Craftsy Designer Workshops: How They Work
No more getting stuck and frustrated on a confusing or just plain inaccurate pattern; Craftsy Workshops are the perfect and refreshingly easy way to learn how to make something! So much more than a mere pattern, these are step-by-step web-based tutorials written by the designer. Workshops are our spin on a craft-along, in that you craft along with your fellow Craftsy crafters, as well as the designers!
Workshops have in-depth instructions and ultra-clear, close-up photos at each step. Additionally, you can ask questions to the designer and the rest of the Craftsy members who are also taking the workshop as you go. In fact, if you’ve got something to share, you can even add a tip to help other crafters!
You take workshops whenever you want and at whatever pace you prefer. Enjoy interacting with the expert designer and your fellow Craftsy members. Here’s an overview of all you get in a Craftsy workshop:
Ask a question.
At the top of the right hand column, you’ll see a yellow window called Section Discussion. From here, you can click “Ask a question.” This will post the question to the designer, as well as to the workshop community. The instructor checks in regularly and will most likely answer your question within 24 hours. But don’t be surprised if your fellow Craftsy crafters answer you right away!
Add a tip.
As you are working, you may have an idea to make the project even easier. Or perhaps you have an alternate idea (for instance, substituting a fabric). Post your tip to the workshop by clicking “Add tip” from the yellow box called Section Discussion. Then, others can read and use your tip and leave comments, as well.
Start a discussion.
As you are creating the project, you may have an observation that you think is worth bringing up to your fellow crafters. If so, click “Start a discussion” to post it. Like a tip and a question, it’s posted to both the designer and the community, and everyone can post their thoughts.
Write yourself helpful notes as you work, and save them to the section that they apply to. That way, you won’t be left wondering what your note refers to. Simply click “Add a note” in the gray navigation menu along the top.
Rate and review.
Once you’re all done with the workshop, add your rating and review to it so other Craftsy members can see how you liked it, and if it’s right for them. Of course, as you explore the workshops you’re interested, you can check out all the ratings and reviews to see what others thought of it!
To explore Craftsy workshops, simply click the Workshop tab in the upper navigation on any Craftsy webpage!