Beat Self Isolation Boredom With Online Craft Classes: As we are stuck inside due to Coronavirus until the foreseeable future, you will need a few hobbies to curb the monotony. If you wanted to learn a craft whether that’s knitting, sewing, embroidery, making jewellery or something else, now is the time. Decide which craft you want to try and order your materials online now as they may take a few weeks to be delivered. By the time you need a boost, your craft materials will arrive, and you can learn a new skill. I’ve listed a few websites which can help beat self isolation boredom with online craft classes.
Flamingo Mini Cross Stitch Kit from The Make Arcade at notonthehighstreet.com (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)
Beat Self Isolation Boredom With Online Craft Classes
Creative Bug fosters creativity and helps you to experience the joy of making via videos taught by credible designers and artists. Classes include Sewing, Quilting, Crochet, Paper Crafts and more. A few lessons that caught my eye were the Daily Mixed Media Challenge, Crocheted Banana, and Sew A Lubar Pillow. Start a free trial to explore Creative Bug before you commit. If the creative bug bites you, you can purchase an unlimited or unlimited plus monthly pass. The annual unlimited plus is billed once per year.
Creative Live is dedicated to championing creators to help them live their dreams. The company was set up seven years ago and now has over 1500 curated classes with 650+ world-class instructors and over 10 million students. Learn skills and how to make a business from those skills. The Craft and Maker section feature papercraft, needlecraft, jewellery design and more. If you want to start a business out of a hobby you can learn about marketing and how to sell on Etsy. A few classes I found on this website are Improv Quilting Basics, Brush Lettering Basics and Greeting Cards in Photoshop. If you are committed to learning, buy the Annual Creator Pass or try the Monthly Creator Pass if you want to try it out first.
Cotton Macramé Rope from Wool Couture at notonthehighstreet.com (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)
My Blueprint is where makers go to do what they love. By providing classes, project ideas, patterns and inspiration, you can unleash your inner creativity. Search for your favourite craft, whether it is Quilting, Sewing or Cake Decoration. Classes include Beginner Cake Decorating Guide, 20 Things To Know Before You Sew and How To Sew A Face Mask At Home. Buy creative kits online to get started on a craft. Take advantage of the 14-day free trial and if you like it purchase the six month or annual plan.
Domestika is a community for creative people where you can learn skills from experts and connect with the online community. The Craft Course section includes Weaving, Embroidery and general Crafts. A few of the classes are Pop-Up Book Creation, Introduction to Textile Weaving and Introduction to Frame Making. You can create a free account while the Domestica Pro is an annual subscription which gives you full access to everything.
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes designed to help you explore your creativity. Choose from a selection of free or paid for lessons. I browsed the Skillshare Crafts section and found How to Knit A Slouchy Hat, Creating a Macramé Wall Hanging Using Five Easy Knots and Blossom Embroidery Hoop Art.
Free Online Craft Classes
If you want to try a few free online craft classes or gather a few ideas, try the Blick Art Videos. You can learn how to Upcycle Bottles into Vases, Marker Painted Coasters and Decorative Plates. Blick has shops in America, and if you live in the UK, you can watch the videos for inspiration even if you can’t buy the art supplies from them. If you search Craft Tutorials on YouTube, you can find a wealth of videos to guide you through fun activities such as making origami paper butterflies and how to decoupage glass jars. Be creative to beat the boredom!
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Author: Homegirl London who is self-isolating at home with her laptop! Photographs: You Can Wall Hanging Kit from Lauren Aston Designs, Flamingo Mini Cross Stitch Kit from The Make Arcade and Cotton Macramé Rope from Wool Couture all from notonthehighstreet.com (Affiliate Link). Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partner link – notonthehighstreet.com (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates, I will earn a small commission). Please note that I wanted images for the feature which I used from an affiliate partner and I have to put a link to their website to do this.