The Kotary Coterie

About Me

EDUCATION:

Craft Yarn Council of America New York City, New York - 2007, 2009

  • Certified Instructor Program for Crochet and Knitting
Fashion Institute of Technology New York City, New York - 2002
  • M.A. in Museum Studies: Costumes and Textiles with emphasis on Conservation
The King’s College New York City, New York - 1990-1994
  • B.A. in History, Cum Laude, minors in French and Political Science


EMPLOYMENT:

Private Craft Teacher throughout Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan - 2007-Present

  • Teach private in home or live online sewing, knitting and crochet lesson by appointment

Hudson Guild New York, New York - 2007-Present

  • Teach weekly craft classes for Seniors 

Rutland Adult Day Care Brooklyn, New York - 2007-Present

  • Teach weekly craft classes for Adults with special needs

Free Lance Contractor Ridgewood, New York - 2004-Present

  • Crochet, knit and embroider projects as requested
  • Develop designs and write patterns for knitting and crochet publications
  • Technical editor for crochet and knit publications
  • Past conservation projects include work on one of the largest private kimono collections, family heirloom crocheted lace tablecloths and afghans.

Elder Craftsmen, Inc. New York, New York - 2007-2008

Program Coordinator

  • Teach crochet and other craft classes for Seniors at various locations
  • Support the Director with funding  and marketing resources

Lion Brand Yarn Company New York City, New York - 2004-2006

  • Develop designs and write patterns for knitting and crochet
  • Assist the Design Department


Penn & Fletcher, Inc Long Island City,  New York -  2003-2005
Assistant Workroom Supervisor

  • Set up projects and supervised work room of artisans
  • Did hand embroidery, finishing and conservation
  • Photographed all projects and samples


Cathedral of St. John the Divine New York City, New York - 2001
Textile Conservation Lab

  • Prepared condition reports and conservation assessments
  • Vacuumed, washed, made repairs and lined tapestries and jacquard woven curtains


Madison County Historical Society Oneida, New York - 1995-2000
Curator

  • Managed museum gift shop
  • Conducted day-to-day operation of an historic house museum
  • Inventoried and cared for historical artifacts and textiles
  • Developed, coordinated and promoted education programs and events
  • Recruited, trained and supervised volunteers and interns
  • Produced newsletter, public relations and advertising materials
  • Performed administrative duties as necessary
  • Wrote and received grants for special projects


 

Knit, Crochet & Craft Lessons

Knit, Crochet & Craft Lessons

In person or web based, private or group, lessons or classes are all available in a wide variety of crafts that are customized to suit your interests, raw materials, special needs or space, time or...

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Reviews
  • Arielle Apr 29, 2015

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    Helpful, knowledgeable, and nice.

  • Patti Apr 27, 2015

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    Kim helped me sew a skirt for my daughter. She was very knowledgeable, very nice and took the time to find my building and neighborhood. Kim loves sewing and all textile work, and shares her knowledge and enthusiasm generously.

  • Joy Aug 18, 2013

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    Kim did a fantastic job teaching my daughter to sew. She saw it through beginning to end. I am extremely pleased with her service. Thank you.

  • Linda Aug 14, 2013

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    Kim is a great teacher.Her patient and easy to understand style is only complemented by her extensive knowledge.Even though I have been crocheting for decades,she added,in just our first lesson,things I have never done before.I am looking forward to our future lessons with so much enthusiasm.Have not yet seen anything in her teaching style that needs improvement.I think she has the confidence and professionalism to do all that she aspires to.Absolutely impressed!

  • Jane Jun 5, 2013

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    very friendly, very patient, sweet and informative. Definitely recommend!

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