I’m not one who loves to be photographed or filmed. I worked for years as a costume designer and a stylist where my role was behind the camera. I’m comfortable with this role. So, despite some reluctance on my part, in 2017 I agreed to create a collection of online classes for Craftsy that focus on the techniques and cultural sustainability that we seek to preserve at Alabama Chanin and The School of Making. Despite my initial hesitancy, the classes became robust and successful and, most importantly, we were able to document years of collected knowledge and make this information available to people around the globe. Sitting here today, I’m proud of the result and the response. And truth be told, by working with the wonderful production team, I learned to like telling stories and teaching classes in front of a camera, as well as behind.
In May of 2017, Craftsy was acquired by NBC Universal and relaunched this week as Bluprint. This new brand and platform will include Craftsy Unlimited’s growing library of more than 1,300 classes, but also includes new content across art, home decorating, writing, cooking, baking, dance, fitness, and yoga. In addition to classes, there will be series and shows designed to inspire an even broader audience. Bluprint’s new interface will make it easy for members to fit creativity into their busy schedules and tailor projects to varying skill levels. The new site also includes articles, exclusive series, and in-depth classes.
Of course, Craftsy.com will continue to operate as it does today. You can continue to buy à la carte classes and supplies as well as access any digital classes you have purchased to date.
I’m excited to be a part of Bluprint and the new parent company NBCU as the preeminent destination for lifestyle learning and inspirational content.
Check out Bluprint here and let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Looking forward to creating new classes, content, and conversations,
Find à la carte classes and supplies and access to any digital classes you have purchased to date on Craftsy.com.
Get unlimited access to classes from Bluprint (previously Craftsy Unlimited).