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Welcome to our page of Knitting and Crochet Tutors

We are often approached by groups needing a tutor in their area. Names are placed under counties listed alphabetically to help you find one near you

If you are a knitting or crochet tutor and would like to be listed here, please send us full details of experience, what you teach specifically, where you are based and a link to your website (if you have one) Click on the 'contact us' link in the menu above to email us.

You do not have to be a member of the IfL, or have any recognised qualification, but we do expect you have experience in your subject.

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Wendy Freebourne is happy to teach all aspects of knitting and crochet, on all levels, either one to one, in her group, Cool to Knit, or in small groups. She has been knitting and crocheting for approx 60 years and has had her

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Petra Marshall has been knitting for about 30 years and lives in Pucklechurch' between Bath and Bristol. She was taught the continental method (and would be happy to teach it on request), but in her lessons she teaches the English method. Petra's lessons are tailored for the complete and possibly bit nervous beginner or those who knitted a long time ago. The lessons include practical knitting skills as well as basic theory to understand knitting jargon, sourcing materials and getting the best finish.

At the moment Petra offers evening lessons in her house and private lessons as agreed. In the future she is planning to offer day time lessons in a local cafe and add lessons for children. She has been teaching since March 2014.

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Lily Morris is an experienced knitter, willing, able and eager to teach all ages and levels. Currently a university student in Bath (home: Buckinghamshire), she is also an experienced tutor of school subjects and of coaching teenagers with short attention spans.

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Linda Parkhouse has had a life-long passion for both knitting and crochet and most forms of textile craft. Linda designs regularly for UK spinners and specialist knitting/crochet magazines. She now runs knitting, crochet and weaving workshops from her home, but is also willing to travel up to 30 miles to teach individuals or groups in Cambridgeshire or Bedfordshire although all invitations will be seriously considered. As Linda says: "I love teaching!"

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Susan Whelan has been a keen knitter for over 40 years. She designs her own projects in all types of yarn and loves to share her skills with others. Susan has taught knitting to adults and children in schools and evening classes and is currently run a knitting group. She is a teacher by profession, working with special needs children and would be happy to help adults and children with learning difficulties or disabilities.

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Victoria Stott is based in Reading, Berkshire. She is a crochet designer-maker/crochet teacher part of the time and an English teacher the rest of the time. She is happy to work one-to-one, in small groups or with clubs - whether adults or children. Victoria offers everything from beginners' lessons to fun project sessions with more unusual yarns and techniques.

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Vicky Harrison has been a trainer and facilitating all kinds of groups and projects for the last 26 years. She has a B.A in Fine Art  and has been crocheting since she was a child.
“I enjoy  all kinds of crochet  but especially working with textures and colour and  experimenting with crochet as part of mixed media projects. I also like taking old techniques but then using modern  yarns to give them a new lease of life”
“I love teaching and  sharing ideas with people and trying to inspire and motivate them . .  and I also love creating shared projects  and working with other people."

Vicky is currently working on a Community Project to make a hyperbolic crochet reef and swarms of fish and other sea creatures.

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Kimberlee Daly is a knitting tutor who has been knitting for 24 years. She has 10 years teaching experience and has just started running knitting courses in Bristol as well as doing private tuition. Kimberlee will be running a range of courses for beginners and improvers starting in July 2012 (details on her website).

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Laura Whittington teaches knitting and some crochet in Bristol. She have been knitting since she was 5 and now it is a hobby turned part time job which she enjoys very much.

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Alison Firth is currently the Knit Technician at Bucks New University for the Textiles and Surface Design Course, Where she demonstrates the practical side of Fabric Development with using Industrial and Domestic Knitting Machinery plus using more traditional methods of Hand Knit, Crochet, Macramé, Needle Felting etc..

Alison also is a Knit and Crochet tutor and works for companies as well as running her own Workshops. She is currently the Hand Knit and Crochet tutor for the MakeMe Workshops in Cobham, Surrey and she also runs workshops to encourage students from the ages of 16 to 18 to start knitting in Buckinghamshire. She is willing to travel some distance to Teach and Demonstrate general or specific classes

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Natalie Clegg runs small friendly "Learn-to-crochet" classes either mornings or evenings. Join at anytime. Your lessons are tailored to your ability, with the whole group learning a special stitch at each session. Near Wisbech.

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Gillian Fulton is a fully qualified teacher with over 25 years of experience. She has a C & G qualification in Stitched textiles, a B.Sc. as well as the postgraduate teaching qualification. She has been a free-lance knitting tutor for 7 years now working mostly in East Anglia, though happy to consider further afield. Gillian's real passion is colourwork and she is one of the few tutors teaching Latvian mittens and mittens from Rovaniemi in Finland both of which use quite unique techniques - fair-isle is included too. All the patterns she uses in classes she designs herself, so there are no copyright issues. Gillian has had features on her classes in Let’s knit and Knitting magazines.

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Tracey Todhunter is a knitting and crochet designer / tutor based in Cheshire. Tracey's designs have been published in most of the UK knitting and crochet magazines and she runs workshops for beginners and intermediates at locations across Cheshire. Tracey is a qualified teacher with an enhanced CRB and able to teach children as well as adults. She teaches: knitting, crochet, tunisian crochet (introductory), knitted felt, crochet felt and basic finishing techniques.

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Debbie Tomkies has been writing technical "How-to" knitting and crochet features for Simply Knitting for the last 4 years and teaches a range of textile-related subjects including hand-dyeing using synthetic and natural dyes, indigo & woad dyeing, creating self-patterning yarns and dyeing sock blanks. Debbie also teaches knitting and crochet on subjects including sock workshops, beaded knitting, knitting in the round, seeking, colourwork, beginners and improvers crochet (left-handers a speciality!). Debbie is based in Sale, Cheshire but is happy to travel and can provide courses/demonstrations at your own venue or will arrange a venue to suit subject to numbers attending.

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Lynne Rowe is a life-long knitter and crocheter, who’s designs regularly features in UK and American magazines and publications. Lynne now runs workshops for beginners in knitting and crochet and for those who want to develop their basic skills further. Lynne lives in Congleton, but is willing to travel a 10-15 mile radius.

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Patricia Bown gives workshops for beginners in knitting and crochet, and also workshops for those who know the basics in knit and crochet and want to develop their skills, such as using beads, creating embellishments, decorative finishes, simple fashion accessories and Freeform techniques. She also run workshops in basic feltmaking techniques. She is based in Stockport and would be happy to travel a radius of about 20 miles for groups (further for exhibitions and shows, such as the Knitting and Stitching show).

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Becky Alice Arslan has a background as a primary school teacher for the last 14 years and is now pursuing her passion for creation through knitting and crochet design. She has just launched ' Yarns with Alice' which aims to create a modern take on the art of knitting and crochet. Becky has been producing her own pattern designs over the last 6 months and is currently developing a range of knitting and crochet kits to encourage and engage crafters who are looking for more fashionable and/or quirky accessories. She also plans to offer individual and group tuition.

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Lesley Marlor is an Associated Teacher and is happy to teach all aspects of knitting and crochet. She has taught young people and adults to knit from beginners onwards, one to one and groups. She can also teach how to knit and design knitwear. Lesley has an enhanced CRB and can support special needs if required. She is happy to travel to Warrington and the surrounding areas of Burtonwood, St. Helens, Widnes, Prescott, Newton- Le Willows, Huyton and Golbourne.

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Amy Bant is a freelance knitwear designer based in Macclesfield, Cheshire. She is also a part time teaching assistant at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. She teaches machine and hand knit on the Textiles in Practice Course as well as leading tutorials and helping with marking.

After graduating from the Royal College of Art, London in 2013 she worked as a freelance knitwear designer and teaching assistant at Manchester Metropolitan University before gaining a position as Trainee Assistant in the Knitwear Department at Alexander McQueen in January 2014.Her role involved sketching, draping, yarn research, sampling, etc. Amy's most recent in house position was Knitwear Designer at Britannia Knitwear, a knitwear manufacturing company based in Manchester.

Amy is interested in taking on more students/leading workshops outside university.

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Claire Crompton teaches workshops in a range of knitting subjects including: Understanding a Knitting Pattern (Beginners), Mitred Squares (Domino Knitting), Fair Isle and Intarsia, Professional Finishing Techniques, Knitted Flowers, as well as design workshops for garments and bags. She is the author of ‘The Knitter’s Bible’ series of books. Claire lives in Cornwall, but is happy to travel outside the county

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County Durham

Gillian Devine has been a knitter for over 25 years and taught herself to crochet about 3 years ago. She loves to knit and crochet along with many other crafts and teaching others to enjoy creating something for themselves or for loved ones is something Gillian very much enjoys. Over the years she has knitted a variety of styles and is happy to teach all aspects of knitting to all levels at any age, either one to one or small groups. Gillian lives close to Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland and Newcastle areas

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Natasha Heslop is happy to provide one to one or group knitting lesson's in Carlisle Cumbria. She is an experienced knitter & sewer and has over 30 years of knitting under her belt. Natasha is also very experienced in communicating with people on all levels. Contact Natasha if you are interested in learning to knit or need some basic guidance.

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Sue Simmonds is based in Carlisle and teaches knitting and crochet at various locations in the area.

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Pauline Fitzpatrick has been teaching crochet workshops for over 20 years. She teaches all kinds of crochet, beginners, Irish, Colour, Tunisian, Freeform, Textured, and Bead crochet. She also has experience of writing for knitting magazines and specialises in Freeform crochet. She lives in South Derbyshire and is happy to travel up to 30 miles.

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Karen Rogers is a fully qualified and experienced teacher in all things arty and crafty, with a passion for knitting and crochet. She currently teaches part-time for Derbyshire County Council Adult Education, and at Springwell Community College (secondary) and has recently set up her own business delivering workshops, courses and 1-2-1 tuition.

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Deborah Judd teaches knitting and crochet to beginners and lives in Derby.

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Sophia Reed lives in Hulland Ward near Ashbourne and specialises in teaching crochet. She also holds workshops in Japanese crochet and making toys (amigurumi & tawashi)

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'KNIT expo' organisers Ruth and Belinda are experienced tutors and regularly hold workshops on knitting and crochet. Both live in Exeter and both are willing to travel to give talks and teach.

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Ali Campbell is based in Shillingstone (between Blandford Forum & Sturminster Newton), North Dorset. She describes herself as passionate and addicted and has been crocheting for many years and teaching it for over 2 years now. Ali teaches individual one to one classes for Beginners and Intermediate crochet pupils and group classes as required. She covers the basic stitches and then progresses to reading patterns and symbols charts: "My pupils have crocheted everything from socks, cushion covers & Cafetiere cosy’s to cardigans, scarves, mittens, beanie hats, shawls, blankets, flowers and jewellery! I work at the pupils pace, not mine and I have the patience of a saint. I am more than happy to work with a pupil on a specific project of their choice e.g. crocheting a cardigan. I will make the same piece myself to make the following of a long and possibly complicated pattern more user friendly."
Ali has experience of teaching “left handers” and pupils of all ages. She is happy to travel and can provide classes / demonstrations at a specified venue or group event.

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East Sussex

Emily Barnard is an experienced constructed textile designer and has been involved in teaching craft since she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010. She teaches Knitting, Crochet and Tunisian Crochet - beginners, improvers, advanced and experimental. Emily runs weekly group lessons in Brighton but also offers one-on-one tutorials and would be happy to travel within the Sussex area.

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West Sussex

Linda Brown lives in Shoreham-by-sea and has been knitting and crocheting since she was a small child. Not only does she run workshops covering such topics as Socks, Knitting Finishing Techniques and Tunisian Crochet, she is also happy to teach beginners, intermediate and advanced in both techniques, either in a workshop, as a one to one, or perhaps a small group of friends by special arrangement.

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Susan Burns has a wealth of experience and knowledge which she would like to share with others. She is happy to teach groups, can run workshops or work with individuals who wish to learn how to knit or develop the skill to be a bit more adventurous. As well as conventional knitting, Susan specialises in knitting with wire which can then be made into beautiful jewellery.

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Eleanor Mackinnon lives in Billericay in Essex and has been knitting for 45 years. She has a B.A. in English and a PTLLS teaching qualification and is available for workshops and individual tuition in all aspects of knitting.

Click here to contact Eleanor if you would like to learn how to knit, or improve your skills

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Sophie Buckley taught herself to crochet at a young age and has been crocheting ever since! Her personal work has developed into 3d sculptural crochet, which she runs workshops in - she also teaches crochet 'from scratch' covering all the basic stitches and how to make blanket squares, hats, flowers, crocheted sheepskin slippers and much more.

Sophie has experience of teaching people of all ages and abilities, and of providing activities for children, dementia patients and people with learning difficulties. Sophie runs weekly classes and workshops, mainly in the Nailsworth/Stroud area, or she can travel to provide one-to-one or group workshops and tutoring in schools and homes.

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Bronwen Owens is a fully qualified teacher offering courses from Beginners to Advanced knitting techniques from the workshop in her High Street shop The Wool Garden, Newent, Gloucestershire. The Wool Garden also offers spinning, crochet, dyeing, fairisle and finishing courses along with longer term based projects.

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Bev Newman is an experienced knitter and crocheter, based in Southampton Hampshire. She is also a qualified adult education tutor (PTLLS). Bev runs both one to one and small group sessions for beginners and intermediate knitters and crocheters. She can also offer workshops in "Recycled Crafting", "Creating and Knitting with Plastics", and "Crafting on A Budget". Bev is willing to travel within a 30 mile radius

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Jan Wise is a qualified teacher teaching art, art history and textiles and also teachers how to teach. I used to teach knitting as part of my textiles teaching and have written the National Diploma units for Edexcel on knitting. I currently teach knitting for introductory workshops for the WEA (Workers Educational Association) and have joined the Craft Council knit club for teaching volunteers how to go about organising knitting workshops. Jan lives in Southampton and is happy to travel 35 mile radius.

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Ann Parker has over 30 years knitting experience and lives in Havant. She runs the local Craft and Chatter group which raises funds for The Rowans Hospice. Ann has been teaching for 10 years and has recently taken a BA in adult education. She has experience of running one to one sessions and small groups and specialises in tailoring each course to individual requirements.

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Barbara Touati-Evans is a Craft Artists and Tutor specialising in Crochet and based in Farnborough Hampshire. She has been teaching in libraries, arts centres, residential homes all over Hampshire. Barbara especially loves to introduce learners to textural stitches such as bobbles, loops and spike stitches. Barbara specialises in Contemporary Crochet and developing people's Creativity through Crochet. As an artist, she is exploring the sculptural possibilities of crochet including Hyperbolic Crochet.

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Christine Taylor has been knitting and crocheting for many years and has recently started to sell knitted garments and accessories. She enjoys all aspects of knitting. She has experience of studying for a City and Guilds Knitting certificate. Christine is happy to teach people to knit, as well as helping people to understand and master more advanced techniques. She lives in the North Herts area and would be pleased to travel within that area to help anyone.

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Sonji Clayton takes workshops on Pattern Writing and Knitwear Design. She has worked as an Associate Lecturer with Select Personnel Lecturers for the past 10 years, as well as independently at various other Further Education and Private Educational Establishments delivering modules/courses and designing & developing course curriculums and materials. Sonji has a City & Guilds B22 in Training & Development, City & Guilds D32/D33 Certified NVQ Awards Assessor and is also a member of the Institute of Learning. She has taught on courses certified by various awarding bodies. Sonji lives in Hertfordshire and is willing to travel outside her county when the booking/contract fee covers travel expenses and/or overnight accommodation, where

Sonji can also offer a talk: 'How to Create a Sustainable Business Model for a Fashion Knitwear Label' for anyone needing speakers for any craft conferences to speak about setting up a creative micro business.

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Isle Of Wight

Christine Robbins lives on the Isle of Wight. She is happy to teach all aspects of knitting and on all levels, from children to adults, either one to one, in small groups or with clubs. She has been knitting for about 40 years and now divides her time between supply teaching in the local schools and teaching knitting. Although she lives on the Island she is willing to travel to the mainland to give talks and teach.

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Jad Orlinska has had a lifelong passion for all handicrafts and confesses to having been a knitaholic for nearly 38 years. Having taught knitting and sewing skills to children at her local primary school for a number of years now she would like to help spread the crafts to a wider audience. If you would like to learn to knit (or sew) you are welcome to join her Wednesday evening knitting group in Wrotham or if you would prefer one to one or small group tuition please get in touch.

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Shiona Rogers is a qualified tutor in adult learning. She has been knitting for a very long time, and now runs a small knitting business from her rural home in Kent. Her uniquely holistic approach to teaching the wonderful art of knitting, enables the learner to learn a lot in a very short space of time.

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Tracey Winter is starting up her own knitting tutoring, knitting company, after 30 years of experience knitting for herself and family. She also volunteers at her local Stitch and Bitch group and has encouraged a number of woman and girls to knit their own garments. Tracey also volunteers in a school in a neighbouring town helping to run the school craft yarn club. Tracey lives in Blackburn.

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Caroline Finnigan specialises in crochet classes for complete beginners and refreshers. She teaches other techniques such as Introduction to Hairpin Lace, Pattern Reading S.O.S, and leads fun, project-based classes for all levels (Students describe her as a patient tutor!) She enjoys teaching group classes and workshops, and is available for private tuition and community arts projects. Classes are mainly in Preston and the surrounding area, with the option of online support.

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Rachael Gwilliam (ArtYarn) is an experienced knitting and crochet tutor, and established textile artist, living on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border. She teaches both knitting and crochet for Ministry of Craft in central Manchester, alongside offering 1-2-1 and small group tutoring sessions in your home or from her studio on the Lancashire / Yorkshire border. Rachael specialises in teaching both crafts to absolute beginners and to those who are struggling to get started. She also teaches advanced techniques and can help you along with specific projects and the techniques you especially want to learn. Rachael has her own transport and can travel to your home if required and can supply starter materials.

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Becky Heyes has been crocheting since childhood, but started teaching after losing her job following injuries from a car accident. She has worked with adults with learning disabilities/mental health problems for over 10 years. Her understanding of the above has been useful in my new career. I have NHS mental health workers coming to classes and also users of mental health services have been referred. As well as adult classes, Becky has dedicated children's classes which have been popular and have had write ups in the local papers. Becky also provides online support for learners

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Louise Wheeler is an experienced and very keen knitter now offering private one to one tuition in Hand Knitting and Crochet for beginners at her home in Ramsbottom.

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Sarah Jones is a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt making. She teaches crochet as part of the adult education programme in Wigan and has a studio on Hallgate in Wigan. Sarah is a a qualified primary school teacher with over 10 years experience of working with both children and adults. She is happy to travel throughout Lancashire or Greater Manchester.

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Dawn Summers is a qualified teacher and committed enthusiast for all things art and craft. Her speciality is teaching knitting and crochet to ensure these very practical crafts continue to thrive in our technological age. Dawn can provide workshops and demonstrations for womens groups, youth clubs, care homes and after school clubs etc., with an emphasis on enabling beginners to create their first piece of work quickly, whilst encouraging more experienced participants to stretch their imagination by using a variety of materials to knit and crochet. Regular classes can be provided for both beginners and the more experienced and I also provide one to one coaching if requested. I am based in Leicestershire and travel throughout the Midlands.

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Nicki Merrall is an artist, designer and tutor who specialises in knit and crochet. She is a qualified teacher with an MA in Fashion Knitwear Design. She teaches both left-handed and right-handed knitting. Nicki teaches individuals (one-to-one tutorials), small groups (classes) and larger groups (workshops). One-to-one tutorials are bespoke to the learner's requirements. Classes are suitable for beginners to knitting and crochet, whilst workshops have a theme, such as Fair Isle, finishing techniques, granny squares, simple colour knitting, socks and vintage projects. Nicki is based in Leicestershire, but is happy to travel.

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Alison Casserly teaches knitting & crochet at a venues in North Lincolnshire (Louth & Brigg) and is also currently running some classes for the East Lindsey Council's Arts On Prescription programme.

Alison learned to knit as a child & has never stopped! She has a BA (Hons ) Fashion knitwear & Knitted Textiles degree from Nottingham Trent University, & have worked for designers including Di Gilpin, Sue Blacker, Cotton & Cloud.

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Samantha Hope has lots of experience of knitting, crochet and Tunisian crochet and teaches lots of workshops.

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Rachel Massey teaches workshops in a variety of knitting subjects such as: Knit a Square (beginners), How to Knit a Scarf in One Hour, Knitted Flowers and Bags. She is available to do workshops for colleges, groups and individuals

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Libby Summers is a trained teacher, and teaches knitting to all ages. She particular enjoys teaching children, and taking specialist workshops. She also has experience of creating online courses for knitting.

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Assia Mori has been knitting and crocheting for over 3 decades and is planning to start her own knitting and crocheting classes and give advice on finishing a project for beginners or improvers. Assai also has experience in garment production and therefore able to produce projects in which by the end you will be able to create your own clothing. Can either work with individuals or if needed with a large group. Based in central London, but willing to travel.

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Jillian Bulgan lives in the Hackney area of east London and is experienced in teaching beginners to knit and very accomplished at fairisle knitting. She also teaches Dantel (Turkish crochet) which is a particular crochet for table clothes and curtains done on a very fine needle. Jillian is willing to travel any distance within reason.

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Kate Dean is an experienced knitting designer and tutor. Her work has featured in many books and magazines and she regularly teaches evening classes and workshop in London. She organises occasional ad-hoc workshops in Ealing/Acton as well as offering one-to-one tuition.

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Marcia Hamilton taught herself to knit and crochet whilst at university, and has been doing both craft skills for pleasure and as part of her job.

Knitting and crocheting is a great stress buster, and she has taught clients who have lost their job, fancy a career change, or want a new craft skill, to those who have become new parents or Grandparents.She uses traditional knitting needles and crochet hooks, but also enjoys using extreme needles and hooks, which are as thick as a broomstick handle!

As part of her job, Marcia teaches weekly knitting and crochet workshops for children and adults, from beginners to experienced. She also works with senior citizens the disabled, special education needs, and young adults. The settings vary from a pub, which she attends on Monday nights, to cafes or private homes.

She uses 'traditional' yarns and wools for knitting and crocheting, but also likes to use anything from ribbons, fabrics, string, hemp, found objects to craft wire. Marcia likes to encourage clients to go beyond the traditional knitting patterns, and likes to update pre and post war patterns, to knitting with a knitting loom which is an oblong piece of wood with wooden pegs, to finger crochet even extreme knitting or crochet. A pattern is not essential - only your imagination!

Click here to contact Marcia who lives in Lewisham

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Claire Russell (purpleclaire textiles) is a knitter and weaver who loves to create and to use textiles as a medium for art. She loves exploring new ideas for creating and enjoys sharing ideas with adults and children. Claire has experience of working with children and adults using a range of creative techniques. Claire knits without a pattern using a freeform style to explore colour and texture. Claire does her weaving mainly on a pegloom. This is a simple traditional loom which allows the weaver the freedom to combine yarns, fabrics and other materials. The loom can be used by adults or children.

Claire enjoys working with found objects and upcycled materials in textile art and other creative activities. She is passionate about creativity as a way for people to relax and to enjoy themselves. Claire runs pegloom weaving and freeform knitting workshops in various venues in South East London and Kent. She is happy to consider running workshops outside these areas.

Claire is the co-ordinator of the Craft Club at Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, where volunteers teach pegloom weaving, crochet, knitting and finger knitting.

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Aneeta Patel (KnittingSOS) is a professional knitting teacher with classes in various locations in London. Aneeta teaches all levels and is particularly experienced with beginners or non-English speakers. Location of classes varies around London.

Aneeta has recently been interviewed by BBC Radio 4's Today Programme (June 2014) and on the Breakfast Show in 2012

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Claire Montgomerie has been involved in teaching textiles since she graduated in 2002. She mainly teaches knitting - beginners, improvers, advance, experimental, adapting and designing patterns. She also teaches crochet, hair pin lace and darning. Claire regularly runs workshops at Loop and The Make Lounge in Islington, and more infrequently at City Lit college in Covent Garden and West Dean College in Sussex. She will also be giving workshops in crochet at the Art in Action Fair in Oxford, and has also taught on French 'Getaway' type courses, so I do not mind travelling, although would be more likely to be available for workshops in London and the South East areas.

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Susie Johns has a wealth of experience in knitting and crochet and is well known for writing books and designing for magazines. She is a qualified teacher and has run short knitting and crochet courses at the Bexley Adult Education college. She is available for workshops in the London area.

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Jemma Sykes is an experienced knitted textile designer and tutor, she is currently an Associate Lecturer at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University and  Central St Martins both BA HONS level. But has also tutored MA level at The Royal College of Art and Westminster, and Foundation and BTEC level at Bedford College. She also has experience of teaching handknitting to all levels at City Lit.

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Amy Christie learnt to knit from her mum and has been hooked ever since. Her passion has turned in a full time profession since opening Nest, a cute knitting shop in Crouch End, north London. Amy is available to give one on one knitting tutorials at Nest. All aspects of knitting can be covered, whether you're a complete beginner, want to learn a new technique or are stuck part way through a project. Tutorials can be arranged throughout the week.

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Carlo Volpi graduated from the Royal College of Art last year and since then has been freelancing for various companies like Rowan and the Research Area at Pitti Filati. He also works for and contributes on the knitwear forecast for Textile View magazine. He would like to offer private tutoring in either hand and machine knitting. He has several years experience of teaching at Morley college up to BA level.

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Kristin Blakstad has been knitting and crocheting for the past 15 years and received her knitting knowledge from the Norwegian cultural tradition her grandmother taught her when she was a child. She is happy to tutor any age from beginners to advanced level, either one-on-one or in groups.

Kristin trained as a teacher and has the patience and joy to share her passion and creativity with others. She believes everyone with a stressful everyday schedule should try working with their hands in this way. It can be therapeutic, and the result is incredibly practical, organic and beautiful. Kristin loves wool with all its magic, and can't wait to let everyone else in on the secret.

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Jane Lithgow is an experienced knitting, crochet and spinning teacher at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. She has worked with adults and children and has a special interest in working with people with English as a second language and people with disabilities. Infectiously enthusiastic and reassuringly patient, she regularly teaches at knitting shops in London and is currently one of the Fibre Artists in Residence at Stepney City Farm. She has also taught at music and fibre festivals, in museums, prisons, schools and art galleries. Jane has developed short courses for beginners and intermediate knitters, family knitting classes, sock knitting, colour work , crochet and drop spindling and is happy to tailor classes to individual needs. Based in London, she is happy to travel throughout the UK.

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Karen Mayor has been teaching knitting for the last 3 years and been a part time knitwear designer for the last 10 years. She is very patient and able to teach anyone from 5 year old beginners to advanced knitters alike. She has a focus on fashion and creative knitting encouraging people to experiment and create their own garments/patterns.

Karen is currently teaching hand knitting at Istituto Marangoni to MA and 3rd year fashion students both in private tutorials and at the Fashion school. In the last year she has taught at the Secret Cinema, a festival organised by the Barbican along side knitting workshops held at a local yarn shop and at her home studio.

Karen is flexible and able to travel.

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Tracey Lord has over 10 years' experience of teaching in a college setting and to individuals. She has taught from beginners in a 'leisure learning' adult evening class right up to degree level students. Also individual one to one sessions in knitting, crochet and machine knitting, from beginners through to intermediates and advanced students who had specific requirements. Tracey has written full courses and examined and assessed work at all levels as well as having had two books published, one on knitting ("Knitting Basics" - CICO books, 2015) and one on crochet ("A Square a Day" - Ivy Press 2014/"The Big book of Granny Squares" - Interweave Press 2014) (links below) and hold a full PGCE.

Tracey works from her studio in North London, but is happy to travel across London to work with individuals or groups, and further afield can be discussed if it is for events etc.

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Gina Couch is based in Ness in the Wirral. She is able to run workshops for beginners in knitting, crochet and needle-binding (naalbinding). Gina has a teaching qualification and enjoys working with adults and children. She would be happy to travel a radius of about 20 miles for groups.

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Viki Harford lives in Prescot Merseyside and has been hand knitting since she was a small child (approx 35 years) She is available to teach both adults and children beginners and improvers knitting private tutoring and small workshops.Viki teaches from home or can visit other venues too.Viki has a BAEd(hons) degree and qualified teacher status (QTS). She would like to use her experience in education and her passion for crafting to share her skills with others and offer tutoring in beginners/improvers knitting.

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Helen Chatterton is a designer/maker based in Liverpool. She has taught at Liverpool Community College, the Voirrey Embroidery Centre and at the Fibre and Clay Contemporary Craft Gallery and Knit Studio since 2007. Workshops include: Learn to Knit, Finishing Techniques, Aran and Cable, Entrelac, Lace Knitting, Sock Knitting and Fair Isle. Helen is willing to travel

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Ildiko Szabo teaches textiles at Greenbank College in South Liverpool. She has over 30 years experience in knitting & crochet. Her hobby is working in a freeform style and experimenting with unusual techniques. She runs 12-week Creative Knitting and Crochet Basics courses every term at the college, as well as felt making and textile decoration courses. She is willing to do one-off workshops or talks at weekends, but she depends on public transport for travelling.

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Caroline Hodge is based in Southport she is a experienced knitter, mixed media artist and illustrator. She is also a IFL member and teaches adults in colleges of Further Education and at local community venues. She has experience of teaching both long and short courses and enjoys teaching beginners to hand knit. I also have experience of teaching learners with additional support needs. Caroline is happy to travel any reasonable distance.

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Sue Maton has been knitting for 35 years and has taught textiles in Adult Education, Further Education, and at MA level for over 20 years. Sue has experience of working with students of all ages and abilities and can cater for both the individual, and large groups. Her approach to teaching is informal and inspirational, focusing on experimentation and good quality design work. Sue currently runs a textile craft business, The Mercerie and teaches a range of knitting and crochet courses in the Norwich area .

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Sarah Welsh lives in Great Yarmouth and was lucky enough to have been taught to crochet as a child, by her grandmother. She continues to crochet garments and household items and was recently accredited as a Senior Journeyman in the art of Cabin Crochet, a traditional form of filet crochet for decorating Narrowboat interiors. Sarah likes to create and adapt patterns and is keen to encourage and pass on the fabulous art of crochet. As an experienced tutor in other subjects, Sarah would be happy to help groups or individuals master the basics of crochet and/or Cabin Crochet.

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Julie Ferguson is an experienced knitted textile designer and tutor, teaching knitting to all abilities at workshops in Northants. She knits garments for Rowan and has had her designs published as patterns, here and abroad. She also runs courses on Freeform Knitting and Crochet and Peg looming, as well as holding a weekly drop in knitting clinic and New Stitches class. She also gives talks to groups on the History of Knitting.

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Carrie Gardner-Pett - 'Thoroughly Modern Maker' is a craft and textiles tutor based in the Midlands, specialising in knitting and crochet in particular. She has been knitting since a young age and now in her early 30 rarely puts down her yarn and knitting needles or hook. Carrie has taught many people to knit from scratch as well as teaching workshops for seasoned knitters on socks, garments and pattern reading, hats, gloves and lots more including knitted felting. She runs regular workshops for children and adults at local venues in Northamptonshire and is also available for private tuition to individuals, private groups, WI's and craft groups.

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Chrissie Day teaches anything in the knitting sphere and is the author of 7 books based around knitting and felting. She travels anywhere in the world and has just returned from teaching onboard a craftcruises cruise to Russia.

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Sally Bobyk is an Oxfordshire based hand knit designer with over 50 year's experience with knitting. She has had exhibitions of her work and featured in articles in international fashion magazines. She has had her own  label, designing, writing the patterns and organising professional hand knitters, selling in London, Japan, New York and Italy. As well as one off commissions for celebrities. Her personal ethos is that the design is of equal importance to the technical side. There is nothing more soul destroying than technically beautiful work that is let down by poor design. Sally is available for lectures and workshops nationally and internationally.

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Pat King lives in Telford Shropshire and has over 40 years experience in crocheting and is willing to teach this skill to anyone that has an interest. She has experience of teaching crochet mainly on one to one basis but is also happy to do this in groups. Pat believes there is currently a growing interest in the craft and would love to see it become as popular as it once was.
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Becca has been knitting for about 35 years. She likes to experiment, write her own patterns and is experienced in altering patterns to suit different sizes/shapes/tastes and to substitute for different yarns. Becca runs knitting workshops in Oswestry, and has taught beginners one to one. She's very interested in the therapeutic value of knitting and will be setting up groups for people with depression and anxiety to use knitting as a tool to help with these problems.

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Helen Geach is based in Puriton, near Bridgwater. She has been knitting for most of her life and teaching for 30 plus years. Helen has taught children, young people and adults and adapts her methods to suit each pupil. She is happy to teach one to one or in a group.

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Rebecca Gallop runs knitting courses in Staffordshire and has 30 years experience of knitting. She is currently designing, knitting and selling her unique bespoke knitting on her website. Rebecca is happy working with all age ranges, and all abilities from beginner to advanced, teaching knitting, pattern reading, pattern writing, design, techniques, all aspects of handknitting including problem solving. She is based in Stafford however happy to commute. She will be running outdoor courses in hand knitting in a forest environment in the coming months. She can tailor courses specific to the groups needs.

Rebecca is now the residential fibre artist for Staffordshire Libraries and run knitting courses at Tolsons Mill Yarns, Hobbycraft Stafford and private tuition across Staffordshire.(June 14)

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Zoe Woods has been knitting for almost 30 years and teaching for the past 10. She runs a craft school in Suffolk called Crafty Baba where the focus is on creative knitting for beginners and beginners plus. She offers evening and one-day courses to suit everyone. Zoe also offers crochet and sewing classes and enjoys contributing patterns to Ravelry and her own website and blog.

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Sharon Taylor Spinner, Weaver Dyer & Knitter has been teaching spinning for 8 years. She runs One to One spinning classes and group classes, where we focus on fibre preparation and also how to use your handspun yarn to create your own patterns and projects to knit and crochet with. Sharon runs classes and workshops and evening classes and is a specialist in Designing Art Yarns.

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Jo Bodley lives in Croydon and has many years experience of knitting and designing, including sample knitting for the fashion industry and running craft clubs for adults and children. She has an enhanced CRB for her part-time job helping vulnerable adults with their art and craft projects. Jo recently won a design prize run by 'Knitting' magazine and she knitted the fairisle twinset in Susan Crawford's,' A Stitch in Time 2'. Jo can also offer crochet at a beginner's level.

She is interested in workshops, running groups, or helping individuals with their knitting on a 1:1 basis and can travel within reason.

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Maggie Mockeridge is based in Camberley, Surrey and is available to offer tutoring in all aspects of knitting from "learning to knit" to sorting out troublesome patterns and stitches for those in the Surrey/Hampshire/Berkshire area. Maggie is a Mathematics supply teacher and holds a current CRB and would be available to teach to adults and/or children on a 1:1 basis or in groups.

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Clare Davies lives in Dorking and started knitting when she was just 6 and now enjoys the life of a domestic goddess as a cookery writer and knitting guru. Clare will teach you how to knit on the beginners course and also teaches more elaborate and complicated knitting on our intermediate and

Alma Pitcher live in Bletchingley, Surrey. She is a member of IfL and currently teaches classes for the WEA which are aimed at 'hard to reach' and also learners with mental health issues. Alma also has experience in teaching individuals privately and in small groups. She would be willing to travel within a 10 mile radius of her home

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Sussex, East

Emily Barnard is an experienced constructed textile designer and has been involved in teaching craft since she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010. She teaches Knitting, Crochet and Tunisian Crochet - beginners, improvers, advanced and experimental. Emily runs weekly group lessons in Brighton but also offers one-on-one tutorials and would be happy to travel within the Sussex area.

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Lorna Hamilton-Brown is a qualified University lecturer. She is happy to teach all aspects of hand knitting, hand machine knitting and crochet, from children to adults, on a one to one, or group basis or in a community setting. She has experience of teaching young people who have challenging behaviour and ex-offenders

She is also an Arts award Discover and Explore Adviser who can deliver the Arts award through the Crafts Council Craft Club scheme which promotes the skill of knitting.

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Sussex, West

Karen Mayger is an experienced teacher based in Worthing. She enjoys teaching beginners to knit and crochet. She also runs workshops for those who can crochet a little but want to extend their skills e.g. freeform techniques, beading, colour work. She is keen on recycling and runs crochet workshops using recycled materials.

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Camilla Miller is a knitting teacher and knitwear designer based near Littlehampton and Worthing. She runs the knitting club at my local school and provides private knitting lessons. Camilla's lessons are for beginners as well as experienced knitters, and she teaches the basic skills as well as working on student specified projects.

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Fiona Green lives in Stratford upon avon and is available to teach Knitting and Crochet. She has thirty plus years experience in Knitting and 7 years experience in Crochet. Fiona can teach from basic to expert level in both subjects and give help in mastering cables, casting on/off, colourwork or any other technical aspects of both knitting and crochet. Fiona teaches from home and is available at weekends and some evenings.

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Julie Heptinstall runs crochet classes at a local shop in Kenilworth. Crochet is her passion and she was taught by her great aunt when she was 9.
Julie teaches adults and children, and left-handers. Her ideas become designs, and she loves watching people 'get hooked' on crochet!

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West Midlands

Zoe Mabbs is a qualified Adult Education teacher with 20 years knitting experience. She delivers one-to-one tuition and group workshops, and has wide experience working with young people and disengaged learners. Zoe specialises in working with absolute beginners, but also offers some tutoring in intermediate techniques. She is based in Birmingham.

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Catherine D'Costa teaches crochet within the West Midlands. She has several years experience of most craft based projects, but her real love is teaching crochet. Catherine currently teaches small groups from home.  She is happy to teach both groups and individuals to crochet at all levels.
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Veruska Sabucco has been crocheting for about 10 years and teaching basic, intermediate and advanced crochet techniques for 3 years. She also teaches basic and intermediate Tunisian crochet. Veruska teaches adults: one to one, and in small groups and can teach in English and Italian. She is also a crochet designer and has been published in magazines like "Inside Crochet" "Interweave Crochet" and wrote patterns for Italian and international yarn brands.

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Anna Nickless is a teacher in a comprehensive school where she has been running a lunchtime stitch club for the past 2 years. She has taught the pupils to knit, crotchet and sew various items including bags, squares made up of various stitches, cushions and mobile phone covers. Anna has been involved in stitching, knitting and crochet since she was very young.

Anna would be interested in teaching anyone of any age to Knit and/or Crochet. She lives in Birmingham and works in Solihull.

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Helen Minton has been knitting since the early 1970’s and has worked with a large range of yarns and such media as plastic and wire. She runs workshops from beginners to those who want to improve and learn new techniques to give their work that professional finish. Helen is also happy to work one-to-one or in small groups. She likes to inspire people to experiment with their knitting and by the yarn and embellishments they choose create their own unique work of art.

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Angela Smith is a qualified primary teacher and a knitting fanatic and has been knitting since she was about 6 or 7. Angela lives in Northallerton in North Yorkshire and has transport so can travel any distance within reason. She has taught several beginners and helped advanced knitters too, and set up a knitting group at her local pub with a very wide range of abilities and ages. Angela also runs a knitting group at her school with children aged 6 up to 11.

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Helen Owen lives in York and has been a knitter for over 20 years. She teaches adult education knitting classes for City of York Council and has a City and Guilds (PTLLS) qualification in teaching in the life-long learning sector. Helen likes to make her classes as interactive as possible, and uses a variety of different learning materials including videos, handouts, samples and online material. She has written and taught long and short courses for complete beginners, improvers and mixed ability groups. Helen has a real passion for knitting and its history, knitwear design and fine fibres. She would be happy to hear from you to discuss any requirements you may have.

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Joy Sotudeh is an experienced knitter of 25 plus years and can teach most things. She is left handed (knits normally) but crochets and does tunisian crochet left handed. Joy lives in York and can get around a reasonable radius either by car or bike.
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Elizabeth Thompson lives in Selby, North Yorkshire and has been knitting for over 20 years.  She mainly knits now for her children and friends children.  After many comments about the quality of her work Elizabeth is starting to teach others to learn this valuable skill.  She teaches beginners and is happy to teach specific skills and help you solve your knitting problems. Elizabeth is willing to travel up to 15 miles from her home and will provide all details on request.

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Audrey Wilson is a qualified and experienced Knitwear Designer and Lecturer. She has lectured in Fashion and Knitwear Design at BA level at various Colleges and Universities within the U.K. and has also tutored as Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator for Higher National Diploma in Fashion Design at Batley School of Art and Design. Audrey is a consultant knitwear designer and her knitwear designs are currently published and featured within the U.K. and internationally. She teaches regular knitting workshops in the Leeds and Yorkshire area covering all aspects of hand knitting and machine knitting, from the basics through to finished collections. She is happy to act as a consultant to schools, colleges, groups and individuals at all levels.

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Christine Harvey is a crochet and knitting designer, maker and tutor based in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Christine's designs have been published in many magazines and she runs workshops for all abilities in West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. Christine is a qualified teacher with an enhanced CRB and loves teaching children as well as adults. She teaches crochet (including broomstick and hairpin lace) and knitting techniques from beginners to advanced.

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Adam Hinchcliffe I have been knitting for ten years, and I have sampled many techniques, with a particular fondness of lacework, I would love to teach and share my skills. I am also currently studying a City and Guilds in Knitting




Janet Renouf-Miller of 'Create With Fibre' at Dalmellington in Ayrshire runs courses and workshops on knitting, dyeing, spinning and weaving. She delivers courses to many groups and individuals, including groups with additional needs, children, and community groups.

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Dumfries & Galloway

Sue Macniven is an experienced teacher of wool spinning, dyeing, and knitting fairisle, intarsia and lace work. She also runs courses from her home in Twynholm. She is happy to travel any distance from November to March.

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Kerry Kimber owns 'Knitting For All', a fast-growing Edinburgh based organisation that provides a high standard of knitting education for all ages using natural materials and fibres. Kids Knit is a professionally designed, structured course for Primary School children, YPK (Young People Knit) is a relaxed class aimed at teens and Knit Night provides one-off workshops and weekly gatherings for adults.

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Emelye Webster is a knitting tutor based in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh at 'Knitting For All'. She has been knitting for over 20 years and has several years of experience of working with children. She has a real passion for Arran knitting! In addition, she runs courses in crochet at Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts and provides craft support for adults with mental health issues and learning disabilities.

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Isle Of Arran

Lynn Ross has over 30 years experience of teaching adults & children textile arts, giving talks to guilds, etc. & running successful workshops. She teaches workshops in Creative Knitting on the Isle of Arran in conjunction with the Burnside Gallery and would be happy to arrange special workshops for groups who would like an island break. She specialises in Creative Knitting which encourages individuals to develop their own skills in knitting design using yarns and patterns to express ideas, taking inspiration from the environment and history of Arran and knitting traditions such as stitches for lace and ganseys.

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Margaret Payne is based in Chepstow and has years of experience as a textile tutor. She helps run Chepstow Knitters, a voluntary community group. She enjoys teaching beginners to both knit and crochet, as well as more advanced students. Margaret would be prepared to travel locally.

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Donna Jones has many years experience of teaching practical skills to a wide range of people in a variety of settings and have also worked as a freelance tutor for Rowan Yarns. She teaches a broad range of topics to equip participants with the skills they need, as well as encouraging their own creativity.

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