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Amy N.
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a LOT of patience! All you need is the desire to learn to crochet. If you never have crocheted before, I will get you crocheting. If you want to learn, but believe you can’t learn because someone told you can’t learn to crochet, I will prove that you can crochet. If you have crocheted 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 crocheting, but don’t know how to get beyond the granny square, I can get you to the next level. If you know crocheting basics, but gave up because you make a lot of mistakes, I will show you tricks to avoid them and show you how to read your work so that mistakes are found sooner rather than later. If you know the basics, but want to learn a different technique such as color work, post stitches, 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 mostly teach online for now. If you are vaccinated, I will consider teaching in person within 6 miles of where I live, (Massachusetts). I use Zoom for my teaching platform only. Please get familiar with Zoom on the device you will be using before coming to your lessons. Every devilce works and looks differently and I’d rather be teaching crochet than how to use your computer and the Zoom app. “Online” 30 minute sessions are permissible for only students that are comfortable with the basics: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet. If you are an absolute beginner, I recommend the first 1 or 2 lessons to be 2 hours long. After, that any time slot, (30, 60 or 90 minutes) will be fine. I look forward to meeting you!
About Amy N.

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.

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I was stuck on a complicated pattern, and Amy was clear in her explanations, and her visual explanation made a big difference.

Posted Nov 8, 2021
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She’s great! Helping me tremendously. So happy I found her.

Posted Oct 22, 2021
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I know just enough to be dangerous and she was exceptional at helping me find my start.

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Experience
Knitting Instructor
Jan 2020 - Present
Continuing Education at Montachussett Vocational Regional Technical HS
Knitting Instructor
Oct 2019 - Present
Worcester Night Life, Worcester Technical HS, Worcester, MA
Knitting Instructor
Mar 2019 - Present
Assabet After Dark, Marlborough, MA
Sample Knitter and Crocheter and Pattern Designer
Jun 2018 - Present
Raw Material No. 52
Knitting and Crochet Instructor
Oct 2016 - Present
Smith House, (independent living) at Madison Park Village, Boston, MA
Knitting Instructor
Feb 2016 - Present
Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), 3 sites, Boston, MA
Private Knitting and Crochet Instructor
Mar 2005 - Present
Self employed
Sample Knitter
May 2017 - Apr 2018
Purl Soho, New York, NY
Crochet Instructor
Oct 2016 - Apr 2017
Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain, MA
Production and Design Knitter and Crocheter
Oct 2015 - Sep 2017
TJX Company, Framingham, MA
Knitting Instructor
Oct 2015 - May 2016
Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Dedham, MA
Knitting and Crochet Instructor
Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
Michael’s Craft Store, Newton, MA
Knitting Instructor
Nov 2014 - Apr 2015
GoLingo, Arlington, MA
GoLingo is an after school program for elementary school children in Arlington, MA. I taught knitting to second graders and finger knitting to kindergarteners.
Knitting and Crochet Instructor
Oct 2014 - Dec 2017
Iron Horse Fiber Arts
Production Knitter
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
The Third Piece
Knitting Instructor
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
Sheep Skate, Dedham, MA
Knitting and Crochet Instructor
Sep 2013 - Aug 2018
Wingate Healthcare Assisted Living, Needham, MA
Education
BFA in Industrial Design
Sep 1982 - May 1988
Carnegie-Mellon University
Languages
Hebrew
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Certifications
Teaching Crochet 1
Sep 2013
Craft Yarn Council
Teaching Knitting 1
Sep 2013
Craft Yarn Council

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