Thinking about how we learn new techniques when it comes to crafts and knitting etc. I love books and enjoy reading about crafts as much as doing. I read websites, books blogs anything to find new projects and ideas. Following on from my post re knitted jewellery , I have to say when it comes to learning , then, I am a visual learner and Craftsy have a brilliant video class to learn the techniques of bead knitting.
Craftsy is a great site where you can find classes and tutorials and also patterns to knit and sew etc.