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Nicole S.

3 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
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Nicole S.

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Go at your own pace and have fun are my knitting mottos! I teach continental style knitting and have been teaching beginners to knit for over 5 years. Together we'll experience the excitement that comes when you cast on something new, learn a new stich, or finish a favorite project.

I'm can start with the basics (cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch) or jump straight into helping on a project you have planned (or started and got stuck on? don't worry - it happens to all of us!). There is no limit to the kind or number of projects we can do. I have plenty of project ideas and am always happy to help with your ideas, too.

About Nicole

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 11 years old, and after taking a few years off I picked up the hobby again in my 20s. Now in my 30s I am an avid knitter - there are always several projects on my needles (I need one I can travel with, one I can do while watching TV, and usually one I'm m

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Mari
Fantastic! Very knowledgeable
Kischa
I had a great experience.. Nicole was very patient with me, even through the technical difficulties.
Oliver O.
Nicole is kind and patient, willing to keep working until you understand ❤️

John S.

Somerville, MA
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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John S.

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I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in education from Harvard University. In addition, I have trained as a long distance runner. I was on my high school and college track and cross country team. I continue to run today and train for half-marathons and marathons.

I have taught chess with the US Chess Center in Washington, DC. I have created several after school and in school chess programs in DC, Ohio and Boston. I was a program officer for a small nonprofit that taught chess in hospitals, libraries and schools throughout the Massachusetts area. I have taught chess to both children and adults with a wide range of abilities. I was the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chess Association for 5 years.

About John

I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in e

Maureen G.

2 Reviews
Hingham, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Maureen G.

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I began knitting when I was twelve years old; I sat beside my neighbor, Mrs. Turner, and listened to her stories while I watched her wooden straight needles move expertly along, clacking-clacking in counterpoint to the crackling of the wood in the corner stove. Mrs. Turner had a laid back approach to teaching knitting. The point of knitting wasn't simply to produce a useful item: it was to enjoy the process. If you made a mistake, just unmake it and try again. The worst that could happen was you would end up with two sticks and some string.

When you're twelve, life is filled with drama. Knitting was not. It has always been a meditative, nurturing retreat. There have been times in my life when I've knitted more, times when I've knitted less. But the lessons I learned from knitting have served me well over the years: patience, perseverance, and keeping it all in perspective.

I'd love to share this craft with someone else. Come, learn to knit and see what else you might learn ...

About Maureen

I have been knitting for more than 35 years, and was taught by a neighbor when I was 12 years old. I found it fascinating and rewarding to transform something disorganized (a ball of yarn) into something purposeful and beautiful. As I grew up, and my world expanded, I found the world of fiber was

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Elizabeth Shestakova
Excellent teacher with a lot of experience and knowlege of knitting. Demonstrates and explains concepts in a way that makes it easy to understand.
Liz
Awesome knitting teacher, who has a lot of experience and explains things so that they are easy to understand.

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Brandy G.

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Starting at $40
  • Fashion design and Fiber/textile arts from Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Brandy G.

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Brandy is a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Fiber/Textile Arts and a Fashion Design Concentration. She teaches weaving, fabric dyeing, and needle felting to students of all ages and experiences.
For weaving, students will learn how to build and dress their own loom, the fundamentals of weaving, and creating unique art works.

For fabric dyeing, students will learn how to dye cotton, linen, silk, and wool with synthetic and natural dyes. Different dyeing techniques available to teach are resist dyeing, shibori, pattern making, ice dyeing, and dyeing with natural materials.

About Brandy

My name is Brandy Godsil I am an arts and crafts instructor with 10+ years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. I have recently relocated to Garner, NC from NYC and am teaching the following: Sewing and Fashion Design: Hand sewing, Machine sewing, Custom garment making, Patt

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Lisa C.

74 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1997
  • B.S. Music Education from TAMU - Commerce
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lisa C.

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I am a seamstress, costume designer, historical clothing expert and have worked in the film industry. I routinely perform costume repair work for theatrical companies, alterations for formal gowns and create/modify garments to use in film and living history events.
If you are a beginner or advanced I can teach you to get better, more consistent results from your sewing.

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 20 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to t

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Avery
Lisa was great virtually with my 7 year old daughter. She had a blast and can’t wait until next week. Lisa was clear with direction and very engaging!
Dylan B.
Lessons were for my 19yr old son. He LOVED the time Lisa spent with him. He got to “know” her personally and then they spent time learning the piano. He was VERY impressed :) She’s also helping him with guitar (and they’ll do that on another day).
Cetoya
Very nice and cool teacher, I am excited for my next lesson!
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Erin R.

47 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Erin R.

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Are you ready to start creating beautiful, funky, or elegant crochet pieces? Now is a great time to start! I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist and teacher since 2009, teaching beginner through advanced students how to crochet items beautiful scarves, warm, colorful winter hats, and funky bracelets and headbands. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

About Erin

I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist since 2004. I am a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting and crochet instructor and have been teaching professionally since 2010. This includes locations such as Michaels Arts and Crafts, Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School and Bruckner

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Kathleen indiano
Erin is kind and easy to understand and work with.
Sharan Z.
Erin was really good. Slow, easy, and encouraging which is just what someone who is just starting out needs!
rhonda
Erin helped me build confidence as I ventured into continuing learning knitting; I have run into frustrations trying and stopping but she was able to help me understand my patterns and turn out a beautiful baby coat and booties; patience and great attitude.

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"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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Took Sewing lessons from Dawn Z.
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Mya was SUPER helpful. I would definitely recommend her and will be taking other lessons in the future"
Kyasia
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Vena is very knowlegable about patternmaking and haute couture techniques. Besides, that she also helps me to see exactly were difficulties could come up, so that I wouldn't get into the usual beginner troubles!

As a person, she is calm and positiv minded. If you search for someone that knows a lot, has experience in the industry and it super precise- I can really recommend her!"
Meret
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Haggit was an excellent instructor who gave instructions that were easy to understand for students at all levels. She came to our class well prepared with several different models for us to make and had a great set-up so we could easily see how to make the folds. We really enjoyed our lesson with her and are excited to use our new origami skills!"
Melanie
Took Origami lessons from Haggit S.
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"Ms. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I've learned so much about crocheting in a short amount of time.
Can't wait to take more classes"
Shawn Batts
Took Crocheting lessons from Karen D.
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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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