Valentine's Day is coming, and February is a great time to learn a new crafty trick so you can make something special for your certain someone (or yourself!). Another great idea--sign you and your Valentine up for a class to take together! Even if you don't celebrate the holiday, southern California's got a slew of fun classes to fill up your February.
After the jump, details on this month's craft classes in Orange and L.A. counties.
It's so exciting to share that The Craft Kitchen is still kicking! Nicole Stevenson of Random Nicole has taken her Craft Kitchen on the road, and teaches workshops at a variety of locations each month.
Classes include Edgy Textile Accessories, Creating Natural Handmade Spa Goodies, and a cool one called What's This Button Do - it's all about getting you familiar with the functions of your digital SLR camera! Click here for details and a full class schedule for The Craft Kitchen.
The Annex at The Road Less Traveled Store (disclaimer alert, Delilah Snell is significant others with OC Weekly's own Gustavo Arellano) has a class happening on February 11 called Domestic Art for Couples; it looks like a really fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day! Other fun DIY classes they're offering this month include Home Health Care, Feng Shui made simple, and Truffles and Wine Tasting and Pairing. Click here for details and a full class schedule for The Annex.
On the next page, classes available just a short drive away in Los Angeles county.
Home Ec in Silverlake has an awesome new class called Make a Macrame Owl. The class description states "Is it cool or is it tacky? We think cool! Learn to make a macramé owl based on a vintage pattern right out of the 1970s. Maybe your parents had one hanging in the hallway growing up? Or maybe you saw one at a thrift store. Now you can make one of your own, and customize it to your own style."
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I don't know about you, but I think it's awesome in that vintage kind of wacky way! If the owl ain't your thing, don't fret - other cool classes coming up this month include sewing a Retro Shift Dress, Bookbinding, and how to make a Modern Baby Quilt. Click here for details and a full class schedule for Home Ec - and don't miss their bake sale on February 27, it benefits The Mutt Scouts!
The Urban Craft Center has a really neat Yudu screenprinting class coming up in February. If you've ever wanted to learn screenprinting but were a little intimidated, you gotta check it out - I have a Yudu and it makes everything about screenprinting super simple and fun! Other classes they have going on this month include Sew a Babydoll Dress, a Natural Dye Workshop, and how to make Hot Process Soap. Click here for details and a full class schedule for The Urban Craft Center.