I'm also a big fan of websites that offer 24/7 online classes that never expire. I have been buying Craftsy's online classes when they go on sale for quite some time. They have so many wonderful classes to choose from.
However, I have a problem with them. My problem has always been lack of time and incentive. For Artful Gathering you are given a specific time period to take their class which, as a result, forces me to take them during that specific period of time. For Craftsy you can take them 24/7 without any expiration date. As a result I keep putting them off.
Despite this when I see a wonderful Craftsy class that I might be interested in that is on sale I tend to purchase it. Since I never do anything in moderation you know I've bought a lot of them. I'm hoping over the spring and summer I can start some of the classes I've purchased.
Here's what I chose:
Class Description - Work with fancy fabrics like velvet and silk and play with hand-embroidered seam treatments to create richly textured, sumptuous blocks.
Class Description - Replicate the look of vintage heirloom sewing with your home machine! Discover techniques for shaping and stitching lace trim, entredeux, pintucks and more.
Class Description - Learn Kaye England's precise piecing methods and make 12 traditional blocks, inspired by the stories of strong women of the Civil War era.
Class Description - Add gorgeous dimension to any embroidery project! Expand your needlework repertoire by learning how to create stunning, nature-inspired stumpwork designs.
Class Description - Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.
Class Description - Enhance any project with eye-catching beaded embroidery! Learn techniques for dimensional designs, elegant beaded fringe, embellished accessories and more.
Class Description - Create elegant goldwork embroidery that catches light and captivates! Learn time-honored techniques for working with metallic threads, chips, spangles and more.
Class Description - Embroider with beads for eye-catching results! Create sparkling flowers, leaves and other stunning embellishments by hand.
Class Description - Create stunning stitches and sophisticated ribbonwork with easy embroidery techniques!
Class Description - Learn how to hand embroider over 25 types of stitches with decorative flair!
Class Description - Achieve amazing appliqué projects, fast! Learn fun, versatile fusible web techniques youll use again and again.
Class Description - Get creative with textured stitches that complement embroidery, appliqué, and more!
Class Description - Build on basic stitches to create exquisite crewel embroidery that blossoms with color and texture!
Class Description - Step away from your sewing machine and cut straight (or wonky) to the fun of creating fused art quilts with hand-stitched embellishments. Laura Wasilowski will show you how!
Class Description - Brushstroke by brushstroke, Annette Kennedy shows you how to use paint to bring your quilted landscapes to life with depth and richness.
Class Description - Bring new energy and interest to your work. Learn inspiring mixed media techniques for working with a variety of acrylic paints, mediums and dry materials.
Class Description - Make the most of your stamping supplies! Learn trendy techniques, create incredible designs and get answers to all your stamp-related questions.
Class Description - Brighten up your paper crafts with a rainbow of mixed media techniques! Learn how to use Distress Inks, stains and sprays to banish boring paper for good.
Class Description - Sew an assortment of chic, custom clutch bags by mixing and matching pattern pieces. Learn how to create professional-quality accessories for any occasion.
Class Description - Don't lug your luggage; love your luggage! Make a beautiful travel bag with durable structure, designer touches and professional construction details.
I'm hoping that this week I can start watching the video's for some of these classes. The problem is which to pick first. I'll let you know what I think so stay tuned.
As a pattern designer I'm always on the look out for great websites to sell my e-patterns and have been a big fan of Craftsy since January 2012. In fact, I sell some of my e-patterns there. If you'd like to see my e-patterns shop at Craftsy please click here.