Craftsy has got to be my most favorite website ever. I am a bit addicted to it. They offer online video courses in sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, and other crafts, including gardening. Without shame, I signed up to be a Craftsy affiliate because I love their classes so much. (Affiliate commissions help me buy more Craftsy classes! Yay!) Craftsy classes are generally affordable and certainly a much better deal than the short, non-interactive and totally over-priced video offerings over at Threads. To whet your appetite, Craftsy offers free “mini-courses,” which are just as good as the “real” ones…and sometimes they aren’t actually that short!
Here are two I highly recommend:
Know Your Wool: This is an extremely in-depth class that I am surprised they did not charge for. You learn all about wool and where it comes from. You even get to visit a sheep farm!
Micro Torch Basics: This a class on how to make jewelry with a micro-torch. Do not be intimidated. The teacher makes it really easy and she’s funny too! Now I need to add micro-torch to my long craft shopping list.
Craftsy also offers free courses on cake decorating (which frankly I’m not interested in, but you might be!), knitting, and one I’ve signed up for and looking forward to – it’s about making homemade pizza! Yeah! I’ve also enjoyed the free bag-making classes…and actually used one class to help me make some Christmas presents.
Overall, Crafty’s production and interactive community make it hands-down the best video craft instruction I’ve discovered so far. So you might as well take advantage of the free classes, but be forewarned, you will want to pay for more once you sign up!
Check out all of the other free Craftsy mini-courses by clicking here.