A while back I mentioned several Craftsy classes I’d taken. They have quite a variety of courses, including many that are free.
Don’t think for a minute because they’re free they aren’t worth bothering with, the quality of these classes is amazing. The teaching is excellent and in depth, with much opportunity for continuing to learn within the community.
I finally found a little time to take two more of the courses.
Since we have sugar sensitivities in our household, it’s rare that I bake anymore, the but notion of The Hand-Painted Cake intrigued me. A few painting tips couldn’t hurt, either. 🙂
Erin’s teaching was comprehensive, she gave so much detail in this free course that you felt like you really could go out and create a beautifully painted cake afterwards. She was pleasant to listen to and it was a joy to watch her work.
The next class I tried was Know Your Wool. I’m not much of a knitter, but figured it’s always interesting to learn more about the fibers we work with.
It. Was. Fascinating. Deborah not only told us about the wools from different kinds of sheep, but she had samples illustrating the properties of the various types, explained which yarns work best in which projects, took us right to the sheep to see different kinds and gave great ideas for sourcing different yarns. She also made a great case for WHY we would want to go out and find different yarns.
Again, remember, this was a free course.
Also, the lovely thing about Craftsy classes it that you can watch them over and over, whenever you want. I love that. 🙂
Anyhow, if you’re at all interested in learning new things, be sure to check out some of the free courses over at Craftsy.