Introducing our FAB sponsors for our 2016 National Craft Month celebration!
It's that time again...a fortuitous alignment in the stars has brought forth again National Craft Month. We have put together a FAB month of FAB fun to celebrate! Celebrating with us are a few companies we do a lot of work with who have so generously agreed to be sponsors for our weekly giveaways.
Read on, visit our sponsor sites, and support them as they support our design studios and National Craft Month.
Welcome to National Craft Month 2016!!
March is National Craft Month, and all this year we will be celebrating with a series of fun blogbosts, exciting news, and of course the GIVEAWAYS! We all like a little free stuff right? How about 5 weeks of giveaways?! WOOHOO!!
Lets start off this month with a bang! We're going to give one of you lucky readers an enrollment to Jason's brand new class on how to take FAB photos of your handmade items using your smartphone or tablet.
This Nation Craft Month Week #1 prize is provided by our friends at F&W Media in association with their Craft Online University. This class officially goes live March 15, and one of you lucky folks gets to take this course free!
I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control… forgive that Pointer Sister’s moment.
This class will teach you how to create photography tools out of common objects to use in conjunction with your smartphone or tablet to produce images to help you sell or exhibit your work.
If you want to take better photos of your handmade items, and have a mobile device you owe it to yourself to enter this contest for a chance to win this course free.
Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below starting at 12:00am PT on February 28, 2016. The winner will be randomly chosen at 12:00am PT on March 6, 2016. Some of the entry points can be earned daily so take advantage of that and be sure to come back every week to see what FAB National Craft Month fun we have in store for you!
UPDATE: March 7, 2016 WINNER ANNOUNCED
Thank you to everyone who entered this week's contest. The winner of the Week 1 Giveaway is....
Drum roll please... Linda K.
I've sent an email off to Lynda with information on how to register for Jason's class.
Be sure to check back often this month and register for our other weekly giveaways as well as our Grand Prize. Directions for entering the grand prize are in all subsequent weekly giveaway posts all month.
Good Luck and Stitch On!
iCan Click – Professional Quality Photographs of Handmade Items Using Smartphones and Tablet
Inspiration… weeks of work… elbow grease… the occasional tear… They’ve all gone into making perfect handmade item. It’s finished! Time to show it off on social media or sell it online; but alas, photography is not a skill you’ve honed. Now what?
It’s time to pull out your phone… Your smartphone camera is the ideal tool for taking that perfect shot of your handiwork; compact, powerful, and almost always found in your front pocket. It’s capable of capturing any special moment. You only need to learn to harness its full potential.
In my course you will learn the basics of how Smartphone cameras work, find the right light for photographing any handmade project, create a professional environment for taking your photos, explore a few downloadable apps to assist you in your quest for the perfect photo, and I’ll give you one sure-fire tip that is certain to take your photos from drab to FAB.
I’ve spent the past 10 years learning how to take breathtaking photographs of handmade items on any camera. Come and learn the simple techniques you can use to get professional quality photos of your handmade projects with your Smartphone.
The class runs from March 15th – May 9th 2016, and covers topics such as:
To make learning simple and because we know you're going to want to practice each technique before going on to the next, only one segment will be released weekly. You'll never feel pressured to sit down and try to absorb everything one evening. You can register anytime during these weeks but I recommend you register now to take full advantage of the time available to re-watch previous lessons. Here's an added bonus... I'll be monitoring the forum/gallery, answering your questions and giving feedback to all your posted projects.
Who should enroll in this class:
Now's a great time to learn all the tricks to using your cell phone for taking amazing photos of your handmade items! Enroll today by clicking the button below.
Come see Shibaguyz LIVE classes at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival
This class includes our designer tips for how to make linked stitches, 6 types of ribbing, how to create crochet fabrics that drape and move beautifully, and how to make our very own Non-Stick Lace stitch. We'll also get into how to invisibly carry your yarn up the side of your work with changing colors or working with hand-dyed or variegated yarn. And, for the first time, we're going to share with you how we make crochet i-cords and Romanian cords AND how to make them as attached as-you-go borders! Y'all are NOT going to want to miss this class!
So don't wait! Click on our special link below to get $10 off the price of enrollment and get started on your new crochet skills today!
(There's also a pretty cool introduction video… so be sure to check that out!)
Shannon and Jason
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