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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Nada
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Nicole is very helpful and offered me great tips! As a beginner I was running into problems with the stitches and she cleared up my errors and questions so quickly and kindly. I will definitely keep Nicole as my knitting teacher. Thank you Nicole!

Posted Mar 6, 2021
Liz
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It was wonderful. Nicole is patient, knowledgeable and fun to spend time with. I’m looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted Feb 23, 2021
Mari
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Fantastic! Very knowledgeable

Posted Jan 16, 2021
Kischa
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I had a great experience.. Nicole was very patient with me, even through the technical difficulties.

Posted Dec 15, 2020
Oliver O.
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Nicole is kind and patient, willing to keep working until you understand ❤️

Posted Dec 3, 2020
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.

Senior Network Operations Manager
Nov 2011 - Jan 2016

Success Academy Charter Schools

Supported operations teams in our Charter Schools in New York City. Helped plan and execute events including field trips and rallies. Facilitated school openings growing from 9 to 34 locations.

Education

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

Tufts Univeristy

Family and Child Development
Aug 2004 - May 2007

Southern Virginia University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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