Nicole Smith
Watertown, MA
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Nicole Smith

Nicole S.

Watertown, MA
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Experienced crocheter of 15+ years available for eager beginning students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of basic stitches. I recommend having the following tools available to use during lessons: Crochet Hook, Yarn, Darning/Tapestry Needle.

About Nicole S.

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 11 years old, and after taking a few years off I picked up the hobby again in my 20s. Now in my 30s I am an avid knitter - there are always several projects on my needles (I need one I can travel with, one I can do while watching TV, and usually one I'm making for someone else :)

I've moved all over the country and in every city or town one of first things I do is get a library card and find a local knitting group. Knitting is a great social or individual craft.

I teach all ages of knitters and soon to be knitters from beginner through intermediate. I am also happy to help with more advanced patterns if you get stuck or need ongoing motivation.

My approach to teaching knitting is to find a way to help each student learn how to wave their magic wand (aka knitting needles) around until the yarn turns into a beautiful creation they are proud to show everyone. Students regularly comment on my patience and ability to explain things in a way that makes sense to them.

Some of my favorite things to knit are hats - I love that they are pretty quick to knit and come in so many designs and shapes. Some of the projects I'm most proud of include the dress I knit myself, the hooded sweater I made for my nephew, and the commissioned sweater that my best friend asked me to knit for her.

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Alexa
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Nicole was very patient with my 10-year-old daughter! I highly recommend her.

Posted Nov 11, 2020

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Experience

Associate
Sep 2019 - Apr 2020

Pinecones & Needles Craft and Toy Store

Ran birthday parties and craft workshops at a local craft store before it closed due to COVID. I loved helping those who came in create a project they were excited to take home and share with others. Group and private knitting and crochet lessons were also part of my responsibilities, which I greatly enjoyed.

Education

Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning
Aug 2007 - May 2009

Tufts Univeristy

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