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Karen W.

11 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B. A. from Humboldt State University
  • Awarded Heart and Soul Award from Pets Are Wonderful Support
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Karen W.

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I know the basics of knitting, and can teach how to work with simple patterns for hats, scarves, blankets. . .and could also teach beginner or intermediate macrame'. I'm listing it here within the closest available category. I've made macrame' friendship bracelets, necklaces, bracelets, belts, purses and wall hangings.

About Karen

I have a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Parapsychology. I studied Architecture for 3 years, and Music Education for two years. I was a National Merit Semifinalist in High School for good SAT scores, and in the Honors Society in High School and College. I play piano, percussion, flute, cello, guitar

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Sterling
Karen is a patient instructor. Has a relaxed home atmosphere. Made good use of the lesson time. Had appropriate practice outlined between lessons. I would recommend her.
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My daughter 7yrs took lessons from Karen for 8 months. She was so patient and kind. My girl loved her and her teaching style.
I would have given 5 stars if she had got a real piano, not an electronic one.
Maria L.
Karen is not only a gifted teacher but an excellent listener and has an extremely easy going personality. This was my third lesson and I already "feel the love."

petra M.

Portland, OR
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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petra M.

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Want to make your own garments? Want to finally understand cables, lace, charts, reading patterns and even designing your own patterns? Interested in modifying a pattern to fit your unique shape? I can teach you these along with all the details it takes to create a truly beautiful hand-knitted item.

Hi, and welcome to the world of knitting. It is a joy to me to teach people this wonderfully creative and useful craft. I have been knitting, spinning, and working with fiber since 2002, and have had unique patterns published in international knitting magazines, such as Interweave Knits. I have taught knitting to classes and individuals since 2008. Additionally, I have an art degree, which helps me help you design and choose yarn for your perfect project whether it's a simple scarf or a complex fair-isle sweater.

I believe fundamentals and working hands-on is the only way to truly master a technique so all of my lessons are in person for now. I am happy to host you or travel to ...

About petra

I have always loved color and texture, and knitting is one of my favorite ways to get to play with them. I have been knitting since 2002, and starting spinning my own yarn in 2006. I started designing and selling patterns in 2009. In addition to being an experience knitter, I am a musician and audi

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Amy N.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Hebrew, Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Amy N.

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I have a LOT of patience! All you need is the desire to learn to knit. If you never have knitted before, I will get you knitting. If you want to learn, but believe you can’t learn because someone told you can’t learn to knit, I will prove that you can knit. If you have knitted a long time ago, but forgot all of it or most of it, I will bring it back to you. If you already know the basics of knitting, but don’t know how to get beyond the simple knitted squares and rectangles, I can get you to the next level. If you know knitting basics, but gave up because you make a lot of mistakes, I will show you how to fix mistakes, so that mistakes don’t become traumatic. If you know the basics, but want to learn a different technique such as color work, cables, lace, or more, I can teach you. Do you have trouble reading patterns or charts, I can take the mystery out of them.

Because of COVID-19, I only teach online for now. I use Zoom for my teaching platform only. Please get familiar with ...

About Amy

I am extremely patient and determined to teach anyone with a desire to knit or crochet, no matter how high or low their individual learning curve seems to be. My 25 years or so educational and professional past experience is in industrial, exhibit, graphic, stage and jewelry design. My passion for

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Scarlet
I have to update my review now that I've had a bunch of lessons with Amy. People who can do something well and also teach well are rare and Amy is one of those. Before I started with her, I had been doing crochet using YouTube and had taken a couple of local classes. I was pulling things out and starting over frequently because i'd realize i didn't understand/had totally missed something, which was getting frustrating. Even in the live classes the teachers were nice and skilled but they didn't take the time to make sure we understood certain fundamental facts about crochet and what we were doing, focusing more on just getting it done. Amy makes a point of expressing the basic things one needs to know about the stitches we are doing, as much as helping me get the final result.

I looked up online lessons because the quarantine had started and I had purchased a sweater pattern that I really wanted to make, and thought i should be able to accomplish. Many people on Ravelry had complained about the pattern's shortcomings -- some had given up on it, though the people that did complete it, had great results - over 95 people posted pictures of their results, though some aren't quite like the advertised picture. I really wanted to make that sweater though, so I thought it was time to get some real lessons, and found Amy. The way she talked me through the pattern and other patterns, I totally got how to look at patterns and think about them. She lets you know her thought process so you can think it through yourself. Now, when i rip something out to do something over, it's not because i don't know what i'm doing so much as i now know what i'm trying to accomplish. The sweater is almost done and btw, looks just like the picture!! I've realized that it's a great idea to tell Amy whatever i'm thinking and she will give the best advice. Oh, and from the first lesson, she got me getting straight edges easily (now, it makes so much sense but at the time it seemed like a fluke whenever i had a straight edge!)
Barbara N.
Amy is a very experienced knitter which is what I am looking for. She is patient and answers questions so I can understand. She lets me choose my projects and encourages me to tackle harder patterns. Most important to me is I can call her during the week and ask for help when I need it and don't have to wait until class.
Scarlet
Awesome 1st lesson, Amy is a fount (font?) of information, I can't wait for the next lesson!

Meet Online Knitting Teachers Serving Portland, OR

Rhiannon P.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $140
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Art History, BA from Hollins University
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Rhiannon P.

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Online Knitting Teacher

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 Knif

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Kate N.
Rhiannon was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Looking forward to the next lessons!
Danielle
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!
Shari W.
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Kebbie Y.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Kebbie Y.

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Online Knitting Teacher

I teach loom knitting! If you have had trouble learning how to knit with needles than I may be able to teach you how to knit on a loom!

About Kebbie

My name is Kebbie I have been reading braille sense I was about four years old. I have been loom knitting for nine years! Both braille and loom knitting I things I love doing and I love sharing with others my talents! I also like cooking and sewing as well as reading and listening to music!

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Sue-Ting C.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sue-Ting C.

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Do you have a knitting project sitting around from way back when? Have you always wanted to learn? I'd love to help you get started or finish up that project by reviewing basic stitches or learning new ones.

About Sue-Ting

I love working with students of all level to help you grow your passion for fiber arts! I can provide: Needles/hooks to borrow Yarn Pattern ideas Students should have (eventually): Yarn Needles Stitch maekers Darning needle *** Specialties *** Knit and Crochet Garments, blankets, shawls

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Average Cost of Knitting Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute knitting lessons in Portland is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $155 per hour.
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$31 average
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"Erin is an awesome instructor and explains things well. She has a great personlity."
Linda DeGise- Kotowski
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Melisa is a professional knitter. She is very talented in many ways, from knowing about the yarn, the weight of the yarn, and the best yarn for the pattern. Melissa's teaching technique is easy going and easy to understand. I highly recommend Melissa as a kniiting instructor."
Cynthia
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"Melisa is a very experienced knitter. Even though she is at such a high level, she can instruct others and explain techniques in a very understandable way. She enjoys watching students gain confidence and improve their skills. Very few knitters have Melisa’s mastery of this art or the ability that she has to teach it."
Susan
Took Knitting lessons from Melisa M.
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"We've had Dawn teach a variety of classes at the Simsbury Public Library (CT). Our most popular is the arm knitting class we open to Teens & Adults. Everyone gets to take home an infinity scarf and they all leave learning a new skill. Dawn works well with all ages, is patient, and really enthusiastic about teaching what she loves. We can't wait to have Dawn back to teach more classes this Fall!"
Sara
Took Knitting lessons from Dawn Z.
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"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."
Stephanie
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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"amy is extremely patient and easy to understand. She is starting me on an easy project and looking forward to our next session"
Barbara
Took Knitting lessons from Amy N.
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"It was apparent that Dawn understands how to teach using video conference technology and the best visual technique to ensure I could see every step. I really believe I received the best one on one teaching experience."
Cynthia
Took Knitting lessons from Dawn Z.
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"Erin is great. Very patient, clear, pleasant and calm!"
Carin Nardone
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Jane is an excellent teacher! She is very clear with instructions and very patient! I excited to continue working with Jane! Thanks so much!"
Lisa Sanders
Took Knitting lessons from Jane H.
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"Rhiannon is a really great instructor. She's patient and knowledgeable. I took a slip stitch knitting class with her and it was a lot of fun. I highly recommend Rhiannon for any crafting classes she's offering; you'll learn a lot!"
Kate
Took Knitting lessons from Rhiannon P.
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