Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Craftsy Courses Rule School



Have you heard of Craftsy?

If not, let me tell you, this site is fantastic!

It's a community for a wide variety of crafty endeavours (knitting, sewing, gardening, jewellery making and even cake decorating).
You can download free and paid patterns, share your projects, and enroll in classes.

Oh, the glory of classes!

I've always thought I could easily be a perpetual student. Craftsy's helping me return to my undergrad (in a manner).

You can enroll in interesting classes like Knitting with Beads and Spindling: from Fluff to Stuff. The classes range from beginner's classes to more advanced topics.

If you're unsure if an online course is for you, they have a few free options.

I've taken Short Rows with Carol Fuller. It's been really great to experience the class platform. It's very interactive and useful. You can make little notes as the video rolls along, pause, return, redo, relearn. The classes are always there at your fingertips, ready for you whenever you're ready for them.

I'm also in the process of taking Lace Shawl Design with Miriam Felton and Know Your Wool with Deborah Robson.
Another cool aspect of Craftsy's courses are that you get to learn from well-known designers.

I'm wondering: what classes would you most like to take? I'm just waiting for the day they get a steeking class up there. That and double knitting!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I agree--I LOVE Craftsy! Did you know about the Fair Isle class they have with Mary Jane Mucklestone? It covers steeking. :) I'm working on the Entrelac, Pattern Writing, Original Toe-Up Socks, Know Your Wool, Photography, and Short Rows classes. What to choose next?!