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Adeline H.

2 Reviews
Palatine, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • B.A. in Apparel Design from Dominican University
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Adeline H.

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Sewing with me will not only teach you the basics but will help you delve into your creativity! Also, as someone with stress, I find sewing can help relieve some of it, and I can show you how to apply mindfulness techniques to make the most of your experience with sewing.

About Adeline

Hi! I grew up loving art, and then became interested in fashion and sewing during my teen years. After interning with a local Chicago designer I decided to go to university for apparel design. After graduating I had several jobs, one as a seamstress and most recently one at an embroidery shop where

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Angie C.
Adeline is a wonderful instructor! She is very patient and makes me feel at ease. I feel like I'm successfully learning and working toward my goal.
Beth A.
Adeline was punctual, friendly, and knowledgable. She communicated well and related to my 12 year old grandson. He enjoyed his kesson.

Karen J.

2 Reviews
Wheeling, IL
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen J.

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Learn to knit basics
Hand Made Washcloths - In this beginners class Karen Jacobson will teach you how to cast on, knit, yarn over and bind off to create a homemade wash cloth. You bring yarn (4 1/2 oz. skein of sugar and cream 100% Cotton yarn) and needles (pair size 7 or 8, short ones are easier to work with) and you leave with the pattern and the know how to begin your own projects. This pattern can be easily converted to make other items, from table runners to scarves.
Hand Made Slippers and Baby Booties - Learn to knit and purl. In this more advanced class Karen Jacobson will review knitting basics (cast on, knit, bind off) and will teach you how to purl and make pom-poms to create a pair of homemade baby booties. You bring yarn (2 oz skein 4 ply worsted weight Cotton yarn) and needles (pair 10 1/2) and you leave with the pattern and the know how to begin making your own slippers. This pattern can be easily converted to make adult size slippers as well.

About Karen

I'm a life coach/counselor who'd love to help you get the most out of your life. Rev. Karen J. is an experienced and professional teacher, instructor, and counselor. An expert in Kabbalah, Karen is able to use ancient wisdom with modern techniques to help you to zero in on your issues in a fun, f

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Linda P.
Caring and motivational
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Angela C.

13 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Angela C.

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Have you always wanted to learn to knit? I can teach you the in's and out's of knitting from beginning to end. Want to learn a new technique and need a little help? I often will take the time to learn new techniques just for the challenge of it. I have taught since 2010 and love knitting anything from washcloths to ornaments to socks and sweaters and beyond. This is a portable and relaxing activity.

About Angela

I learned to crochet in grade school, taught myself to knit and learned to sew from my mother at a very early age. Teaching grade school children/students is my passion. I believe learning to knit and sew can help students learn a level of patience and persistence that will help them in their schoo

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Rachael
Excellent teacher very attentive and understanding
Krista N.
Angela is a very knowledgeable instructor! She helped me come up with different ways to construct garments for my unique business and sped up my surging and sewing skills in just 5 lessons. She’s very patient and excellent at explaining things in depth and easy for a beginner to understand. I would definitely recommend Angela!
Rasha
Very lovely and welcoming teacher. She asked my daughter about her goal and worked with her patiently to achieve it. We might come back again next year.

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Hagen Q.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 to 14
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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Hagen Q.

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Instead of teaching common openings that everyone knows about, I can teach tricky openings that are filled with traps. I use many different openings on Chess.com and confuse opponents. I also teach tactics and am rated over 2300 on tactics.

About Hagen

Normally, chess teachers will teach you about classic openings such as the Ruy Lopez or the fried liver. However, I teach uncommon openings that are actually easily playable. If you are tricky in chess I strongly recommend you play my openings.

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J. Paul W.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 11 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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J. Paul W.

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Will teach hand-building techniques from simple coil, slab and pinch methods to human bust sculpture. I do not currently have a potters wheel to teach throwing on a wheel, so only the aforementioned hand-building techniques would be taught.

About J. Paul

Teaching art has always been my passion and my students respond well to me and my teaching style. Many of my students have gone from not even knowing that they had any real artistic ability to going on to pursue college level art or pursueing artistic careers. I have students from years ago that w

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Angela
He was able to accommodate our request to do a group class. Everyone enjoyed the session and had a great time! Great recommendations on products to use for the lesson, too!
William B.
Great Lesson! Enjoyed my time immensely. I would recommend Paul without reservation!
William B.
Superb first lesson. Will be taking more!

Dawn Z.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Knitting from WEBS
  • Teaching since 2010
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Dawn Z.

8 Reviews
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Learn to machine stitch (not machine emboidery) from an experienced sewing educator of more 15 years. Lessons are customized based on age and goals of the student.

Group lessons also available, please contact customer service to set up a group account. Group rates are $5 off individual rate for groups of 5 or less and $10 off groups of 10 (max 15).

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. Please note, during the summers my schedule is more flexible when school is not in sessi

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Laura C.
My daughter (11) and I just had our first lesson with Dawn and it was VERY good. I was not sure how the online aspect would work but it was super easy. She gave us homework to do this week and we can wait for our next lesson!
Teodora S.
I was so excited for my first lesson with Dawn ! She showed me everything step by step with so much patience and so much attention . She is so nice and so smiling! I can’t wait to take my next embroidery lesson !
Sheila
Dawn is a great teacher. She's taught me how the sewing machine works. Knowing how to use a machine is better than being 'stuck' sewing by hand [never took home-ec!] As I said, she's great!

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"Jane was a lovely and kind. She taught with much patience as I continuously dropped stitches, she assure me and then use my mistakes to include another skill within the lesson. So, in this one-hour lesson I learned to knit, purl, decrease and undo stitches when I made a mistake! It was a really nice class!"
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"Betty is amazing..extremely qualified and excellent instructor!"
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Took Sewing lessons from Betty E.
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"Amy is a very experienced knitter which is what I am looking for. She is patient and answers questions so I can understand. She lets me choose my projects and encourages me to tackle harder patterns. Most important to me is I can call her during the week and ask for help when I need it and don't have to wait until class."
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Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
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"Kyle is patient with my questions and then explains options in a way that is clear and so helpful!"
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Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Awesome teacher, very knowledgeable, skillful and has a lot of patience. Looking forward to future lessons and I would highly recommend her as a teacher."
William-Wesley
Took Sewing lessons from Linda S.
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Rachel
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Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"I really enjoyed my first lesson with Jane! She is really nice passionate about what she does! Can’t wait the next lesson!"
Valeria Gilardoni
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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