Are you a crafty person? Do you have several projects going on all over the place? Right now I have 3 crochet projects going, and a new blackboard started for my Etsy shop! Where do I go for patterns? Craftsy!
Craftsy has it all. It’s the fastest growing online crafting community. They just launched in May 2011 and they already have over 500,000 unique monthly followers! How? They have two primary offerings that Craftsy users love!
- Terrific Online Classes – You can learn beginning, intermediate, and advanced quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, jewelry making, and other crafts from amazing instructors!
- Amazingly Great Deals – You can get fantastic deals on crafting supplies – organic yarns, beautiful fabrics and fat quarters from top designers, high quality needles and so much more!
Are you a quilter? You should check out the Craftsy Block of the Month. It’s a completely free, year long, online class. The instructor is expert quilter, Amy Gibson. There are 12 classes with a new one posted on the first day of each month. The first ten classes teach two great blocks (new designs or funky spins on traditional blocks), and the last two months concentrate of finishing up the quilt. At the end of classes you will have a full size, one of a kind quilt. The best part? You can view the class whenever you want, as many times as you wish! It’s filmed in high definition and fully interactive. Ask Amy questions as you go!
My favorite part is the Craftsy Pattern Marketplace. It’s the fastest growing online marketplace for patterns. Craftsy does not charge designers fees or commissions for selling their patterns so creative indie designers are rushing to set up pattern shops there. Why not? Over half a million Craftsy members browse those patterns! Since the designers aren’t charged, the savings are passed on in pattern prices! The deals are amazing!! There are even FREE patterns! I’ve been a member of Craftsy for a while, and I love the selection. Craftsy is a wonderful place to go for instruction and inspiration!