I love to learn. And because I also teach, I’ve even been known to take a class on a subject I’m already familiar with – just to learn a new twist or discover something I hadn’t thought of before.
Have you ever taken an online knitting class? I remember writing about online classes years ago in the days before craftsy. In fact, my first online class was probably how to teach an online class! I then went on to create Knitting Monthly from what I learned from that class.
I also went on to take more online classes, mostly to learn software (Adobe) programs from Lynda.com– a highly recommended site if you’re interested in classes on technology, business, or creative topics such as music, design, photography.
More recently I discovered Creative Live, where I took some classes on InDesign that proved to be invaluable! I thought their focus was more on photography and design, but just this morning I stumbled onto this blog post from craft gossip promoting Vicki Howell’s class on learning to knit. It seems they have an entire category on craft, too. In the crafts category, there’s even a thrift shopping 101, hmmm…
But the one most are familiar with- and I can’t sing enough praise for, is Craftsy. I’ve signed up for several of their classes and have been amazed at the volume of the material available. They also have the largest listing of knitting classes I know of. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!
One that caught my interest is Ann Budd’s Fixing Mistakes. I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked to teach this class over the years. Every knitter that struggles with this should sign up right now!
They have so many great classes listed and you can filter between beginner, intermediate and advanced when you search through the classes. Want to learn Entrelac? One of the best teachers I know is Gwen Bortner, who teaches this craftsy class on entrelac. She also teaches a class on teaching a class (and yes, I’ve taken that one!)
I just took a look at some of their new classes and one that piqued my interest is Knit Faster with Combination Knitting. Not because of the knit faster focus, but I know this method is such a smooth one that I’ve often considered transitioning to myself. Check it out if you’re interested.
Have you taken classes from Craftsy, Creative Live, or Lynda.com? Somewhere else? What did you like? What did you not like? As always, I’d love to hear from you!
‘Til next week,
PS- these craftsy links above are affiliate links, which means I get a tiny bit in return if you use the link to sign up for a class.
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