Rhiannon Platt

Rhiannon P.

Brooklyn, NY

About Rhiannon P.

Background check: Last verified 03/21/2016
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Rhiannon teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: December 2013
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

My name is Rhiannon and I am a third generation crafter. Originally I went to school for art history, all the while crafting. Eventually I had enough of studying other people's work and instead wanted to make my own and empower others to do the same.

I consider myself to be the "Swiss Army Knife" of crafters. I have delved into nearly every craft and love passing this knowledge onto my students. For these reasons I have a diverse range of crafts I can teach, including: knitting, crochet, embroidery, hairpin lace, needle felting, and shuttle tatting. In addition to my passion for a variety of crafts, I also love teaching a variety of skill levels, from students beginning their first stitch to someone who wants to redesign a pattern.

With a positive attitude and a willingness to learn I can teach you any of a variety of crafts.

Photos and Videos

One of my beginning knitting students. She finished this after one 2 hour lesson and was back to learn more!

Experience

Teacher

Dec 2014 - Present
Brooklyn Brainery

I develop and implement my own curriculum of adult group classes. Right now I am focusing on embroidery, but have taught beginning to advanced knitting classes there as well.

Associate and Teacher

Nov 2013 - Present
Lion Brand Yarn Studio

I have worked for Lion Brand since November of 2013, where I began teaching classes shortly thereafter.

Fabricator

Dec 2012 - Present
Freelance

Since winter of 2012 I have fabricated for companies like Lion Brand Yarn as well as artists, including Nathan Vincent and Jeila Gueramian.

Education

Art History, MA

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011
City College

Art History, BA

Aug 2005 - May 2009
Hollins University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency
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4 Reviews on Rhiannon P.

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Yvonne R. Jun 17, 2016
Embroidery · Online
Verified Student
I loved my class with Rhiannon. I was a little unsure about how an embroidery class would truly work online. However, my class was clear, enjoyable and I particularly liked how Rhiannon showed me how each stitch I learned today, can be used to create specific effects. She used her own embroidery projects to illustrate this for me.
I can't wait for my next class!
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Kate May 2, 2016
Knitting · In studio
Rhiannon is a really great instructor. She's patient and knowledgeable. I took a slip stitch knitting class with her and it was a lot of fun. I highly recommend Rhiannon for any crafting classes she's offering; you'll learn a lot!
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Danielle Apr 28, 2016
Embroidery · In studio
Rhiannon is knowledgeable, patient and inspiring. She explains complicated stitches well and I was able to easily learn from her. Her style is relaxed and encouraging. I would happily take another class with her again.
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Marie Apr 9, 2016
Crocheting · In studio
Rhiannon is such a great teacher! She is super patient and helpful, and really knows how to motivate her students. Her work is very inspiring and makes me want to really improve my crochet lace skills. She taught me how to use crochet to make lace motifs, and now I feel comfortable doing it all on my own.