Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

A Double Dose of The Crafty: Home Ec. and Reform School in Silver Lake

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

She's craftyyyy . . . .and she's just my type!

Perhaps this Beastie Boys lyric describes someone on your gift list, or maybe even yourself this season? If so, LAist has a duo of destinations to recommend for inspiration, whether it's to purchase or to get inspired to make something yourself.

These are beautiful stores. Silver Lake's Home Ec. and Reform School, facing each other on opposite sides of Sunset Boulevard in Sunset Junction. Both present lovely facades, thoughtfully curated collections to purchase, and invitations for classes and clubs dedicated to promoting the creative arts.

Home Ec., on the North side of the Junction at 3805 Sunset Boulevard, is more sewing, crocheting and knitting-oriented, emphasizing the useful and home decorative arts. Inside are tables of sewing machines, notions, fabrics, and patterns from various eras for sale. Home Ec has been open at its new location for a few months now. It continues to offer classes in sewing, bookbinding and other intriguing disciplines.