There’s something about this time of year (maybe it’s the smell of spring or spotting the first robin) that makes creative-types so motivated. Why not put all that energy to good use by joining one of the new Craftsy classes? Maximize your creative juices by perfecting your tailoring work in Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips or by spicing up the kitchen with Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsa. There are so many wonderful options! So, whether you’re learning a new craft or sharpening your skills, check out these fresh, new classes, sure to energize and inspire!
Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork
Crochet complex-looking color patterns with confidence! Join author and accomplished designer Karen Whooley in creating three beautiful projects with step-by-step instruction. You’ll learn to read Fair Isle charts, cleanly change colors, banish bulk by encasing ends, seamlessly crochet colorwork in the round and more! Your Fair Isle patterns will look just as smooth and sharp as knitting.
Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips
Learn the flat pattern adjustments you need to give all the pants, skirts and dresses you sew a flattering fit. In this Craftsy class, you’ll join custom clothier Kathleen Cheetham as she takes you through personalizing patterns, learning everything from the importance of using the rise measurement, to working with multisized patterns, and redrafting an adjusted waistline with darts. You’ll build your sewing skills and wardrobe full of flattering apparel.
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Start free-motion quilting on the right foot, with the best needles, thread and all the guidance you need to succeed. Pattern designer Elizabeth Dackson will help you get comfortable setting up your workspace and choosing the right supplies and machine for free-motion quilting. You’ll work through nine different quilting motifs to demystify free-motion fundamentals, creating quilt projects with impressive visual interest and one-of-a-kind texture.
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
Discover the fast, fresh and flavorful techniques behind south-of-the-border favorites in the newest Craftsy food & cooking class. You’ll learn to dry roast and char ingredients to enhance flavor, create diverse salsas and hot sauces for every palette, and make delicious carne asada, slow-cooked carnitas and homemade tortillas. Join executive chef Deborah Schneider on this tasty tour of famous Mexican street food.
Appliqué Your Knits With Machine Embroidery
In the newest Craftsy embroidery class, you’ll conquer knit fabric and add another dimension of style to gifts and apparel with raw edge, reverse, split and pocket appliqué! Designer Lisa Archer reveals best practices for prepping, stabilizing and trimming knits. You’ll have a blast as you create a chic skirt, trendy infinity scarf, pocketed child’s shirt with an adorable in-the-hoop monster, and more.
Custom Lettering & Monograms
Complement inspired cakes with artful, personalized inscription in this brand new cake decorating class. Legendary cake artist Nicholas Lodge is sharing his skills on creating lettering and monograms, with techniques like free-hand lettering, stenciling, cutters and more! Your messages will really shine when you discover tips and tricks for painting and piping in metallics. Sharpen you essential cake decorating skills for masterful results and overjoyed clients.
Painting With Color: A Contemporary Approach
Learn the essential color techniques that will improve and enhance your work in any subject matter. Join award-winning artist Joseph Dolderer in discovering the revolutionary training system devised by the early American impressionists. You’ll learn the essential tools to use color to express form and value. Plus, Dolderer gives instruction on mixing colors, depicting planar transitions and adding sculptural dimension to your work.
Creative Photography: Capture Life Differently
Learn how to use your camera to connect with the world, and take shots that capture love, laughter and everything in between! Acclaimed photographer George Lange will teach you his best tips and techniques to harnessing available light, using simple props and finding unexpected perspectives. You’ll add life each image, creating truly unforgettable photos and shooting everyday life in a whole new way.