Hot Off the Press: Check Out This Week’s Newly Released Classes

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Knitting, Sewing |

Start your next learning adventure now with incredible classes at even more incredible sale prices!

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Finding Form: Tips for Drawing Cross Contour Lines

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

What is cross-contour drawing, and how is it similar to a topographical map? Read on to learn how to depict a subject using this technique along with a few helpful tips for this drawing in this challenging (but fun!) style.

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Wedding Wednesday: How to Photograph a Wedding Cake

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Photography |

It is traditional to have a cake at a wedding and the bride and groom often spend a lot of time choosing a cake and invest a sizeable chunk of money in a good baker. If you photograph weddings, your clients will thank you for documenting this piece of their wedding, as will the person who baked the cake. Photographing a cake is pretty easy and does not take very much time to get a few great shots. Read on for seven key tips to photographing a wedding cake successfully!

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When Rounds Look Uneven: 3 Methods for Jogless Knitting in the Round

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Knitting |

I made one mistake when knitting this awesome hat: I did not use any jogless knitting in the round techniques. Sure, you could let that little imperfection go. But if you like your knitting to be as close to perfect as possible, you'll want to know about jogless knitting in the round. If you're a knitter getting ready to dive into double-pointed needles, use one of these methods to make sure your knitting in the round project is jogless.

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Using Metal Dies to Make a Handmade “Happy Fall” Card

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Paper Crafts |

This handmade "Happy Fall" card is a twist on the traditional, with a modern color palette and die cut leaf elements that create a fresh, dimensional design.

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10+ Must-Have Accessories Every Photographer Needs in Their Bag

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Photography |

So… you have your camera and a nice collection of lenses. You have a fashionable, yet functional, bag to put this all in. What else could you possibly need for your next photo shoot? Here are a few ideas of little extras to bring with you that could turn into lifesavers.

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How to Make Wooden Boxes With Dovetails, Part 1: Sizing and Marking

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Woodworking |

In this first installment of a series on how to make custom wooden boxes with dovetails, discover useful tips for sizing and marking your wood.

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