Rhiannon Platt

Rhiannon P.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Crocheting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching crochet since 2013, with levels ranging from beginner to advanced. I can teach students the basic stitches to some of my favorite, more advanced techniques, including crocheting in the round, charts, lace, and colorwork.
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About

Rhiannon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
December 2013

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.

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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

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

One student after a 2 hour embroidery class. She went from having never embroidered before to knowing 8 different stitches.

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

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One of my beginning embroidery student's work after a 3 hour class.

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Intermediate level embroidery work. I taught this student from the beginning and after 2 2 hour lessons she was embroidering her own bag.

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Beginning crochet student's work. After one two hour class she was hooked and made a scarf before her next class.

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One example of how I make learning tricky stitches fun and easier. Bigger yarn!

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I also teach group classes! Here is one of my beginning embroidery classes after one lesson.

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Sample for a beginner's how to on embroidering patches and pins. Learn this in approx 2 hours.

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Learn how to rework clothes (with or without aliens) through a 90 minute private lesson.

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6 Reviews

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Janet Feb 8, 2017
Crocheting · Online

Myself and a co-worker spent 3 lunch hours with Rhiannon learning the basics of crochet. Rhiannon taught us the various stitches and patiently worked with us until we were comfortable with each one. She also directed us to an online resource to support her instruction that we could refer to as needed. This was our first online lesson of any kind and we were extremely happy with what we learned and the convenience of learning it online. Thank you Rhiannon. :)

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Laura Dec 14, 2016
Embroidery · In studio

Rhiannon is super nice, knowledgeable, and patient. It's hard to say much from the first lesson but I look forward to more!

Yvonne R. Jun 17, 2016
Embroidery · Online

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!

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.

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.

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