UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Tina R.!
We here at STC Craft are often struck by the impulse to start a new project in the wee hours of the morning, but that thrill quickly tempers with the realization that surprisingly few instructors offer classes at midnight. Enter Creativebug, an innovative online learning site launched just a few months ago. If you, like us, are the type of people who want to learn embroidery techniques right this moment but don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your cozy knitted slippers, then Creativebug’s all-star roster of instructors—STC Craft favorites Natalie Chanin, Liesl Gibson, Heather Ross, and Kelly Wilkinson among them—are at the ready with project ideas, guidance, and creative inspiration via their video workshops. Whether you’re in the market to enhance your sewing know-how by learning to make your own patterns, or have a hankering to dip your toes into something new like bookbinding or screenprinting, Creativebug offers options for well-seasoned and beginner crafters alike.
Only have a quick half hour to spend on creative pursuits? Many instructors post projects that can be completed in an afternoon or weekend, and each workshop is broken down into manageable segments, making it easy to stop part-way through. When you’re ready to sneak away for another round of creating, your workshop picks up right where you left off. Once you become a member, you have unlimited access to as many video workshops as you can consume, a steal at $25 a month (even less if you sign up for 3 or 6 months at a time). Creativebug also believes in giving back: a percentage of each monthly subscription goes to non-profit art programs across the country to provide affordable space, supplies, and education for future legions of would-be crafters.
If you’re thinking Sign me up! then good news—we have a three-month Creativebug subscription to give away to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment letting us know what new skill YOU would be excited to learn (or hone) from Creativebug’s offerings by August 20th at 1 PM EST. One winner will be chosen at random.
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