It may be April Fool’s Day, but we’re not tricking you: We’ve got a whole host of fantastic new classes at a discounted price for our loyal blog readers. You can explore tons of new skills, from quilting cascading color in Introduction to Bargello to baking your own delicious sourdough bread in Handmade Sourdough: From Starter to Baked Loaf. But you better hurry, these discounts are only available for a limited time!
Inside Vogue Patterns: Tracy Reese V1397
Bring a Vogue designer pattern to life with refined dressmaking and finishing techniques. With this new sewing class, you’ll go inside Vogue headquarters to gain designer insight as you sew three elegant dresses with the included Tracy Reese pattern. Your friends will go crazy for your style and impressive skills. Sign up to start sewing customized dresses that are sure to be wardrobe showpieces.
Brioche Knitting Made Easy
Take your knitting to the next level and discover brioche bliss as you finish three sumptuous projects. One touch is all it takes to fall in love with reversible brioche fabric! Knitwear designer Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark will help you learn the basics of this textured technique as you knit three irresistible designs. Impress your friends with a beautiful brioche hat, the perfect fingerless mitts and a vine cowl with gorgeous brioche.
Introduction to Bargello
Bargello can seem tricky, but with quilting instructor Karen Gibbs, you can master this style and check it off your quilter’s to-do list. Discover how approachable and dramatic Bargello quilting can be as you create a traditional Chinese Coins pattern with a touch of Bargello, a striking Bargello-style Madison’s Star and more! Enjoy creating these Bargello quilts with either pre-cuts or yardage, and watch people fawn over their cascading color!
Discover time-honored techniques for delicious sourdough. Join bread expert Richard Miscovich as you learn various fermentation methods, master pain au levain, best practices for mixing dough and kneading by hand, plus so much more! Soon, nutritious artisan sourdough will be a household norm as you create beautifully baked loaves.
Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop
Never be limited by your hoop size again! Learn insider tips and tricks from embroidery expert Lisa Shaw that will take your embroidery as far as your imagination desires. You’ll discover expert techniques for alignment and multi-hoop designs, embellishing projects like a felt purse and a denim shirt. With this class, you’ll be able to embellish your favorite fabrics faster and more efficiently than ever before.
White-Chocolate Wrap: Undersea Adventure
You’ll discover a “sea” of decorating possibilities as you dive into techniques for creating a luscious chocolate wrap cake. This new class with acclaimed cake designer Paul Bradford will teach you how to secure and stack tiers for a towering cake, before covering it in smooth ganache and carving it into a cone shape. Then, wrap the cake in modeling chocolate to achieve a wave-like, under-the-sea feeling. This cake is sure to amaze and entice wave after wave of partygoers!
Expressive Figure Drawing: Conveying Mood and Emotion
Learn the visual language of mood and emotion, and translate your expressive intent into a striking work of art. Transform a simple line into an expression of weight, shadow and gravity, and create a compelling visual narrative using gesture, rhythm and repetition. Award-winning artist Richard T. Scott guides you through the design principles behind some of history’s most celebrated masterworks, as you learn the techniques behind creating captivating drawings.