Dawn Zillich

Dawn Z.

Bristol, CT
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Drop the stress not your stitches. Learn to knit in a fun environment. Increase your knitting confidence with a patient teacher.

About Dawn Z.

High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry. Please note, during the summers my schedule is more flexible when school is not in session.

Students will find I'm passionate about all needle arts and want to pass that along to all generations and skill levels.

Learning to sew, knit or hand embroider can be intimidating, but with the right support can become a lifelong hobby that provides joy to your life. Let me show you how to get started.

I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.


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9 Reviews
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Dawn is very patient with us in our classes and gives very clear instructions to make us become better at it. She also comes up with new fun ideas for us to do for a sewing project. With her help, you can practically make anything

Posted May 18, 2020
Spirit Y.
Profile-location-online Online

Patient, fun, detail and solution oriented. The lessons are for our 15 year old daughter who is completely engaged in each lesson.

Posted Apr 15, 2020
Isabella L.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Wonderful person and great teacher!! Very experienced sewer and very good at explaining how to do different sewing methods to my daughter. Highly recommend!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I loved having dawn as an instructor. She had no quit in her even when I did! She knows an amazing amount about the craft. Glad to have her as a teacher.

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Dawn was wonderful! She's an excellent teacher: knowledgeable, a clear and concise communicator, and a lovely person. I learned a lot and had a good time.

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Angela V.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I just had my first lesson and I'm SO happy that I found Dawn. She's GREAT!!!
To be honest, I was a little afraid to book lessons online with all the scammers out there. But she is wonderful and I know I'm going to want more lessons with her. I could finally make the sewing project I want to make knowing that I have her there for assistance. Thank you SO much Dawn!! I'm looking forward to our next class.

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Dawn is the best! She has a lifetime of knowledge, so every lesson is jam packed with learning.

Posted Nov 19, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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!

Posted May 31, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Dawn is an amazing sewing instructor. She taught my 8 year old daughter to sew her first quilt, which later won first prize at the Terryville Fair. Dawn is punctual, energetic, and patient. My daughter enjoyed every lesson and learned the fundamentals of sewing, cutting, and following patterns. Lessons were effective and fun.

Posted May 28, 2018

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Craft instructor
Oct 2018 - Present

Plainville Public Library

Occasional program leader in hand sewing, arm knitting and other crafts.

Craft instructor
Aug 2016 - Present

Simsbury Public Library

Have taught sewing (hand and machine), arm knitting, origami, paracord knot bracelets and other craft classes at the library.

Knitting instructor
May 2015 - May 2015

Bristol Public Library - Manross branch

Taught mother-daughter arm knitting lesson


Jul 2018 - Present


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