Ready to clear out the crafting cobwebs? We’re so excited to bring you nine new classes that are sure to motivate and inspire. With classes in sewing, quilting, cake decorating and more, you’ll be able to shine and polish your skills no matter what your craft of choice. Plus, sign up today to enjoy an exclusive discount on any of these newly released classes. But you have the hurry! These discounts are only available for a limited time.
Know Your Yarn: Fibers, Gauge & Substitutions
Gain a new understanding of yarn, and ensure the projects you make will look and feel the way you want! Join fiber guru Clara Parkes and learn all you need to know about fiber, twist and ply. You’ll discover the advantages and challenges of yarns made from different fibers, from animal to synthetic. Plus, get tips and techniques for identifying mystery yarns in your stash and choosing great projects for them.
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
Save money and upgrade to a wardrobe full of flawless-fitting clothing. Join custom clothier Angela Wolf as you become your own custom tailor. She’ll help you master tricky alterations that would otherwise need a specialist. Learn to replace and fix zippers, reshape pants, alter waistlines, hem dresses from the waist and more! Soon you’ll have a closet stuffed with clothing that looks and feels fabulous.
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: The Jacket
Take your sewing savvy to the next level. Alterations expert Angela Wolf brings you another amazing tailoring class, this time focusing on a wardrobe staple: the jacket. In this class, you’ll learn to reshape busts, shoulders and waists to make all the jackets in your wardrobe wear like they were designed just for you!
You shouldn’t have to fuss with cutting tricky triangles, doing math or sewing a single diagonal row. Capture all the allure of intricate on-point quilt projects with quilting instructor Sandi Blackwell and her simple Square-Agonals® technique. This class will lead you step-by-step through constructing three included patterns: an on-point table runner, a medallion-style quilt and a classic basket quilt. You’ll be ready to turn any Square-Agonals® pattern into an on-point quilt with ease.
Savory Tarts, Quiches & Galettes
Tarts aren’t just for dessert! Enjoy a front-row seat as cookbook author Martha Holmberg teaches you the secrets to savory pastries that please. In this class, you’ll work with four types of dough, discover which filling to use and create a range of shapes, as you conquer eight craveable recipes. With this class, you’ll have the essential techniques for making mouthwatering savory pastries perfect for your next brunch, cocktail hour, dinner party or even a random Wednesday night!
Advance your digitizing skills in a fun, artistic exploration of creative embroidery designs. Embroidery expert Cookie Gaynor is armed with answers to all your software questions. You’ll master tracing and filling tools, discover two methods for digitizing any silhouette and find out how to manipulate stitching order and arrangement as you create colorful, dimensional daisies, completely in-the-hoop! Get ready to unleash your creativity and bring your favorite inspirations to life!
Clean & Simple Birthday Cakes
Create the birthday cakes of every child’s dreams in our newest cake decorating class. Cake decorator extraordinaire Jessica Harris will lead you in creating cake designs that capture the magic of the big top circus, the carefree joy of a carousel and the high-flying wonder of a hot air balloon. Plus, get easy tips for covering cakes in smooth ganache, applying jazzy lettering and creating an ombré wave. Your cakes will be the talk of the party!
The Art of the Picture Book
Check out this class and learn how to illustrate a book that will delight children and publishers everywhere! Professional illustrator Sandra Strickland will teach you the foundational techniques of visual storytelling. You’ll discover the secrets for using simple shapes to build complex and expressive characters, specific moods and enchanting rhythm. And, you’ll get the added bonus of industry tips that will help you prepare your book for a publisher proposal!
A Sports Photography Primer
Up your game with essential sports photography skills. Join award-winning photographer Scott Markewitz in three on-location sports shoots and learn tried and true tricks for achieving balanced exposure and capturing any shot with tack-sharp clarity. After this class, you’ll be able to capture the heart-pounding energy and excitement of athletes in action. Now that’s a win!