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About Patty L.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Patty
PATTY L. is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who has taught thousands on Craftsy, Interweave, Annie's and at knitting shows around the country
such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Knit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), and STITCHES., Patty’s Craftsy class “Improve Your Knitting” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013!

Patty's designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting, magazines, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles and Kollage Yarns.
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Annie February 13, 2019
· Knitting · Online
I had my first lesson today and Patty was AMAZING - I wish I could giver her 10 stars! She is worth every penny and I plan to take more lessons next week.
Thanks Patty !!!
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Michele June 11, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Why can’t I leave MORE than five stars?

I’ve wanted to learn lace knitting for so long but it overwhelmed me every time I tried. Simply stated: I’m no longer overwhelmed or fearful of lace knitting!

Patty is patient, detailed and takes the time to make sure the steps make sense instead of just a monkey see monkey do what I do approach. This gives me an actual understanding of what I’m doing and WHY and removed so much of what confused me before.

Patty has a depth of technical knowledge that is fierce. Combine that with her ability to break it down and truly TEACH me what to do and that’s a recipe for pure awesomeness.

I’ve already booked 2 more lessons because um hello.... I need to learn ALL THE THINGS
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Ryan January 17, 2018
· Knitting · Online
She is awesome and explains wile asking each step of the way making sure I understood. She was open to answering all my questions and was very encouraging to continue in my knitting adventures down the road.
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Patty L.

Patty L.

Brooklyn, NY 11215
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About Amelie H.

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Newark, NJ
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About Amelie
Hi my name is Amelie and I have been teaching students of all ages how to sew since 2015! I’ve helped my students perfect their craft of sewing from square one. Which includes handsewing, sewing machine operation, pattern making and of course making clothes and accessories! Teaching is my passion! I worked as a fashion design and sewing teacher for 3 years at various middle schools in NYC before moving to New Jersey and making a career change in the Department of Education. I am very patient, reliable, prompt and can work with all age groups. I have also have my fingerprints done by DOE and DOH for both NYC and New Jersey(if I were to take on child students).
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Daniella Wells February 8, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
I had a great time with her, she's so nice ,patient and supportive. She makes me so confident and i like it ,with her i know I'm gonna reach my goal quickly. Can't wait to go back again thanks Amelie.
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Edoesia F. November 13, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
I was absolutely wonderful she was very patient she know how to guide me probably in making the correct stitches. And she was very professional I enjoy my sewing session with her. 🤗❤️😊👍🏾👍🏾
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Karena R. March 17, 2017
· Sewing · In home
Very knowledgeable teacher. Lovely person.
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Amelie H.

Amelie H.

Newark, NJ 07106
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About Vena H.

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New York, NY
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About Vena
I'm a fashion designer and have been working in fashion industry in NYC for more than 10 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. I worked at companies such as DKNY, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM, Victoria's Secret. My specialty is sewing, patternmaking, draping, tailoring and fitting. I have a great passion in teaching and extremely patient. The courses provide the best quality and hands on sewing skills used in the industry. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch or alter your own clothes that would fit you, I will show you how to achieve that step by step.

Classes Provide:
- In-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, sewing, and patternmaking
- Flat sketching
- Tech pack making
- Design portfolio building
- Garment production know- how

*** Due to recent increase inquires about embroidery m
achine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***
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kym November 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
very reliable and knowledgeable. highly recommended!!
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Marissa November 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I learned so much in just one hour. I can’t wait to have another lesson and feel confident I will be able to finish our sewing project successfully. Vena also gave me valuable recommendations on supplies I needed.
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Stephanie March 30, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Vena is very patient and knowledgeable and answers all the questions I have for her. We have very varied lessons and they are all very informative. I'm excited to continue my classes with her.
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Vena H.

Vena H.

Brooklyn, NY 11209
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$30 / 30-min

About Erin R.

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Jersey City, NJ

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About Erin
I have been working with knitting and crochet since 2004. I am a craft yarn certified knitting and crochet instructor and have been teaching professionally since 2010. This includes locations such as Michaels Arts and Crafts as well as Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School.

As my student, you can expect to learn basic through advanced skills crochet skills, including making a slip knot, single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, how to make a granny square, crocheting in the round, and how to read patterns. In knitting, you will learn the skills of casting on stitches onto the needle, the garter and stockinette stitch, how to knit in the round using circular or double pointed needles, and how to read patterns.

No matter what your level, my goal is to make you feel confident and experienced enough for you to complete and cre
ate your own projects. Knitting and crochet are my passions and I am excited to help you reach your crafting goals. I look forward to working with you!
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MIRIAM October 11, 2018
· Crocheting · In studio
Erin was very helpful. It was a great experience.
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Michelle June 16, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Erin was great, helped me build a pattern from something with no information. From beginner to advanced or an intermediate crocheter like me, Erin’s your girl !
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Michelle June 16, 2018
· Crocheting · Online
Erin was extremely helpful trying to reproduce a project with no information to go on...Creative and thoughtful we worked through it with much success. Whether your a beginner or a self taught intermediate like myself, Erin is your go to instructor!
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Erin R.

Jersey City, NJ 07306
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$25 / 30-min

About Chantal L.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Chantal
Black Light Yogi is bent on shifting your body and your mind in several directions. She will motivate you to stir the body into any and all possible positions using Dance, Yoga or Hula Hooping. Black Light Yogi aims to get people laughing in the movement of relaxing into their body. Here at Black Light Yogi we teach because we want to be in harmony in movement, We like when people light up when they find new things their body can do as well as for the smiles it brings.Black light Yogi aims to bring dance, yoga and self love to mind and body of everyone on a commited journey into their self discovery.Yoga means being gentle on body as well as finding the strength to hold an asana past what i thought i am capable of.

Black Light Yogi aims to push you only as much as you want while bringing you back to your center with a smile. Each class
is Whimsical dance for your body that teaches you once more how to play.

Chanti is a movement specialist at Black Light Yogi LLC. Chanti studied at Rishikul Yogshala, In Rishikesh India for 2 months before returning to the united states. She has taken Dance and Martial Arts workshops in the last 2 years helping her to form a more well rounded approach to movement. She is currently studying the Hoop and open to creating space for bridging that form of movement into her classes.

All the love in your Journey
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Chantal L.

Chantal L.

Brooklyn, NY 11216
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$40 / 45-min
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About George D.

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Brooklyn, NY

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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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Coco February 4, 2019
· Billiards · In studio
George is EXCELLENT! He is patient and great at explaining the essentials of the game including angles, cue holding and position, and techniques. I got immeasurably better from the 1st lesson. Thanks George!
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Cynthia January 3, 2019
· Billiards · In studio
Our teen aged daughter received billiard instructions from her uncle as a Christmas Gift. We decided to make it a family event, and the three of us met George at Status Billiards.

I was curious to see how he would handle billiard instruction with a younger person. Confidence building is important when teaching kids and George did a great job of helping our daughter understand and strategically play the game in a way that was neither patronizing nor demoralizing. He led by example; he was patient, kind, engaged and was having fun. This set the tone for a great experience for our daughter and the whole family. We're going to encourage she practice on weekends and intend to incorporate billiards into our "time with family".
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Robert December 17, 2018
· Billiards · In studio
Very easy going while teaching you all aspects of Billards. I liked the approach of playing the game while answering questions. Emphasizing repeatability
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George D.

Brooklyn, NY 11209
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$100 / 60-min

About Catherine Z.

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Oakland Gardens, NY

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About Catherine
Hello,
As a custom designer & seamstress of many years, one thing that I enjoy doing is helping and teaching students with creating a finished project. Whether it is a basic top/ shirt, a jacket, a dress, pants, handbags, hats, etc.
One important part of starting to sew is the basic's . This will help you as a beginner to get through many obstacles even at intermediate and advanced.
Fashion and sewing is exciting. It is something you create with your hands and imagination.
Not only am I experienced with garments, I can help with interior design projects, such as window treatments and pillows.
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Annette January 30, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Catherine is a phenomenal teacher. She is patient, kind and very helpful. This was my first sewing lesson with my daughter. It was a wonderful experience! We are looking forward to having more lessons with Catherine.
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Michelle January 27, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Im looking forward to the next two lessons.
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Catherine Z.

Catherine Z.

Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
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$50 / 30-min

About Dakota W.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Dakota
Hello! I am a trained, working actor with real world experience. Anything else you need to know, if you're looking for a lesson for yourself, is in the class description. Thanks!
Now if you are a parent, let me direct you to the babysitting agency Pinch Sitters, on whose website you can see that I work with kids and have been background checked through the company.
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Jennie December 11, 2018
· Acting · In home
Dakota is incredibly patient and explains things very well. She helped me very much with the project I worked on.
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Dakota W.

Dakota W.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
(1)
starting at
$17 / 30-min

About Juliane A.

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Plainsboro, NJ
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About Juliane
I remember being very young and admiring both of my grandmothers with their crochet hooks making table runners. I always asked them for that one to be mine. I was fascinated by their ability of transforming a ball of thread or yarn in such beautiful pieces. Many, many years later I discovered that I could crochet toys: teddy bears, dolls, balls, dragons... a whole new world opened to me with the art of amigurumi!

Since then I’ve been crocheting every day and I would love to teach you something that is magical. Every single piece is full of love. Crochet for me is not my job but simple moments of pleasure, relaxation and an opportunity of feeling at my best. You can fell the same, be proud of your creations while we have a lot of fun! Classes will be full of colors, happiness and some cookies I always bring with me! Let’s do it?
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Juliane A.

Juliane A.

Plainsboro, NJ 08536
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$35 / 30-min

About Anthony L.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Anthony
Hello future students,
I will teach you not only the material but a lot of conceptual ideas that need to be enforced so it can have real life applications as well as other applications in other courses. I currently hold an Associates degree in Accounting and looking to further my education as well. I understand accounting can be difficult for some but accounting is a very useful tool to have in the business world.

In Yu-Gi-Oh, I have one Konami premium event top and several regional tops. This game like every other is consistently changing, you want some who has a solid understanding of all aspects of the game and keeps up with the meta.

Lastly, I am willing to commute any where in New York City. Feel free to e-mail me with questions or inquiries.
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Anthony L.

Anthony L.

Brooklyn, NY 11212
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$25 / 30-min

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