Teaching online

And the Winner is Annick L !! Congratulations!! I am sending you a link by email you left here. Enjoy the class.



As many of you know, I teach online classes at Craftsy.com. Every time I teach there, I have the best time working with most professional teams. I am so grateful that I have this experience.

This is my first class that we filmed in 2012. There are 6400 students in this class and I am very happy to know that I helped a lot of people to design a perfect garment either for themselves or for a publication.

Here are some shots I have from that class.

Since in  this class I was designing a cardigan Gita in front of the students, using Excel, you see me on the screen being crazy intense 🙂 explaining on the computer what number goes where.

Faina in Denver at the computer

Look how professional is their set up. Amazing 4 cameras and 3 people.

In 2015 I went to Denver again. I have to mention that it is a beautiful city.

The weather was beautiful and it was very clear. Here is the shot of the mountains from my plane window.

Isn’t it gorgeous?


This time we were filming a class that goes with  The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. I had to prepare many swatches and tell all about 4 different groups of slip-stitch knitting. Each swatch had to be written up, charted, knitted, the step-outs prepared, and labeled. It was a lot of work, but all of it was fun and I am very happy that I can teach people about all of this. Most people think that slip stitch is a lazy color work or it is mosaic only. In reality it is so much more to it and it is all very interesting.

Here is one of the swatches I had with me.

And here is my wonderful crew for this class.



They make you feel like a movie star 🙂 This was on the door of my dressing room.


And here is the icon of the class that we filmed. On the left is a bag that I designed for this class and the pattern for it is given to a student as extra. The class is still new, but already has over 2000 students.

At night I could go to this beautiful area near my hotel. It is full of nice restaurants and boutique shops.


I am looking forward to working with them again. I will keep you posted.


  1. Congrats on filming another class! I have loved Craftsy since its inception, and I learned a lot in your Sizing class. Your slip-stitch knitting class looks incredible. Happy 2016!!

  2. Jean Ashley says:

    Your newsletter indicates that you’re already really busy this year! I’m looking forward to seeing what you’re cooking up for 2016, but I’m also glad you’re taking some time out to be with for your family.

  3. Christine Frostenson says:

    Hi Faina
    I would love this class! Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thanks and Happy New Year to you!

  4. Eileen Fitzpatrick says:

    I would love to win!
    Happy New Year!
    I am looking forward to your new designs in 2016!

  5. Happy New Year to you. Such a busy year you had, I hope you enjoy New York and a vacation with your family.

    I would love to win a class in slip stitch knitting.

  6. Ricki Isralowitz says:

    I enjoyed your New Years post which was sent to my spam folder for some reason!!!! The Never not knitting post with your story was great, I am not sure if I was crying because of the onions I was cutting for soup for dinner or because of my memories of learning how to knit!! Thank you for sharing with us how they make those crafty things. I have used some of the classes and find them to be very helpful.
    Please keep us posted on your new projects

  7. Happy New Year! I always enjoy your classes, and would love to add this class to my Craftsy library. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!


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