I’m just tickled pink that my latest class on Craftsy, The Machine Embroidered T-shirt, has launched! If you’re not familiar with Craftsy, it’s an excellent platform for learning intricate techniques. So I was thrilled when they decided to offer this class.
My goals in teaching this class were to make garments that you would truly want to wear and make garments that really teach technique. I think I did that. But you can be the judge. Here’s a look at the t-shirts.
And some of the designs:
The techniques include stabilizing knits, continuous embroidery, free-standing applique, learning how to work with placement guides and neckline transformations. All of Crafty’s classes are very thorough – they never let instructors leave you hanging for more details. And if you have a question, you can ask the teacher. Just type your question on the discussion board just to the right of the video and you’ll get an answer within 24 hours – often much sooner.
When I taught my first class on Craftsy, the Machine Embroidered Quilt, Craftsy taped my videos segments in my studio in Dallas. This time, they encouraged me to head to their place. I happily agreed because I love new experiences and it was scheduled for March in Denver. You know, Spring skiing! Yippee! Oh wait, we’re talking about education here.
So let me give you a guided tour through the Craftsy studio. First, you pull into this fun office park.
And since I’m nosy, I mean curious, I peeked into one of the nearby offices across the parking lot from Craftsy. And this is what I spotted. I think I should hang this in my studio!
But since I was at Craftsy, I already had all of my ‘stuff done’. Good thing because once I entered this door, it was game on!
You can tell by the soundproofing insulation that improvements are always being made at Craftsy.
And props are handy.
And sets are stripped down and rebuilt in just no time.
But like any great company – Craftsy is all about the people. I was blessed with a terrific team – Andrew Harris, Tonya Nelson, and Nicole Perry.
We spent three full days together, had a ton of laughs and wrapped some very decent footage. After that, I headed to the ski slopes with my sweet husband while the Craftsy crew put their heads together and produced a powerful class on machine embroidery on t-shirts for you.
And just for you, my dedicated readers, you can use this special link to receive 50% off my Machine Embroidered T-Shirt class! I hope you’ll check it out.