Friday, September 14, 2012

Crafty Me on Craftsy.com

I mentioned a few posts back that I had recently taped a class for Craftsy.com. Well, my class, Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist, is live and actually already has quite a few students enrolled in it.
For those of you who are not familiar with Craftsy, it is an online community that offers a huge variety of craft classes in a wide variety of subjects. Sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, even baking are some of the topics you could find downloadable classes about at Craftsy. All the classes are taught by knowledgeable folks and they include access to the instructor for questions, a forum for discussion, as well as a platform for uploading finished projects. That's why I called it a community because Craftsy is big on the idea of being more than just a resource for classes, but a place where creative folks can gather to learn and exchange ideas. It's super cool and I'm very proud to be a part of it.

When I went out to Denver last August I was honestly a little nervous. Though I'd had some in-front- of-the-camera experience, it wasn't exactly my favorite thing to do. I just didn't feel comfortable in that setting and, though I was excited about the opportunity, I had some trepidation about the actual process. Well, like most things we worry about, all my anxieties were needless. Everything from the old hotel I stayed in to the amazingly cool space the studios were located in (including an onsite vegetable garden) to the friendly, interested, enthusiastic folks I worked with made this a wonderful and memorable experience.
I knew from the moment I pulled up to the Craftsy studio that I wanted to share bits of this experience with you. So, I took some pictures. Imagine how fun it would be to work every day in this space:
And, of course, a creative space is only as great as the people who run it, so I've got to include a picture of the great crew I worked with. They made this the terrific experience it was.

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Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Love Craftsy and its offerings; hope to take your course someday Malka. Your work amazes me.

Benoquin Cream said...
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bubbieone said...

Just discovered you, and.....WOW love your stuff. Can't wait to follow your craftsy course.

Erin said...

Malka, Can't wait to download the class! and FYI! You look great! Love your new hair style!!! Congrats, erin

Leslie said...

Thanks for the introduction to 'Craftsy.' The things I learn as I move through the web amaze and delight me. Hope a visit to my blog or etsy site blesses you, as my visit here has blessed me.
www.composegrace.blogspot.com
www.etsy.com/shop/composegrace

Leslie

Cathie said...

I love that place. I've never seen anything like it. Where is it?