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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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Learn with confidence from a caring teacher who will inspire you with a lifelong love of knitting.

Are you just a beginner? Do you need a little help understanding a new pattern or technique? Want to improve your finishing techniques to make your sweater the envy of all your friends?

Have you seen a project on Ravelry or Pinterest that you just love but are afraid it is beyond your skill level? Don't worry, you can call on me anytime to get you through a tough spot. I will even help you find, fix and prevent mistakes.

I have been knitting since I was a teenager back in the mid-'80s. I am a published designer, CYC Certified Instructor with over 9 years teaching experience inspiring beginners and experienced knitters.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials but I will help you find what you need for your project. Recommend duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes.

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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Vittoria August 11, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Great instructor
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Lisa August 7, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Love the passion and generous attitude for teaching knitting!
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Sowmya Kurtakoti August 6, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Enjoyed my first lesson with KIm, she made it seem so east
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Kim K.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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About Brianna S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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With the knitting lessons, we'll start out learning how to prepare your piece, read basic patterns, learn how to cast on and off. We'll go through the basic stitches (knit and purl), and how to use them to make a scarf.

About Brianna
Hi, I'm Bri! I'm a graduate of North Central College with a BA in Music (Emphasis in Composition and Percussion) and a minor in History. I absolutely love music, every single aspect of it. I love to make music a part of everybody's lives who want and need it. I want to help you with your musical needs. I have been playing percussion for 19 years, singing for 25, and playing piano for 20 years. I was a member of a recording and performing Chicago band, Oblio and Arrow, where I provided backing vocals and helped with the song arrangements. I am currently a member of Trip City Lights, an LA local funk/soul band, where I provide lead and backing vocals. I also record vocals for different artists hooks, jingles, choruses, and songs (covers and originals). I have also composed/arranged various pieces for ensembles, bands, vocal groups, choirs,
plays, musicals, commercials, etc. I've worked with folks locally in LA, and all over the world. I love what I do!

History has always fascinated me. The way our world has developed and changed and continues to evolve is amazing. Everything can be tied back to the past, and I feel it's important to take a look back, put yourself in that time, and really study how things were to help understand why things are the way they are now.

Crocheting and knitting are a couple of good habits/hobbies I picked up about 10 years ago. I sell scarves online and I'm always working on some sort of project. I will have you knitting and pearling with the best of them!

Music, history, crochet, and knitting....I'm your girl!
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Megan September 22, 2017
· Knitting · Online
Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics
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Glory June 27, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Brianna was a great teacher for my child.
She was encouraging and positive. She
tailored lessons to fit the range, talent and
interest of the student.
I would recommend her strongly.
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Jill April 26, 2017
· Crocheting · Online
Very patient with me... I am what you call a true beginner...
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About Rhiannon P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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As with crocheting, I can teach a range of students, from those with the beginning desire to learn to students wishing to hone specific techniques. My favorite techniques include in the round and double pointed needles, because who doesn't want to learn to avoid more sewing?

About Rhiannon
My name is Rhiannon and I am a third generation crafter. Originally I went to school for art history, all the while crafting. Eventually I had enough of studying other people's work and instead wanted to make my own and empower others to do the same.

I consider myself to be the "Swiss Army Knife" of crafters. I have delved into nearly every craft and love passing this knowledge onto my students. For these reasons I have a diverse range of crafts I can teach, including: knitting, crochet, embroidery, hairpin lace, needle felting, and shuttle tatting. In addition to my passion for a variety of crafts, I also love teaching a variety of skill levels, from students beginning their first stitch to someone who wants to redesign a pattern.

With a positive attitude and a willingness to learn I can teach you any of a variety of crafts.
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Kate N. June 10, 2019
· Knitting · In studio
Rhiannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Looking forward to the next lessons!
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Danielle February 3, 2019
· Crocheting · In home
I'm enjoying my classes. I've been bringing Rhiannon stitches I want to learn without any notice, and she is always able to help me on the spot to learn them. Her flexibility (both in what I want to learn and in scheduling) makes private classes a pleasant and worthwhile investment. Highly recommend!
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Shari W. December 28, 2018
· Embroidery · Online
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Rhiannon P.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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About Erin R.

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Jersey City, NJ

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I've been teaching knitting for 7 years and my students have gone on to create bags, scarves, headbands, and bracelets. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to complete a headband or scarf and as time goes on you'll be able to knit a hat in the round. I specialize in working with heavy weight yards and creating a funky, wildly textured projects. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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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About Tyra F.

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Washington, DC

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From beginner to expert level! I aim to teach you how to create quality products from start to finish.

About Tyra
Located in the DC area.

I graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor in Music Education and am getting my graduate degree in Music Education from the University of Maryland.
My primary instrument is clarinet and euphonium but am familiar with most instruments at a beginner to intermediate level.
As a woodwind specialist, I have taught clarinet, flute and saxophone during summer camps and programs for multiple years.
I'm currently the clarinet technique teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC.

I have been knitting and crocheting for 12 years and have made a wide range of products from hair bows to sweaters.

I am patient and willing to teach all levels of students in a variety of subjects and am willing to cater the lessons to your needs.
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carla August 21, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
Tyra is a wonderful teacher. My son (10) does lessons once per week. He has struggled in the group setting at school, but with Tyra he looks forward to his lesson every week and loves his time with her. Tyra has great methods of instruction, she knows her stuff, she's funny, kind, straightforward.
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Sarah C. May 14, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
We love Tyra. She teaches in a selective high school for the arts, so is used to getting the best out of kids. And I love that she comes to our home!
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Carla May 12, 2019
· Knitting · In home
Tyra is an excellent knitting instructor. She took her time and was patient with me.
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About Abbie K.

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I have a passion for knitting and will inspire you to discover the same joy knitting has brought to my life.

Are you a beginner? Don't be scared! My standard curriculum will teach you knitting terminology, how to read a knitting pattern, basic stitches, how to start & finish a project, as well as walk you through the supplies you will need. Next I will help you knit your first finished object that you can show off to your friends, family & even social media followers ;)

So you already know the basics but are looking to improve your skills? Great! I can help you move beyond simple pieces to more complex objects such as socks, hats, sweaters, or anything else you want to make.

Need help navigating the world of knitting patterns and yarn? I can help with that too! From sourcing indie dyed yarn to navigating the patterns online, I'm here to help.

About Abbie
Hi, I'm Abbie and I want to help you discover the joy of knitting! I've been knitting for over a decade. I've always had a passion for creativity and crafting, and my aunt first introduced me to knitting in middle school. When I went to college I didn't have as much time to knit as I would have liked, but dove back in as soon as I graduated. Knitting is not only a creative outlet for me, but I finding it very meditative and practical as well. I live in the Rocky Mountains so I need warm clothes and love slow fashion (I'm learning to sew in order to expand my me made wardrobe). I love to play with color and can't resist a great skein of yarn.

Some of my favorite projects to knit are socks, hats and scarves. I'm also currently enrolled in classes to learn how to tech edit knitting patterns to help designers produce accurate, easy to
follow knitting patterns.

Personally, I am a mother to a toddler, rescue dog & rescue cat. I live in Colorado with my family and I enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains, kayaking, fishing, camping, crafting and cooking.
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Abbie K.

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$30 / 45-min

About Maria R.

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Whittier, CA

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I am an experienced knitting teacher and am certified to teach knitting by The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and the Craft Yarn Council of America. My goal is to educate and preserve for future generations the appreciation of hand knitting as a fiber art that provides stress relief, is a creative outlet, and provides a sense of accomplishment.

I truly enjoy teaching others to knit and have enjoyed 15 years of helping new knitter's confidence soar and creativity grow while teaching knitting in various venues throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties including Pasadena City College, Monrovia Adult School, the City of Santa Fe Springs, City of Glendale, City of Orange and City of Whittier.

Since 2004 I’ve taught hundreds of people the craft of knitting. While developing a well-organized teaching approach, creating effective lesson plans and fun methods of teaching basic to advanced techniques and sharpening my ability to tailor my teaching skills to fit the needs of all ...

About Maria
I am an experienced knitting teacher and am certified to teach knitting by The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and crochet by the Craft Yarn Council of America. My goal is to educate and preserve for future generations the appreciation of hand knitting and crochet as fiber arts that provide stress relief, are a creative outlet, and provides a sense of accomplishment.

Since 2004 I’ve taught hundreds of people the crafts of knitting and crochet. While developing a well-organized teaching approach, creating effective lesson plans and fun methods of teaching basic to advanced techniques and sharpening my ability to tailor my teaching skills to fit the needs of all students I’ve learned that there’s no wrong way to learn and absolutely everyone can pick up these rewarding hobbies.

Whether you’re just learning to knit and crochet or y
ou’ve been stitching since you were five.... I can help you to expand your knowledge. I look forward to knitting and crocheting with you!
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Maria R.

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About Kimberly S.

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Indianapolis, IN

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I've been knitting for over 13 years and have taught many students from beginners to advanced levels. I am a caring and patient teacher who wants to see students enjoy the craft and be successful. I knit my own crafts daily so I'm up-to-date on techniques with a variety of ways to knit.

About Kimberly
I am an adjunct professor of art history and teach at a variety of community college and big ten universities online. Since I'm a remote employee, I have flexibility in scheduling appointments with students whom want to start knitting or have issues with patterns which need clarification. I love knitting and it's a daily activity I look forward to; the benefits of knitting for mind and health are far reaching. I wanted to share my love of knitting with others, therefore, that's why I want to teach.
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Kimberly S.

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$40 / 30-min

About Claire R.

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Wappingers Falls, NY
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Want to learn how to knit or even advance your current knowledge?

Since my Nan (grandma for you Non-Brits), showed me how to knit and my childhood best friend Laura introduced me to crochet my hobby has turned into a full-on obsession. I love to create colourful, unique squishy goodness and teach my obsession to others. I love knitting blankets and cardigans. With my classes I aim to help everyone explore their creativity. You will be knitting your own wardrobe in no time!

About Claire
I own a local small crochet business selling womens accessories and crochet patterns. I have now been knitting for 20 years and crocheting for 12. I love teaching others how to create their own works of art and seeing everyone's creativity at work.
Every person is different and as such I adapt the levels and pace to fit with each student.
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Claire R.

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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$25 / 30-min

About Krysten C.

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I have been knitting and sewing alongside my grandma since I was four years old. When you take a lesson with me, you’re not only gaining tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way, but knowledge of the craft that had been passed down through four generations of my family. I’m so excited to share with you!

About Krysten
Hi! I’ve been building my skill in fabric crafts for as long as I can remember, working in the comfort of my grandma’s sewing room, and just about any cozy spot I can find. I have a degree in education, but K-12 hasn’t been a great fit for me, and so I’m looking to branch out into teaching the things I love.
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Krysten C.

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$25 / 30-min

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