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The New Craftsy App Is HERE and It’s FREE!

By Craftsy
Craftsy’s engineers have been busy, and we can’t wait to show you what they’ve created! Cue the launch of the newest version of the Craftsy app for iPhone and iPad, packed with amazing updates that makes it easier than ever for you to watch and enjoy your favorite classes. Of Craftsy’s three million members, more than one million are already using our app. Join the club and find out what you’ve been missing! Read more »
Scarf woven with painted warp

Weaving Cloth 101: Form Follows Function

By Laura Fry
When I begin to design a new textile I have a firm objective in mind. I know the function the textile is to serve (tea towel, scarf, blanket) and with that end result in mind I begin to make choices. Here are a few other things to keep in mind when developing your own textile designs. Read more »

Giving Back: Crafting Makes the World a Better Place!

By Kelsey Loughman
Crafting helps me help others on Craftsy.com

Crafters around the world understand that crafting is more than “just a hobby.” But did you know that numerous studies have proven that crafting promotes overall health? In the Craftsy series "Better Lives With Crafting," we will focus each week, for the next month, on one of the specific ways crafting keeps you well. Check out this week's feature "Crafting Helps Me Help Others” showcasing heartwarming stories from members who use crafts to make the lives of others a little brighter.

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Get Craftsy’s Better Lives With Crafting Badges for Your Blog!

By Karen Kelty
Crafting is my therapy badge

Did you know clinical studies show that crafting can have real medical and cognitive benefits? In honor of National Craft Month, each week in March we're exploring the different ways being a maker can contribute to a person's overall health and wellness in our "Better Lives With Crafting" series. Want to let others know about the health benefits of crafting. Simply grab the code to your favorite badges here and proudly sport them on your own site!

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At Last The Solution to a Happier, Healthier Life And You’ll Never Guess What It Is!

By Kelsey Loughman
Be healthy with crafting

Countless studies have established the health benefits of crafts. As a part of the Craftsy series "Better Lives with Crafting," we will focus each week, for the next month, on one of the specific ways crafting keeps you healthy by featuring personal stories from our Craftsy members. Check out this week's feature "Crafting is my therapy" with inspiring stories from members who discovered the healing power of being a maker.

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Meet the Member of the Month for March: Rainy Hovarth

By Randi Thackeray
Craftsy Member of the Month for March: Rainy Horvath

It is with great joy we introduce our March Member of the Month, Rainy Hovarth. It has been nothing but sunshine since we met this special gal. It is true that we are impressed with the fact that Rainy has over 140 Craftsy classes. But, the real reason we love her so is that she has been loyal to Craftsy since the very beginning. As we have grown as a company, Rainy has been growing as a crafter.

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Meet February’s Craftsy Member of the Month: Miss Cara

By Randi Thackeray
Craftsy Member of the Month - Miss Cara

We truly do love our members over here at Craftsy. And, the amount of talent and joy in our crafting community never ceases to amaze us. Imagine our jubilation when we found a member who not only shows great crafting but also serious dedication to Craftsy. Clocking in with over 95 Craftsy classes, Miss Cara has gusto, and the passion and loyalty to handle the bright lights of our inaugural Craftsy Member of the Month member spotlight.

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