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About Karen J.

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Wheeling, IL
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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.

Karen J.

Wheeling, IL 60090
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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

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Meredith Argyris January 23, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lily is great! She knows so much about sewing and is a very patient teacher.
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Lily S.

Lily S.

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About Brian G.

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Los Angeles, CA
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As above so below. I have come to the conclusion that Astrology is one of the most important things to understand in this reality. Almost everything is governed by it. Now with this knowledge you are able to step into your birth chart and essentially your purpose here. I feel it is my missions to help people understand the concepts of Astrology and how it relates to everything around us. With my teachings I will offer you knowledge of yourself. Take the red pill and I will show you how far the rabbit hole goes.
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Brian G.

Brian G.

Online
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$100 / 30-min

About Ryan D.

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Vernon Hills, IL
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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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Ryan D.

Ryan D.

Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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$22.50 / 30-min

About Tamara E.

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North Charleston, SC
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About Tamara
I have been certified to teach knitting through the Craft Yarn Council and have taught knitting in Charleston and beyond for the last twelve years. My original designs have been featured on Red Heart Yarns, KnitCrate, LYDIA Yarns, and Ravelry. My primary focus in teaching is the success of each student--and having fun, too! Through my classes and private instruction, I provide the techniques knitters need to enjoy what they do and do it well.
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Tamara E.

Tamara E.

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$25 / 30-min
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About Jeff R.

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Astoria, NY
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Jeff has been folding origami for over twenty years, and working as an origami artist and teacher for the past four. He is a teacher and artist with Taro's Origami Studio, and has independently taught origami at Manhattan Youth LAB Middle School in addition to workshops and private lessons to students of all ages. Jeff has also been hired as an origami artist for television commercials and live events.

Jeff is also an actor, musician, and theatre teaching artist. He trained at New York University, the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre, and Circus Warehouse. Favorite professional credits include two seasons with the Texas Shakespeare Festival, composing and musical directing an award winning score for Libra Theater's "12th Night," and teaching/directing as an international guest artist with Burgh Healthy Hub in Helensburgh, Australi
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Eryn March 7, 2018
· Origami · In home
Jeff was such an amazing teacher. He came to our home and even brought the special paper with him. Our son who is 7 and his friends (8-9yrs) thoroughly enjoyed learning how to fold origami and it was a creative fun way to spend the afternoon. We hope to do it again soon.
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Jeff R.

Jeff R.

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About Sandi B.

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Marlborough, MA
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Through Take Lessions, I teach private (1 to 1), in-person and on-line sewing classes for beginner throught intermediate sewers. I teach beginners (never used a sewing machine) to students who want to inprove their skills and perfect fit. My goal is to make your sewing fun again!

I have been teaching sewing for almost 20 years. I specialize in fit and designer inspired clothing.

I teach at a local adult program, a fabric store and in my studio.
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Shelly May 5, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Sandi is super efficient with our class time. I feel welcomed and very comfortable working with her. I’m looking forward to taking more classes with her!
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Sandi B.

Sandi B.

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About Emonie H.

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Chicago, IL

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Hi! My name is Emonie and I am a Bi-stitchual Fiberholic who would love to teach the world anything related to yarn! I own my studio and find myself surrounded daily by all things fiber! I am full of energy, knowledge and well ...Yarn! It's important, to begin with, an understanding of proper tools for your craft and that's where we'll begin. Next will work on how to read a yarn label and yarn weights. All leading up to you creating your first-hand handmade crochet piece. Want a teaching style that suits your need and can work around your schedule, let's connect!
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Andreita April 16, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
Emonie is the best teacher ever!!! She taught me how to knit and how to read patterns for knitting and crocheting. She is very patient and explains all to you very well. Best experience ever!!! I totally recommend any class with her!!
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Ruth April 15, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
Emonie is a wonderful teacher and can help people of all crocheting skill levels. I have been crocheting for years and she has even taught me new techniques. She has also taught my friends who are new to crocheting and they loved working and learning from her. She not only brings a wealth of knowledge to her lessons, but also a wonderful positive attitude and energy. Emonie is an A+ teacher and I would recommend her to anyone!
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Rosalind April 12, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Emonie , is a smart, knowledgeable and patient instructor. She has a passion for her work. She is a people person and shows love for everyone she meets. She was my Crochet instructor and I made a Scarf & Hat. She encouraged me and I finished my projects. Great instructor!!
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Emonie H.

Emonie H.

Chicago, IL 60641
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$24 / 30-min

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