There seem to be so many ways now to learn how to make stuff–"real life" crafting and sewing classes at local and chain shops, YouTube videos you can go to for a quick visual primer on specific techniques, sewalongs hosted on blogs, and now a more recent development that we're watching with great interest here at Spoonflower–websites that offer crafting and sewing classes for a small fee taught by people who really know their stuff. Classes on sites like Craftsy and Creativebug tend to be much more affordable than traditional in-person classes, potentially more reliable than content you might dig up yourself on YouTube, and of course, still pause-able and rewind-able should you miss something or need to see something done over again–and again.
Creativebug is the newest player on the online crafting class scene, and we're thrilled to be offering a 3-month Creativebug subscription for today's giveaway! This subscription will get you 3-months' worth of unlimited access to classes taught by the likes of Heather Ross, Liesl Gibson, Natalie Chanin, Anna Maria Horner, and Cal Patch–and those are just some of the sewing instructors. Other instructors teach classes on bookbinding, ceramics, needle-felting, and many other categories, so you're sure to learn plenty about your favorite crafty subjects from some of the most talented and experienced people out there.
To enter today's giveaway, just leave your comment below or on the corresponding Facebook post and tell us which class or instructor on Creativebug you find most exciting. Don't forget to include your Spoonflower screen name or some other means of contacting you in case you're our winner. Entries close next Tuesday, 9/18 and we'll announce a winner–and a special offer from Creativebug!–next Wednesday, 9/19. Good luck, everyone!
Last week we were giving away a copy of Gretchen Hirsch's new book, Gertie's Book for Better Sewing, and the winner was Spoonflower community member Ariel Shogren. We also held an impromptu–and brief–giveaway on the blog yesterday for our Northeastern US peeps for two tickets to the non-profit Quilt Alliance's second annual Quilters Take Manhattan event coming up this Saturday, 9/15 in NYC. Laura Alvarez won those tickets today, so congrats to both Ariel and Laura!