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Maureen G.

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

3 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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

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Laura P.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks FRENCH, SPANISH
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Fashion Design and Illustration from Instituto de Diseño de Valencia
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Laura P.

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Beginners: I will create a project that can be done from start to finish in one class so that you will leave with a handmade item.
Intermediate and Advanced: I can answer questions to your specific projects or teach you varied techniques.

About Laura

I'm a fashion designer with 15 years experience in manufacturing and garment creation, I run my own independent brand from my home office. I love teaching and find that creating your own pieces is very fulfilling, all the women in my family knew how to sew and would always know how to mend somethi

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Nayssa
Laura is great! Very patient and always trying to make it easier to understand the concepts, I have done 2 online classes with her and already looking forward for other ones to come. Highly recommended!
Christopher N.
I was timid and shy. I could barely speak English and I had no business using a sewing machine let alone sewing together an original piece.
I found Laura on takelessons and decided to give her a try.
4 lessons later, I'm highly confident. Fluent in english, and I can sew together designer pieces that would make anyone's jaw drop.
Laura is my bastion to success, and I highly highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn.
Sandi
Laura helped me create my own pattern/garment from a tunic I already had. I had never taken an online- class before so I was concerned how effective it would be.
I was very impressed with Laura’s patience and instruction. She walked me through step by step and provided me with additional tips and videos that really helped me throughout the project
I highly recommend Laura. 😀
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Brandy G.

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

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Brandy has 10 + years experience working in the fashion industry and teaching sewing/garment construction to people of all ages and levels. Her experience includes working for high end and luxury tailor shops in NYC, as well as fitting on-set for photoshoots, ecommerce, celebrity fittings and red carpet events.

Sewing lessons include a lesson plan based on your experience and goals.
Includes: Machine sewing techniques: how to thread machine, basic machine sewing methods, hand sewing techniques, understanding patterns, how to cut and sew from patterns, clothing alterations, creating a piece from start to finish.

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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Renee D.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • AA Fashion Design from FIDM
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Renee D.

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*Learn basic through advanced sewing skills
*Boost individual design style
*Master sewing machine techniques
*Explore your creative spirit

Lessons are personalized with your choice of project and ability
Let me share my passion of sewing with you!

About Renee

I love to sew! and have great joy in teaching the craft. I have been sewing since I was 7 years old, taught by my Grandmother.  A FIDM alumni, I worked in the garment industry designing jr. dresses and as a pattern maker, as well as a costume stylist for 14 years in film‚ television, and commercial

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Debbie P.
Fantastic lesson! Renee is so knowledgeable and I loved my lesson!
Meredith L.
Renee is very knowledgeable and pleasant. I look forward to our next lesson.
Shatoya M.
Ms. Renee is very calm and patient with me. I can’t wait to continue more lessons with her

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"Dawn is very patient with us in our classes and gives very clear instructions to make us become better at it. She also comes up with new fun ideas for us to do for a sewing project. With her help, you can practically make anything"
Judith
Took Embroidery lessons from Dawn Z.
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"My daughter and I had a fabulous time with Melisa. My daughter took classes over the summer. Melisa is so kind, patient and accommodating. My daughter learned a skill she will have with her forever. I highly recommend Melisa's knitting classes. They are fun and affordable!"
Abril
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"We never thought we would have an International Master as our son's chess teacher.

We have a typical 7 year old. High on energy with zero patience. But Danial knows how to channel that energy into our son's lessons and helps him think strategically, analytically, and patiently. Our son's games have improved dramatically ever since he started with Danial. He has learned so many different startegies and techniques from him, and can easily identify them. Being so young himself, Danial is able to connect with kids at their level and make the lessons fun, yet challenging. Being so disciplined and focused himself, he is able to pass that on to our son. But most of all, he is inspiring. He always tells our son, "I did it, and you can too!". We couldn't have asked for a better teacher, and a role model. I highly recommend him."
Sabina
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Coach Siddarth worked with my 7 yr old twins this summer .. The kids have phenomenally improved .. From knowing just the basics .. in 20 classes .. kids can now play a decent game ..
Highly recommend !"
Jasmine
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Renee is very knowledgeable and pleasant. I look forward to our next lesson."
Meredith
Took Sewing lessons from Renee D.
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"Karen is very patient and has a great attitude and personality. She is very talented and appears eager to share her knowledge. I really enjoyed the experience. Peas Patricia"
patricia
Took Crocheting lessons from Karen D.
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"Very knowledgeable and helpful. Understands the difficulties and concerns someone new to crochet has, and is very encouraging and patient."
Lauren
Took Crocheting lessons from Claudette B.
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"Lisa has been teaching me machine sewing to up production in my small business. Very nice to work with, cat is very cute, and I'm always excited to see her Thursday nights:)"
Braelyn Hendrickson
Took Sewing lessons from Lisa C.
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"Vena is helping me fix my sloper so that I can start drafting my own patterns. She's very experienced and I'll work with her again!"
Lyrana
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Rob is easy to get along with and is a great instructor I learned so much in the first hour and improved my game."
Mazen
Took Billiards lessons from Rob R.
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