1. We’ve gathered some of the most inspiring designers and crafters to bring video workshops right to your screen. Fresh workshops added every week! creativebug.com/

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  2. Maker Extraordinaire... Courtney sees books as objects to be read and re-purposed, candy wrappers as paper flower petals, toilet paper tubes as a menagerie of animals. She sees the potential in the discarded, history in the mundane and art in the everyday. She saves everything, make anything and teach from a place of passion and authenticity. Courtney believes everyone is creative and she’d rather spend an evening drinking tea and painting than doing anything else (expect maybe scavenging treasures abroad).

    In addition to teaching, Courtney is a freelance artist. She makes something everyday and works mostly doing windows and wedding installations. In a previous life she was a teacher and maganer at Paper Source and a Display Coordinator at Anthropologie.

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  3. Hilary Williams on screenprinting: “The vividness and the bright colors and the layering of the images on top of one another was just exactly what I had been looking for."

    Hilary Williams is an artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates fine art screen prints and mixed media paintings. Hilary takes inspiration from the urban and natural landscapes. Through collages of photography, drawing, painting, and patterning she creates layers of images and meaning forming surreal environments that conjure thoughts on the past, present, and future. She received her BA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts in 2002 and currently shows her work from many galleries in the greater Bay Area, and West Coast as well as alternative venues, and art fairs. She also teaches screen printing classes from her studio in San Francisco.

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  4. Debbie Stoller on knitting: “The reason I knit is because it just feels delicious in my hands. I always feel like my life is better when I have a craft project in my hand.”

    Debbie Stoller is the New York Times best-selling author of the Stitch 'n Bitch series of knitting and crocheting books. Ever since starting her first Stitch 'n Bitch group in NYC in 1999, Debbie has been helping to popularize knitting among a new generation, both with her books and with the spread of Stitch 'n Bitch groups, of which there are now over 1000 all across the world. She has been called a "Knitting Superstar" by the New York Times, and has penned 5 books in the series: Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation; Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker' Son of Stitch 'n Bitch; and Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting.

    Since 2010, Debbie has a line of yarn she produced together with Red Heart: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller. Debbie is also the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BUST magazine, and is the co-author of The BUST DIY Guide to Life. Debbie lives in Brooklyn with a crazy cat, two ridiculous dogs, and way too much yarn.

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  5. Liesl Gibson on learning how to draft patterns: “I’ll never forget sitting in my first patternmaking class. The teacher started doing a demonstration and the light bulb went off for me. It just opened a universe for me.”

    After starting a career in publishing and finance, Liesl Gibson returned to school and earned a degree in fashion design from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. Before having a child in 2005, she worked as a designer for Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.

    While staying home with the baby, Liesl began designing her daughter's clothing. "People were asking if they could buy the patterns for the dresses I was making," Liesl says. "One thing led to another, and I had a new career." In 2008 Liesl launched Oliver + S, a new brand of sewing patterns for children's clothing. Today Liesl also designs a line of Oliver + S fabric. She published her first book, Oliver + S Little Things to Sew in 2011.

    In 2011 Liesl also created Lisette, a line of sewing patterns and fabric for women's apparel that is now available at Jo-Ann stores in the USA and Spotlight stores in Australia. In 2012 Liesl debuted Straight Stitch Society, a collection of patterns for gifts and accessories. The brand's tagline, "Life is hard. Sewing is easy." expresses its quirky and sometimes irreverent personality.

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