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Best Craft Classes Los Angeles 2013 

French General

Stepping into the Riverside Drive cottage that houses French General is like walking into a rural notions store somewhere outside Aix-en-Provence. Filled with fabric, ribbon, lace, beads and buttons, as well as genuine French antique oddities, it's all about crafting with a country French aesthetic. Learn to make an adorable felted hedgehog or a beaded dragonfly pin; other classes taught in this bright, cozy spot include dyeing with indigo or woad, quilting and jewelry making. Details and schedule are on the website, along with several instructional videos. If you want to make a bracelet or necklace but don't really know where to start, French General offers kits that give you all the pieces you'll need, plus instruction and a photo of what you're aiming for. Très chic! 2009 Riverside Drive, Elysian Valley. (323) 668-0488, frenchgeneral.com. —Lisa Horowitz

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