This post is a bit tardy, but I’ve been in detention like all year.
One of my favorite local DIY mavens recently opened Home Ec., an adorable retail space located in the heart of Sunset Junction in Silver Lake.
Just standing on the sidewalk, peering into Home Ec.’s warm, holiday decorated window, my fingers start to twitch as I spy a studious row of sewing machines, colorful bolts of fabric, neatly organized cubbies filled with yarns and spacious work tables inside. Home Ec. is not just a sewing and craft workshop, it’s a dream workshop that I hope to replicate in my own home some day.
The store offers fabrics and yarns, sewing patterns, books, craft kits and even some exclusive products that you will only find in the store. They also host classes ranging from sewing and fiber arts to paper crafting and glasswork.
Home Ec. owner Jenny Ryan is the creator of the hugely popular Felt Club. She’s also an occasional blogger for CRAFT and Apartment Therapy LA, and the author of Sew Darn Cute: 30 Sweet & Simple Projects to Sew & Embellish. Before opening Home Ec., Jenny hosted craft workshops in ReForm School across the street. That’s where I took my first ever Succulent Terrarium class earlier this year. ReForm School is really more of a retail store front so the space was tight and not exactly ideal for sewing or working on craft projects, but Jenny still made it work. Now with a dedicated space, I am more excited than ever to get to Home Ec. on time!
Home Ec.’s December’s calendar includes: Intro to Sewing, Bookbinding 101, Make Your Own Sugarplum Fairy Clothespin Ornaments, Needlefelting 101 and more. Check out their web site for the full list of classes or shop in their online store.
Happy crafting!Home Ec.
3815 W. Sunset Blvd. (at Lucile)
Los Angeles CA 90026 (+map)
Phone: (323) 906-8826 www.homeecshop.com