It's a blessing to be able to teach or share the skills or shortcuts I've learned about embroidery, fabric, sewing, threads and quilting here on the blog!
But did you know that I enjoy learning new things too?
In fact, a couple of weeks ago I purchased a Sue Spargo Embroidery Class on Craftsy. Her style is very different to what I do - she works with textures and layering, and I simply love her eye for colour and detail!
I don't think we ever know it all, and it's easy to fall into a rut as a designer - in fact I see some stitchery and fabric designers whose work has a sameness about it these days and I'm not excited by them anymore.
I pray I don't fall into that description, but it takes more than wanting to stay fresh - it takes looking at new things I can learn and experiment with, then using that knowledge to push the envelope with my own style of design in years to come. Does that make sense?
Anyhow, I'm excited about Sue Spargo's class and will be making an opening in my diary each week for the rest of the year to work through them one by one. There's 7 lessons in this class, so I should be pretty much ready to experiment in the middle of January!
I'm sharing this news today because the Sue Spargo class was $40 when I got it, but over Thursday and Friday this week Craftsy have ALL their classes priced at $19.99!
If you're after a great Christmas gift for a fellow crafter, or would like one for yourself, just go HERE to browse through the classes available:
You can choose from -
Jewellery (another I'd love to do!)
You know, until recently I had no idea Craftsy offered so many craft courses and supplies!
Head over HERE and start browsing - your next craft adventure is waiting!