Bluprint


2020-07-01

Good news from Craftsy/Bluprint! We received this message from Bluprint's CEO on Wednesday, July 1, 2020:


Dear Annie,

At the end of May, we shared that Bluprint would be closing its doors. The outpouring of support we received was amazing to see. So many of our instructors and customers wrote in with stories sharing how much Bluprint and our online classes mean to them.

Today I am happy to share that Bluprint classes will live on!

Our friends at TN Marketing will provide a seamless transition for current Bluprint customers and subscribers by preserving their access to Craftsy and Bluprint content. TN Marketing will honor previous customer purchases for classes, subscriptions and instructor agreements. This means your content will continue to be available to Craftsy and Bluprint customers, as well as a whole new audience through TN’s communities.

TN Marketing, is a Minneapolis-based global online video subscription and streaming business. You may be familiar with some of their brands such as National Quilters Circle, National Sewing Circle, Outdoor Photography Guide and Woodworkers Guild of America. TN Marketing has more than 20 years of experience creating content and communities that help engage people with their passions.

The TN Marketing team will be in touch later today or tomorrow to officially welcome you to the TN Marketing family and share more information about next steps.

On behalf of myself and the entire Bluprint team, we want to thank you for your support over the years. This journey has been the highlight of my professional career and we have all loved working with you. We wish you all the best as you continue your journey with TN Marketing.

Sincerely,

John Levisay

CEO Bluprint


As we learn more about what this means, we will keep you informed.


2020-05-22


The news of the closure of Bluprint was a huge surprise and disappointment to me. This is the email that instructors received from the CEO of Bluprint/Craftsy on Friday, May 22, 2020:

It is with profound sadness and disappointment that I write you this email. When we started the business in 2010, our goal was to provide passionate enthusiasts access to the best teachers in the world. Your classes have made people's lives better across the globe.

After 10 years and virtually millions of customers served, NBCU has made the decision to close the Bluprint business over the next few months.

On behalf of all the Craftsy/Bluprint employees, I want to express our gratitude and appreciation to you for being with us on this journey. The remarkable work you have all done is unforgettable and has made a difference; however, our business is not sustainable in the current economic climate.

We also understand that you may have questions for us, and we will share additional details as they are available in the coming weeks.

Unfortunately, I have absolutely no control over the decision or the classes. All of the classes which I taught are the property of NBCU (NBC Universal) who purchased Bluprint/Craftsy about three years ago. While I'd love to get the classes and host them on my site, I think that option is highly unlikely. I cannot imagine a huge company like NBCU giving up all that content.

It is my sincere hope that they will figure out an easy way for customers to continue to access their classes. My guess is that it will take them a while to figure it all out, so I hope everyone will be patient.

Again, we have no control over this so will only be able to pass along info that we receive. Please contact help@mybluprint.com with any questions that you have. They will definitely be the best source of information.

I have been in contact with several friends who still work at Bluprint and, from what I can tell, they were as surprised by the news as we were. I feel so much sadness for all of them. Losing a job in these tough economic times has to be very scary.

I will always be grateful to Craftsy/Bluprint for the wonderful opportunity they gave me. Being able to reach so many sewists around the world and having the Craftsy platform to teach classes definitely changed my life.

Please know that we are working hard to provide quality classes on our own website, ByAnnie.com. From technique tutorials to Add-on Videos to support patterns, our online class library is growing every day. You can find them at these links:

https://www.byannie.com/tutorials

https://www.byannie.com/add-on-videos

Again, thank you so much for your support and for your interest in my classes. I am hopeful that Bluprint/Craftsy will share a good solution with all of us soon!

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Happy stitching,

Annie Unrein



Bluprint is a online platform that delivers crafts education, from quilting and knitting to cake decorating and paper craft, via high-definition interactive video tutorials and downloadable workshops.

ByAnnie.com's founder, Annie Unrein, works in conjunction with Bluprint to create outstanding classes based on her most popular patterns. See below for our current offerings through Bluprint.

Click the button below to see all classes and products from Annie Unrein sold by Bluprint.


Note: You will be leaving ByAnnie.com's website and are going to a website that is not operated by ByAnnie. We are not responsible for the content or availability of linked sites. 

Be stylish and mobile with this amazing messenger bag that you sew yourself in my 5th Bluprint class, Sew Sturdy: The Multitasking Messenger Bag.

In this class, you will learn step-by-step construction techniques to make a stylish, durable and professional-quality messenger bag with pockets — including a mesh one for your laptop — an adjustable carrying strap, zippers and dividers to keep your things neat and organized.

A Finishing Kit is available for the Multitasking Messenger bag. The kit includes most of the supplies for the project. NOT included are fabric or ByAnnie's Soft and Stable.


Click the button below to see all classes and products from Annie Unrein sold by Bluprint.


Note: You will be leaving ByAnnie.com's website and are going to a website that is not operated by the bank. We are not responsible for the content or availability of linked sites.

Stay hands-free and organized with a backpack you sew yourself in my 4th Bluprint class, Sew Sturdy: The Essential Backpack.

In this class, you will learn step-by-step construction techniques to make a stylish, durable and professional-quality backpack with pockets, zippered compartments, a magnetic flap and more.

A Finishing Kit is available for the Essential Backpack. The kit includes most of the supplies for the project. NOT included are fabric,ByAnnie's Soft and Stable, and mesh.

Don't lug your luggage, love your luggage! Learn how to sew the perfect carry-on with professional touches and no fussy construction details.

Sew yourself a versatile bag that's the perfect size for carrying on a flight, stashing a wardrobe for a weekend away or even transporting a small sewing machine.

A Finishing Kit is available for The Ultimate Travel Bag. The kit include most of the supplies for the project. NOT included are fabric, ByAnnie's Soft and Stable, and mesh.

Sew two travel bags that elevate your style and help keep you organized and in control!

Join me, quilter and pattern designer Annie Unrein, for my first Bluprint class, Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers.

Get the skills you need to make professional-looking bags that will stand up to the demands of your on-the-go life!

Finishing Kits are available for each project in the class, and include all the supplies (except fabric and Soft and Stable) for the projects.  Click here for the Everything in Its Place and Hanging Cosmetics Bag Finishing Kits.

Sew stylish, durable storage solutions that will make your home more organized!

Join me, instructor Annie Unrein, in my latest online Bluprint class, Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers.

You'll learn all the skills you need to create a set of handy lidded nesting baskets and a cute catch-all caddy!

Finishing Kits are available for each project in the class, and include all the supplies (except fabric and Soft and Stable) for the projects. Click here for theCatch All Caddy and Nesting Baskets Finishing Kits.