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Last month I shared What is Craftsy? Now I want to expand on it a little more and share some more information about what makes Craftsy so neat!

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.

Craftsy Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Craftsy Class

Before filming even begins, hours and hours are spent determining what content will be covered in each class, and how to best teach specific techniques to the camera. Instructors work with an instructional designer to create an in-depth outline of each lesson, and decide how to best prepare props or “step-outs” that show what your project should like at different steps. Instead of a scripted class, instructors follow their outlines on camera to create an authentic and engaging teaching experience.

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.

Knitting What IS the Craftsy experience?
Craftsy classes are designed to have all the benefits of an in-person class, with none of the drawbacks. Available online and on-demand, you always have world-class instructors at the tip of your fingers. You can retake the class as many times as you want, and the 30-second repeat feature allows you to watch the same section over and over again until you get every technique just right.

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.

Try online learning today with a free mini-class from Craftsy! Choose from 23 Free Craftsy Classes ranging from drawing and painting to sewing and quilting, from knitting to cake decorating and more! Get started now!

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  1. Thanks for posting this, I need to check out Craftsy. I really like Emi/Hectanooga…do you follow her on Youtube?

  2. Sandra Beeman says:

    What an unique idea. The fact that classes can be repeated online would be a feature I know I would need. A lot of preparation sure goes into these “Craftsy” classes. Much success be yours.

  3. I’m so embarrassed to say that my husband and I bought and paid for a Craftsy class last year, then purchased about 1/2 of the supplies for about $100, and never got the rest of the supplies, which means we still haven’t done our class! :/

  4. Michelle Elizondo says:

    This is great for moms who need creativity like this one. Thank you

  5. Megan Filzen says:

    I have never heard of this!

  6. Karen Propes
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    I love Craftsy, it’s great to purchase a class and go back to review over and over like having a teacher right in your sewing room. I have learned so many new techniques, still have lots to go but I know where I can find them all in one place.

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