Total Time: 5 hours 5 mins 20 secs
Whether you're into painting, drawing, sewing, knitting, or crocheting, these classes are the ideal way to spend the leisurely days between Christmas and New Years.
Creative Sketchbooking
Pam Garrison
In this first class, Pam Garrison shares simple exercises for releasing creative inhibitions in your sketchbook. You will use both your dominant and non-dominant hands to create blind contour drawings that look like mere scribbles on paper, then use a colorful paint palette to transform those scribbles into thoughtfully painted shapes. This exercise results in aesthetically pleasing sketchbook pages that are created through the process of intuitive creative exploration.
Crochet Shawl Workshop
Marly Bird
Side-to-side shawls can appear daunting, but it’s actually one of the easiest shawl styles to construct. Using simple increases and decreases and basic crochet stitches, Marly Bird shows you how to create a mesh-like stitch pattern, keep track of your shaping as you go, and customize the size of the shawl by working more or less shaping rows. When the shawl is finished, you’ll learn how to weave contrasting tassels through the mesh stitches to create a must-have fringed accessory. 
Master Pattern Drafting
Cal Patch
Cal focuses on which measurements you need to take in order to draft a pattern that can be used to create a shirt, tunic, or dress simply by adjusting the length. Once your pattern is drafted, you’ll be ready to start sewing in the next episode!

What you will learn:
– How to take measurements for drafting a dress, tunic, or shirt pattern
– How to chart those measurements onto a master pattern piece
– How to draft sleeve and collar pattern pieces
– How to label your pattern pieces
Top-Down Sweater Knitting
Wendy Bernard
One of the most common knitted sweater styles is the raglan, which is distinguished by its diagonal sleeve seams. Raglans are perfect for knitting in one piece from the top-down, and in this first class, Wendy will get you started. You’ll begin by taking one simple measurement and working a few calculations to determine your gauge and the initial cast-on number of stitches. From there, she’ll show you how to create the sweater yoke, which involves shaping the shoulders and the v-neckline, and then joining the sweater beneath the armholes. What You’ll Learn - How to determine number of stitches to cast on based on your measurements - Different types of increases you can use to shape shoulders - How to shape the v-neckline - How to add stitches at underarm
Beginning Watercolor
Yao Cheng
Learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors from acclaimed artist Yao Cheng. Yao shares her process of selecting the proper paints and brushes to get started and teaches how to blend colors to create a unique palette. The essential information provided in this class will help you learn how to apply watercolor to different surfaces and create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques.
How to Design Fabric
Denyse, Heather & Lizzy
What makes a fabric collection? How do repeats work? Where do you even start? This overview introduces you to the fundamentals of textile design, along with inspiration on how designers kick off a new collection. Hear the stories of each designer featured in the series, and follow along with an eye-opening paper exercise that helps you grasp the concept of a repeating design.
Modern Log Cabin Quilting
Susan Beal
Welcome to log cabin quilting! In this first part, we'll focus on the classic, simple, and very modern square-within-a-square block setting. Susan will walk you through the basics of choosing fabric, cutting strips, and pressing and piecing your 'logs.' Once you've learned how to make a complete block in this simple style, she'll show you how to turn it into a beautiful quilted pillow.

What you will learn:
– How to cut center squares and strips
– Simple log cabin piecing
– Basting and geometric quilting techniques
– How to make custom binding tape
– How to make a pillow with an envelope back