Thursday, September 18, 2014

Learn a new craft today or perfect an old one - take advantage of this great opportunity!

Craftsy is having an amazing sale this weekend  and I am already planning what classes I want to take!  Of course, my classes: Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs and Artistic Digitizing from Inspiration to Stitch will be on sale. You may also want to check out some of my favorite embroidery classes that will also be on sale this weekend:  Elements of Design Editing by Marilyn York Reames, Stabilizer Savvy by Terri Hanson, Big Embroidery with a Small Hoop by Lisa Shaw, and Machine Embroidered Cutwork by Evie Hawkins. There are many more classes by wonderful instructors. Too many to list.  See for yourself.

What class will you take? 

While I am a Craftsy Instructor, I also enjoy taking other classes they produce because of the HD video quality and their professional approach. I take classes online because it helps me learn new skills to create fresh projects and to recycle and update project ideas on my own free time.

During big sales, like this one, I'll venture out and try new classes that pique my curiosity and are totally different from my current skill sets. Use the links provided and choose the new class adventure on the left side of the page by selecting "All Categories" to get the sale promotion pricing!

The last sales promotion introduced me to crochet. I made fun trims for my embroidered baby socks with ease.

Here is a photo of the socks I trimmed up after taking Linda Permann's Crafty Crochet Embellishment Class, in case you missed it earlier: my sock and her flower project!
During another sales promotion, I took a class which taught me how to knit a keyhole lace scarf with instructor, Stefanie Japel in Knit Lab.  These were all new skills for me:

I took another class, "Container Gardening with Katie Ketelsen,"during the spring sales promotion that taught me how to grow the right kind of plants and how to arrange them in various containers — from a former plant killer to a plant bloomer! My husband was thrilled to see the front porch transformation with newly acquired knowledge and skills!

In a winter promotion: The Rigid Heddle weaving class by Angela Tong taught me much about yarn fibers. I even managed to subtly embroider them when I was finished.


These are my two classes on creating (digitizing) your own embroidery designs, which can be done with any home embroidery digitizing software. Come join the fun on Craftsy! 

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See you there!

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