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  • The French Room ~ Let the fun begin!

    This coming weekend some partners-in-craft-crime and myself will begin teaching millinery classes in our new space called The French Room.

    Two weeks ago we were fortunate enough to meet a lot of potential students at an open house we held during Los Angeles' yarn crawl weekend. We had a blast, drank mimosas and made new friends. We also gave away a free class along with $5 off certificate to all our new friends.

    We offer classes on the weekends. Mostly Saturdays and some Sundays. Each month we feature millinery classes along with other craft classes we hope people will find fun. Here's a list of our upcoming schedule

    Free Form Fascinator by Corina Heywood
    Saturday April 28
    Kentucky Derby/Fascinator Hat class
    Be ready for the big race on May 5th! Learn how to make your own essential (and fabulous!) head wear for that Derby viewing party with friends!
    Level: Beginner

    Pricing:$35 + $15 for materials
    To register, call 818-445-7147 or click here!

    Saturday May 12th
    Infinity Necklaces
    A perfect class to share with your Mom to celebrate her special day. These very long beaded strand necklaces can be worn many different ways. Even if you've never made jewelry before you will have a one of a kind, versatile piece to wear all year.  Materials will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring special items that have family history to use such as old necklaces to take apart, charms, lockets, brooches, beads, watch faces. Make your necklaces together - then wear them on Mother's Day. Who knows? They could become family heirlooms. 

    Level: Beginner
    10:00 - 12:00 
    Pricing: $25 - materials included - single rate
    Mom discount: $40 for you and your Mom

    May 19  & May 26
    Free Form Straw Fascinators
    Millinery Workshop ~ make a free form straw Fascinator headpiece - perfect
    for springtime parties! Instructor Corina Myla Haywood is a professional hat
    designer and instructor and an inspirational artist to work beside (http:/
    Level: Beginner-Expert
    Cost: $80 (materials are included)
    Saturday May 19, 1:00-3:00
    Saturday May 26, 1:00-4:00

    May 26
    Dandy Bow-tie
    Learn different styles of bow-ties and what was popular through the eras. You will be able to pick the style, modify a pattern and then make a bow-tie, Your choice of classic style or clip-on.

    Level: Beginner
    ($20 + $5 for materials) 

    June 2
    Wedding Garters (bridal keepsakes)
    Using lovely fabrics, lacy trims, and elastic, create something with old elements, or something new, something blue, or with some things borrowed!  Surprise a bride or bridesmaid with a heartfelt keepsake of a special day.  

    Level:  Beginner to Intermediate (some hand sewing experience helpful)
    1:00 to 3:00pm-ish
    Class $25 (includes all materials)

    June 9
    Hand Rolled Roses and Gathered Flowers 
    Learn how to make beautiful fabric flowers for a center piece to your own one of a kind summer necklace!  Once you've learned to make these blooms you can also use them a multitude of other ways: on headbands, on barrettes, as brooches, or shoe clips. You can also take this class to make flowers for our bridal sash class, being taught on Saturday, June 1st.  It’s easier than you'd think and lots of fun!

    Level: Beginner to Intermediate (some hand sewing experience helpful)
    June 30 - 1:00 to 3:00pm-ish
    Class $35 (includes all materials) 

    June 17 & 24
    Upcycled Hats
    This is a great starter class where you can learn a lot of basic millinery techniques including how to block, trim and finish a hat. You will also learn basic techniqes for repairing a hat. You can chose either felt or straw to create something totally new from an old hat. Or, if the student prefers to work with new materials, they can be purchased for an additional fee.

    Level: Beginner
    June 17 - 12:00-2:30
    June 24 - 12:00-4:00
    Class $40 (includes all materials)
    New felt or straw hood, additional $25

    June 16
    Bridal Sashes
    Learn how to make a beautiful bridal sash to add the perfect finishing touch to your wedding gown.  Or bring your wedding party to create them together ! Match your wedding color theme, use pieces of lace, ribbon, flowers to create a unique piece that is sure to become a lovely memento of your wedding day.

    If you want to take this class as a group we can arrange to teach it at someone's home on a date that is convenient for your party. The French room's class size for this class is limited to 4 students per class.

    Level: Beginner (some hand sewing experience helpful)
    $30.00 + $10.00 for materials.

    We're located in a space within The Little Knittery in Atwater Village. The address is 3195 Glendale Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90039