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. I believe that if you have the desire, then you can learn. The speed in which you learn may be different than the next person, but, that is ok. I don’t think learning should be a competition; it should just be enjoyable. Since the start of the Covid pandemic, I have been teaching online 99% of the time. If you are vaccinated, I will consider teaching in person within 6 miles of where I live, (Massachusetts). I do use the Zoom app as my classroom platform; please familiarize yourself with Zoom on your device before coming to the lesson. My 25 years or so educational and professional past experience is in industrial, exhibit, graphic, stage and jewelry design. My passion for knitting and then crochet started in 2003 and 2012 respectively. My passion for teaching knitting and crochet began in 2013. I completed the certification programs for teaching Knitting 1 and Crochet 1 from the Craft Yarn Council. I am currently enrolled in the Expert Knitter Program at Webs. I started teaching at Michaels craft store and at an assisted living community. Since then I have taught at a boutique yarn store, at a children’s after school program, and at other elder care facilities. And I still teach at several technical high schools in their continuing education programs. My students have come and do come in all ages and with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. While I am not fluent in Spanish, I use the little Spanish I know, (and the help of translating apps), to successfully teach Spanish speakers. I can also use translating apps to teach other non-English speakers. My knitting and crochet experience also includes making samples for The Third Piece, Purl Soho, and TJX and designing patterns for an independent yarn company, Raw Material No. 52. Notice on scheduling a lesson: The calendar will never be accurate because my schedule changes VERY frequently. The calendar on TakeLessons.com is only a ROUGH outline of my availability. (It doesn’t take into account vacation days, dr appointments, emergencies, or my private life). If you are interested in scheduling a lesson for the first time, PLEASE contact me first through TakeLessons’ portal, before purchasing lessons. I will work with you to find a convenient time for both of us. Once we agree on a time, you purchase a lesson and then I will put the lesson in the calendar.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2013
BFA in Industrial Design
Teaches ages 12+
Speaks Spanish, Hebrew
Has background check
Amy was wonderful! It takes me forever to figure out new stitches or new techniques, and Amy had incredible patience, showing me multiple times how to do something and waiting while I made the attempts.
I was stuck on a complicated pattern, and Amy was clear in her explanations, and her visual explanation made a big difference.
She’s great! Helping me tremendously. So happy I found her.