOWN ON TOP, PAT IT A LITTLE BIT...
>> SO, IF I'M UNDERSTANDING, WE COULD HAVE A WHOLE YARD
OF FABRIC.
>> OH, YEAH.
>> WE WOULD WORK IN SECTIONS.
>> MM-HMM. AND IF YOU WANTED TO DO A BORDER, YOU COULD GET
MASKING TAPE AND MASK OFF A STRIP--
>> OH, MAKE A STRIPING PATTERN OR SOMETHING.
>> BUT ONCE I'VE GOT IT KIND OF PATTED DOWN THERE,
I JUST PULL IT OFF, AND IT DOESN'T LOOK
LIKE WHAT YOU THINK IS GOING TO, EVER, SO I WILL TAKE--
AND I'M USING A TONGUE DEPRESSOR,
BUT ACTUALLY I SHOULD HAVE USED MY SCRAPER, PROBABLY.
AND YOU SCRAPE OFF THE EXCESS SHAVING CREAM.
>> OH, IT GETS DARKER AND BRIGHTER...
>> YEAH, AND YOU GET A NICE, PRETTY, DARK PATTERN.
THEN I WOULD COME BACK AND BLOW IT DRY
WITH MY BLOW DRYER, HEAT-SET IT BY PUTTING A PRESS
CLOTH ON TOP, AND WE'RE READY TO GO.
>> NOT STEAM.
JUST--YOU JUST USE HEAT.
>> JUST DRY IRON.
I DO PUT A PRESS CLOTH.
>> SURE.
PROTECT YOUR IRON.
>> YEAH, USUALLY, WHEN YOU BLOW IT DRY, ANY EXCESS SHAVING
CREAM IS GOING TO VANISH.
>> UH-HUH.
WELL, HOW FUN IS THAT!
>> NOW, I'VE GOT THIS LITTLE WATERCOLOR STILL HERE.
I MIGHT WANT TO HAVE LIKE A PASTEL BACKGROUND
ON SOMETHING, SO WHAT I'LL DO IS JUST KIND OF SWIZZLE IT
AROUND, PAINT IT ON...
>> OH!
>> WITH MY STICK, AND I CAN SWIRL IT ANY WAY
I WANT TO.
SAME OLD SHAVING CREAM.
>> AND THE REASON IT'S GOING TO BE MORE PASTEL IS BECAUSE
THE BULK OF THE COLOR CAME OFF ON THE FIRST SET,
RIGHT?
>> AND IT'S JUST BLENDED TOGETHER MORE. MM-HMM.
THIS TIME I THINK I WILL USE THE SCRAPER. IT'LL COME OFF
A LITTLE BIT SMOOTHER FOR ME.
I'M USED TO SCRAPING TOWARDS MYSELF INSTEAD OF AWAY FROM
MYSELF, SO WE'LL SEE.
AND THEN I'VE GOT A VERY LIGHT-- >> UH-HUH.
>> A VERY, VERY LIGHT MARBLING IN THE BACKGROUND THAT I COULD
APPLIQUE ON TOP OF, I CAN SPLATTER AND DO--
>> LOOKS LIKE TIE-DYE, DOESN'T IT?
>> MM-HMM. YOU COULD DEFINITELY DO THAT AS WELL.
>> UH-HUH.
>> OK, LET ME TAKE JUST A MINUTE HERE AND CLEAR THIS OFF.
>> I THINK THIS WOULD BE HARD TO STOP ONCE YOU GOT STARTED
WITH THIS.
>> IT IS ADDICTIVE.
IT IS ADDICTIVE, BUT IT'S NOT EXPENSIVE,
SO, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE WORSE ADDICTIONS, I GUARANTEE.
>> I GUESS SO!
IS THIS SOMETHING YOU'VE EVER-- I KNOW YOU WORK WITH
4-H'ers AND YOUTH GROUPS, IS THIS SOMETHING YOU'VE
WORKED WITH THEM ON?
>> I HAVEN'T YET, BUT MY DAUGHTER...
MY DAUGHTER, FOR HALLOWEEN, IS DOING A SPECIAL LITTLE,
UH, WALL HANGING FOR HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,
NOT HER MOTHER.
>> HA HA HA!
>> AND WHAT SHE HAS DONE IS TAKE EACH OF THE CHILDREN'S
NAMES AND...
PUT THEM ON FREEZER PAPER, IRONED IT DOWN, SO IT WORKS
LIKE A STENCIL AND IT REMAINS WHITE UNDERNEATH,
AND SHE'S GOING TO LET EACH ONE OF THE KIDS DO
THE MARBLEIZING ON TOP OF IT.
>> THAT'S A GREAT IDEA, AND A GREAT WAY TO USE IT.
>> MM-HMM. LET ME SHOW YOU ANOTHER THING THAT I FIND
VERY, VERY USEFUL IS--LET ME FIND THE LIGHTEST
COLOR, THIS RIGHT HERE.
MAYBE I WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH MORE COLOR.
LIKE, THIS HAS BEEN MARBLEIZED, AND IT'S A GOOD GREEN,
AND IT WOULD WORK FOR A LOT OF THINGS.
BUT MAYBE I'M WORKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL,
AND I WANT TO BLEND IT WITH SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T HAVE
ANY MUSLIN IN IT WHATSOEVER.
SO WHAT I'LL DO IS JUST MIX IN SOME GREEN INTO MY SHAVING CREAM
UNTIL IT'S WELL BLENDED.
>> MM-HMM.
>> AND I'M NOT SURE WHY I PUT THIS IN THE MIDDLE
OF MY PALETTE.
[LAUGHS] >> FROM WORKING ON THE OTHERS.
>> HABIT.
BUT I'LL SPREAD IT OUT, LIKE WE DID THE OTHERS,
AND, ACTUALLY, IF I COULD GET YOU TO CUT ONE OF THOSE STRIPS
IN HALF FOR ME, I DON'T NEED TO DO THE WHOLE
THING. YOU'LL GET THE IDEA WITH JUST A LITTLE BIT HERE.
NOW, YOU SEE, THAT'S A PRETTY FLAT COLOR RIGHT THERE
THAT I'VE GOT.
AND WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IS GO BACK IN AND ADD
A LITTLE MORE OF THAT COLOR, JUST IN DOTS, LIKE WE DID
ON THE FIRST ONE, AND THEN I'LL ADD--
>> THAT'S THE SAME COLOR THAT WE JUST USED? OK.
>> OK.
>> IT'S NOT DILUTED WITH THE SHAVING CREAM.
>> IT'S BARELY DARKER, BUT IT'S JUST A TAD DARKER.
BUT FOR VARIATION, I'M GOING TO PUT IN SOME OTHER GREENS.
LET'S SKIP IT.
>> SOME OF THESE ARE METALLIC.
>> YEAH. THIS ONE'S METALLIC.
LET ME PUT SOME OF THAT.
THAT GIVES IT A REAL FESTIVE LOOK, LIKE IF YOU WERE DOING
SOMETHING FOR THE HOLIDAYS, OR MAYBE A BIRTHDAY.
YEAH.
I GOT A LITTLE WILD ON THAT ONE DOT, BUT THAT DOESN'T
MATTER, THAT'S-- I LOVE THINGS THAT YOU CAN'T
MESS UP. DON'T YOU LOVE THINGS YOU CAN'T MESS UP.
>> DON'T WE ALL.
>> OK. A LITTLE HUNTER GREEN,
NOT MUCH OF IT. IT'S A STRONG COLOR RIGHT NOW.
AND I THINK I'VE GOT ONE MORE OVER THERE THAT I HAVEN'T USED.
IF YOU HAND THAT ONE TO ME.
>> ...ANOTHER METALLIC ONE.
>> OK.
>> SO THIS IS GREEN ON GREEN.
>> GREEN ON GREEN.
AND YOU'LL SEE VERY QUICKLY WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WITH IT.
AGAIN, I'M GOING TO TAKE AND JUST MARBLEIZE IT ALL IN.
>> MARBLEIZE IT.
>> MM-HMM. AND I LIKE TO GO A VARIETY OF DIRECTIONS.
I DON'T MAKE IT ALL-DIRECTIONAL.
YOU CERTAINLY COULD DO THAT IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO,
BUT I LIKE THE COLORS TO BE REALLY INTERSPERSED.
>> MM-HMM.
>> OK. THEN, AFTER I DO THAT, I'M GOING TO COME BACK IN
WITH MY DARKEST GREEN, WHICH IS RIGHT HERE,
AND I USUALLY USE A PLANT GREEN OR HUNTER GREEN FOR THIS.
I'M GOING TO MAKE A FEW LONG STRIPS.
MAKE THREE HERE.
SEE THEY HAVE--THOSE ACTUALLY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF SHAPE
TO THEM?
>> MM-HMM.
>> AND THEN I'M GOING TO TAKE AND PULL THAT COLOR,
LIKE THAT, OFF A LITTLE BIT.
PULL THAT COLOR.
LET ME TRY SOMETHING THAT'S NOT COLORED YET...
OUT.
>> NOW YOU'RE SORT OF INTENTIONALLY CREATING A DESIGN.
>> MM-HMM.
>> IT'S NOT AS RANDOM.
>> RIGHT.
>> LIKE LEAVES?
>> MM-HMM. THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE. GOOD GUESS!
>> OH, GOOD GUESS!
>> AND THIS IS ACTUALLY GOING TO MAKE THE VEINS
IN MY LEAVES.
LIKE THAT.
THEN I'LL TAKE MY FABRIC, PAT IT DOWN JUST LIKE
WE DID BEFORE.
>> IT'S AMAZING HOW QUICKLY YOU CAN SEE THAT COLOR COME OUT.
>> UH-HUH.
WHO WOULD GUESS WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE THAT?
>> THAT'S AMAZING.
>> I'M GOING TO TURN THIS TO SCRAPE IT. I THINK
IT'LL BE EASIER FOR ME TO GET TO.
>> OK.
>> AND AGAIN, I'M SCRAPING OPPOSITE THE WAY
I USUALLY SCRAPE, SO EVERYBODY CAN SEE.
BUT YOU CAN SEE HOW I COULD FUSSY-CUT THIS.
IF YOU DON'T MIND HOLDING THAT OUT, I'M GOING TO
BLOW-DRY IT.
[BLOW DRYER WHIRS] OOPS, OOPS.
IT'LL BLOW DRY US ALL.
IT WON'T TAKE A MINUTE HERE.
OK, YOU CAN SEE THAT GLITTER COMING THROUGH.
>> OH, NOW I CAN. UH-HUH.
>> THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT, IT'S JUST A HINT OF SPARKLE.
AND IF YOU'LL HAND ME THE SCISSORS...
I'M THINKING...
>> OH, NOW YOU'RE GOING TO CUT SOME LIKE AN APPLIQUE TYPE.
>> EXACTLY. IN FACT I'M GOING TO MAKE THIS LIKE...A HOLLY LEAF
ON THIS ONE, I THINK.
>> OH...
THIS IS LIKE THE RORSCHACH, IT'S WHATEVER YOU SEE
IN THAT DESIGN.
>> YEAH. OH, I COULD--I COULD DO BROWN LEAVES. I COULD DO
WHATEVER I WANT TO.
AND SOMETIMES-- >> SO ONCE THIS IS DRY,
THEN WE COULD ATTACH IT TO READY-TO-WEAR
OR TO SOMETHING WE'VE MADE, OR-- >> AND, NORMALLY, I WOULD
HEAT-SET THIS FIRST, BEFORE I CUT IT OUT,
BUT FOR SPEED OF OUR DEMO, I'M JUST SHOWING HOW YOU WOULD
CUT IT OUT.
>> MM-HMM. OH, THAT LOOKS LIKE-- >> ISN'T IT PRETTY?
YEAH. I'LL TURN IT THIS WAY.
>> COULD YOU JUST LET IT, LIKE, AIR-DRY OVERNIGHT,
IF YOU DIDN'T WANT TO-- >> YOU COULD,
YOU CERTAINLY COULD.
I'M JUST IMPATIENT.
I LIKE QUICK PROJECTS.
>> I LIKE TO FINISH THEM IMMEDIATELY.
>> I THINK THAT'S WHY I LIKE THESE QUICK AND EASY TECHNIQUES,
BECAUSE I LIKE TO SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT.
BUT THERE I COULD GRIP IT TOGETHER, PUT A LITTLE POM-POM
IN THE CENTER.
>> PUT YOUR HOLLY BERRY, RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDDLE.
>> OR A LITTLE NUT.
I COULD DO THAT.
>> WELL, THIS IS REALLY FUN.
I'M GOING TO TRY THIS.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVELYN.
>> OH, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.
>> MICHELE, IT'S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE,
AND I WAS REALLY EXCITED WE WERE GOING TO DO A SEGMENT
ON FELTING, BUT I THOUGHT, WELL, IT'LL BE MUCH LIKE
THE OTHERS THAT I'VE SEEN, YOU KNOW, WITH THE HAND,
BY HAND, AND WITH ONE OR TWO NEEDLES.
BUT I'VE NEVER SEEN A FELTING MACHINE.
>> OH, YOU'LL BE SO EXCITED.
IT'S SO MUCH FUN, AND IT'S GREAT BEING BACK.
I'M SO HAPPY TO BE HERE.
I STARTED FELTING WITH A SINGLE NEEDLE...
>> MM-HMM.
>> WHICH WAS VERY LABOR-INTENSIVE,
AND BACK IN THE DAY, THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT YOU HAD.
YOU STILL USE A SINGLE NEEDLE IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING
THREE-DIMENSIONAL-- FLOWERS OR LITTLE ANIMALS
OR THINGS LIKE THAT.
BUT THIS MACHINE HAS 12 BARBED NEEDLES,
AND IT'S JUST FAST AND FURIOUS, AND YOU GET A LOT
OF THINGS DONE.
>> AND EVEN THE ONE I SAW THAT WAS ON A WOODEN BLOCK
THAT HAD NUMEROUS NEEDLES...
>> RIGHT.
>> YOUR HAND STILL GOT TIRED WORKING IT.
>> AND IT'S VERY LABOR-INTENSIVE.
WHEN I FIRST STARTED, I ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW,
I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE RESULTS, AND I KEPT GOING,
BUT I--I--I GOT TENNIS ELBOW.
[CHUCKLES] >> YOU CAN DO THAT!
>> YOU CAN.
>> WELL, MAYBE, AND--AND WE'RE GOING TO SHOW, OR YOU'RE GOING
TO SHOW HOW TO MAKE A CUFF TODAY, BUT WE CAN USE
SO MANY DIFFERENT FABRICS.
>> WE CAN. THE NATURAL FABRICS REALLY WORK THE BEST,
EXCEPT FOR COTTON.
COTTON HAS VERY TIGHT FIBERS, AND THEY BREAK
WITH THE BARBED NEEDLES.
BUT SILKS, SILK CHIFFONS AND VELVETS, THEY ARE A LITTLE
MORE "ELASTIC-Y."
THEY, YOU KNOW, LEND TO BEING PUSHED AROUND A LITTLE
BIT BETTER.
>> AND THIS LOOKS LIKE IT HAS SOME METALLIC THREAD ON IT.
>> IT ACTUALLY HAS A FABRIC THAT HAS A REAL METAL THREADED
THROUGH IT.
>> OH, I SEE, OK.
>> AND IT'S REALLY BEAUTIFUL.
>> AND THE SAME ON THIS-- >> AND THAT HAS SOME REALLY
FANCY, THE--YOU KNOW, THE FANCY YARNS THAT YOU CAN USE.
YOU CAN USE YARNS, YOU CAN USE ROVINGS,
WHICH IS THE FIBER BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY, UM,
SPIN IT INTO YARN.
>> OH, UH-HUH.
THIS IS REALLY BRIGHT AND COLORFUL.
>> SO I USED A DUPIONI SILK ON THE BACK.
>> UH-HUH.
>> YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO BACK TO LOOK AS PRETTY AS THE FRONT.
>> OH, YES, OF COURSE.
>> UM, EVEN THOUGH NO ONE SEES IT.
AND YOU CAN SEE A LITTLE BIT OF THE FIBER EDGES.
THAT GIVES A LITTLE BIT OF POP OF COLOR.
BUT I USED A VERY BRIGHT-COLORED SILK, UM,
FROM ITALY ON THAT.
IT WAS SOME HAND-DYED VELVETS AND DUPIONI,
AND IT GIVES A LOT OF TEXTURE WITH A LITTLE AMOUNT OF WORK
WHEN YOU USE PRINTED SILKS.
THE COLOR'S ALREADY THERE, SO EVEN THOUGH IT'S EXPENSIVE
TO USE, YOU ONLY HAVE TO USE A LITTLE BIT.
MM-HMM.
>> THIS ONE'S-- WE'RE LEADING UP
TO MY FAVORITES, BUT I--I--THIS ONE MAY BE--
>> I LIKE THAT ONE A LOT, TOO.
AND ON THAT ONE, UM, I ACTUALLY DID A LITTLE
FREE MOTION QUILTING ON IT AS WELL. SO ON THE FRONT OF IT,
AFTER YOU'RE DONE, YOU CAN DO SOME FREE MOTION QUILTING,
YOU CAN DO EMBROIDERY WITH FLOSS, OR SOME METALLIC
THREADS AND THINGS, SO-- YOU CAN SEE MAYBE
SOME OF THE STITCHES THERE.
>> I MEAN, TALKING ABOUT EMBELLISHMENTS, THIS HAS GOT
SOME CRYSTALS AND PEARLS ADDED TO IT.
>> AND THAT'S A SIMPLE CUFF, AND IT COULD GO WITH
A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT I ADDED SOME PEARLS
AND SOME CLEAR CRYSTALS ON THAT THAT I--BEFORE I PUT THE BACK
ON IT.
>> SO, IN OTHER WORDS, YOU MAKE THE CUFF JUST LIKE USING
THE CUFF PATTERN THAT COMES WITH A JACKET OR A BLOUSE,
BUT THIS IS MADE SEPARATELY AND THEN PUT ONTO THE JACKET.
>> OR JUST AS A BRACELET.
>> OH, YOU COULD WEAR IT JUST AS A BRACELET.
>> THOSE ARE ALL JUST CUFF BRACELETS, SO YOU CAN
ADD THEM AS--YOU CAN USE THEM AS EMBELLISHMENTS, UM,
WHEN YOU'RE MAKING A PATTERN AS A COLLAR, AS A POCKET,
OR EVEN AS A CUFF, BUT I SPECIFICALLY
USE THOSE AS BRACELETS.
>> JUST BRACELETS.
>> YEAH!
>> WELL, THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE THREE PIECES, THAT--
THIS IS SILK PION--DUPIONI-- >> CORRECT. THIS IS WHAT WE
START WITH. I USED THE BASE AS A SILK DUPIONI, AND THEN
I ALWAYS USE A WOOL FELT.
THAT HAS A NICE SOLID BASE TO IT, BUT YET IT'S THIN.
BUT YOU WANT SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL. MM-HMM.
AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT, I USED A NICE VELVET,
A SILK VELVET.
>> WOW.
>> AND IT HAS A NICE SHEEN TO IT.
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND THEN I STARTED-- YEAH. AND THEN I JUST
STARTED FELTING IT...
>> OK.
>> ON THE MACHINE.
AND I'LL SHOW YOU THAT IN A MOMENT WITH THIS, OK?
AND...THEN, UM, THESE ARE SOME OF THE MATERIALS THAT I ADD
TO IT. IF YOU WANT TO FEEL THIS, THIS IS BABY ALPACA.
>> OH.
>> YEAH, VERY SOFT.
AND THIS IS CALLED "ROVING," AND THIS IS WHAT IS A NICE USE,
AS A NICE BASE FOR IT.
YOU CAN ALSO USE YARNS.
I JUST LOVE IT. IT'S JUST-- IT ADDS A NICE TEXTURE TO IT,
AND A DEPTH, AS YOU CAN SEE.
AND THEN, SOME OF THOSE OTHER, UH, LITTLE PIECES DOWN THERE
ARE RIBBONS AND VELVET AND PRINTED SILKS
AND SILK CHIFFONS.
>> MM-HMM.
>> AND THEN YOU CAN ALSO USE SOME HAND-DYED SILK RIBBONS,
AND I CAN SHOW YOU SOME FUN EXAMPLES ON THAT AS WELL.
>> AND THIS IS JUST A PIECE OF FABRIC. DO YOU--
>> RIGHT. THIS IS ACTUALLY, UH, A REALLY BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN SILK,
AND IT'S ACTUALLY A DRESS FABRIC, AND I CUT THE MOTIFS OUT
AS YOU CAN SEE OVER HERE.
>> OH. SO--BUT COULD YOU USE THIS AS...THE FACE OF IT?
>> RIGHT, YOU COULD.
I HAPPEN TO WANT TO JUST USE THE COLORFUL PART, BECAUSE
I DIDN'T WANT THE WHOLE PIECE TO BE LIKE THE DARK COLOR,
AND I WANTED IT TO BE A LITTLE BIT LIGHTER,
SO YOU CAN--IN QUILTING YOU CALL IT "FUSSY-CUTTING,"
WHEN YOU CUT AROUND A PATTERN.
SO YOU WOULD JUST FUSSY-CUT AROUND THE LITTLE
PIECES OF FLOWERS, AND THEN YOU CAN LAYER.
>> OK.
>> THE BEAUTY OF THIS IS IT'S ALL ABOUT LAYERING,
AND IF YOU JUST FELT IT A LITTLE BIT FOR PLACEMENT,
YOU COULD ALWAYS REMOVE IT, AND I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO DO THAT,
AND YOU CAN PUT IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.
>> I SAID THE MACHINE LOOKS SO ODD BECAUSE THERE ARE
NO SPOOLS OF THREAD ANYWHERE.
>> NO! THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO THREAD, OR BOBBIN.
>> UH-HUH.
>> IT HAS 12 NEEDLES, AND LIKE I SAID THEY ARE ALL
BARBED. THEY'RE BARBED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.
LITTLE NOTCHES ARE TAKEN OUT OF THE NEEDLES.
SO BASICALLY WHAT IT DOES, THE NEEDLES COME DOWN THROUGH
THE FIBERS, PUSH THEM DOWN BELOW, AND THEN PULL THEM
BACK UP. YOU ALWAYS LEAVE THE FOOT RAISED,
EXCEPT WHEN YOU'RE CHANGING THE NEEDLES.
AND IF ANYBODY IS FAMILIAR WITH QUILTING, IT'S LIKE
FREE MOTION QUILTING.
YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO MOVE IT AROUND.
>> SO YOU DO NEED A LEVEL WORK SURFACE.
>> YOU DO. AND THIS IS A SEPARATE TABLE THAT COMES
TO IT, BUT I--COMES, YOU KNOW, SEPARATELY, BUT I LIKE
TO USE IT BECAUSE IT GIVES YOU A LITTLE MORE--MORE WORKING--
WORKING SPACE.
AND IT DOES HAVE A PEDAL, JUST LIKE A REGULAR
SEWING MACHINE, BUT IT'S NOT A SEWING MACHINE.
[BOTH CHUCKLE] AND IT ACTUALLY--IT MAKES
A LITTLE BIT OF A NOISE.
[HAMMERING SOUND] NOW, YOU HAVE TO FIND A RHYTHM
THAT WORKS GOOD FOR YOU, AND YOU--YOU'LL GET USED TO IT
AS YOU--AS YOU GO.
I LIKE TO KIND OF DO IT IN A ROUND MOTION,
JUST WORKS FOR ME.
>> AND DO YOU GO BACK AND FORTH OVER THE SAME AREA?
>> YOU DO. AT THE--THE MORE YOU PENETRATE THE NEEDLES
INTO THE FIBERS, THE LONGER IT'S GOING TO STAY THERE,
>> OH. UH-HUH.
>> SO YOU CAN SEE IT'S STARTING RIGHT HERE. SEE? I CAN STILL
PULL IT APART A LITTLE BIT.
>> I SEE. AND YOU CAN SEE THE LENGTH OF THE FIBERS.
>> MM-HMM. SO THAT'S PUSHED OUT AND BACK UP THROUGH.
AND THEN YOU CAN START SEEING THEM ON THE BACK AS WELL.
>> SO IF WE WERE MAKING THIS, AND SINCE YOU'VE PULLED THAT
APART AND SHOWN US, CAN WE JUST GO BACK OVER--
>> ABSOLUTELY! SO THAT I CAN JUST--SO, OH, I--I MADE THAT
A LITTLE BIT CROOKED, SO I'M GOING TO FIX THAT,
AND I'M GOING TO, YOU KNOW, GO OVER IT AGAIN.
>> WELL...
I KEEP WAITING FOR YOU TO PULL THAT OUT AND THE THREADS
TO BE CUT.
>> I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU THIS FUN LITTLE TRICK BEFORE WE
GET STARTED, BECAUSE I THINK THIS IS PRETTY--PRETTY AMAZING.
UM...YOU CAN LIFT YOUR NEEDLES UP.
>> MM-HMM.
>> AND YOU CAN TAKE RIBBONS, AND SO YOU CAN ALSO GET
SOME THREE-DIMENSIONALITY IN HERE.
AND YOU JUST GO ALONG ONE SIDE.
AND THEN THE RIBBON RUFFLES UP TO THE SIDE.
>> OH...I SEE WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
UH-HUH.
>> SO, I HAVE ONE STARTED HERE.
THEN I START-- >> AND I SEE THOSE BLUE FLOWERS
THAT YOU CUT OUT-- >> THAT I CUT OUT HERE.
SO BASICALLY WHAT I LIKE TO DO IS I LIKE TO START WITH
A LITTLE BIT OF THE ROVING...
>> AND DO YOU BUY ROVING IN--WHERE THE THREADS ARE, OR--
>> NO, YOU HAVE TO USUALLY BUY IT EITHER...IT CAN BE IN A CRAFT
STORE, UM, ONLINE OR, UM, SOME OF THE YARN SHOPS
HAVE ROVING TOO.
>> OH, YEAH.
>> MINE ARE LOCAL.
UM, THERE'S ACTUALLY A LITTLE FARM NEAR ME,
AND THEY ACTUALLY PUT THE NAME OF THE ALPACA, "LOVINGLY DONATED
BY SOPHIE," OR SOMEONE-- SO YOU ACTUALLY KNOW
WHICH ANIMAL YOUR ROVING IS COMING FROM.
[HAMMERING SOUND] >> OH, THAT'S JUST THE SAME WAY.
>> GREAT, SO I'M JUST--YOU KNOW.
>> FORCING IT INTO-- >> FORCING IT DOWN THROUGH.
AND SAY, "OH, I DIDN'T REALLY WANT THAT THERE." I CAN START
TO PULL IT UP, BUT YOU SEE, THE LONGER I GO, THE HARDER
IT IS. SO...
>> AND THE FIBERS ARE LONGER, TOO, THAT'S PARTLY WHY.
>> CORRECT. RIGHT.
SO I CAN SHOW YOU HOW I PUT A LITTLE MOTIF DOWN HERE. AND THIS
IS GOING TO CRUNCH UP A LITTLE BIT, SO IT IS GOING TO BE A
LITTLE BIT SMALLER, SO DON'T EXPECT IT TO BE QUITE AS BIG,
BECAUSE WHEN IT PUNCHES IT DOWN, IT'S GOING TO PULL IN
SOME OF THE FABRIC.
AND THEN IF I WANTED TO SOFTEN THIS A LITTLE BIT, IF I FELT
LIKE, "OH, I DON'T WANT IT TO LOOK THIS BLUE," I WOULD PUT
A LITTLE BIT OF ROVING OVER THAT.
>> HA HA!
THERE'S REALLY NOTHING WRONG THAT YOU CAN DO.
>> ABSOLUTELY, NO.
UM, AND THIS IS A SILK CHIFFON.
I HAVE A TENDENCY TO CUT THINGS IN CIRCLES, IN LEAVES,
MORE ORGANIC SHAPES. IT'S JUST WHAT I AM DRAWN TO, AND I THINK
IT JUST MAKES A NICE FLOW ONTO THE PIECES.
AND THEN IF I WANT TO ADD A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR--
>> WHAT A GREAT WAY TO USE UP ALL THOSE SCRAPS I HAVE.
>> OH, YEAH. IT IS GREAT.
OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, I GO OUT AND--
>> AND BUY IT.
>> SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS.
JUST BECAUSE I WANT THIS SPECIFIC COLOR--
>> SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT.
>> RIGHT, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, TOO--
>> THAT'S JUST A VELVETEEN RIBBON.
>> RIGHT. ON THE F--IN THE FRONT OF THE MACHINE, I HAVE
SOME REALLY BEAUTIFUL HAND-DYED VELVETS,
AND CRINKLED SILKS AND THINGS LIKE THAT...
>> MM-HMM.
>> UM, THAT I USE.
>> OH, I BET YOU GO TO A FABRIC STORE AND YOU SEE THINGS
IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT LIGHT.
YOU DON'T LOOK AT MAKING, UH, A JACKET, FOR INSTANCE,
OR PANTS.
YOU LOOK AT THE EMBELLISHMENT ASPECT.
>> SO HERE I ADDED A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR THAT YOU CAN SEE,
RIGHT HERE.
AND THEN THIS IS THE--UM, ADDS A LITTLE POP TO IT.
I FOUND THIS CRINKLED FABRIC THAT ACTUALLY HAS METAL
THREADS IN IT.
>> OH. WAS THAT HOW YOU ACHIEVED THAT LOOK IN THE TO--
UH-HUH.
IS THERE ANY TYPE OF FABRIC YOU COULDN'T USE FOR THIS
STAGE OF IT, FOR THIS EMBELLISHING?
>> UM, SOMETIMES THE POLYESTERS DON'T WORK AS WELL,
BUT YOU CAN GIVE IT A TRY, LIKE, I WOULD SUGGEST, IF--BEFORE
YOU MAKE LIKE A FINAL PIECE, YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY A LITTLE,
YOU KNOW, SAMPLE.
>> UH-HUH.
>> UM, TO THE SIDE.
UH, COTTON DOES NOT WORK, BECAUSE THE FIBERS ARE--
>> TOO TIGHT.
>> YEAH, THEY DON'T STRETCH.
BUT LINEN WILL WORK FOR YOU, BECAUSE THAT HAS A LITTLE BIT
MORE STRETCH TO IT.
SO YOU CAN USE LINEN, WOOLS, OVERDYED WOOLS, SO
THAT'S WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR FUN PLAIDS AND POLKA DOTS
AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
SO, YEAH, IT'S KIND OF, YOU KNOW, REALLY LIMITLESS.
>> WELL, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE AND SHOWING US
SO MANY IDEAS THAT WE CAN USE WITH--AND I--LIKE I SAID,
I'VE NEVER SEEN A FELTING MACHINE, SO THAT WAS FUN
IN AND OF ITSELF, JUST--JUST TO SEE HOW TO DO THAT.
>> IF YOU WANT TO FINISH OFF THE BRACELET,
WHAT I DID HERE IS JUST I ADDED SOME PEARLS
IN SOME SEQUENCE, UM, AND ALSO SOME LIKE CUT GLASS,
BEADS, AND I-- >> DO YOU MAKE A BUTTON HOLE
OR JUST CUT IT?
>> WELL, YOU CAN DO A COUPLE DIFFERENT THINGS WITH THIS.
THIS ONE I JUST TOOK, I BENT IN HALF THIS WAY,
I SLICED IT, AND THEN, BECAUSE IT'S FELTED, IT DOESN'T,
UM...RAVEL.
GREAT. AND THEN YOU CAN JUST CONNECT IT LIKE THIS.
>> THE BIG BUTTONS ARE HANDY.
>> RIGHT.
AND THEY ADD A LITTLE BIT OF FUN TO THEM AS WELL.
YOU CAN ALSO ATTACH THEM BY USING A BIG BUTTON AND
RIBBONS.
>> UH-HUH.
OR I GUESS VELCRO, SNAPS.
>> YOU COULD, MAGNETICS--UM, SNAPS THAT YOU USE ON
POCKETBOOKS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. YOU CAN MAKE LITTLE LOOPS
ON THE END, AND PUT LITTLE BALL BUTTONS ON THE END,
SO YOU CAN DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.
>> WELL, WE'LL LET YOU FINISH THE CUFF AND WE'LL WATCH.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING WITH US TODAY.
>> YOU'RE VERY WELCOME!
IT WAS GREAT, FUN.
>> I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW TODAY. NEXT TIME
ON "CREATIVE LIVING," WE'LL LEARN HOW TO CREATE
NAPKINS USING A NEW TYPE OF PRESSER FOOT,
WE'LL TALK ABOUT BUYING QUALITY CANDLES, AND SHARE
SOME GREAT STRAWBERRY RECIPES WITH YOU.
ONE OF MY NEXT GUESTS IS GOING TO SHOW HOW TO MAKE
NAPKINS USING A SATINEDGE PRESSER FOOT THAT SHE INVENTED
FOR A BLIND AND DEAF SEWER IN 1986.
AND SINCE THIS PRESSER FOOT GUIDES THE FABRIC ITSELF,
EVEN CHILDREN OR ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL OR VISUAL
CHALLENGES CAN ENJOY SEWING.
WE ALL KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING CANDLES,
AND ANOTHER GUEST IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT TO LOOK FOR
AND HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM THE CANDLES YOU BUY.
AND ANOTHER GUEST ON THE NEXT SHOW WILL TALK ABOUT FLORIDA
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THIS INCLUDES THE GROWING SEASON, THE SELECTION, STORAGE,
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