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WIN: Craftsy – the best way to learn a new craft or expand your skills

I am a massive fan of  Craftsy and I am very excited to be able to give one of Mediamum’s readers an opportunity to WIN a Craftsy class of their choice! There’s a stack of classes to choose from, and once you purchase a class, it’s yours forever. Yep, you can go back and revise it or take it as slowly as you like. There’s a brand new iPad app too, so you can’t get much more mobile than having the skills taught wherever you want to! I am so excited to kick off the Mediamum WIN section with this fantastic opportunity – and even better, it doesn’t matter where you live in the world, everyone can enter.

What’s great about Craftsy? It’s a Denver-based startup, focused on an area of education that services those of us with little time but big wishes. If you’ve ever said “Oh, I’d love to get into scrapbooking/quilting/knitting/any other craft, but I don’t have time/the kids/the job/the house/ the husband need my attention/ I’m nowhere near good enough to do well in a classroom. One day I’ll do it.” Then Craftsy is absolutely the solution.

Mothers tend to put themselves last. We know we deserve to take time out, but we’re just. too. tired. We need a class to be available when we are, at a moment’s notice sometimes, middle of the day, night, or at 6am before the kids get up. Nobody has anything like that, right? Until now.

Craftsy has a whole range of classes priced from FREE right through to $49.99 – and there are always special offers too. Every instructor is a professional, the production of the series of classes is incredible, there are printable lists of course materials (as well as an overview video by the instructor) and you can interact with other students. Unlike a classroom, you move at your own pace; and can go over the same techniques again and again (very helpful for me!) – plus way better than an in-classroom experience, the teacher is right under your nose. You can see everything they’re doing very clearly, and thanks to pausing and rewinding, you can make them do it over and over again. It’s like you have a slave teacher. AWESOME.

I have taken four classes with Craftsy so far, and I adore them. I like that it is always there and easy to access online, because that’s far better than forgetting a technique and trying to remember it. My ‘thing’ is cake decorating, so I’ve taken classes in Handcrafted Sugar Flowers, Modern Piping, and the brand new class on Exotic Sugar Orchids.

I’ve also signed up for the free block of the month class because I’ve always wanted to finish the quilt I started for Rebecca when she was 12 (she’s 21 now). Craftsy is adding new classes every month, so nothing ever gets old. Whether you like cake decorating, quilting, sewing – or even cheese making – you should check out the fantastic range. All the classes are segmented into manageable sections so you don’t lose track of where you’re up to. There are even a stack of free sampler classes so you can “suck it and see” before committing. But if you do commit, everything has a 100% money back guarantee. Can’t get better than that! Even if you’re not ready to take a class straight away, go to Craftsy and register so you can be sure to hear about all their new classes when they’re released.

I promise you that the first Craftsy class you sign up for won’t be your last.

WIN A CRAFTSY CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE

Yep, I love these guys and I know you will too. Whether you’re an avid crafter or someone dipping their toe in the water for the first time, Craftsy has a class for you. To be in the running to win, all you need to do is comment below with the class you’d most like to try. That’s it! At the end of the week, I’ll be using the good old Random Number Generator to choose a winner (the first comment will be number 1, etc), and that person will receive access to any Craftsy class they want! Go to it! (Winner drawn Saturday 17 November, 9am)

 

UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS Gretchen Kuntz White for winning the Craftsy class of your choice! Make sure you subscribe, or Like the Mediamum Page on Facebook to be notified of our next competition, going live today – Monday 21 November 2012!

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42 Responses to " WIN: Craftsy – the best way to learn a new craft or expand your skills "

  1. Marie says:

    I always love learning something crafty! I would love to learn how to make sugar flowers.

  2. Sarah Stokely says:

    Craftsy looks like a great resource! The Knit Lab for beginners looks perfect for me! Would love to try it. :)

  3. Drab to Fab Furniture upcycling please!
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  4. Karen P says:

    I am a great fan of Craftsy because that was how I learned to knit!!!

  5. Emily says:

    I’ve taken 3 classes from Craftsy so far! Love them all. Would love to take the Sewing with Knits next!

  6. Rachel Hobson says:

    I *love* Craftsy! I’ve taken a couple of classes and tried some of their free workshops, and really enjoy them. The paper piecing and designing modern quilts classes are on my list to try next. :)

  7. LOVE craftsy!! My wee ones class with Susan B Anderson was amazing! I’m a knitting and crocheting fool. ;)
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  8. Sarah says:

    It’s such a great idea, stop and start with a cup of tea during nap time! I really want to try the tailored shirt class, they are such a daunting thing to sew.

  9. Rebecca says:

    I love Craftsy! Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve been thinking about the Icelandic sweater class, so that might be the one for me. :)

  10. Heather says:

    I’ve taken some Craftsy classes already and I finally know how to knit. I think for my next class, I’d go big and try Celtic Cables with Carol Feller. They look beautiful!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to try some classes on quilting. So many interesting ones to choose from!

  12. charlotte says:

    I’d love to try a class in quilting. So many interesting one to choose from!

  13. I’d love to take a quilting class :)

  14. Alison says:

    I have LOVED the Craftsy BOM course – it’s my first foray into quilting, and I’ve been thrilled with it.

  15. Sarah says:

    I would love to try a quilting class too! It has been my dream to make a quilt out of my boys’ baby clothes, but I don’t know how to quilt so that makes it difficult ;)

  16. Debbie says:

    I love Craftsy and have taken 2 quilting classes so far.If I win I would like to try one of the knitting classes. Thanks for the draw!

  17. gigi says:

    What a great idea! I’d love to take the Artisan Bread class!

  18. My favorite of all (and it was tough to choose because there are so many great ones) is The Artisan Bread Class! Thanks for another great giveaway and I wish you a blessed holiday season :)

  19. I just noticed Craftsy has a Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters class that totally sparked my interest. I have boxes full of beautiful stones 7 Crystals and would love to learn this craft! Wow…what a great site!!

  20. Terri Herman says:

    My husband’s grandmother taught me to tat many years ago and I would like to re-learn that art!

  21. would love to check out curvy crochet

  22. alisa says:

    would love to take the Shoot it photography class or the artisan cheese making class!

  23. gina solar says:

    I would love to learn to make a wall quilt. My sister- inlaw had TRIPLETS. I want to make 3 of them I have all the material.

  24. Stefanie F says:

    LOVE Craftsy. I’ve signed up for many classes and workshops and like to relax while watching the videos. I’m currently working my way through the BOM. I’ve done several knitting courses too and am about to also start a baby cardigan from the Beyond Rectangles class. Perfect for the multi-craftual!

  25. Gretchen says:

    I’d take the basic beginning Crochet Lab because I’m a craft doofus.
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  26. Geri says:

    I would take the Short Rows knitting class. I have tried so many different things, but still the left side of my short row heel shaping has holes!!! Augh! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  27. beki says:

    I’m terrified of sock knitting I’ve discovered. I have beautiful sock yarn and not the courage to knit them. I would get the Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks class to get me over my knitting block.

  28. Julie R says:

    I would choose a sewing class … although which one will take some debating. They all looked so good!

  29. Paper Arts for sure!!! I’d take knitting but I have carpal tunnel from too much typing . . . :)

  30. I’d like to take a sewing class :)

  31. Love this! Even better is learning a new craft and then somehow managing to find time to do it with some girlfriends.

  32. Bree Terrill says:

    I recently gotten back into crocheting and it’s something I can do fairly easily while nursing my 5 1/2 month old son, so I’d love to do the Crochet: Beyond Rectangles class.

  33. diane Baum says:

    all my friends knit together, so I would the knit lab

  34. Holly S. says:

    I want to take either the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress with Gretchen Hirsch class or the Jean-ius! Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit with Kenneth D. King class. Thanks!
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  35. s carter says:

    I would take the Bead & Tapestry Cuffs

  36. Donna K says:

    I would like to take the Project Upcycle class.

  37. Jamie says:

    I am entering this for my mom she would love the knitting or crochet classes

  38. I always love learning something crafty! Its fun.

  39. lindsay jenkins says:

    Love, love, love my Craftsy classes. I would love to have another one to take on

  40. Brooke says:

    Since Archiver’s near me closed, I’m having withdrawals for classes. I will check into Craftsy, it sounds awesome!
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