Posts by David


Crocheting Blog

Check Out Brooklyn Craft Camp

Brooklyn Craft CampThe coolest party ever is happening in Brooklyn, and it is a dream come true for crafters of all types. Founded by Craftsy instructor, Brett Bara, the Brooklyn Craft Camp features awesome classes, hip music, tasty food, delicious cocktails, and 120 very lucky crafters---one of which could be you! Read more »

Crocheting Blog

Amigurumi Projects and Patterns: Crochet Trends

Amigurumi Caterpillar PatternAmigurumi is one of the hottest trends in crochet, because it has crafters making the cutest little creatures quickly and easily. They make great toys, decor, and they are unforgettable gifts! Here at Craftsy, we have two online classes to help you learn and perfect your Amigurumi skills. The Craftsy Pattern Marketplace is also home to tons of irresistible Amigurumi patterns. Here are some of our favorite Amigurumi projects from Craftsy members just like you! Read more »

Cake Decorating Blog

How to Make Gum Paste

How to make gum pasteNicholas Lodge is a preeminent sugar paste artist, and a Craftsy instructor. In this free video tip, Nicholas explains and demonstrates his very own recipe for making gum paste---the essential ingredient for making sugar flowers! Read more »

Cake Decorating Blog

Make Your Peonies Pop! Learn to Color Sugar Flowers

Learn to color sugar flowers.This free video lesson gives you a quick, but enlightening look at how Nicholas Lodge (instructor of the online class Classic Sugar Flowers) colors the petals and stems of his sugar flowers. Coloring your sugar flowers is an essential step in creating the realism you're aiming for. And it's not just achieved with a flat brush. Watch how the steam adds a subtle but critical gloss to the gum paste. Read more »