Craftsy Class Update

I started watching Artisan Bread Making from the point I last left it and decided to hold off on this class.  I will need to make the breads before I can mark this as complete and I’m just not ready for it.  It feels like it will be a lot of work and I’m okay with the bread I’m able to pull off with my bread machine.  After one lesson I turned that off and started Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing where I left off.  I was watching this class pretty heavily each time I worked on a block of Moon Glow.  It totally helped.  But since I’m not currently doing a paper piecing project and I’m not inclined to do the class project, I finished watching it for her little tips and tricks.  I know this is a class I’ll watch whenever I work on a paper piecing project.

Once I finished that class I started finished up watching Machine Quilting with Wendy Butler Burns.  This is a great intro class to Machine Quilting.  I watched most of it when I started machine quilting again but never finished it.  The last couple of lessons I missed were the borders and binding lessons.  I thoroughly enjoyed the binding lesson and I realized that I should have watched this before I bound my Table Runner and Place Mats.  I know that I will need to re-watch the binding lesson before I bind my next project.

The next set of classes I’ll be working on is Hats Four Ways and the free class Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag and Bucket Bag.  To mark both of these complete I will need to work on the projects.  The bags will be much faster than knitting hats so I’ll probably get the bags done first.

Completed Classes:

  • Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
  • Machine Quilting

Classes in Process: (5 -2)

  • Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
  • Hats Four Ways
  • Artisan Bread Making

Classes to be completed: (30)

  • Bag-Making
    • Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
  • Knitting (12)
    • Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
    • Custom Cabled Pullovers
    • Explorations in Cables
    • Improve Your Knitting
    • Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
    • Know Your Yarn: Choose the perfect Yarn Every Time
    • Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
    • Mittens and Gloves Galore
    • My First Sweater
    • Shuttle Tatting
    • Stranded Colorwork: Basics and Beyond
    • Sweetheart Shawls
  • Quilting (11)
    • Creative Quilt Backs
    • Diamond Quilt Designs
    • Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
    • Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
    • Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
    • Quilt as you Go Patchwork
    • Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
    • Quilting Quickly
    • Quilting Quickly II
    • Re-Piecing the Past
    • Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
  • Crochet:
    • Crochet Lab
  • Cooking/Baking/Food Stuffs (4)
    • Handmade Sourdough
    • Jam & Marmalade
    • Love Your Vegetables
    • Sweet and Savory Food Gifts
  • Sewing
    • The Couture Dress


Classes completed: (2 + 2)

  • Machine Quilting* (great class to re-watch the binding lesson)
  • Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing* (great class to re-watch whenever doing a paper piecing project)
  • Knit Lab
  • Knit Lab: In the Round

6 responses »

  1. As you probably remember, I love love LOVED the Artisan bread making class. It actually isn’t nearly as much work as it seems for the basic method. I now use his recipes and kneading technique for most of my dough-based baking (bread, pizza dough, foccacia). I hope you’ll find a weekend to play around with it soon because it’s very tasty stuff! I’ve been recently debating doing some of the bag classes on Craftsy–maybe it’ll get me over my distaste for “fiddly bits.” I hope you will decide to post a review of the bag class, or at least let me know what you think. 🙂

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