Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Craftsy Class Review

Over the last few months I have been working my way through a few Craftsy classes. It's funny though because I know the point of them for most people is to learn a skill and work alongside the instructor, but I just like to watch them. As I have my breakfast in the mornings I like to put one on and just sit and watch it for a few minutes. I find it very interesting and know that any time I need to use these skills I can go back and refer to that particular class.

At the moment I am watching Drafting from Worsted to Woolen by Ply Magazine's Jacey Boggs Faulkner. As stated above, at the moment I'm just watching the course, but for slightly different reasons this time. I am a spindle spinner and do not own a wheel. The whole class is based on a spinning wheel and I don't yet know how the drafts transfer to supported spinning. Despite not knowing how to transfer some of the drafts to a support spindle I do feel that I'm learning and that the course is worthwhile. 

Jacey is a great instructor (as are all of the instructors I've watched so far) as she explains very plainly and clearly what she is doing each step of the drafting technique she shows. She also shows what the different yarns look like knitted up, to give you an example of how the drafting can change your yarn.
What has been your favourite crafty class? Do you watch them like I do, or do you always practice alongside it? 

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  1. I love Craftsy! My favorite class is one of my first purchases. Its Brett Bara's bag making class. Taught me so many skills, and really got me hooked into the platform.

  2. Yes it is great! I've not done anything other than knitting or spinning yet...perhaps I need to branch out!!