Laura Bain

Laura B.

Fort Mill, SC

Lesson Details



Laura delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1999

Hi! My name is Laura and I have been teaching professionally, in one capacity or another since I graduated from college in 1998. I currently design knit and crochet patterns for Coats & Clark (the largest craft manufacturer in the world). My mother taught me to knit and crochet at such a young age that I don’t remember a time when I haven’t known how to knit or crochet. In 2010 I began teaching needle-crafts, as well as selling the same items I’d been making and giving away to loved ones for many years. I also began creating and selling hand spun yarn. I have been developing and designing patterns since 2013. Once you start knitting, the possibilities are endless!


Project Designer
Jan 2013 - Present
Coats & Clark

Design knit and crochet projects for beginners to advanced craft-persons using Red Heart and other Coats & Clark brand yarns.

Jan 2010 - Present
Phun Knits

Spin, Dye, Knit, Crochet, and Teach on commission.
Translate mid-19th century patterns for contemporary knitters.

Techical Training Manager
Nov 2002 - Sep 2006
Claritas (now Nielsen PRIZM)

Train professionals at fortune 500 companies on all Claritas software platforms, design training materials, schedule training sessions, manage training team located through-out the USA.

Technical Trainer
Sep 2000 - Oct 2002
Clinivision MPC - Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Software Informer.

Technical Trainer
Nov 1999 - Jun 2000
Brunswick Corp

Train professionals on computer systems developed by my team.


One Year of Post Bachalaurate Study in History
Aug 1998 - Aug 1999
Eastern Illinios University
BAS History
Aug 1995 - May 1998
University of Illinios, Champaign-Urbana


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Interpretive Guide
Jul 2015


1999 Distinguished Graduate Student - History
Apr 1999


Craft Yarn Council of America
Jun 2010

The Craft Yarn Council (CYC) represents the leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, magazine, book publishers, and consultants in the yarn industry. For more than 30 years the Council has sponsored a wide range of promotional and educational programs.

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4 Reviews

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Karin D. Jul 22, 2017
Knitting · In studio

Laura was wonderful! She seemed very knowledgeable and sincerely interested in my learning knitting strategies. I will be contacting her next week for another lesson. I already have some questions.

Gaenel Apr 15, 2017
Crocheting · Online

Very easy to work with. Good communication.

Mary L. Jan 2, 2017
Crocheting · In studio

I purchased this session for my Mom as a Christmas present. Laura was very personable, patient, and informative. She gave several tips and tricks. She listens well too. I would highly recommend her as an instructor.

Emily Dec 18, 2016

Laura is an amazing teacher!

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