Rachael Warner

Rachael W.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Crocheting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I am a working knitwear designer here in Brooklyn, specializing in sustainable, and ethical handmade knitwear and homegoods. Along with running my own company, I specialize in teaching beginning/intermediate crochet students! All ages are welcome! My lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. Not only will you be crocheting like an experienced champion, but you will be building a strong foundation for crocheting that can be applied to the numerous stitches and technique I will help you master while we work together and via homework projects. Let me bring my love of fiber and a skill that never stops givng to you! Let's get started!
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About

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

Teaching since:
2015

I am a knitwear designer living in working in Brooklyn, NY. I run my own sustainable knitwear and homegoods brand right here in Brooklyn! I graduated from Vassar College and went on to receive my MA both the Glasgow School of Art and The University for the Arts in London, UK in 2005.

I studied fine art and photography during college, but incorporated my love of fiber arts into my work since I was a very young child. I first learned to crochet when I was 10 years old! I was a practicing photographer in the world of music and conceptual portraiture for years before switching over to starting my knitwear brand in 2009. My company are venture fellows at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, a hub for sustainable fashion, and is a proud member of the Ethical Fashion Forum's Fellowship 500 as a leader in a diverse group of brands and manufacturers committed to sustainable production. We work with local hand-knitters here in Brooklyn, as well as artisans and artisan-owned workshops in Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay specializing in alpaca and merino knitting, as well as with local yarn spinners and weavers.

My company has been featured in Elle, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Real Simple, Women’s Health, Seventeen, Self Magazine, Lou Lou, & Time Out print publications and online at Chictopia, Ok Magazine, Refinery 29, Runway Hippie & Daily Candy to name a few. Our collections have been sold everywhere from Barney's Tokyo, American Rag CIE, ASOS and Henri Bendel in NYC.

My personal passion is knitwear and crocheting, but I firmly believe I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any fiber art. I'm very personable and excited to teach people of all ages this functional, creative skill in a fun, laid back environment! I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better crocheter and designer!

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Experience

Owner, Lead Designer and CEO
Jan 2009 - Present
Spratters & Jayne Ethical Sustainable Knitwear

Owner and lead designer of ethical and sustainable knitwear and homegoods brand, sold everywhere from Barneys Tokyo to Opening Ceremony in NYC. Oversee all production, design, sourcing and daily operations of the brand.

Education

Master of Art, Photography
Sep 2004 - Dec 2005
University of the Arts, London UK
Master of Art, PDip
Sep 2003 - May 2004
Glasgow School Of Art
Bachelor of Art
Sep 1994 - May 1998
Vassar College

Languages

German
Professional Proficiency

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