As we say a big “Happy First Birthday” to Craftsy, we’d like to take some time to reflect on what Craftsy and the Craftsy community have accomplished. Here are some major milestones, month-by-month, that we’ve been able to reach thanks to your feedback and support as we’ve grown up a bit throughout the past year.
May 2011: Craftsy launched on May 19!
June 2011: The project section launched, and 1,000 projects were shared by the Craftsy community.
July 2011: Fit Your Knits launched — our most popular knitting class! Deals launched with the first Craftsy yarn deal.
August 2011: Our community grew to 100,000 Craftsy members!
September 2011: The Craftsy community shared a total of 10,000 projects.
October 2011: Machine Quilting launched, and Wendy Butler Berns took the fear out of free-motion.
November 2011: The first quilting fabric Deal was released for Craftsy members!
December 2011: The first food craft class, Handcrafted Sugar Flowers, launched.
January 2012: Block of the Month launched, with nearly 80,000 students enrolled! Craftsy Worldwide Meetup Day allowed Craftsy members to meet and greet around the globe.
February 2012: We had the pleasure of working with the great Susan Khalje and Vogue Patterns on The Couture Dress. Indie Patterns marketplace launched, a 100% free place for indie designers to sell their patterns.
March 2012: Rigid Heddle Weaving, our first weaving class, launched.
April 2012: Indie designers sold 200,000 patterns on Craftsy!
May 2012: New class experience platform launched with reviews, 30 second repeat, talk, closed captioning, and search.
We’ve been able to accomplish all of these things with the help of our wonderful Craftsy community. Throughout our first year, you have given us support, advice, and encouragement to constantly improve and innovate our site, platform, and capabilities. We’re asking you to please continue to do so. That being said, what is it that you want to see in our next year? Give us your ideas! We love getting your feedback!