Crafts & Hobbies Lessons in Ridgewood, NY. It's your time.

In person or online. We've got everything you need to get started and stay motivated!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Popular Crafts & Hobbies Teachers in Ridgewood, NY

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Jane H.

12 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • BA (Hons) Jewish History from University College London
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Jane H.

12 Reviews
Book Now

I love knitting, enjoying making a huge variety of items using many different techniques. I knit using the English style, having grown up in Cheshire, England, but also knit using the Continental style of knitting too. I have been teaching knitting in groups and on a one to one basis for a few years. My students have ranged in age from 8 years old to 80 years old.
If you need help with a specific project, learning a new technique or just starting out as a beginner knitter, please get in touch.

About Jane

I love hand crafts and was attracted to hand knitted items from an early age. I'm a qualified elementary school teacher, having taught both in London and Boston. I have also worked with high school students and adults in museum education, having a masters in Museum and Gallery Education. I love k

Recent Reviews
HEATHER
Jane was very helpful and provided some great resources for me too. Thank you Jane!
Lisa Sanders
Jane is an excellent teacher! She is very clear with instructions and very patient! I excited to continue working with Jane! Thanks so much!
Stephanie
I have been struggling over a sweater pattern that I purchased. Numerous Youtube videos didn't help. Several communications with the person who wrote the pattern didn't help. The pattern maker was super nice, but just could not communicate how to execute her instructions (teaching is a skill). The pattern stressed me out, and my beautiful yarn was going to waste. The sweater is super cute, so I decided to get help. Jane H. was amazing! Aside from being a very skilled knitter, she is an excellent teacher. She is personable and goes beyond the pattern to tell you why a stitch is being done the way it is, so that you know what it's supposed to look like. She truly gives you a knitting lesson. Online was great because I could see her hands up close, letting me see precisely how a stitch is done as she explained it. She taught me everything I need to know to knit this pattern and I am so thrilled! I can now actually knit this sweater. Thank you Jane. You're the best.

Adenike O.

2 Reviews
South Orange, NJ
Starting at $70
  • Awarded URI's Annual Spring Splash Fashion Show from University of Rhode Island
  • Fashion Merchandising and Design from University of Rhode Island
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Adenike O.

2 Reviews
Book Now

Hi all, I'm an experienced sewer with a degree in Textiles and Design! I've been sewing and teaching for over 20 years and love what I do.
Because I've worked with children and created lesson plans I know exactly how to teach with clarity and work according to the needs of my students.
* At this point, I will be only taking on students in the beginner/intermediate level of sewing.

After the introductory class, you can purchase packages of 6 for project A, which is designed for entry level sewers , must be purchased to allow for optimal beginner sewing skills to be developed.

—Itinerary—
1st class = 60 min: introduction/assessment

Package A = 5x120 min classes:
Lesson 1-
Lesson 2-
Lesson 3 -
Lesson 4 -
Lesson 5 -
Lesson 6-

Package B (continuation of Package A)
Lesson 1b-
Lesson 2b-
Lesson 3b-
Lesson 4b-
Lesson 5b-
Lesson 6b-

About Adenike

Hello, My name is Adenike, you can call me Adé. I'm a trained fashion stylist and designer with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design from the University of Rhode Island. I have taught sewing and design, to people of all ages, genders, and abilities throughout my professional caree

Recent Reviews
Marlena
We had a great first meet! Ade was very open and honest with helping me come up with a game plain to help me reach my goals. I look forward to our meets.
Melissa
Adenike was well-prepared and very flexible to the situation and all my questions. She adopted my goal as her own and did everything possible to get us there--which she did! I look forward to our next lesson.

Omer S.

1 Review
New York, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Omer S.

1 Review
Book Now

Hi, I am Omer. As an origami artist, I've been in this field for 30 years, designing and teaching as well. Learn practical models such as wallet, jewelry box, flowers, money folds or models for your events. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. You can browse my website "Theorigamiartist".

About Omer

Been an artist for 30 years.

Recent Reviews
Denise
Omer is a great origami teacher. His instructions and teaching techniques are excellent. he is very clear in his instruction. Not only does he teaches well but he also make sure he is understood. i feel i have made a lot of progress by learning from hi,

Meet Online Crafts & Hobbies Teachers Serving Ridgewood, NY

Trivia D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • BA Degree in Fashion from AIU
  • Teaching since 2012
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Trivia D.

4 Reviews
Book Now

I've graduated from AIU University for Fashion Design and Marketing. I Design most of my on clothes when I can't find what I'm looking for in stores. I love sharing my creations with others. Ive taught students at my home one on one. I've taught at Joan's fabrics for a year. I've had classes as large as 15 students at one time. They where all beginers. I have had a very good Success rate.

About Trivia

Hello future students! I'm a designer with a BA degree in Fashion. I've taught students at Joan's Fabric. I’ve also taught students in my home. I love Designing my own look! And i know you would too! Im looking foward to having you as my student. Thanks!

Recent Reviews
Ramona
Ok I literally just ended my lesson with Trivia and I wanted to make sure I wrote this review before I forgot. She is AMAZING. Her personality is so fun to start. No question is stupid and she REALLY knows her stuff. I had a project in mind that I've been wanting to work on for cosplay but I just had no idea how to approach the concept. I had messaged Trivia in advance to see if that was something she could help me with since this wasn't exactly a typical sewing lesson. She responded incredibly quick and said it was something we could do. She was able to fit me into a short notice class and broke everything down for me making what I thought would be an overwhelming project seem so much more simple now. I can't wait to start and I will definitely be in touch with her again the further I progress.
And just one other cool tidbit. I am in California and she is in Texas which I thought just added a little something more special to the lesson.
Thank you Trivia! Can't wait to talk again soon.
Toni
Really takes her time to explain ever detail from beginning to end highly recommend her for anyone
Simone
Thanks again for providing such clear & concise instructions. I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson & am feeling more confident about sewing.

Shiva K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Shiva K.

Book Now

Students can expect how to start projects and learn basic crochet stitches. I can teach students how to make simple projects like hats, scarves, and blankets. Students can learn how to use different colors through out their work.

About Shiva

I am a young, vibrant, and lively college student. I love knitting because it helps me relieve stress. It helps me relax after a long day of classes and doing homework. I am studying psychology so I want to help others understand who they are as a creative individual. I pick up new skills very quic

Recent Reviews
Rafael
Shiva was very charismatic and understanding. She didn’t rush or speed through the process. She took the time to help me get the grasp of what she was teaching me and gave me much encouragement when I felt like giving up. This is my first lesson here on this platform and I have to say that it was a pleasure learning from her. I will definitely sign up for more of her classes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Elizabeth G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Elizabeth G.

Book Now

I love crochet. I am sure I can help you initiate in this art.

About Elizabeth

Hi, how are you? I am a patient and calm teacher. I like to help people to succeed.

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing crafts & hobbies teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream crafts & hobbies teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_109905_pi_athan_linkedin_small
"Athan is a fantastic teacher and communicator. To shake things up a bit this summer, I arranged an online poker lesson with Athan for my son. I saw later that Athan's resume is super impressive -- Yale, Cornell, professional poker player, CEO multiple times over. So impressive, actually, that leading up to the lesson I was wondering whether he and my son would even be able to communicate with each other, and whether I was getting my son into something that was way over his head. I sat next to my son the whole time, and saw the whole lesson. Athan came in and knocked the lesson out of the park. He knew his "audience," was totally prepared, and said all the right things at the right times to keep everything clear, interesting and effective. Just as one example, at the beginning Athan asked my son a couple questions about his other interests (e.g. what do you do? do you play sports? like math?) and when Carter told him the answers, Athan memorized them. Then throughout the lesson, Athan kept analogizing the principles he was teaching to those experiences Carter had told him about. Amazing! I was blown away. Athan's not only an apparent master of his poker craft, but he's got real talent when it comes to communication more broadly. It's no wonder he's traveled so far."
amanda
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
Profile_167687_pi_IMG_4238
"Very friendly and knowledgeable knitting teacher!"
Treva
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
Profile_84254_pi_IMG_0005
"I am an amateur chess player and wishing to improve. Eric was very friendly, patient and enthusiastic with me. He helped me work on what I need to get onto the next level. I definitely recommend booking him!"
Ryan
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
Profile_112158_pi_HeadshotcopyWeb
""Ms. Erin's crochet instructions are so easy to follow", according to my 11 year-old daughter.
She is so excited in finishing the scarf project that she learned during their first lesson. She loves that Ms. Erin seems to have new crochet patterns to show and not having to do the same thing over and over each lesson. She is looking forward to making circles next week 😉. Thank you, Ms. Erin!"
Melissa
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
Profile_59690_pi_DSCF2014
"I loved my class with Rhiannon. I was a little unsure about how an embroidery class would truly work online. However, my class was clear, enjoyable and I particularly liked how Rhiannon showed me how each stitch I learned today, can be used to create specific effects. She used her own embroidery projects to illustrate this for me.
I can't wait for my next class!"
Yvonne
Took Embroidery lessons from Rhiannon P.
Profile_80374_pi_image
"Sam is a truly fantastic teacher. I am a clinical counselor and very picky with giving praise to anyone in the helping and teaching professions, but Sam, who (among other qualifications), also has a psychology AND teaching background, has a gift of making children feel almost instantly accepted, cherished, and excited. He is patient, warm, strategic but flexible, always adjusting to my daughter's needs in an instant. Sam provides that perfect combination of inciting commitment and a disciplined approach to learning while allowing a child to grow in his or her own pace and have fun while doing it that most children need, and I can whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone."
Lelle
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
Profile_61908_pi_Burton%20%2851%29
"Really enjoyed my lessons with Jessica. She is a very personable and gifted patient instructor. So I never felt intimidated learning how to sew since it was all new to me. Thank you Jessica."
Dinora
Took Sewing lessons from Jessica B.
Profile_158158_pi_IMG_0357
"Marta is the best. So look forward to my lessons. Learning so much and we have fun together. We are becoming friends! After 4 lessons I joined my first ever Bridge event and "survived with a little help from my friends". I look forward to many more lessons."
Judith
Took Bridge lessons from Marta B.
Profile_91539_pi_carepic
"The Instructor was excellent, knowledgeable, professional, friendly & acccomodating. Felicia went so far as to provide s crucial piece of equipment I was missing."
Angela R Joned
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
Profile_239316_pi_ba498f3d2f9d7eecd3f87b0e23bbd3e0ae1ac60e
"Encouraging, supportive, first class instructor. I signed up for lessons after I realized the kit I bought was above my knowledge level. It's been an awesome experience. I am more confident in reading instructions and making the (pattern specified) numerous different stitches. F2F lessons is the best; its been an awesome experience. I will take more lessons from Karen - she's just that good; a real gem for "take lessons"."
Beth
Took Crocheting lessons from Karen D.
View More
View Less

Popular Crafts & Hobbies Articles from our Blog

Sewing Tips for Beginners

Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he …

By Maile Proctor

Student Groups