As many of you know, I love all things considered crafty. I may not be able to do them well, but I love learning new things, and new techniques to crafts that I already do. One site that I constantly drool over is Craftsy. It’s a great place for any of the crafts or arts that people love to do: sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, photography, cake decorating, bag making, and it even has supplies for sale! What’s not to love?
I currently have enrolled in three classes and have five on my wishlist (feel free to follow me as well!) and can’t wait to check out some of the free classes in the downtime I have.
In light of the holidays coming up, and the HUGE push that people have to give handmade gifts, here’s a little behind the scenes look at what Craftsy is. Enjoy!
|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.
Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Craftsy Class
Most Craftsy classes are filmed in one of five Craftsy studios in Denver, CO, assuring that every part of the production process goes off without a hitch. They fly in instructors from all over the world to spend several days filming, then spend several weeks turning hours of footage into a two to three hour class experience that has been watched, rewatched, and reviewed by industry experts. The final result is an HD-quality video that takes you in-depth into specific topics in any given craft category- from cooking and fine art to sewing and knitting.
What IS the Craftsy experience?
Watching a Craftsy class is like having a first-row seat with some of the best instructors in the world. Even better, classes have a 100% money-back guarantee.