Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Craftsy ~ Helping me learn my craft{s}

I live in a rural community.  That's one reason why blogging has just opened my world. The Internet is awesome and my pocketbook sometimes can cry from all my wants. . but that's another story.

I found Craftsy a little over a year ago.  And no looking back.  I get to take some fantastic classes (free ones too) and get to watch, watch, and re-watch them.  The free ones are what got me hooked.  Then I've dived into some topics I'm wanting to improve on, sewing with knits, quilting, spinning yarn, even making pizza and now croissants. {I bought all these classes and more}

I love to watch Jacquie Gering's class Online Quilting Class: Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design just for fun.  I'm sure I've watched this class 14 times. Loooove it.

I just broke down and also bought Angela Walters - Quilting Negative Space after seeing the results in a local quilt show.  It was stunning.  I'm well on my way to tackle machine quilting on my home machine.  No fears baby!

Their words are:

What is Craftsy?
Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more.

Why should I take a class online?
Online education isn’t just for schools and universities anymore. Craftsy courses provide you the convenience of a world-class instructor in your home, whenever you want to learn. Online education, no matter what subject, is a great alternative to in-person classes for a number of reasons.

With many online learning opportunities being on-demand, you are able to learn at your own pace, anytime. Online learning is a fantastic alternative to in-store craft classes for people with busy schedules or who have difficulty leaving the house. It also allows you to watch a troubling section over-and-over again, so you can see exactly how a technique is carried out, or refer back to your class for relevant concepts before beginning any new projects.

My words are:

Craftsy is awesome. 

I get to watch classes when I'm tired or sick but just can't make it to the sewing machine.  Just hearing people sew is comforting.  {yes,  you can roll your eyes but it's true}

My classes don't expire go away and I can't lose them.  Yes you can find a lot of this on-line in other ways. But I love all of them in one location.

They are sponsors of A Lovely Year of Finishes that Melissa and I are running.

Even the cat is getting into the @becraftsy  class from @sfielke  <3. Yes it's the curved lesson.

And pfft. . it's cat approved! What more do I need.

These are affiliated links and the opinions stated are my own.

And since I'm back on the mend - I'll be sharing some of my work soon.  Yeah for being healthy!!



  1. The sound of someone sewing is definitely comforting for me too! Can't wait to see all that you have been working on!

  2. I agree with you 100%. I have a bunch of craftsy classes that I have signed up for and have taken a couple of them. I still have a few to finish, but I love that you can go back to them over and over and over again!

  3. Love that class of Angela's!!! You will have a blast with it - she is an awesome teacher on Craftsy as well as in person!!!!! Glad you are on the mend :)


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