Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings
We all have a favorite site to look for new craft projects, tutorials and so much more.
Does it show you ideas you never thought of? A craft you never thought you could do?
Members of the Etsy Christmas In July team share a few of their favorite craft websites.
Lin Collette of rhodyart says:
I don’t know if one would call it a craft website, but it’s my favorite blog. It’s called The Altered Page and it’s written by an amazing mixed media artist named Seth Apter. He doesn’t usually offer tutorials but he writes about workshops, artists, links to interesting web sites, and he often does mass projects where he invites other artists to contribute to his blog in some way. For example, on Thursdays recently he’s been running a series featuring the art artists live with, and I’m happy to note I’m going to be in tomorrow’s edition. I’ve participated in a studio reveal series (where we show off how bad our workspace looks), and long ago he sponsored an online art exhibition where all work had to be 4×4. The online art exhibition became a brick and mortar show in Connecticut in December for one month.
Seth is a designer for several companies, with his own stencils, and has written 2 books that I know of (and own) and also writes a column for the mixed media magazine Cloth Paper Scissors.
Can you tell I love this guy – the blog is The Altered Page and you can find him on Facebook also The Altered Page.
I don’t have a crafty bone in my body (which is why I sell vintage), but I have a dear friend that has a wonderful DIY blog. She typically uses vintage items to make completely charming new creations. Take a peek at Ashlee’s wonderful blog My So Called Crafty Life.
Nancy Duncan of EponasCrystals said:
Pinterest is my favorite site for DIY and crafts. You can find almost anything there, along with great tutorials. Plus you can save them to your page for future reading!
Betty Travell of LadySnooks discussed:
I like the website Craftsy. They have some free classes and others to purchase on almost any subject. Also, some projects and cover from tatting (my next adventure) to jewelry and cake decorating.
Dawn Whitehand of DeeDeeDeesigns talks about:
As a ceramic artist I love Ceramic Arts Daily.
It has lots of articles about current trends and artists and lots of great tutorials that are easy to understand for anyone, whether they are experienced or not – so they are great to share with my students!
Jennifer Loftfield of CaffeinatedPapercuts stated:
I’m currently addicted to Online Card Classes; they’re a fun site full of paid tutorials on different card making topics. Water coloring, clean and simple, die cutting…it’s a week of virtual classes and then you have access for life. I find it fun to grow my technique knowledge and head back for a refresher when I hit a wall.
Amy Spock of BeadsandThreadsbyAmy says about:
Another vote for Craftsy. I haven’t tried their classes yet, but plan to this summer. However, I love their blog. Great ideas and free tips!
AliciasFindings talks about:
The craft site I have recently found is Skillshare. It has crafts, photography, art and so much more. It reminds me somewhat of Craftsy, yet different.
I hope you enjoy checking out these craft sites and tell us all about it.
I wish you luck on whatever crafty endeavors you choose to partake in!