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About Kim K.

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Learn with confidence from a caring teacher who will inspire you with a lifelong love of knitting.

Are you just a beginner? Do you need a little help understanding a new pattern or technique? Want to improve your finishing techniques to make your sweater the envy of all your friends?

Have you seen a project on Ravelry or Pinterest that you just love but are afraid it is beyond your skill level? Don't worry, you can call on me anytime to get you through a tough spot. I will even help you find, fix and prevent mistakes.

I have been knitting since I was a teenager back in the mid-'80s. I am a published designer, CYC Certified Instructor with over 9 years teaching experience inspiring beginners and experienced knitters.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials but I will help you find what you need for your project. Recommend duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes.

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
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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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Christopher October 13, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
WOW - I didn't think it would be possible to learn a detailed skill like crochet by video! But Kim made it so easy! I was so frustrated trying to use videos on YouTube. Kim is worth every penny. It was fun and easy - she made me feel relaxed and she was very patient with me! THANK YOU!
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Brandi October 2, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Kim was very patient and explained things well.
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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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About 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, friendly, and helpful manner. She will assist you in resolving problems and gently steer you towards the unique and individual path that is right for you.

As an educator and library presenter, Karen was named one of 2008's "Best of the Best Presenters" at public libraries in the North Suburban Library System. She speaks to groups about Kabbalah, Feng Shui, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Introduction to Meditation for Stress Reduction and Teaches Reading Tarot. She has provided the entertainment and expertise to help raise hundreds of th
ousands of dollars for charities over the years, including University of Illinois at Chicago G.I.L.D. and Hadassah. Karen is also available for Mardi Gras events and Corporate Holiday Parties.
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Linda P. April 28, 2016
· Meditation · In home
Caring and motivational
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Linda April 28, 2016
· Meditation · In studio
Excellent
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Karen J.

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Wheeling, IL 60090
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About Dovile R.

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Villa Park, IL
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About Dovile
I began teaching while studying in Art Institute. My first students were 5 to 7 yr. old kids. It was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was teaching them skills, they were teaching me patience. Later the age of my students grew, until I ended up teaching the same students I was in the same classes just 6 months ago. Again another challenge. I love challenges and even more I love helping others to overcome them.
My philosophy about teaching is that everybody can learn, it is only the way how we learn is different for different people. Another very important thing - I strive to be creative, respectful and approachable.
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Ratna June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Kept cancelling. Unresponsive to my texts. Not my type of teacher as she was very unproffesional.
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Riya June 22, 2018
· Jewelry Design · In home
Horrible. Kept on cancelling. Never got to see her.
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Gaye B. May 6, 2018
· Jewelry Design · Online
Dovile is knowledgeable and patient. She has showed me ways to improve what little I know and move forward.
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About Rhiannon P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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As with crocheting, I can teach a range of students, from those with the beginning desire to learn to students wishing to hone specific techniques. My favorite techniques include in the round and double pointed needles, because who doesn't want to learn to avoid more sewing?

About Rhiannon
My name is Rhiannon and I am a third generation crafter. Originally I went to school for art history, all the while crafting. Eventually I had enough of studying other people's work and instead wanted to make my own and empower others to do the same.

I consider myself to be the "Swiss Army Knife" of crafters. I have delved into nearly every craft and love passing this knowledge onto my students. For these reasons I have a diverse range of crafts I can teach, including: knitting, crochet, embroidery, hairpin lace, needle felting, and shuttle tatting. In addition to my passion for a variety of crafts, I also love teaching a variety of skill levels, from students beginning their first stitch to someone who wants to redesign a pattern.

With a positive attitude and a willingness to learn I can teach you any of a variety of crafts.
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Katy November 6, 2017
· Embroidery · In home
So much fun! I'm excited for my next lesson. Rhiannon is a great teacher.
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Rachel September 13, 2017
· Knitting · In home
My knitting lesson was wonderful! Rhiannon is a great teacher -- and a very skilled knitter. I highly recommend her.
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Janet February 8, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
Myself and a co-worker spent 3 lunch hours with Rhiannon learning the basics of crochet. Rhiannon taught us the various stitches and patiently worked with us until we were comfortable with each one. She also directed us to an online resource to support her instruction that we could refer to as needed. This was our first online lesson of any kind and we were extremely happy with what we learned and the convenience of learning it online. Thank you Rhiannon. :)
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About Patty L.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Patty teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Knit and Crochet Show, and STITCHES. She specializes in knitting techniques and teaching the "why", not just the "how" in her pursuit of teaching the mindful knitter.

About Patty
PATTY L. is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who has taught thousands on Craftsy, Interweave, Annie's and at knitting shows around the country
such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Knit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), and STITCHES., Patty’s Craftsy class “Improve Your Knitting” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013!

Patty's designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting, magazines, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles and Kollage Yarns.
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Michele June 11, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Why can’t I leave MORE than five stars?

I’ve wanted to learn lace knitting for so long but it overwhelmed me every time I tried. Simply stated: I’m no longer overwhelmed or fearful of lace knitting!

Patty is patient, detailed and takes the time to make sure the steps make sense instead of just a monkey see monkey do what I do approach. This gives me an actual understanding of what I’m doing and WHY and removed so much of what confused me before.

Patty has a depth of technical knowledge that is fierce. Combine that with her ability to break it down and truly TEACH me what to do and that’s a recipe for pure awesomeness.

I’ve already booked 2 more lessons because um hello.... I need to learn ALL THE THINGS
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Ryan January 17, 2018
· Knitting · Online
She is awesome and explains wile asking each step of the way making sure I understood. She was open to answering all my questions and was very encouraging to continue in my knitting adventures down the road.
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Lisa March 27, 2016
· Knitting · Online
My session with Patty was extremely helpful. I really liked the online video format. I was able to correct some tension issues which I now need to practice. I'm looking forward to our next session!
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About Angela C.

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Chicago, IL

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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 school work.
In October, I retook and passed the NCLEX, and I have restored my nursing license to active status. I would love to tutor nursing students of all levels. My professional background is in Pediatrics - especially Pediatric Critical Care. I'm especially passionate about helping nursing students that need help with basic math/algebra.
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Rita May 21, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
Excellent teacher very patient, I felt really comfortable. Made me just want to get started on the next project.
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Katherine May 17, 2018
· Sewing · In home
We have only had one lesson, and my daughter (7) keeps asking when Angela comes back - she loved her lesson. Angela is a very patient teacher.
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Ian K. April 10, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Angela was great with my son, he really enjoyed his lessons. We will be using her again
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Chicago, IL 60643
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About Amy W.

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For beginner knit classes you will learn cast on, knit, purl, cast off as well as other useful info pertaining to yarns, needles, pattern reading etc.

For advanced knitting techniques I offer three 2hr packages. Each package covers one topic. The topics are Lace, Cables/Slip stitches, Sock techniques, Entrelac, Knitting in the round.
**Please select one 120 min package per topic you would like to learn**

About Amy
I have been crocheting for over 15 years and knitting for over 5 years. My true passion is knitting but I teach both. I taught for Michael's craft stores for a little over a year and then decided to venture out on my own and teach privately until I am able to reach my ultimate goal of owning my own yarn store. My current students say I have a lot of patience and am a joy to learn with. I can teach anywhere from beginner lessons to advanced techniques such as cables, lace and socks.
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Jeannette G. October 18, 2018
· Knitting · Online
I am just learning, and Amy is so positive and encouraging and patient with me. I really recommend her! Lesson time is a bright spot in my week!
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Jeannette G. September 28, 2018
· Knitting · Online
I think Amy is great. I had a brain injury which makes it hard for me to follow directions, which I mentioned when I first spoke with the TakeLessons person. Amy is very patient with me.
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Cathy June 2, 2018
· Knitting · Online
First lesson was great! Amy is very flexible and easy to work with. I feel positive about the progress we had today and looking forward to the next lesson.
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About Donna M.

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Knitting is my passion. Creating is a journey with needles and yarn . The possibilities are endless. First we turn on the music and then we talk about the basic theory of the craft. Knitting is a Zen that can change your life . Therapeutically and creatively. Lessons with me are informative, historical and comedic.

About Donna
Are you creative? Have you walked around town and seen someone wearing a cool hand knit scarf or hat and said “ I wish I could Knit “. You can . It’s a learning process that takes practice, but oh what rewards there are ! If you like music, laughter and want to learn a craft that lasts a lifetime I am the teacher for you . Thank you and I hope to see you soon at my knitting table .
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Jen August 13, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
i came to Chicago from New Jersey with some friends and we decided to do this. We are so glad we did! this was a great experience and we were all so happy with the results.
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Bomi August 12, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
Hello everyone! I’ve done a few knitting lessons but this was by far the best instruction wise. I came with my mom and we had the best time with Donna. She is super friendly and an excellent instructor. She showed us some of her stuff and has great pieces for sale. We bought like 5. I want to keep coming to become an advanced knitter.
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Juan August 12, 2018
· Knitting · In studio
I brought my spouse here to do knitting lessons with Donna at her home. I am very picky and critical about these things but Donna’s home was great. She is very friendly and an excellent teacher. She is patient and breaks everything down for you step-by-step. I would definitely suggest this for couples.
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Chicago, IL 60626
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Average Cost of Knitting Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute knitting lessons in Chicago is $43. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $60 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$20 average
$27
45-min $22
 
$29 average
$42
60-min $30
 
$43 average
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute knitting lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute knitting lessons are 33% less expensive at $29, and 30-minute lessons cost 54% less at $20.

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