Have you noticed that Craftsy has been popping up everywhere these days? That’s not your imagination – Craftsy and our instructors have recently been featured in different blogs, magazines, and even on television shows. Here’s a roundup of the best of Craftsy in the news!
At the beginning of September, Craftsy co-founder John Levisay spoke to Lauren Indvik of Mashable.com. He talked about how Craftsy came to be, saying, “We wanted to create something that captured the magic of a live classroom, not only a great instructor but also interaction with that instructor as well as fellow students. We knew there were thousands of categories where people want to learn, and we remembered from our eBay days what a huge, underserved market crafts and hobbies instruction is.” He also talks about the “resurgence in being a ‘maker’” to finance site TheStreet.com.
Crafts and hobbies instruction may have been an underserved market, but it has gained enough attention for the Associated Press to take note. Jennifer Forker’s article about the rise of online craft education was distributed to newspapers nationwide. Kristin Link, the founder of Sew Mama Sew and an upcoming Craftsy teacher, explained why she thinks online craft education has really taken off – “People have a different way of learning. Some people really need to hear it as well as see it to be able to understand it.”
For those of you who live in Kansas City, you may have seen Angela Walters, the instructor of Machine Quilting Negative Space, on Kansas City Live last month. Her first segment, on Modern Quilting, was so well-received that she came back two weeks later to show people how to DIY their own appliqued tees! Below you can see Angela Walters talking about modern quilting with Kansas City Live host Michael Mackie.
Keep looking for Craftsy and our fabulous instructors in blogs, magazines, and on television. You never know where you may see Craftsy in the news! Have you seen Craftsy in your local news? Tell us about it in the comments!