What is Craftsy?

I first discovered Craftsy in July 2012 through a friend who shared a link to a free Short Rows Knitting Class.  I have not learnt this technique so I enrolled in the class.  Carol Feller is a fantastic teacher.  She explains and shows you how to do short rows using several easy methods.  I was able to watch and learn in my own time which is usually when the kids are napping or asleep at night.  I have been hooked on Craftsy classes ever since :).


What is Craftsy?

Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes 24/7.  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 is not just for schools and universities any more.  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, any time. 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.


Interested in trying Craftsy but do not want to enrol in a paid class.  Why not check out Craftsy by enrolling in one of the Free Craftsy Classes today.  You will not regret it :).  I am enrolled in all Craftsy’s free classes but have not completed all of them yet.  So far the ones I have completed or watched have been fantastic :).


I really enjoyed Carol Feller’s free Short Rows Knitting Class and look forward to watching the other free knitting classes :).


I am currently watching Laura Nownes’ free Craftsy BOM 2013 Class.  I hope to find time soon to sew the blocks and watch the rest of the other free quilting classes :).


I have watched Joshua John Russell’s free Modern Buttercream Cake Decorating Class. Wow wow wow! Joshua makes it look so easy to make buttercream and to decorate a cake.  Again I hope to watch the rest of the free cake decorating classes :).


I am currently watching Kristin Link’s free Bag Making Basics: Drawstring bag and Bucket Bag Sewing Class so I can sew a couple of Bucket Bags for my daughters for Christmas.  Again I can not wait to watch the rest of the free sewing classes :).


I hope to watch the other free classes in Fine Art, Spinning, Food & Cooking and Jewellery soon :).


Here is a pic of the fabric I would be using for a Bucket Bag for my youngest daughter.  Yes it is the same fabric used to make her quilt and her dolly quilt :).  Two of the fabric prints is from the fabric range Veranda Screen Print by Amanda Murphy for Robert Kaufman.  The purple print is D#11500 and the yellow print is D# 11485.

Fabric for Bucket Bag

Fabric for Bucket Bag


Have a great day :).   I am off to watch a newly purchased Craftsy class :).


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