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Nicole B.

(9)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $50
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Latin, Tagalog
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Associates in Theatre Arts from Brigham Young University
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Wish you didn't have to go to the alterations shop every time a button pops off? Looking to up your DIY game? Whether you are making table runners for a wedding, or want to build your own Halloween costume from scratch, with my experience as a costumer and as a performer, I will teach you the basics of sewing so you can give that glue gun a rest!

About Nicole

Nicole is available to teach lessons for students of all levels. Beginning her singing career when she was 7, she most recently sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, was a winner of the international CS Competition in musical theatre, and is a Chicago F.A.M.E. finalist for Jazz and popular music. Co

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October 3, 2019
Norah F.
Amazing! My daughter is pumped for next week, Ms. Nicole was great!
October 15, 2018
Rachelle + Dad J.
Nicole is absolutely amazing! Her musical background is reflected in her language expertise and we were able to begin learning German with ease!
September 29, 2018
Paul B.
Nicole surely knows what she's talking about, She's the best
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Angela C.

(12)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
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Angela C.

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 schoo

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August 23, 2019
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.
July 31, 2019
Margie DeTour
Angela was patient and very helpful.
Can’t wait to learn more
What a wonderful experience. Thank You!!
June 27, 2019
Dawnielle J.
Angela was a an excellent instructor! She was very engaged with staff as we had zero experience! Angela was able to incorporate mindfulness practices into our knitting session with my management team. I would highly recommend her!

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Karen J.

(2)
Wheeling, IL
Starting at $60
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • BA Social Science, Assoc. Applied Business Principals Data Processing, Ordained Ministerial Counselor from Ohio State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Pathways of Light Spiritual College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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April 28, 2016
Linda P.
Caring and motivational
April 28, 2016
Linda
Excellent

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Kelvin L.

(134)
Origami
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

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"If you love the look of Origami but were worried that it seems complicated to make, then this course is for you
Origami should be enjoyable! With the help of these lessons, you’ll see that it’s easy to create complex and elegant Origami models! Each lesson is between 30 and 45 minutes and gets you from the flat piece of paper to the completed model!
You get a great sense of satisfaction from being able to pick up a simple piece of paper and making it into a piece of art!

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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November 12, 2019
Bruce Callander
October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
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Joshua S.

(37)
Chess
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
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Joshua S.

(37)

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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication a

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October 24, 2019
Diego
Joshua is a great teacher and very knowledgeable in Poker. He understands where you are at and will help you to improve your game.
September 15, 2019
YUKI ITO
Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.
September 11, 2019
YUKI ITO
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Kerri B.

(0)
Crocheting
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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I am specialized in making Amigurumi (for beginners this is a Japanese art of crocheting stuffed toys, mainly creatures) I have made many items that I sell at craft shows (mainly in the summer) I would describe myself as skilled but there is always room to improve. Please feel free to ask to see my items I've made. I am always happy to share!

About Kerri

Hello! My name is Kerri and I am so happy you're interested in learning to crochet. A little about my, I am a stay at home mother of 5 children, I taught myself to crochet and crochet daily. I sell my items sometimes at craft fairs and I also have a business page where I sell items I have made as

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"First lesson was great."
- Aniket
Took Chess lessons from Mark J.
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"Just the beginning for a beginner (me) in Poker, and Randy hit the right points to start!"
- victoria
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Our teen aged daughter received billiard instructions from her uncle as a Christmas Gift. We decided to make it a family event, and the three of us met George at Status Billiards.

I was curious to see how he would handle billiard instruction with a younger person. Confidence building is important when teaching kids and George did a great job of helping our daughter understand and strategically play the game in a way that was neither patronizing nor demoralizing. He led by example; he was patient, kind, engaged and was having fun. This set the tone for a great experience for our daughter and the whole family. We're going to encourage she practice on weekends and intend to incorporate billiards into our "time with family"."
- Cynthia
Took Billiards lessons from George D.
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"The two hour lesson was perfect for me. I needed a refresher course and Sarah reviewed all the areas of concern. At this time I do not have a follow up appointment set. I want to take what was discussed today and apply it to my sewing projects. I would definitely recommend Sarah for any of your sewing needs."
- Kristi
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Melissa is the perfect instructor for my 8 year old daughter. Melissa taught her the basics of a sewing machine and by the end of the lesson she made 2 items and was delighted. She is patient and sweet and my daughter can't wait for her next lesson."
- Holly
Took Sewing lessons from Melissa Q.
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"Timpla is smart and funny and really patient. Her focus on doing to learn and repeating the basics was SUPER helpful for me and after one lesson, I feel like I have a much better grasp on my machine and on how to achieve my sewing goals. It was fun and I can't wait for our next lesson!"
- Dallas
Took Sewing lessons from Timpla S.
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"Knew the game well and had lots of experience. Good at explaining."
- Pablo
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My grand-daughters (10-14) visited Crafty Table during the Thanksgiving Holiday of 2014 when they traveled to Chicago from Phoenix, Az. They were introduced to hand-stitching & how to thread a sewing machine. They made wallets& pillows from a wide variety of fabrics & stuffing material. They arrived hesitant of their skills but left capable of describing their projects in-depth. Using millinery terms. They even helped me to construct a beautiful pillow that I treasure from that day. The Crafty Table Sewing Day with their Chicago Grandma ranked higher than Navy Pier in their memory banks!"
- Carolyn
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Loved the lesson she has patience of Job. Looking forward more lessons I like how she teaches."
- Kelly
Took Sewing lessons from Vinita M.
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"Very good experience."
- Nora
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