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About Dawn Z.

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Simsbury, CT
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About Dawn
High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry.

Students will find I'm passionate about all needle arts and want to pass that along to all generations and skill levels.

Learning to sew, knit or hand embroider can be intimidating, but with the right support can become a lifelong hobby that provides joy to your life. Let me show you how to get started.

I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.
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Sara May 31, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
We've had Dawn teach a variety of classes at the Simsbury Public Library (CT). Our most popular is the arm knitting class we open to Teens & Adults. Everyone gets to take home an infinity scarf and they all leave learning a new skill. Dawn works well with all ages, is patient, and really enthusiastic about teaching what she loves. We can't wait to have Dawn back to teach more classes this Fall!
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Aryn May 28, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Dawn is an amazing sewing instructor. She taught my 8 year old daughter to sew her first quilt, which later won first prize at the Terryville Fair. Dawn is punctual, energetic, and patient. My daughter enjoyed every lesson and learned the fundamentals of sewing, cutting, and following patterns. Lessons were effective and fun.
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Dawn Z.

Dawn Z.

Plainville, CT 06062
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About Angela Theresa E.

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Queens Village, NY
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About Angela Theresa
Fluent in American Sign Language.
Graduate of “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts”.
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Angela Theresa E.

Angela Theresa E.

Online
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$60 / 30-min

About Molly C.

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New York, NY
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About Molly
Raised in New York city, I attended Stuyvesant High School, the jewel in the crown of the NYC public school system. Traditional academic achievement was not enough for me however, and I went on to study fashion design, honing my artistic skills at Drexel University. Call me a renaissance woman or a Jill-of-All-Trades, I've been employed in fashion houses, graphic design firms and visual effects shops. I've also made my way freelancing as a photographer, web designer, and writer. In addition to this variety of creative skills, I have a Bachelors in Business Administration, and training in Quickbooks. I recently scored a perfect 170 on the GRE verbal, and obtained admission into several competitive doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology.

I realize it is not enough to merely have skills or intelligence in order to be a tutor. One must
be able to convey them to the student in a way that is effective and (hopefully) enjoyable. From the helping students prepare a portfolio for undergraduate admission, to teaching the basics of essay writing, I have a warm attentive attitude that sets students of all ages at ease. My teaching style is focused on the learning style of the person I am working with, tailoring the exercises to help achieve specific goals.
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Barbara Davis T. August 14, 2018
· Embroidery · In home
Molly is superb! She is patient, so knowledgable, and has a wonderful personality. I recommend her as a teacher without a bit of hesitation! Simply put, she is a master embroidery teacher.
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Ada June 11, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Punctual, kind and thoughtful sewing teacher. Highly recommend!
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michelle F. October 30, 2015
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
Molly is an outstanding teacher! She helped me learn Adobe Illustrator and now I am using it constantly! She was so easy to work with- flexible and very patient. She even helped me with a project that I was working on and was stuck with! I cannot thank her enough!!
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Molly C.

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Vernon Hills, IL
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About Ryan
I've been playing and teaching the game of bridge for the past 24 years. I love this game, and I love introducing it to others so they can share in the joy of bridge. I've taught people from age 8 to age 75 and everywhere in between. My goal is to make the lessons fun because this is a game, and the only reason to play a game is to have fun.
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Mikie A. August 15, 2018
· Bridge · Online
Great first lesson. Ryan is very helpful and patient
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Ryan D.

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Huntersville, NC
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About Laila
Hi my name is laila and I love sewing... and knitting and crocheting and just about any craft you can think of.
Ever since my mom showed me how easy it was to make clothes from two scraps of fabric I have been hooked.
I have attended many classes to hone my craft. I have competed In a number of design and fashion competitions and have even had my designs walk the runway in Charlotte Seen fashion week.
I love knowing how to make things from scratch and I am excited to share that love of all things crafty with you.
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Laila A.

Laila A.

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About Ashley M.

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Duncan, SC
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About Ashley
I started crafting as therapy to relieve stress during a difficult time of my life. I quickly realized that it was a natural talent and discovered my love for glass designs, as well as as paper and wood crafts. I started conducted BYOB craft parties for adults and have done bachelorette events, baby/bridal shower events, ladies night out events, and birthday parties, I also conduct children's craft classes/parties. I can teach a craft of your choosing or make suggestions for one that would fit any theme or occasion.
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Ashley M.

Ashley M.

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$15 / 30-min

About Shannon R.

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Orlando, FL
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I am a creative soul who loves flowers. I enjoy the positive energy that flowers have. All of the different smells, textures and designs are what I have a passion for. I am a self taught floral designer and I have different modern day techniques on how to design, create and process flowers.

I have owned and worked in flowers shops in multiple states and have recently entered the floral event business and I have found it to be a whole other beast. Which, I am absolutely loving! Everything is on a much grander scale. I can do anything from 10 simple centerpieces for a small intimate event to 300 centerpieces, entry pieces, cocktail pieces and whatever else in a matter of hours.

I have worked with some amazing people and I have soaked up some tricks and I feel like sharing what I know. I can show you some basic things such as arrangin
g your everyday flowers to more detailed oriented floral designs like big and airy, low and compact, centerpieces, entry pieces, special event, sympathy, tropical and highend floral styles . There’s so much to learn!

Floral design is very fun and very rewarding. There’s something about working with flowers and creating something beautiful and custom made. Flowers are so very calming and therapeutic. I really enjoy all the positivity surrounding this profession. Flowers do have powers! I love what I do! Let’s get to designing!
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Shannon R.

Shannon R.

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$84 / 30-min

About JESSICA P.

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West Jordan, UT

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I focus on simple, straightforward instruction to build your basic skill set and improve your natural talent. Each lesson is tailored to you and your strengths and skill level. Very often I hear people telling me they could never learn to sing, that they don’t have any talent. But anyone can sing. You just have to work hard at it.
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JESSICA P.

JESSICA P.

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How to Hem Jeans: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners [Infographic]

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How to Hem Jeans: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners [Infographic]
Looking for advice on hemming jeans? Finding a pair of jeans that fits just right can be a challenge. Sometimes, in order to get the perfect fit, you have to go to a tailor and if you have multiple pairs of jeans, alteration fees can add up! Wearing jeans that are too long or too short is always uncomfortable, and oftentimes unflattering. But there are many easy ways to hem jeans to get the look you desire and in this blog post, we'll share a few of them. Whether you're taking sewing less
6 Popular Spring Hobbies That Won't Break the Bank
Happy first day of spring! Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it's the perfect time to start a new hobby. And don't worry -- there are tons of hobbies to choose from that don't require expensive equipment or pricey commitments. In fact, many of these cheap hobbies can actually save you money in the long-run. Check out our recommendations below, and see what sparks your interest! 1. Languages Did you know that learning a second language can increase your brain power, ex
Sewing 101 | Essential Sewing Terms and Phrases [Infographic]
When you learn to sew, you're introduced to slew of new vocabulary words and phrases. To help you understand these words and phrases, and be more conversational about your new craft, we've put together this glossary of sewing terms from Columbus, OH teacher Nikki D... “May your bobbin always be full!” ~Author Unknown. Most recognize what this quote means, but you might be thinking, “What on earth is a bobbin?” Bobbin, miter, selvedge – there is an extensive amount of vocabulary in sewing,
The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]
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The Best Sewing Blogs and Online Resources
Blogs and online resources can be a huge help when you're taking sewing lessons, but which blogs are the best? Here, Glendale, CA sewing teacher Marie B. shares her picks for the best sewing blogs and online resources... In the ocean of information that is the Internet, it can be daunting to find the right information when you need it. One can easily get lost in the myriad of blogs and websites. I have put together a list of some of the best sites for sewing tips, sewing tutorials, sewing

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