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New Releases // Lookbook
Sewing Hacks for the Katie Dress
Brittany J Jones
Take a look at your closet with fresh eyes. Pieces that you don't wear might just need a fun makeover. Brittany J Jones - co-owner of Melanated Fabrics, sewing instructor, and brand ambassador for Husqvarna Viking - will give you the skills and confidence to alter a dress in two different ways. Starting with the Katie Dress by Mimi G Style, Brittany will teach
you how to cut and hem a dress into a cute top with a new pocket. You'll also learn how to change the silhouette of a flowy dress by creating a drawstring waist. Whether you're working with a dress you've had for a long time or re-imagining a dress pattern that you've just purchased, you'll discover how easy it is to make quick changes for a big impact.
Thread Painting: Embroider with Pressed Flowers
Anna Hultin of OlanderCO Embroidery
Connect to the natural world while you craft by using dried botanicals in your embroidery. Colorado artist Anna Hultin of OlanderCO Embroidery takes inspiration from plants, flowers, and the landscapes around her. In this class, she teaches you how to select and press plants, then use the back stitch and tulle netting to secure dried blooms and leaves to embroidery projects. These unique botanical studies are simple to stitch, make beautiful gifts, and provide a unique way to preserve special memories.
Easy Acrylic Painting
Jessie Jennings of Plaid Crafts
Acrylic paint is a versitile, accessible medium that can be as simple or complex as you'd like it to be. In this multi-chapter class, join Plaid Content Creator Jessie Jennings as she teaches you four easy painting techniques that will ignite your imagination and give you a solid foundation for future paintings. Learn detailing and layering, ombre and masking, doodle painting, and abstract brushstrokes. Whether you are brand-new to acrylics or are looking to shake-up your current painting repertoire, this class has plenty to offer.
DIY Letter Decor
Kyra Balentine of Plaid Crafts
Oversized letters are a fabulous way to add artful personality to any space. Kyra Valentine, Content Studio Manager at Plaid Crafts, takes you through three different letter projects using FolkArt paint and Mod Podge. You'll learn color blocking, masking and splatter techniques, and how to add textural interest with a fun pom-pom. 
Words Inform Images: 31 Prompts Using Writing as Inspiration for Art
e bond
A picture is worth a thousand words but words themselves are priceless. In this unique daily practice, multimedia artist and educator e bond explores the various ways that reading and writing can intersect with visual art and how one medium can inform the other. She’ll share some of her favorite fiction, non-fiction, poetry and music to generate interest points from which to play and experiment. See how these sparks can fuel visual art through collage, mark-making, and doodling, and how these visual observations alter your perception of the page.
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July Lookbook // 2021
CBTV
Watch this quick promo to see a sneak peek of our all-new releases and click here to watch all of the classes shown in the promo.
Coming July 28
Plant Talk with the Tender Gardener: Repotting and Propagation of Houseplants
The Tender Gardener
Plants can bring out the best in us. When we care for them, give them good soil, a good home, and some support, they thrive and fill our homes with life. The Tender Gardener is back with more Plant Talk to teach you all the things you need to know about repotting and propagating common houseplants. Experience the magic of putting your hands in the soil and coaxing new growth - your plants and the friends you share them with will thank you for it!
STEAM: Make a Foaming Pavlov’s Dog
Jamie Hudson
We all have fond memories of the classic science fair volcano experiment, but it's time to give that baking soda project a super fun update. PhD chemist and crafter Jamie Hudson shows you how to turn that same chemical reaction into a spouting whale or a drooling Pavlov's dog. You just need a few basic household supplies and your Cricut to put together zany new friends while also learning a little about chemistry as well as conditioned responses.
STEAM: Make a Paper Zoetrope
Jamie Hudson
Scientist and maker Jamie Hudson shows you how to make a handheld paper zoetrope which creates an easy 10-frame animation and demonstrates persistence of vision, which tricks the brain into turning many still images into one moving image. This is how all cartoons and movies are made, and you get to make an animation of your own with a Cricut and some poster board. Putting together this classic piece of movie-making history requires no glue. The Cricut does all the work, and you just need to fold it together and let your imagination do the rest.
Make a Geode Painting
Kyra Balentine of Plaid Crafts
Recreate the dimensional beauty of a geode using an unconventional art material - rock salt. Kyra Balentine, Plaid Craft's Content Studio Manager, demonstrates how to take your paint pouring to a new level with this intriguing technique. The rock salt adds texture and depth to your painting while glitter brings bling to your home decor.  Mod Podge - the real workhorse here - holds it all together securely.
Make a Leather Eyeglass Case
Treasure of Nikki&Mallory
Specializing in artisan-made leather handbags, accessories, and home décor, Treasure of Nikki&Mallory designs feature a contemporary style with a bohemian edge. In this class, she shares her expert tips and tricks for working with leather while teaching you how to make a beautiful eyeglass case. You'll begin by cutting leather with a paper template, preparing stitch holes with chisels, and sewing your project together by hand. For a finished and professional look, Treasure shows you how to burnish and dye your leather edges and add a little bit of hardware for a closure. These wide range of techniques establish a broad skill set, preparing you for even more exciting leather projects.
Japanese Sashiko: A Daily Decorative Stitching Practice
Lisa Solomon
Using the running stitch as a base, mixed media artist Lisa Solomon shows you 30 designs in the Japanese tradition of sashiko stitching. This beautiful and functional embroidery we enjoy today can be traced back to the thriftiness of 17th century Japanese peasant women. You will learn their traditional patterns which you can then use to make decorative pieces or mend and patch garments. No matter the method you choose, you’ll find that sashiko is a great way to slow down and stitch with intention, creating beauty from simplicity.