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Sarah Bond: A Legacy of Quilt Making
CBTV
Quilter Sarah Bond has a special, deep relationship to quilting. After learning how to quilt nearly 40 years ago, she discovered an extensive family heritage of quilting, specifically from her foremothers Jane Arthur Bond, Ruth Clement Bond, and Louvinia Clarkson. Learn how she was inspired by the work of her foremothers and how it contributed to the evolution of her intricate, colorful style. 

Stay tuned for quilting classes from Sarah Bond releasing later this year. You can also find Sarah on instagram here
Crochet an Amigurumi Pencil
Vincent Green-Hite
If you're looking for the perfect gift for a teacher, artist, office worker, or student, you'll surely earn an A+ with this cute and cuddly crocheted pencil. Crochet designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad teaches you the foundations of making a three dimensional doll, which is a Japanese artform called amigurumi. Learn the the magic ring, how to work in the round, how to increase and decrease stitches to form shapes, how to change yarn colors, and how to properly stuff a crocheted toy. With just a basic single crochet stitch and all the skills you'll practice in this class, you'll have the freedom create a whole world of happy amigurumi characters.
Crochet an Amigurumi Turtle
Vincent Green-Hite
Crochet an adorable turtle with Amigurumi designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad. Amigurumi is the Japanese artform of making crocheted or knitted dolls, and Vincent teaches you how simple stitches and shapes can come together to create a more complex-looking project. You'll learn how to make a magic ring, work the single crochet stitch, increase, and invisible decrease. Plus, you'll get all of Vincent's tips for sewing a toy together and stuffing it smoothly. After embroidering the finishing touches like eyelashes, blush, and a big smile, you'll be able to shellebrate with your new turtle friend.
Crochet an Amigurumi Shooting Star
Vincent Green-Hite
Your crochet skills will be nothing short of stellar after this class with Amigurumi designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad. Amigurumi is the Japanese art form of crocheting or knitting dolls, and Vincent teaches you how to crochet an astronomically adorable shooting star. He goes over the foundations of Amigurumi like making a magic ring, working the single crochet stitch, increasing, and decreasing, and you'll see how combining basic shapes - balls, cones, and tubes - can result in super fun characters. You'll also get all of Vincent's tips for sewing, stuffing, and embroidering facial features, and your finished shooting star doll will be a cuddly reminder that your ability to crochet is out of this world.
Crochet an Amigurumi Rocketship
Vincent Green-Hite
Your dreams of traveling to space will finally come true. Crochet designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad teaches you how to make your own rocketship. While small in size, this plushie has big personality. Vincent specializes in Amigurumi, the Japanese artform of crocheted or knitted dolls. He guides you through Amigurumi basics like making a magic ring, working the single crochet stitch, crocheting in the round, increasing, invisbly decreasing, and seaming all of your rocketship parts together. Not only will you learn the skills to make endless kinds of stuffed toys, your happy rocketship will also inspire imaginative adventures to all who see it.
Crochet an Amigurumi Potted Cactus
Vincent Green-Hite
You don't need a green thumb to keep this cactus happy. Crochet a smiling cactus and its pot with amigurumi designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad. Vincent specializes in Amigurumi, which is the Japanes artform of crocheting or knitting dolls. In this class, learn Amigurumi basics such as making a magic circle, working in the round to create 3D shapes, increasing, decreasing, seaming, and stuffing. You'll also work in front loops, back loops, crochet tiny flowers, and use a latch technique for adding soft, yarny cactus needles that are friendly for all fingers. This project is a great way to practice lots of different crochet techniques, plus a potted cactus is the perfect gift for your favorite plant lovers.
Amigurumi Techniques: Finish Off a 3D Project
Vincent Green-Hite
Finishing a three dimensional crocheted project like a stuffed toy requires different techniques than finishing a flat project. Amigurumi designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad will share his method for ensuring that your crocheted toys stay together and that all your yarn ends remain neatly tucked away.
Amigurumi Techniques: Change Colors in the Round
Vincent Green-Hite
If you've tried to change colors while crocheting in the round, only to encounter a color transition that looks like a jagged staircase rather than a smooth stripe, amigurumi designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad show you his technique for the smoothest color change possible. You'll be able to apply this technique not just to amigurumi objects, but any crochet project that uses multiple colors of yarn.
Amigurumi Techniques: Stuffing 101
Vincent Green-Hite
A common question that amigurumi designer Vincent Green-Hite of Knot Bad gets is: how do you avoid lumpy stuffing in a crocheted toy? Patience is key, and in this class Vincent shares his tip for a making a smooth, stuffed project.
Coming February 8
Embroidered Heart Ornaments
Rebecca Ringquist
This class will be available to watch on February 8, 2023.

Rebecca Ringquist, the artist behind Dropcloth Samplers, has whipped up a sweet embroidery project composed of four heart panels for you to embroider by hand. Once completed, they can be sewn up into four festive holiday ornaments and embellished with a bell. Rebecca leads you though the back stitch, running stitch, and satin stitch, but you can choose your own stitches to suit your own taste. Finish your ornament off by adding a customized message of love on the backside and then stuff them into a huggable heart or leave it flat to send to all the Valentine's in your life.
Coming February 14
Craft Yourself a Love Note
Dawn M. Cardona
This class will be available to view February 14, 2023.

Take the time to tell yourself something sweet and craft youself a love note. Artist and Children's book illustrator Dawn M. Cardona has chosen "Stretch and Grow" as her message, a phrase that her father used to say to her and her brother almost every single morning growing up. Dawn encourages you to choose your own inspirational words and leads you through some paper piecing, a great stash buster for all your lovely paper scraps. The result is a special artwork that will remind you of your uplifting message every day.
Draft and Sew a Banded Collar Dress and Button-Down Tunic
Sanae Ishida
You can never have enough clothing that feels as comfy as wearing pajamas but still looks stylish. When you draft your own patterns, your clothes will fit and feel even better. Author, illustrator, and designer Sanae Ishida teaches you how to take your torso and sleeve slopers that you can make in her sloper classes and make adjustments to draft a pattern for the banded collar dress from her book Sewing Love. After drafting, you'll move on to constructing the dress while learning how to add pockets, sew gathers for the back skirt, and make a neck bias binding for the split neckline. For a fun variation and second piece of clothing, see how a few small changes in the drafting process can transform your dress pattern into tunic pattern. The tunic includes a button placket, with Sanae demonstrating how to sew buttonholes and buttons. Build so many drafting and sewing skills in this robust class, and find yourself with not only two beautifully finished garments but also the knowledge of how to design many more of your own.
Draft and Sew a Sleeve Sloper and Muslin
Sanae Ishida
In the clothing design and sewing world, drafting sleeves can seem intimidating. Author, illustrator, and designer Sanae Ishida thought it was intimidating too before researching many different methods in order to develop a simpler, easier way. The foundation of drafting a sleeve is a sloper, also known as a "block," which is a 2D version of your 3D shape. Sanae teaches you how to draft a sleeve sloper by taking your arm measurements, transferring them to Swedish tracing paper, making the slopers, and checking the fit of the slopers by sewing a muslin. To create a finished garment, you will also need front and torso slopers, which can be made in her Torso Slopper Class. With a finished sleeve sloper, you can design short sleeves, long sleeves, puff sleeves, bell sleeves - all different lengths and shapes to build your dream wardrobe.
Draft and Sew a Torso Sloper and Muslin
Sanae Ishida
Sewing your own clothing is incredibly empowering and even more so when you've designed a clothing pattern customized to your unique body. The foundation of drafting patterns is a sloper, also known as a "block," which is a 2D version of your 3D shape. Author, illustrator, and designer Sanae Ishida teaches you how to draft your own front and back upper body slopers by taking your measurements, transferring them to Swedish tracing paper, making the slopers, and checking the fit of the slopers by sewing a muslin. She also demonstrates how to create an optional bust dart. Once you've completed your upper body slopers, you'll have the tools you need to draft patterns for shirts, coats, and dresses.
Abstract Art Making: A Daily Practice
Abby Houston
Restore your creative energy with Portland, Oregon artist and educator Abby Houston! This daily practice leads you on an abstract painting journey that offers a beautiful reset for all creative practices.  One of the tricky parts of art making can be knowing where to start, so Abby takes you through her toolbox of techniques: layering messy marks, adding fine details and personal motifs, all while exploring emerging themes. Working in several sketchbook spreads simultaneously, this daily exploration exposes the magic of being open to transforming mistakes into thoughtfully layered creativity.

Celebrate the last day of the daily practice by joining Abby on January 31, 1pm PT / 4pm ET. Click here to register for this live zoom session.
Crochet a Wild Animal Rug
Twinkie Chan
Take your crochet skills on a wild adventure and decorate your home with a menagerie of cozy, crocheted animal rugs. Crochet designer and author Twinkie Chan teaches how to make three different animals, all worked in rows and mainly in half double crochet. You'll use big yarn and a large hook, so these big projects go a bit faster than you might think. Start with the bear, which is the most basic pattern, and see how increasing and decreasing your stitch count can create shapes. The tiger rug is a very similar pattern with the fun addition of color changes, lots of eye-catching applique, and discovering how to create a curved tail. For the crocodile rug, you'll incorporate lumpy bumpy popcorn stitches which create extra fun texture - plus lots of pointy claws and pointy teeth. With modular construction, it's easy to experiment with your own patterns, shapes, and colors to create tons of different animals from real life or your imagination.
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Woven Paper Star
Dawn M. Cardona
Create a beautiful, dimensional, woven paper star using paper strips. Lightweight and airy, this star adds a delicate, geometric presence and can be hung as an ornament, garland, or as paper artist Dawn M. Cardona will show you, string a few together to make a unique door hanger. In this class you will also learn how to customize using hand painted papers and alter the size of your stars so that they can be adapted for any occasion.
Marbled Gift Wrappings
Mercedez Rex
Once you've been marbling for a while, you may have amassed a bunch of prints you aren't sure what to do with. Or maybe you someone who loves to add that personal touch of handmade to everything you do. Either way, this celebration-focused class demonstrates how to jazz up your gifts with colorful, unique wrappings. Surface designer Mercedez Rex leads you thorough how to reuse your previously marbled papers as wrapping paper and envelope liners, then how to marble ribbon, gift tags, and balsa wood ornaments in festive jewel tones.

For a comprehensive look at basic marbling techniques, please see Mercedez's class Creativity Through Marbling: An Introduction.
Embroidered Snowflake Ornaments
Rebecca Ringquist
Need a sweet little project to stitch up over a steaming cup of cocoa? Rebecca Ringquist has the perfect thing! Her newest embroidery sampler includes four snowflake panels to be embroidered by hand and then when complete, you can sew them into four festive holiday ornaments, perhaps with customized messages of love on the back. Rebecca will demonstrate how to set yourself up for success, including how to transfer the design from a PDF. Then you can stitch along with her using the back stitch, filled back stitch, chain stitch and couching, or treat the sampler like a coloring book and choose your own stitches to suit your fancy. Top it off with a sequin for some extra sparkle.
Make Ornaments with Polymer Clay and Transfers
Faheema Chaudhury
Learn polymer clay basics while creating a thoughtful and inventive ornament with artist and clay enthusiast Faheema Chaudhury of Unicorn Crafts. Begin by mixing a custom color as you condition the clay, then use classic cookie cutters to make holiday shapes. You’ll explore the possibilities of personalization as Faheema demonstrates how to select and print a custom design and adhere to your ornament. Finish your ornament by sanding and glazing, creating a holiday gift or adornment to use for years to come.
Celebrate the Season: A Daily Holiday Painting Practice
Maria Carluccio
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with artist, author, and teacher Maria Carluccio while she guides you through her colorful and whimsical world of watercolor. Each prompt you paint will feel like opening a new gift each day. In this daily practice, Maria helps build your confidence with watercolor and reminds you that painting is like a conversation that you and your watercolor have with each other. Learn how to a create complete compositions with very simple shapes, use your sketch as a reference rather than painting directly on top of it, add details with ink and colored pencil, and imagine traditional holiday themes in charming and unexpected ways. Sled down a giant book, hang twinkle lights on an elephant, and find out who has been stealing all the candy canes.
Botanical Boughs for All Seasons
Cobrina
Looking for a bit of seasonal foliage to greet you at your front door? In this class, Cobrina of Creativebug shows you how using fresh, dried, or faux leaves and flowers can create a simple bough for your door or anywhere in your home. She demonstrates two of her favorite ways to hang these lovely sprigs - a simple upside-down bouquet hung by a ribbon, as well as one that uses branches to make a triangle shape, creating a more modern feel. Whether you collect foliage from the outdoors or want to use a beautifully fading bouquet, these botanical boughs are easy to update and refresh throughout the seasons.
Toe-Up Crocheted Socks in the Round
Cal Patch
Crochet a custom-fit pair of one-of-a-kind socks with clothing designer, author, and teacher Cal Patch. This class covers the very basics of how to crochet a sock in the round with single crochet. The sock is worked from a recipe-style pattern, requiring either measurements of the wearer's foot or trying it on as you go. Cal shows you how to properly measure your foot and get all the correct measurements. She also designed this sock with easily replaceable heels and toes, which are the parts that tend to wear out more quickly. Play with different colors on different sections of your socks, and you can even use whatever weight of yarn you want for a thinner or thicker fabric. Learn everything that you need to choose your own sock adventure.
Eco-Friendly Giftwrap Ideas
Courtney Cerruti
Any gift can be elevated with a thoughtful presentation. Artist, educator, and gift-wrap authority Courtney Cerruti share some of her favorite wrapping and trimming techniques with an eye on eco-friendly combinations and elements. Learn furoshiki-inspired ways to enclose presents with fabrics, and use and reuse things you have at home to create beautifully wrapped gifts that are nearly too pretty to open. For additional classes using the furoshiki technique, see Megumi Inouye's Wine Wrap and Tin Wrapping classes. 
Any gift can be elevated with a thoughtful presentation. Artist, educator, and gift-wrap authority Courtney Cerruti share some of her favorite wrapping and trimming techniques with an eye on eco-friendly combinations and elements. Learn furoshiki-inspired ways to enclose presents with fabrics, and use and reuse things you have at home to create beautifully wrapped gifts that are nearly too pretty to open. For additional classes using the furoshiki technique, see Megumi Inouye's Wine Wrap and Tin Wrapping classes. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Scissors
  • Paper tape
  • Non-shiny/metallic or glittery paper
  • Upcycled materials
  • Evergreen branches
  • Dried florals
  • Dried fruit
  • Fabric
  • Wax paper
  • Twine, yarn, or raffia
  • Tapestry needles
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Learn how to:
  • Think about gift-wrapping in a more eco-friendly way
  • Use and re-use items in your home for trim such as cinnamon sticks, dried herbs, salt dough ornaments
  • Fold a wax-paper envelope for cookies and treats
  • Wrap presents with fabric with furoshiki-inspired techniques
  • Make fun gift toppers with fabric scraps
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Class Reviews
58 users recommended this class to a friend
Courtney Cerruti
So cute! I can't wait to make these next winter.
January 26
Sarah Bussey
My 8 year old daughter followed her directions and it turned out wonderful! Very clean, concise directions and lovely product. Thank you.
January 23
Lynne Giminiani
Can I come in- person and see the presentation?
January 19, 2023