I’m a huge proponent of DIY education. You can learn so much on your own though the wonders of the internet and the library. Most of the projects featured on my site were self-taught or self-designed or discovered through these means. I’ve complied a lot of my favorite resources below – ones I’ve found especially helpful. It’s a work in progress!

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Classes

Resources for online classes and instruction when you need some guidance.

Fonts and Symbols

Some collected fonts for cross stitching and knitting, and different ways you can ‘translate’ text.

Tessellations

Modular origami, origami tessellations and designing tessellations in general.

Yarnbombing

Inspirational yarnbombers and a little bit about machine knitting with a Bond.

 

Classes

  • Skillshare: A fee based site where you can take classes online – many of the classes are design/art related. What I like about this site is that the classes are relatively inexpensive (~$20), and they’re all project based, so by the end you have something deliverable to show. I find it really inspirational to browse other peoples’ projects (you can see my projects here). And, if you sign up for a class using my referral link, you can get $10 off.
  • Lynda: A subscription site with tons of resources for teaching yourself all kinds of software. I heard about it because it was subsidized through my work, but I thought it was wonderful. All the courses offered are video lessons, and I used it to help teach myself some basic Illustrator and Flash. There’s all kind of stuff outside the Adobe Creative Suite, too.
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book: These types books are available for all the Adobe products, and I found them really helpful filling in the gaps of what I learned on Lynda and picked up myself. They walk you through a variety of projects step-by-step and I found it useful to learn about the workflow of how you might use the software. Many libraries have them as online resources, so I would check your local library first.

Fonts and Symbols

Tessellations

 

Yarnbombing