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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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About Kim
For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
nd out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

*** Lesson Details ***
Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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Wendy August 7, 2018
· Quilting · Online
Very personalized session. She had prepared for lesson with my materials and determined, appropriately, where we needed to start. Time went quite quickly and I really enjoyed her relaxed and easy teaching style.
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Joanie August 2, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Wonderful!
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Christine M. August 2, 2018
· Sewing · Online
She was really helpful to me as a beginner. Getting me comfortable w basics ! I know I will overcome this fear of sewing with Kim’s help!
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Kim K.

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About Guner A.

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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
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I can't wait to meet you!
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Rodrigo C. April 27, 2018
· AutoCAD · In studio
She couldn’t be any more patient. Would definitely recommend.
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Randi S. May 28, 2017
· Turkish · Online
Güner is so helpful and fun to talk to! I've learned very much from her.
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Michelle February 18, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
She took her time with me and made me feel like I knew more than I thought :) Great teacher !
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Guner A.

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About Laura C.

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Hot Springs National Park, AR
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I am a bit of an unconventional teacher. I like to hear my lessons around my students best ability to learn. My courses are set at a very comfortable pace and are laid back. I have been contracted to sew costuming that had to pass as historically correct.

Hand sewing a costume for an actress playing Queen Elizabeth the first. Everything had to be hand-sewn from the undergarments to the seven layers that consists of a historically correct tutor costume. I have some pieces for reenactors. I have also been contracted to so for an exhibit in several museums. I have customers all over the world. I also have experience in creating patterns from photos alone or someone's drawing.

I like to share my love of history and sewing. I do this through teaching and sharing. I love to see the excitement in someone's eyes when they put they're very firs
t project on. The fit and comfort of a homemade, handmade item surpasses anything that you can get, unless you go to a Couture shop. Couture sewing is a dying art. One I hope to at least bring more interest in. You're wanting to learn how to make anything from Kilts to Jerkins or corsets to a smart 40s dress suit and everything in between this is the place.

With pattern-making we will learn how to take patterns off of clothes that we love. You know that shirt that fits beautifully but they don't make it anymore. I will also go over some ways to find inexpensive material that still gives you the wow factor.
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Laura C.

Laura C.

Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913
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$42 / 30-min

About Charlene J.

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Long Beach, CA
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About Charlene
My love for fashion and design began at a young age and stepped into sewing in high school. Since I have pursued art and media and have not looked back. I am a self taught sewer but I honed my skills via college. Sharing my knowledge is something I love to do and I look forward to sharing with you.
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Charlene J.

Charlene J.

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$34 / 45-min

About Laura S.

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Phoenixville, PA
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I'm a self-taught knitter, and I started knitting over ten years ago. I also crochet, and I've been doing that for over fifteen years now! I love learning new techniques and pushing the limits of what I can do! I've made tons of scarves, hats, and mitts, but I've also made blankets, ornaments, and others.

I teach students that have never knitted/crocheted before, or have experience and just want help with a specific pattern, or want to push the limits and try something new!

Want to make something as a holiday gift? We can pick a simple project and have it done in time for the holidays!

I love knitting patterns with interesting textures, and my favorite style is mosaic colorwork!

Reach out and we can figure out a plan that works well for you!
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Chris September 21, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Laura is extremely knowledgeable, and extremely patient! I was a brand new knitter, and Laura helped me understand the basics of knitting and get my project off the ground! I've recommended taking her lessons to my family members who are interested in picking up the hobby too.
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Victoria September 20, 2018
· Knitting ·
I took knitting lessons with Laura over our lunch hour at work, and after the very first one, I was super excited to be on my way to knitting the most lopsided, unsightly potholder ever! Laura is an AMAZING teacher. She is patient and encouraging, and she is happy to take time to make sure you understand exactly what you are doing. When you make mistakes (because you will!), she is happy to step in to show you how to fix it and then help you learn how to fix it yourself so you can become a fierce and independent knitting master like her! Seriously, it's impressive that someone so skilled can break it down to meet you where you are, and she does it in the most approachable, unassuming way. I have officially finished my "potholder" and I am confidently moving on to knitting real things! I've already improved, and that's mostly because Laura helped me get out of my own way, and be confident to try a new skill. You won't find a better teacher out there!
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Arianne September 20, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Laura is a fun and conscientious instructor who makes this new skill accessible and enjoyable to beginners. The intro lessons are well-organized and go at a good pace. She has a nice balance of standing back to let us figure things out by trying it ourselves and jumping into help when needed. I love how she simultaneously demonstrates the technique she's teaching while having a video of her doing that technique on repeat during the class so we can look up at it whenever we need to. I definitely recommend Laura's lessons.
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About neelam S.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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A tradition of empathy and healing” Neelam is a third generation Astrologer, Psychic, and Reiki Healer with over a decade of practical experience. She is especially talented at sensing the root problem that is causing you pain. She can help you clear away the spiritual weeds so that you can truly flourish as your best self. As a little girl in India, Neelam saw her father helping people. He had to fit serving others into the spare moments in the evenings and weekends when he wasn’t working his full-time job. She felt impressed by his dedication and skill. She sat in on sessions and observed her father work, and in time he taught her his craft. As an adult, Neelam pursued a career in fashion design. An intense feeling of disconnect and incompleteness plagued her though. Every day she would say to herself “Today is my last day. I’m telling
them I’m not coming in tomorrow.” But then she remembered pesky details like bills and stayed with her job. After moving to the United States ten years ago, she started doing readings and healing for friends. Word quickly spread and soon she was helping friends of friends of friends. She realized that using her talents and skills to help others gave her the sense of satisfaction that she had been missing in her fashion career. In 2012 she made the leap and began providing her services professionally. Now Neelam is much happier as she is able to help more and more people. However, her own experiences with feeling lost and far from herself were not wasted. They allow her a unique empathy and sensitivity. She is able to connect with you on very deep, intimate level and find out what’s holding you back. Because she understands the hurdles involved in getting back in alignment with your true self, she is able to gently guide you through them. If you are ready to let in a little light and nourishment let her help you, you can contact her here. This world is Beautiful.
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neelam S.

neelam S.

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About SUNESIS K.

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Milwaukee, WI
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For as long as I can remember, friends and family have always described me as the girl with a book 📖 in her hands because I am almost always reading something. I love to read and write (creatively and even academically). My nieces and nephew started reading ahead of their class because of all the time we spent reading and learning words and sounds together. It’s always exciting to learn new things and open up yourself to a world of possibilities through books and other written materials.

I write poetry, manage my growing blog and crochet /Knit also. I try to reach myself something new as often as I can and hopefully we will be learning together.
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SUNESIS K.

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