Needleturn Applique with WonderFil Invisafil

New tutorial video from WonderFil using Invisafil thread. I’m always interested in hand work – so much is done with machine now in the quilt world. Got nothing against beautiful quilts made quickly but the meditatitive and tactile benefits are lost when sitting behind the wheel of a sewing machine or long arm quilter. Picking up a needle and thread is good for the soul….!

Have a look at the video –

Margie Deeb on Craftsy: Jewelry Design for Bead Artists

Jewelry Design for Bead Artists with Margie Deeb, Craftsy
Jewelry Design for Bead Artists with Margie Deeb, Craftsy

A new class on Craftsy. This is from Margie Deeb and is about Jewelry Design for Bead Artists. I love her books. I think she has a good design foundation and the way she describes design principles with various examples to learn by works for me.

Online Jewelry Making ClassesThis class from Crafsy is for beginners. It contains several hours of high definition video lessons which you can access at any time so you can go over and over sections – making sure you get the picture! AND you can pose questions to Margie in the virtual classroom.




Here’s a shot from the introduction:

Margie Deeb. necklace from Jewelry Design for Artists by Margie Deeb
Margie Deeb. necklace from Jewelry Design for Artists by Margie Deeb

2014 Free Block of the Month Video

FREE Block of the Month class at

Well…..! A free Block of the Month designed to teach you about color. Now I say this is pretty darn decent. have managed to get Amy Walsh and Janine Burke to put together a video showing you color basics, color combinations, value contrasts, and something called hexadic color schemes. I had to look it up as I was as flummoxed as you!

To teach you all this largess you get to make six blocks. If you don’t want to think about selecting fabrics then naturally (!) you can buy the Michael Miller kits directly from Craftsy.

I’d say this is a pretty good deal!

Craftsy Right Angle Weave Online Class

For a long time most of my learning was via books, diagrams and instructions. But when I began beadweaving I discovered all the video tutorials out there. There’s no doubt if you combine book learning with actually seeing how something is done you can really expand your knowledge.

I find the best way to deal with online videos is to first watch it all the way through. You can’t get all the information in one fell swoop. Or at least it doesn’t work for me. My brain does an overview and then it can work on details! Continue reading “Craftsy Right Angle Weave Online Class”