It's a new year, which is a great time to expand your crafty arsenal with some new techniques We've got you covered–by the end of this post you'll know where you can learn how to knit, sew or even how to recognize the edible plants in your neighborhood travels.
After the jump, check out exciting classes offered all over the southland.
The Annex at the Road Less traveled's January selections include Mommy and Me sessions every Friday from 11am – 12pm and a Wild Weeds Walk with Caroline Colesworthy (where you learn what's edible and what's not in your neighborhood!). Learn how to make your own calendar, manage your time better, create handmade wallpaper and more! Click here for The Annex's January class schedule and for information on enrolling.
The Annex is the educational wing of The Road Less Traveled store at 2204 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92706. Delilah Snell of The Road Less Traveled is significantly othered with OC Weekly's own Gustavo Arellano.
*****Home Ec in Silverlake's workshop schedule for this month includes monthly classics like Needlefelting 101 and Sewing 101 taught by shop proprieter Jenny Ryan, along with a just in time for Valentine's Day “Sew a Nightie” class taught by Christine Haynes, author of Chic & Simple Sewing. Click here for Home Ec's January Class Schedule and for information on enrolling.
Home Ec is located in Silverlake at 3815 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026.
On the next page, more Southern California craft classes to get your gears turning.
The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica has a slew of great workshops coming up this month, including two parter classes where you'll learn to sew a snappy trench coat or crochet a Terrifying Yeti. The Urban Craft Center also hosts a free Stitch 'N Bitch session on Mondays from 11am – 1pm. For their full class schedule and enrollment info, click here.
The Urban Craft Center is located at 2433 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
The Alamitos Bay Yarn Company hosts monthly workshops that are focused on knitting and crocheting, naturally. This months offerings include “My First Hat” for those interested in finally getting over their fear of double pointed needles (Let me assure you it's not that scary once you start!), an entrelac shawl where you'll learn the amazing woven effect entrelac achieves, and “Socks 101” for folks wanting to test the slightly scary socky waters. (Again, let me assure ya – once you do it, it's not scary at all!) For their full workshop schedule and enrollment information, click here.
The Alamitos Bay Yarn Company is located at 174 North Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA 90803.