How to Knit Dishcloths
Wendy Bernard
A dishcloth knitted with pure linen transforms an ordinary rag into a luxurious textile. Wendy Bernard demonstrates how to work with linen yarn to create a washcloth with an i-cord loop for hanging. The linen fiber resists mildew, is great for scrubbing, and gets softer with every use. This quick knitting project is a fun way to try out new stitch patterns—several of which are included in the PDF. Make a stack to give as a gift, or keep them for your own daily use.
How to Make a Shadowbox Collage
Courtney Cerruti
Shadowboxes are a beautiful way to create a three-dimensional collage, displaying favorite memories or thematically capturing a moment in time. In this class, Courtney walks you through her system for creating a shadowbox using any objects or bits of ephemera you like. You will learn helpful tips on gathering objects, editing down the selection, creating a composition, and choosing the perfect glues and adhesives to keep everything in place. At the end of the process, you will have a thoughtful, signature masterpiece, ready to hang on your wall or give as a special gift.
Felt Drink Markers
Amelia Strader
These unique wine markers are fun to make and require only the most basic of hand sewing skills. Dress up your next dinner party with these colorful markers, give them as party favors, or make a set a gift for any occasion. Be sure to download the PDF for the template.
Sew a Felt Sewing Kit
Annabel Wrigley
Learn how to create a colorful, travel-sized sewing kit with Annabel of Little Pincushion Studio. This simple sewing project uses a pattern template for cutting out felt pieces, and the sewing instructions are easy for new sewists to follow. Fill your kit with sewing supplies and you will be ready to stitch on the go.
Cricut Crafts: Make Stenciled Vases
Courtney Cerruti
Upcycle old vases or bottles with this fun, quick Cricut project. Courtney demonstrates how to use the Cricut Explore to create a floral stencil, and then she spray-paints the pattern onto a glass vase. Drop in a votive or add some water with your favorite fresh flowers and you will have a lovely new table decoration.
Make a Classic Macramé Plant Hanger
Emily Katz
Learn how to create the most iconic of all macramé projects: the Plant Hanger. Emily Katz shows you how to create a hanger out of cotton rope tied into simple square knots and half square knots. This project is totally customizable and can work with planters of any size. Emily will show you how to calculate the proportions of your planter and construct a hanger that will hold the pot perfectly.
Dip-Dye Ombre Napkins
Kelly Wilkinson
Cloth napkins are the perfect size for perfecting the art of dip-dyeing. Kelly Wilkinson shows you tips and techniques to achieve an even, painterly gradation of color without splotches. After this workshop, you'll be dyeing with confidence and looking for more items to pretty up with an ombre effect. In addition to dyeing, you'll also learn how to cut simple stencils to add a pop of color and personal style at your next dinner party.
Valentine's Day Crafts: Gem Paperweights
Courtney Cerruti
Courtney shows you how to make a personalized gemstone paperweight - which is the perfect desktop accessory and an adorable public display of affection. These cute little trinkets are made from a kids polymer clay, which is easy to roll, sculpt, and then stamp with a sweet message. After being baked in the oven, they become hard as rocks (or, rather, gemstones). Courtney then shows you how to finish them off with a coat of gold spray paint for a sophisticated look.
Make Valentine's Day Yarn-Wrapped Wire Words
Courtney Cerruti
This Valentine’s Day, spell out any message you like with customized yarn-wrapped wire words. Courtney teaches a fun technique for wrapping pipe cleaners with chunky yarn, and then uses a template to shape them into connected cursive words. After all, nothing says I love you (literally) like these yarn-wrapped messages.
The Wilton Method®: Sugar Cookies
Wilton Instructors
Make classic sugar cookies from scratch with the Wilton method. Not only will Emily show you how to make the dough and cut out shapes, but she also shares expert tips for decorating the cookies with royal icing. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to make professional looking cookies for holidays, Halloween, parties and special events year round.