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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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About Kim
For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
nd out why my students love me.

Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

*** Lesson Details ***
Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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Laurine November 12, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Kim was absolutely divine. Friendly, skilled, and encouraging. I've never sewn before in my life, and by the end, I'd made half a doll shirt out of a pattern I had to modify. I'll definitely be taking Kim's lessons again.
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Christopher October 13, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
WOW - I didn't think it would be possible to learn a detailed skill like crochet by video! But Kim made it so easy! I was so frustrated trying to use videos on YouTube. Kim is worth every penny. It was fun and easy - she made me feel relaxed and she was very patient with me! THANK YOU!
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Brandi October 2, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Kim was very patient and explained things well.
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Kim K.

Kim K.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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About Emily P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Emily
Woodwind instrumentalist Emily performs regularly in a range of styles including classical, jazz, rock, funk, Afrobeat, Third Stream, and musical theater. Emily holds her M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance from The Boston Conservatory with concentrations in saxophone, clarinet, and flute performance. She also holds a B.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College with an emphasis on jazz performance and pedagogy in addition to traditional studies in music education.

Emily has performed on tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass, clarinet, and flute in Big League Productions' Broadway National Tour of the Frank Loesser classic "Guys and Dolls." Emily has also performed on alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute, and piccolo in the Broadway National Tour of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas...the Musical!" She just retur
ned from the Broadway National Tour of "42nd Street," where she performed on tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, and piccolo.
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Peter F. February 28, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
A great first lesson. Hoping it continues.
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Lucia F. December 11, 2017
· Saxophone · In home
Emily is warm, energetic, very professional and talented.
We love her!!
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Cassel September 17, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !
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Emily P.

Emily P.

Brooklyn, NY 11207
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$35 / 30-min

About Nkechi U.

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Highland Mills, NY

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About Nkechi
I have over 20 years’ experience. I have been working for major fashion brands companies in NYC. I am experienced with working with beginners, intermediate and all levels. I am offering industry level sewing classes and pattern correcting and altering techniques that will cater to your needs. I will be able to teach foundation skills of how to operate a sewing machine, how to use a serger or how to use an industrial sewing machine. I will also teach how to hand sew, follow and understand a pattern and how to finish your work beautifully. I am also going to work with you on your own personal projects.
I teach hands on beginner’s patternmaking and sewing skills that you will need for garment production, arts and crafts and any project that involves sewing. For instance: I can help you make pillows, bags, aprons, stuffed toys and other hou
sehold items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.
I will work closely with you to make sure you understand the project and to make sure you properly construct a quality finished project.
I have been sewing since I was in 3rd grade and was making doll clothes for my Barbie dolls and clothes for myself by the time I was in 9th grade. I also used to work closely with a Tailor/dressmaker as an apprentice during my summer holidays in 10th grade.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials.

Recommended duration is 2 hours.
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Olivia June 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Beatrice was fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone.
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Rose C. September 17, 2017
· Sewing · In home
My daughter loved it!
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Kirstin August 31, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Easy to follow, thorough, patient and making it interesting from the first steps
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Nkechi U.

Nkechi U.

Highland Mills, NY 10930
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About LILY Q.

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New York, NY
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About LILY
I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques.
Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclusive "Freehand" sewing, which is sewing without ready-made (commercial) pattern, like our grandparents did.
As a social worker, I taught participants in a homeless shelter, how to make various items geared towards independent living. For six years now, I've been teaching at a fabric store in East Harlem where patrons sign up for group sewing lessons as well as private lessons. I teach garment construction, alterations, home decor, and various sewing projects.
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Zulima September 24, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
I had my first lesson with Ms. lily love her she is so thorough with her explanations, patient, and kind. She knows her stuff and she makes me even kite excited to learn how to sew. Anywhere Ms.lily goes I'm going..lol
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Sarah June 19, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lily is amazing!
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Juice R. May 30, 2018
· Sewing · In home
An absolutely good teacher. She knows her stuff.
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LILY Q.

LILY Q.

New York, NY 10029
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$30 / 30-min

About John H.

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Long Island City, NY
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I am a chess teacher, tutor, singer, and Shakespearean actor in NYC! I guess you could say I wear a lot of hats.

I graduated with honors in 2009 from New York University with a BFA in Drama. I've been professionally teaching since 2012, but I have always loved sharing the game of chess with anyone who wants to learn (just ask my friends).

Students can expect to face new challenges and to improve each and every week. I am happy to work with students of all different ages and experience levels. As a teacher in the New York Public School system, I know how to make chess simple and friendly enough for Kindergartners, Senior Citizens, and everyone in between! And as an active tournament player (current rating 2000), I can offer great insight into the needs of any skill level. I am thrilled to work with ambitious tournament playe
rs and those who just want to learn how to beat their friends :).

Chess is a wonderful, challenging game, but I truly believe that anyone can learn to play if they are motivated. Come work with me and discover your new obsession!
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Mac November 6, 2018
· Chess · Online
Really enjoyed my first lesson, it was fun and learned some good things. Excited for the next lesson!
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Jithendra October 18, 2018
· Chess · Online
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Galen October 10, 2018
· Chess · Online
Very good instructor! Definitely worth every penny!
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John H.

John H.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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$50 / 45-min
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About Jo C.

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Huntington Station, NY
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I bring solid technical understanding and lots of patience and encouragement to my crochet classes. I work with each student to meet their individual needs, I am constantly looking for ways of explaining crochet techniques so that students experience true success in the craft. I nurture my students so that they become technically correct and can then follow their needlework dreams creating functional items and works of art. I’m truly enjoying the craft renaissance that is the world over. I try to get my students to explore all aspects of the craft, from relaxation and meditation to creating useful and beautiful items to be handed down through generations.

My students get a benefit of my professional years working in the garment center and attending FIT as well as my crochet and crafting practical time from the age of 7. The need
le work gene comes from my maternal grandmother’s side of the family learning not only crochet but most needle crafts, sewing, needle point, embroidery, and knitting. Nothing gives me more joy than sharing my love of fiber.
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Jo C.

Jo C.

Huntington Station, NY 11746
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$34 / 30-min

About Heather Marie S.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Heather Marie
I'm an artist and activist, focused on the intersection of racial justice and embroidery arts. I have been working in the fashion industry as a sample maker and hand knitter for over 5 years. My work has been shown in galleries across the US. And have taught classes ranging from basic embroidery and knitting, to workshops helping white folks confront their complicity in racism and white supremacy.
I love getting to combine activism and fiber arts as I find the intimacy created while stitching together naturally lends itself to vulnerable and challenging conversations.
I firmly believe that everyone can learn fiber arts and that everyone has a creative voice inside of them. Each technique has specific rules, but I am also someone that encourages rule breaking, and experimenting to figuring out how best to use the medium for their expressio
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Heather Marie S.

Heather Marie S.

Brooklyn, NY 11226
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$75 / 45-min

About Taylor-Symone R.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Taylor-Symone
I have been crocheting since I was a kid and love all things DIY! If you're looking to learn in a fun, patient environment then I am the instructor for you!

I have my own crochet clothing line and love making pieces for my customers. I do custom work as well as sell to local boutiques. I have experience making clothing, jewelry, bags, home goods like blankets, pillow cases and rugs.

I also make my own patterns and can teach you how to do so. Or, if you're looking to learn how to read patterns (vintage and current) I can help you with that also!
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Taylor-Symone R.

Taylor-Symone R.

Brooklyn, NY 11233
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$25 / 30-min

About George D.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About George
I have been playing billiards since I was a teenager. My passion for this game knows no end and I will keep playing until my last breath. In my recent years I have grown to love passing my tips and tricks on to other players and improving the overall climate. I have made it my mission to bring players into the game!
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Frank November 12, 2018
· Billiards · In studio
George is a great teacher. He is very relaxed, knows what he is teaching, and is generous with his time. I enjoyed my lesson very much.
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George D.

George D.

Brooklyn, NY 11209
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$100 / 60-min

About Susan R.

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New York, NY
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I am a Native New Yorker and love the creative inspiration that N.Y. has to offer. I have been crocheting for over 35 years and would love the chance to share my passion for crochet with you.
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Susan R.

Susan R.

New York, NY 10018
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$42 / 60-min

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