Craft Event – Hats Off To Spring


Hats off to Spring

Saturday, April 12, 2014
2:00 – 4:30PM
Craft in America Center
Los Angeles, CA – The Craft in America Center is thrilled to be hosting a pop-up seasonal millinery exhibit and talk by custom milliner Yvonne Lewis, the Hatzy Lady. Participants will get a chance to see some of Yvonne’s favorite handmade looks for spring as well as a live demonstration of how they are constructed.

Yvonne will show us how she hand-blocks a hat, and a few of her friends will also demonstrate their favorite techniques. We’ll have samples of different materials plus finished creations for everyone to try on. Participants will learn about what suits their face shape, and how to wear a hat with style.

Wear a hat if you’ve got a favorite, and come ready to leave wanting more!

The cost for the afternoon is $10.

Yvonne Lewis of Hatzy Lady is a Los Angeles-based custom milliner and hat making instructor. She specializes in the Old World art of couture millinery where the time-honored tradition of creating one-of-a-kind handmade hats and headpieces is upheld with a modern vision.

Yvonne has taught the art of couture millinery for sixteen years through private millinery instruction, at Otis College of Art and Design and Saddleback College as well as for special interest groups. Her goal is to promote and share the art of couture millinery with aspiring milliners and hat enthusiasts whenever possible.

Craft in America is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing original handcrafted work, through educational programs in all media, accessible to all. The Craft in America project includes a national prime time PBS documentary series, a 300-page companion book, traveling museum exhibitions, and an extensive website with teachers’ guides and video clips of artists at work. The Craft in America Center is an extensive craft-focused library, an archive of video footage, and a gallery space with rotating exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists who work in craft.

The Craft in America Center is located at 8415 West Third Street, 2 blocks East of La Cienega. The Center is open Wednesday-Saturday from 12:00-6:00 pm. For more information: or (323) 951-0610.

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