Have you taken classes from Craftsy? Do you love them?
I am not affiliated with them (in that I’m not getting paid for this post!) but I love Craftsy. There are times, I suppose, when only a hands on class will work but for the most part, the Craftsy classes are so perfect for the way I learn.
When we were living in MO, right before we found out we were moving, I wanted a rigid heddle loom and, because I had never even touched one, I took classes at Yarn Barn in Lawrence, KS and was able to use several different looms to see which one I liked best so that’s an instance where hands on class was good. As soon as I got the loom home, we found out we were moving to Texas and by the time I got back to the loom, I couldn’t remember squat so I found a rigid heddle weaving class at Craftsy and it’s wonderful! It helps me so much and I’ve probably watched it at least a dozen times.
Same thing with the spinning now. I wanted to try different wheels so I signed up for a class near Austin. It’s a good class and there are many, many wheels I was able to try and that helps so much with making a decision on the wheel. But, the Craftsy platform is so much more conducive to my type of learning. I can work at my own speed. I can back up and listen again and again without having to continue to say “Could you repeat that please?”
I understand the importance of supporting local shops and teachers but I’m also very thankful for Craftsy and urge anyone who hasn’t visited their site to check it out and see the great classes they have to offer.