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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 Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Stephanie B.

1 Review
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Starting at $17
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephanie B.

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Whether you’re interested in establishing a small herb garden or farming your own food, my lessons cover the basics and up. From soil testing to diagnosing plant diseases, troubleshooting pests to “green manure”, I offer help for every garden, and every level of experience.

I am passionate for plants and all living things. I hope to share my excitement for growth and learning with you! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, class recommendations, or any other inquiry.

I look forward to working with you!

About Stephanie

I am passionate for plants and all living things. I have a wide variety of experience from teaching botany to my local gardening group to teaching schools how to farm for food in Haiti. I hope to share my excitement for growth and learning with you! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with question

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Rob
Stephanie brings extensive knowledge and experience to the job. She is diligent and compassionate about what she does. For Christmas I'm giving my wife--really all of us--a year's worth of Stephanie's gardening advice and care.

Sarah L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaching since 2008
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
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I have been a professional costume designer since 2003 and have sewn everything from everyday apparel to sci-fi outfits to full-body monster costumes. I can teach you basic skills in a step-by-step curriculum fashion or I can help you create a specific project that you have in mind. Do you want something special for an event or do you want to make something out of some fun fabric you found? I am very flexible and enjoy being creative, so bring me your challenge and I will help you give it life!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Anne-Louise M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Fashion and Retail Studies from Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Anne-Louise M.

6 Reviews
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You will learn how to sew for yourself and others. I will teach you all the tricks and short cuts I have learned over the years so you can sew quicker and achieve great results.

Basic use of sewing machine.
How to use pattern in sewing.
Hand sewing techniques.
Garment sewing construction.
Basic alterations to clothing.
Construction of children's clothing.

About Anne-Louise

I have been sewing ever since my wonderful Auntie Anne lent me her manual sewing machine one summer when I was a teenager. I sew clothes for myself, clients and even have an online store where I custom design clothes. I can teach you to make whatever you want. I will go at your pace so fear not eve

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Saskia
Anne-Louise is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. She explained things so well during the lesson that I didn't have any questions. Learning to sew seemed so overwhelming. It's so great to find someone that is able to help me along the way.
Darylondra Thompson
She’s a great teacher and has been helping me so much
Darylondra Thompson
friendly. detailed. supportive and patient. It was our first session and I honestly feel like I learned the confusion I had about a sleeve. I am booking again next week 😊

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"I've only had one meeting with Sonya, but I can already say that she is fantastic. She is thoughtful, patient, and knowledgable. I couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to learn to sew from her."
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Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Atousa is a great instructor. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to start playing or improve chess skills."
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"I have really enjoyed my lessons with Florin. It is a fantastic opportunity to take lessons from an International Master, because Florin is able to quickly and clearly explain chess concepts to me in a way that I can immediately use in my games. My game has improved markedly since studying with Florin. He always keeps the lessons filled with good content but makes them relaxing and fun. I intend to continue my study with Florin and I strongly recommend him as a chess instructor."
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Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"Hassan was a pleasure, he was patient and was able to teach my daughter was she wanted to learn. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a teacher in this field."
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Took Sewing lessons from Hasaan R.
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Took Crocheting lessons from Lucy R.
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