One really cool site for crafters to learn new techniques is called Craftsy. And right now, they are offering a selection of free classes.
What is Craftsy?
Craftsy is online community with 2 million members. They offer online classes, but it is much more than just that.
- There is a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their own pattern
- Craftsy also sells supplies such as yarns and fabrics and kits
- You can even share pictures of your latest crafts with other crafters
Oh, and of course, they have classes! They have a nice range of categories such as quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking and more.
They even have jewelry making classes. (Woot!) They offer a free Microtorch Basics class to help you learn how to use a torch to make beautiful metal rings.
Why take online classes?
In person classes are great, but online classes are growing in popularity because they are so convenient.
They give you a chance to learn something new in the comfort of your home. You can learn at you own pace and fit the class into your own schedule rather than the other way around. Plus, if you are having trouble with a section, you can watch it over and over until you get it right.
The holidays are coming and that means it’s time for handmade gifts! This is a great time to check Craftsy out and surprise your friends and family with something new.
Ready to try it out? Check out FREE Classes on Craftsy.