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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.

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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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Matthew J. January 7, 2019
· Sewing · Online
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Theodora January 5, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
I had a great online lesson with Kim. She was knowledgeable, and patient. Thank you Kim. I look forward to our next lesson.
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Kelly January 3, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Kim is easy to talk to, knowledgeable and fun! I loved learning how to put a zipper in my first project! Looking forward to more lessons!
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About Karen J.

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Wheeling, IL
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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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Villa Park, IL 60181
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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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About Donna M.

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Chicago, IL
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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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About Isabela D.

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Fort George G Meade, MD

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My youth was spent in Eastern Europe which meant cold winters. With that came mom’s teaching on how to make a scarf, a blanket, a coffee mug wrapper, socks and sweaters.
Though nowadays it may be counterproductive to knit, there is no better way to show someone you love than something that is handmade by you.
I’ll teach you what it takes to get started. Book your sessions now and let’s start knitting.

About Isabela
I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

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lieve in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.
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Teresa Greer January 14, 2019
· Italian · Online
Isabella was fantastic in every way!
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Stephen K. January 4, 2019
· Italian · Online
Grazie mille, Isabella, for another great lesson. Her deep knowledge of Italian, patience, and teaching style is clearly helping me with pronunciation and common phrases, and is pushing my Italian skills to the next level.
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Ben December 27, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · Online
Isabela is wonderful inspiring young kid to explore their interests and creativities. We look forward to working with her and spend lots of fun time with our daughter.
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About Morgan M.

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Kansas City, MO

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Greetings!
I have been knitting for nearly a decade now, and along the way what I’ve learned is that people thrive when they are being encouraged. I believe that every person can learn to knit if they are willing to be patient and gentle with themselves. Knitting is simply a relationship between the brain, the hands, and yarn. I do not like to tell people there is a “right or wrong” way to knit. As long as you get the desired results and are able to translate instructions, that’s great! I am an ambidextrous knitter, meaning I knit English and Continental style (left or right handed knitting). I also love teaching knitters of all ages- especially children or older adults who have never tried to knit before.
Positivity, grace, gentleness, and a positive attitude are what I rely on most heavily to teach. I truly believe that every single person can learn to knit in an hour. I have taught lessons to groups of thirty women at a time in Uganada with only two sets of knitting needles, and ...

About Morgan
Greetings!

My name is Morgan and I have been knitting for nearly a decade now. I believe that knitting is a deeply meditative experience and that it can be an emotionally and mentally healing exercise. Also, there are few things more satisfying than casting off a beautiful piece and wearing it the same day!

I have taught many different age groups, from 7 year olds to retired grandmothers who want to knit for their loved ones. I am an ambidextrous knitter (also called mirror knitting) so I happily teach left or right handed or mirror knitting. I do not like to tell people that they are knitting a wrong or right way, if you get the desired results and can translate a pattern to your understanding, that’s great!

I believe in slow ethical fashion and investing in clothing that will last years and be family heirlooms. My most movi
ng experience with knitting was while on a mission trip in Uganda. I was able to teach 30 women and nearly 50 young ladies/children to knit. It was the experience that cemented for my belief that absolutely anyone can learn to knit when given the time, patience, and supplies needed. This is why I am willing to provide supplies to students who are unable to buy their own. I believe in meeting students where they are at and using only positivity to teach.

My teaching style is to be student lead, hands off, and to discourage negative self talk and doubt. When the teacher behaves like the student is 100% capable, the attitude of the student reflects that confidence. It is my sincerest desire to spread the joys of knitting far and wide. Please join me for a lesson soon!
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Morgan M.

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About Laura G.

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Spring, TX

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Learn the most basic steps: how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl to make a simple scarf or flat square or rectangular piece of knitting. These are the most basic steps to knit.

About Laura
I have been a teacher since 1996 and a uke teacher since 2015, teaching uke to after school groups. I am a member of Houkulele, Houston's Social Ukulele Club. I have attended Uke Teacher Training courses with Kevin Carroll in Austin. I follow and use James Hill's ukulele in the classroom curriculum and supplement for the specific music interests of my students. I am continually learning new things. I attend uke workshops, TMEA music conferences and festivals like the Kerrville Folk Festival to continually improve my skill and my teaching techniques.
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Becky villarreal December 29, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Laura is knowledgable and patient. She make every lesson fun and I learn something new with each lesson.
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Becky December 26, 2018
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Laura is an amazing teacher. Really makes learning fun
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Lisa November 3, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Laura is a very thoughtful teacher and gently guides me along in my learning of ukulele. She is always growing in her own practice and finding new ways to teach. I have learned so much from her and enjoyed it at the same time!!
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About Kimberly B.

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I have over 35 years experience. Whatever you what to learn to knit, I can teach. I know about every style and every stitch.
You’ll have so much fun!

About Kimberly
What a fabulous time to learn how to do you favorite craft. There’s so much satisfaction in being able to create something amazing to give as gifts or show off to family and friends. Crafting is also relaxing and enjoyable. It provides you with your own little happy place.

Come join me in creating magic together.
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Kimberly B.

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About Lydia G.

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I've been knitting for close to 20 years now. When I teach knitting I teach it in a way that will help the student remember it best. I mostly do hats, blankets, and scarves but am willing to try anything. I want to spread my knowledge of this fine craft to anyone who is wanting to learn. Send me a message if you would like to learn or have any questions!

About Lydia
Hey everyone! I am a creator of many things, mostly fiber arts. I can knit, sew, embroidery, felt. I have been knitting for close to 20 years. I started when I was a child and never really stopped.

I started a fiber arts business with my dad that became very successful and has keep steady customers. The bulk of the business was knitted products, felting, and dyed products.

I would love to help my students build their skills and be able to make that project they have always wanted to try. We will start from the basics and build from there. I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!
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Lydia G.

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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
$60

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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