Monday, April 17, 2017

More Online Classes - Craftsy

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:

Crazy Quilts with Allie Aller

Class Description Work with fancy fabrics like velvet and silk and play with hand-embroidered seam treatments to create richly textured, sumptuous blocks.

Heirloom Sewing with Susan Stewart

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.

Re-Piecing the Past: Civil War Blocks Then & Now
Re-Piecing the Past: Civil War Blocks Then & Now

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.

Stumpwork: Raised Embroidery Essentials
Stumpwork: Raised Embroidery Essentials

Class Description - Add gorgeous dimension to any embroidery project! Expand your needlework repertoire by learning how to create stunning, nature-inspired stumpwork designs.

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design
Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design

Class Description Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

Bead Embroidery: Beyond the Basics with Myra Wood

Class Description Enhance any project with eye-catching beaded embroidery! Learn techniques for dimensional designs, elegant beaded fringe, embellished accessories and more.

Goldwork Embroidery with Lucy Barter

Class Description - Create elegant goldwork embroidery that catches light and captivates! Learn time-honored techniques for working with metallic threads, chips, spangles and more.

Bead Embroidery with Myra Wood

Class Description Embroider with beads for eye-catching results! Create sparkling flowers, leaves and other stunning embellishments by hand.

Embroidering With Ribbon
Embroidering With Ribbon

Class Description - Create stunning stitches and sophisticated ribbonwork with easy embroidery techniques!

Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery with Jessica Marquez

Class Description Learn how to hand embroider over 25 types of stitches with decorative flair!

Fusible Appliqué Secrets with Margie Ullery

Class Description Achieve amazing appliqué projects, fast! Learn fun, versatile fusible web techniques you’ll use again and again.

Hand Appliqué Made Easy with Mimi Dietrich

Class Description Make your appliqué more portable and your projects more personalized. Learn essential hand-appliqué techniques, and bring playful imagery to life alongside Mimi Dietrich.

Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand with Sue Spargo

Class Description Get creative with textured stitches that complement embroidery, appliqué, and more!

Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery with Kristin Nicholas

Class Description Build on basic stitches to create exquisite crewel embroidery that blossoms with color and texture!

Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts with Laura Wasilowski

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!

Painted Pictorial Quilts with Annette Kennedy

Class Description Brushstroke by brushstroke, Annette Kennedy shows you how to use paint to bring your quilted landscapes to life with depth and richness.

10 Marvelous Mixed Media Techniques with Bonnie Cutts

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.

40 Techniques Every Stamper Should Know with Carrie Avery

Class Description Make the most of your stamping supplies! Learn trendy techniques, create incredible designs and get answers to all your stamp-related questions.

Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects with Marjie Kemper

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.

Mix & Match Clutch Bag Techniques with Janelle MacKay

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.

Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag with Annie Unrein

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.

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