Craft Daily is awesome, but…

I forgot my cardinal rule: don’t read or watch instructional materials mid-project, because it changes what I do.  ARGH.

Craft Daily is great, though.  I just found out about it.  For $19.95 per month you can stream any Interweave videos you want, as many times as you want, on any subject.  Or you can do what I did, which was pick a subset (spinning and weaving videos) and get all those for $11.95 a month.  The other subsets are things like sewing and jewelry making, which I don’t do, and I’m an accomplished enough knitter that I don’t feel I need to subscribe to the knitting subset.  (If I change my mind, though, I’d just pay the $19.95 for access to everything.)

If this sounds like a commercial I don’t care, because holy crap, right now I’m watching a $35 video series (Life After Warping by Liz Gipson) and learning a lot from it.  And there’s a ton more I want to watch, all $20-40 videos.  Yeah, I can’t download them and keep copies on my computer.  But once I’ve seen and done a technique a couple of times, I don’t need to keep referring back to it.  I’ll probably take written notes on a few things, maybe a screencap, but that’s all I need.

I didn’t realize how much I could learn from a weaving video as opposed to a book.  I have Gipson’s Weaving Made Easy, but seeing it done is really helping.  Now the trick is pretending I didn’t see it until my next project, because I tried the correct version of the technique I was doing wrong and it makes my weaving look different.  So I have to go back to doing the wrong way because otherwise this panel won’t match the first one!  Argh.

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