Websites worth exploring… March 27, 2012 – Posted in: Websites, Workshops

Craftsy.com

Craftsy is an online crafting community offering virtual classes, workshops, and patterns across a wide range of categories including sewing, weaving, crocheting, knitting, etc.  The number of classes within the knitting and crocheting sections is growing steadily and we’ve had extremely good feedback from several of our customers who have taken Laura Nelkin’s Mastering Lace Shawls course.  Other promising classes include cuff-down and toe-up socks, knitted toys, hats, and workshops providing tips on adjusting patterns for the best fit.  In addition to its course content, Craftsy aims to provide a platform for support and inspiration as well as interaction through social fora like Facebook and Twitter.  While Espace Tricot offers a full roster of classes, demand frequently outstrips capacity and we often run waiting lists for many of our more popular courses.  This new and steadily growing site may provide a practical alternative for some – definitely worth checking out!

From the Craftsy.com website: Whether you are learning how to knit, looking for a refresher class or want a more advanced knitting lessons, online knitting classes offer a convenient option. Consider the advantages of taking an online knitting course from the comfort of home and on your own schedule, to learn to knit or try out more advanced knitting techniques! Learn about different kinds of knitting needles, basic knitting stitches, circular knitting, choosing knitting yarn weights, affordable knitting materials, and more advanced topics. Plus, most classes include knitting patterns you can use again and again.

Design Seeds

If you’re a lover of colour – this site is just plain fun.  Design Seeds can be used to generate and search colour palettes for use in all kinds of contexts – from knitting and crocheting to decorating your home.  I must admit to spending way too much time here, playing with more colourful combinations for my next Color Affection

– Melissa