This Frequently Asked Questions page is under construction. More questions (and answers) are on the way. Feel free to contact me if you have anything you'd like to see added here.

How long are BuildingBlox virtual workshop recordings available?

All who enroll in a workshop or purchased a workshop's recording alone will have continuous access to that recording. Recording access does not expire, but if Fallingblox Designs stops operating, or the BuildingBlox virtual workshops stop running, recording access will end. There is currently no reason to expect either of these will occur in the near future, but if that changes, those who have access to my videos will get as much advance notice as possible.

How long are BuildingBlox Virtual Workshop recordings supporteD?

Each video has a portal page to which you gain access by either enrolling or purchasing the recording. This page has homework and handout links, other useful info, the video recording itself, and a comment section for you to ask questions. I will support each workshop (meaning that I will guarantee answers to questions in the comment section) for a year from the workshop's date. Beyond that, you may still ask questions but may need to rely on answers from other students. It is my hope that a year's worth of Q&A will amply cover anything you might need to ask.

Can I download your videos?

Short answer: No.

Longer answer: I deal with a lot of eBook and digital pattern piracy because there is no practical way to distribute those with any type of security. The PDFs you get on Ravelry or Payhip can simply be copied to friends, and uploaded to unscrupulous file-sharing services. I cannot calculate the number of sales I have lost because my books can be found for free if you know where to look. Since it is possible for me to control access to my videos, I make it easy to access them through my own site, and secure them as much as I can otherwise.

what's up with the new pricing?

It's a long story, and told in more detail on a recent blog post, but the bottom line is that the previous pricing model was based on faulty math, and the new prices are still at or below market value for workshops like these. In fact, given the highly specialized content of the workshops, the duration, and the access to recordings, there are few other virtual workshops offering the same kind of value.

I know that some who got used to my generous sliding-scale pricing over the past two years will be turned off by the increases in the new model, but it's my hope that, in the long run, people will see the value I am offering.

Will there be any discounts?

In general, I don't offer regular sales on my books, pattterns, etc, but there is one way to get a discount on workshops or recordings: join my Patreon (at any tier other than the lowest one). Patrons get a monthly discount which exceeds their monthly contribution (for example, those in the $15 tier get a $25 coupon). If you plan to attend one workshop or buy one recording each month, this will save you money over time.

If you have taken a workshop with me in the past, you should also have gotten a coupon in your email toward a future one, so check your spam folder if you haven't seen that yet.

If you truly cannot afford the prices I'm asking, even for the recordings, please contact me and we'll work something out.

Why Are some recordings less than 3 hours long?

First of all, I usually start out my workshops with a short round of intros and some quick housekeeping and expectation-setting before I start the recording. These things are more important for the people attending the live session than those watching later.

Second, there is a 5-10 minute break midway through during which I pause the recording.

Third, in situations where there are fewer live students, depending on the workshop content, it may not require the full 3 hours to complete the workshop.

The important thing is that every recording is of a complete workshop, regardless of the precise timing. If you feel the recording is inadequate for the money you paid, please contact me for a resolution.