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Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop 9/26

Join us for our popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Tuesday September 26th at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea, has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 5 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop. For this workshop she will  share her secret tips and tricks! 

In this class, Chelsea each teach you: wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. 

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop Includes:

-2 5x7-inch wood transfers (One image you will complete in class, and the other you will start in class and take home to finish)

-Vintage-themed San Francisco photos*

-All art materials

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed - all levels welcome!

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop

Tuesday September 26th: 7p-9p: $40-$45*

541 Octavia St., SF

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*If you use our vintage themed San Francisco photos the cost is $40 but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $45. If you are using your own photos we recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Tuesday September 19th .

Registration closes at midnight on Monday September 18th for custom pictures ($45) and Sunday September 24th for SF themed option ($40).

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Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Natural Beauty Workshop

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Join us for our Natural Beauty Workshop on Thursday October 5th at 7p. We often think about what we put inour body but what about what we put on our body? Do you know what's in your skin products and makeup? In our next workshop we will learn how to make our own natural make up and lip scrub, free of harsh chemicals.  Instructor, Alana Rivera uses natural and organic ingredients to great her farm-to-bottle apothecary line Etta + Billie. Create a balm that is both nourishing and adds just the right amount of color to lips and cheeks. You'll choose your own hydrating blends of natural oils and mix up your very own lip and cheek tint. You'll also learn how to concoct a natural lip scrub to keep your lips healthy as we enter winter.

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Natural Beauty Workshop
Thursday October 5th from 7p-9p: $45
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Instructor Bio:

After years of pushing paper around in corporate America, feeling deeply unsatisfied and utterly uncreative, Alana found her calling by combining her belief in the attitude changing power of a good shower and her love of good food. After receiving a soapmaking book in her Christmas stocking, she discovered a passion for whipping up soap and body care goodness using ingredients from her kitchen. She founded Etta + Billie, a natural bath + body company in 2009 focusing on simple, yet effective formulas that are inspired by her favorite farm to table recipes. Etta + Billie products can now be found in boutiques across the United States and have been featured in publications like Japanese Vogue, 7x7, Sunset, and Refinery 29. When not in her soap workshop, she's often cooking with friends and family, honing her cocktail making skills at home or dreaming up her next food-based travel adventure.

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Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Leather Crafting Workshop

Join us Thursday October 12th at 7pm for our Leather Crafting Workshop. In this introductory class, we will learn to make three leather key chains. We will cover types of leather, pattern making, cutting, tools, stamps, hand stitching, hand painting, and finishing techniques. You will leave the class with the knowledge to create designs on leather for a variety of future projects (wallets, coasters, the list is endless...)

All materials provided. This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Leather Crafting Workshop

Thursday October 12th - 7:00pm-9:00pm$60

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Weaving Workshop

Join us at gather Thursday, October 19th at 7p as we learn the basics of weaving in our Intro to Weaving Workshop. In this class Jennie Lennick will teach us how to successfully make your own loom, warp it, weave with a needle and shuttle, and decorative techniques like adding tassels and braids. You will have the option of turning your beautiful weaving into a wall hanging or a statement necklace – how cool is that?

All materials will be provided and everyone will take home their project with an instruction packet for later reference.

Jennie owns Jenny Lemons, a small-batch clothing company based in the Mission. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Jennie loves constructing garments and teaching workshops all over the city. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Intro to Weaving Workshop - $65

 Thursday October 19th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

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Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop

Join us Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 7p and learn to make a warm and cozy hand crocheted blanket with Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits. This on trend throw will impress all your friends and look gorgeous in your home. This technique uses only your fingers to make the loops — no crochet hook or crochet experience required! —  and a super soft and chunky yarn that works up very quickly. You will leave the class with a finished throw that is perfect for curling up in. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. Workshop includes all yarn/materials in price. 

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop : $75

Thursday November 2nd 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Nov
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Painted Bead Necklace Workshop

Join us for our new Painted Bead Necklaces Workshop on Tuesday November 7th at 7p. What better way to instantly spruce up an outfit than with a new handmade statement necklace? Instructor and co-owner of gather, Daisy McClellan has been designing jewelry for over 9 years. Learn all her tips and tricks to paint wooden beads in a bunch of different patterns and looks as well as various ways to finish your necklaces. Once you learn, you won't be able to stop making them for you and your friends. Leave with an instruction guide and where to source materials. No experience necessary. You'll leave with at least three finished necklaces.

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. What better way to unwind?

Painted Bead Workshop

Tuesday November 7th from 7-9p: $40

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Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Wreath Making Workshop

Join us Thursday November 16th at 7p for a festive Wreath Making Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers. Lorena will walk the class through how to create a modern and sophisticated natural wreath incorporating beautiful natural elements from start to finish. She'll talk to you about decorating with flowers and plants to give you some tips as you put together your holiday decor for the season. Price includes greenery, tools to create your wreath, instructions to take home, and seasonal sweets and drinks to fuel your creativity! Your finished product will look lovely on your door, as a centerpiece, or above your mantel all holiday long.

Home Sweet Flowers began in 2013 in the Castro with bouquets being sold out of a suitcase. Since then they have had a floral truck, sold bouquets at markets and pop ups, and delivered their beautiful arrangements to residents. The business now focuses on weddings & events solely and has never lost the most important ingredient to the savory recipe - the love for flowers. 

Class also includes a discount on merchandise in the store that night, perfect for getting a jump start of your holiday shopping. 

Wreath Making Workshop: $75

Thursday November 16th, 2017 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Dec
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition 12/7

Join us for our special Holiday Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday December 7th at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 5 1/2 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop. For this workshop she will  share her secret tips and tricks!

In this class you will use your own photos to make 6 mini wood transfers (2.5 x 3 inches) that are perfect to give as gifts for the holidays or turn into ornaments for your tree.  You can use the same image multiple times (perfect for gift giving to Mom, Grandma, friends, etc) or up to 6 different ones to keep all for yourself...the choice is yours!*

Chelsea each teach you: Wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. You will complete 3 pieces in class and have 3 to finish at home.

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

*We recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Thursday November 30th.

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition

Thursday December 7th- 7p-9p: $60

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Dec
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tarot Card Workshop

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Join us Thursday December 14th for a a Yule Celebration Tarot Workshop. We will be welcoming Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha, of The Lioness Oracle to teach this magical class. 

In this class you will:

  • Find out why December is the perfect time to take stock of the past year, and integrate all you have experienced

  • Learn which cards in the Tarot correspond to the season of Winter and celebration

  • Be assisted in giving yourself a special Winter Solstice reading and deciphering its messages

For this class you will need a journal, pen, and Tarot deck. Beginners welcome!

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Tarot Card Workshop: $40

541 Octavia St

Thursday December 14th at 7p

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Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Urban Air Pop Up

It's that time of year again! Urban Air is taking over Hayes Valley on Sunday September 17th. We love this market, filled with many of our vendors, just right outside our door. We are celebrating that day with a special Pop Up in front of the shop! Rust and Flourish will be there for the day slinging her beautiful plants and flowers. And OodleBaDoodle will be on deck with her adorable pillows and plushies. She'll have brand new designs including unicorns, rainbows, and more! Come join the fun - we will be open special hours that Sunday from 11a-6p!

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Sep
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Natural Perfume Workshop

Join us for our popular beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday September 14th, 2017 at 7:00pm. 

You will learn about the history and art of natural perfumes while creating a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:

  • 15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
  • Your formula blended into a .25 oz spray-bottle
  • A mini bag for your perfume
  • A take-home guide
  • A lively and educational discussion about botanical essences, distillation, and history
  • A mixing session guided by a trained natural perfumer
  • Your formula saved for future refills

Teacher Jessica Hannah is an award winning natural perfumer, educator, curator and artist.  Jessica lives and works from her studio in San Francisco, CA. 

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Natural Perfume Workshop - Thursday September 14th, 2017 - 7p-9p: $75

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Aug
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Rope Basket Workshop

Join us Thursday August 3rd, 2017 at 7p at gather for our new Rope Basket Workshop. If you've ever wanted to try your hand at the over-sized knitting trend, here's your chance! Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits will teach you how to knit a basic garter stitch using giant needles and soft cotton rope. Then you will assemble your knitted swatch into a sturdy basket that is perfect for storing books, craft supplies, toys, or other household items. No knitting experience is required. This workshop includes a set of knitting needles for you to keep and enough rope to make a medium-sized basket (about 9x9 inch). You will also receive a free link to Cara's rope basket video class on Skillshare to refer back to after the class.

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. 

Rope Basket Workshop : $75 - Thursday August 3rd 7p-9p

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Jul
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Natural Body Care for the Summer Workshop

Join us for a special off site workshop with gather vendor Etta + Billie. On Sunday July 16th from 1-4:30p we will be sponsoring her Natural Body Care for the Summer Workshop with the SF Etsy Street Team as part of their Summer Workshops Series taking place during their Summer Pop Up in Ghirardelli Square. Reserve your spot now!

Summertime beach trips, pool time, and long lazy days in the park can take a toll on your skin. This workshop will teach you a few natural skincare tips and tricks to deal with summer skin woes. We'll also create a refreshing pre-sunshine exfoliating scrub and soothing post-sunshine bath soak so your skin will be in tip-top shape all summer long.

After years of pushing paper around in corporate America, feeling deeply unsatisfied and utterly uncreative, Alana found her calling by combining her belief in the attitude changing power of a good shower and her love of good food. After receiving a soapmaking book in her Christmas stocking, she discovered a passion for whipping up soap and body care goodness using ingredients in her kitchen. She founded Etta + Billie, a natural bath + body company in 2009 focusing on simple, yet effective formulas that are inspired by her favorite farm to table recipes. Etta + Billie products can now be found in boutiques across the United States and have been featured in publications like Japanese Vogue, 7x7, Huffington Post, and Refinery 29. When not in her soap workshop, she's often cooking with friends and family, honing her cocktail making skills at home or dreaming up her next food-based travel adventure.

What: Natural Body Care for the Summer Workshop
When: Sunday July 16th from 1-4:30p (rolling, stop by any time in that time frame)
Where*: Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street
(building in front of Fountains, Larken St side)
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Jul
16
11:00am11:00am

gather at the SF Etsy Pop Up Market in Ghirardelli Square

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Join us for as we set up shop at the SF Etsy Pop Up in Ghirardelli Square on Sunday July 16th from 11a-5p. Come out and shop and support local artisans (many gather vendors will have booths!) and have a ball! The gather booth will be stocked with the best locally and independently made goods. It will be a little gather store satellite location for the weekend! 

We will also be sponsoring a special workshop with gather vendor Etta+Billie at the same location and date from 1-4:30p. Learn all about her Natural Body Care for the Summer Workshop here and then be sure to register before it sells out. 

The pop up portion is free to attend! A true Sunday Funday indeed!

What: gather at the SF Etsy Pop Up in Ghirardelli Square
When: Sun, July 16, 2017 from 11a-5p
Where: Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street
(building in front of Fountains, Larken St side)
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Jul
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tarot Card Workshop

Join us Thursday July 13th, 2017 for a special Tarot Card Workshop. We will be welcoming Alejandra Leon Wolfe Rocha, of the Lioness Oracle to teach this magical class. Our shop will be transformed into a beautiful sanctuary filled with tapestry, crystals, and candles. 

In this class you will:

  • Delve into the realm of The Wands Suit in the Tarot, and gain a deeper understanding of their meanings.
  • Learn about the symbolism of the Fire Element, and how it relates to our life path.
  • Find out which Major Arcana cards relate to the Fire Element, and what they mean.
  • Be assisted in pulling cards and deciphering their meanings.

For this class you will need a journal, pen, and Tarot deck. Beginners welcome!!

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Tarot Card Workshop: $40

541 Octavia St

Thursday July 13th at 7p

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Jul
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Summer Pop Up with Theia Grazi and Rust & Flourish

Join us at gather on Saturday July 8th from noon-4p as we host local clothing designer Theia Grazi and local florist Rust & Flourish for a special summer pop up!

Since 2011, friends Amy and Anya have been creating their clothing line Theia Grazi here in the bay area for every day women who want to look sophisticated without giving up comfort. They will be bringing everything from their Spring collection that we currently don't carry in the shop as well as amazing deals from past seasons. The designers will be on hand to style you and answer any questions you have about their process.

Rust & Flourish is an event and design studio based in Oakland who advocates of the slow-flower movement, striving to use locally sourced, seasonal, and foraged materials. Owner Ricci's love of flowers started at a very early age, when she would collage with her mother's garden and Martha Stewart magazines. She will be popping up for the day with various mini arrangements as well as fresh blooms to decorate your apartment with.

We will have mimosas on hand while you have fun trying on dresses and picking our flowers. What could be better? It's will be the perfect Summer day.

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Jun
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop 6/29

Join us for our popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday June 29th at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 5 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop. For this workshop she will  share her secret tips and tricks! 

In this class, Chelsea each teach you: Wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. 

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop Includes:

-2 5x7 inches wood transfers (One image you will complete in class, and the other you will start in class and take home to finish)

-Vintage themed San Francisco photos*

-All art materials

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Purchase your spot here.

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop - Thursday June 29th, 2017 - 7p-9p: $40-$45*

*If you use our vintage themed San Francisco photos the cost is $40 but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $45. If you are using your own photos we recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Thursday June 22nd.

Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday June 21st for custom pictures ($45) and Tuesday June 27th for SF themed option ($40).

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Jun
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Candle Making Workshop - SOLD OUT

**Update - this workshop is currently SOLD OUT! Please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to learn about future classes**

Join us Thursday June 15th at 7p for a special candle making workshop with Joy Kwon. Joy will demonstrate how to make your very own candles teaching you the process from beginning to end. You'll go home with at least two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations using a variety of essential oils, fragrance oils, and dried flowers. 

Joy is behind Lighten Up Shoppe and makes our deliciously-scented soy candles and bath salts.  She will be sharing her expert candle making skills so you're sure to leave with something special. 

As always, we'll provide some drinks and snacks to fuel your creativity, and the opportunity to privately browse our selection of handmade clothing, accessories, and homewares. We'll even give you 10% off any gather purchase on the night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast. 

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday June 15th, 2017 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Jun
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Embroidery Workshop

Join us Thursday June 1st as we learn the basics of embroidery and create an adorable sampler. In this class Jennie Lennick will teach us how to successfully sew several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. We will learn how to transfer images to fabric by using original patterns created by Jennie- choose from donuts, pizza, plants, leaves, or a combination of all! This isn't your grandma's embroidery class!

All materials will be provided and everyone will take home their project, some extra thread and needles, an embroidery hoop, and a stitch instruction packet for later reference.

Jennie owns Jenny Lemons, a small-batch clothing company based in the Mission. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Jennie loves constructing garments and teaching workshops all over the city. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

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May
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Floral Arranging Workshop -SOLD OUT

**This workshop is SOLD OUT. If you would like to hear about upcoming classes be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page**

Join us Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 7p for special Floral Arranging Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers. Home Sweet Flowers began in 2013 in the Castro with bouquets being sold out of a suitcase. Since then they have had a floral truck, sold bouquets at markets and pop ups, and delivered their beautiful arrangements to residents. The business now focuses on weddings & events solely and has never lost the most important ingredient to the savory recipe - the love for flowers. 

Lorena will walk the class through the various meanings and histories of flowers, wear to source fresh flowers, and how to put together a beautiful vase arrangement to take home. Price includes all flowers, a vase, and all other class materials. Each student will leave with their own floral arrangement in vase.

Class also includes drinks, snacks, and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Floral Arranging Workshop: $70

Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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May
6
to May 7

gather's 3 Anniversary Celebratory Weekend

We can't believe it's been three years since we opened our doors at gather! We are so lucky we get to do what we do everyday. Featuring local and indie artists in our shop makes us so happy and we couldn't do it with out our amazing customers. We will be having a big weekend of celebration Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th to say thank you. Check out the details below, we hope to see you all there!

Saturday May 6th from noon-3p - Lips and Blooms

Special guest Elizabeth Street Cosmetics will join us as for a special lip bar. We're so excited that a small selection of their lipsticks will now be available in shop and are kicking it off with this fun event. Have your lips professionally done and leave with a customized chart to take home.

La Bodega Flora will also be rolling her cart up to gather for a special pop up full of their gorgeous hand-tied bouquets and planted goodies. You can even pre-order your flowers for Mother's Day and pick them up at the shop the following weekend!

Buy any lip product and flower or plant and you will receive a free jar of handmade bath salts soak. Perfect to gift for Mother's Day or keep for yourself. 

And to make it extra festive, we will be celebrating with mimosas!

Sunday May 7th from 11a-6p - Urban Air Market, Raffle, and Sale

Our favorite market of the season is back in our neighborhood! Join us as Urban Air sets up in Hayes Valley. With many of our artists setting up booths it's a great opportunity to meet some of our amazing makers. 

La Bodega Flora will be popping up again with her traveling floral and plant cart from 1-5p. Grab some beautiful flowers for the apartment. 

We will be serving mimosas all day and be giving away a gift bag full of goodies from the store. Every customer who makes a purchase will be entered in the raffle.

Also we will end the weekend with a big sale. Spend $100+ and get 10% off your purchase and spend $200+ and get 20% off your purchase. Our gift to you!

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May
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Watercolor on Tile Workshop

Join us Thursday May 4th at 7:00pm for our Watercolor on Tile Workshop. Using power of dye sublimation technology, you will learn how to transfer beautiful watercolor flowers onto reclaimed marble tiles. A fun and creative way to make a small piece of art that can be used as a coaster, a trivet or a beautiful wall hanging.  Our instructor, Rebecca Saylor has taught many past gather workshops and owns her own business, Oodlebadoodle, where she creates adorable San Francisco themed plushies with whimsical fabric patterns. She will give you the knowledge to go home and create endless watercolor tiles for you and your friends. Sign up early, seating is limited.

All materials provided. This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Watercolor on Tile Workshop

Thursday May 4th - 7:00pm-9:00pm: $35

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Apr
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Macrame Workshop

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Join us Thursday April 20th as we learn the basics of macrame. In this class Jennie Lennick will teach us all the important knots to create a beautiful one of a kind wall hanging. All materials are supplied including brass and copper dowels to hang your project on, cotton cord, colorful poly cord, wooden beads for decorating and more. All students will leave with an instruction packet and guide to use at home for future projects.


This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Macrame Hanging Workshop

541 Octavia St

Thursday April 20th, 2017 at 7p - $60

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Apr
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Full Moon Tarot Card Workshop

Join us Monday April 10th, 2017 for our special Full Moon Tarot Card Workshop. We will be welcoming Alejandra Leon Wolfe Rocha, otherwise known as the Lioness Oracle to teach this introductory beginner class with a focus on the full moon. Our shop will be transformed into a beautiful sanctuary filled with crystals, and candles. 

In this class you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Major Arcana Tarot card, The Moon.
  • Learn the significance of Full Moons, and how to work with them for self-growth.
  • Find out the role that the Cups Suit Cards play in the cycle of the Moon.
  • Be assisted in pulling cards and deciphering their meanings, so that you can learn the art of Tarot Reading. 

Alejandra has been studying and reading the Tarot for 15 years. She is the creator of The Lioness Oracle Tarot, a deck she collaged by hand with found paper images. In a class with her you can expect to feel welcomed and safe no matter what your current level of expertise is. She resides in Oakland with her husband Sam, and her kitties Mina and Ziggy.

For this class you will need to bring a journal/notebook, pen, and Tarot deck of your choice. Beginners and all levels welcome!

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Full Moon Tarot Card Workshop: $40

541 Octavia St

April 10th at 7p

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Apr
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

gather x Harumi K Spring Collection Debut

Join us Thursday April 6th from 6-8p in the shop for our gather x Harumi K Spring collection debut party. Our second collection has been in the works for the past few months now we and can't wait to share the final pieces with you. The clothing line which is exclusive to gather, will consist of 3 styles in various colorways featuring special fabric Sherry (designer of Harumi K) found on her latest trip to Japan. Check out our blog for updates on and pictures of our progress. 

Visit us that night to be the first to try on the collection! We are celebrating with champagne and will have a free bath salts bar set up. Mix your own bottle of bath salts to take home with you!

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Mar
25
12:00pm12:00pm

The Shops Sale

Join us Saturday March 25th from noon-4p at Temescal Brewing Company in Oakland as we pop up with a group of locally owned bay area shops for a super sales shopping experience. Each shop will be bringing loads of past styles and goodies marked at a steep discount. 

Help us all make room for our new Spring merchandise and snag beautiful tops, dress, jackets, jewelry, and more for a steal. And we haven't forgotten about the guys- there will be markdowns for them too! Items will be discounted 50-90% off! This is a one time event you won't want to miss! Show up early for the best selection. 

RSVP on Facebook and tell all your friends. What could be better than an afternoon of sales shopping and enjoying beers in Temescal Brewing Company's courtyard? Roderick's BBQ food truck will be there to help you fuel up while you shop and The Lioness Oracle will be offering tarot card readings!

Here is the list of the shops participating:

 

gather 

Neeko 

Dandelion Post 

Seedstore 

Merch 

Foggy Notion 

Isalis 

Ale Katz 

Field Day 

Harumi K 

Covet 

William the Bee Keeper 

Wallflower 

Oak Common

We will be set up with your favorite gather brands, like Preloved, Curator, Bridge & Burn and more at prices you've never before seen! See you there!

THE SHOPS SALE

Saturday March 25th: noon-4p

Temescal Brewing Company

4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

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Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Natural Perfume Workshop 3.9.17 One Spot left!

Join us for our popular beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday March 9th, 2017 at 7:00pm. 

You will learn about the history and art of natural perfumes while creating a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:

  • 15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
  • Your formula blended into a .25 oz spray-bottle
  • A Mini bag for your perfume
  • A take home guide
  • A lively and educational discussion about botanical essences, distillation, and history
  • A mixing session guided by a trained natural perfumer
  • Your formula saved for future refills

Teacher Jessica Hannah is an award winning natural perfumer, educator, curator and artist.  Jessica lives and works from her studio in San Francisco, CA. 

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Natural Perfume Workshop - Thursday March 9th, 2017 - 7p-9p: $65 

Purchase tickets here (only one spot left!)

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Feb
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Join us Thursday February 23rd, 2017 for our much anticipated Indigo Dyeing Workshop with local artist Erin Garcia from Feed the Fish Co. In this class you will learn a variety of techniques, like Shibori, the Japanese technique that involves twisting cloth and binding it to indigo dye fabric. Price include all materials including 4 tea/dish towels you will dye during the class and get to take home with you. You may also bring 1-2 small additional items to dye. Things may get a little messy so wear ok-to-mess clothes and feel free to bring an apron or smock. You'll leave the class with a plethora of knowledge to dye pillow cases, handkerchiefs, tops, and any other fabric you can imagine!

This three hour class includes drinks, snacks, and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Indigo Dying Workshop

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!) 

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Feb
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Language of Flowers: A Floral Arranging Workshop

Join us Thursday February 9th, 2017 for our a special Floral Arranging Workshop with Lorena Diane of Home Sweet Flowers. This won't be your typical flower arranging class. We will be focusing on the language of flowers and making arrangements based on their sentiments. Lorena will walk the class through the various meanings and histories of flowers, wear to source fresh flowers, and how to put together a beautiful bouquet to take home. Price include all materials. 

Class includes drinks, snacks, and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

The Language of Flowers: A Floral Arranging Workshop: $65

Thursday February 9th, 2017 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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Jan
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop

This class is sold out! To hear about future class please sign up for our email list at the bottom on the page.

Join us Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 7p and learn to make a warm and cozy hand crocheted blanket with Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits. This on trend throw will impress all your friends and look gorgeous in your home. This technique uses only your fingers to make the loops — no crochet hook or crochet experience required! —  and a super soft and chunky yarn that works up very quickly. You will leave the class with a finished throw that is perfect for curling up in. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. Workshop includes all yarn/materials in price. 

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop- 7p-9p: $65

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

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Jan
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tarot Card Workshop

**This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to get information about upcoming workshops**

Join us Thursday January 19th, 2017 for our Tarot Card Workshop. We will be welcoming Alejandra Leon Wolfe Rocha, otherwise known as the Lioness Oracle to teach this introductory beginner class with a focus on New Year intentions. Our shop will be transformed into a beautiful sanctuary filled with tapestry, crystals, and candles. Alejandra will share the history or tarot, her tips for reading into the cards, and assist every student with their own three card draw in which they will discover clues to best manifest their intentions for the New Year. 

Alejandra lives in Oakland and has been studying tarot since she was 17 after she met a special tarot card reader that could only be found through word of month. Soon after this magical meeting her father gifted her a tarot card deck he purchased in the 70's. 

Please bring your own tarot card deck and a journal. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Tarot Card Workshop

541 Octavia St

January 19th at 7p - $35

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Dec
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Holiday Pop Up

Join us for a holiday pop up at the shop this Saturday, December 10th from noon-3p. We have invited 3 special artists to bring a curated collection of their wares, perfect for finding that unique holiday gift. 

Jenny Irene uses vintage fabrics from around the world to hand make beautiful baby and toddler clothing. She will bring a collection of dresses, onesies, overalls, other items for the nursery perfect for the youngest ones on your list. 

Roxanne Roxanne Designs is a fiber artist who creates eye catching jewelry, clothing, and art. No two pieces are the same, making each even more special. 

Mezzanine Floral will be on hand with fresh flowers to brighten up your home and silk flower crowns perfect for your free spirited friends and loved ones. She will also have her original paintings available for purchase.

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Dec
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition

Join us for our special Holiday Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday December 8th, 2016 at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 4 1/2 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop. For this workshop she will  share her secret tips and tricks!

In this class you will use your own photos to make 6 mini wood transfers (2.5 x 3 inches) that are perfect to give as gifts for the holidays or turn into ornaments for your tree.  You can use the same image multiple times (perfect for gift giving to Mom, Grandma, friends, etc) or up to 6 different ones to keep all for yourself...the choice is yours!*

Chelsea each teach you: Wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. You will complete 3 pieces in class and have 3 to finish at home.

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Purchase your space now!

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition - Thursday December 8th, 2016 - 7p-9p: $50

*We recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Thursday December 1st.

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Dec
2
to Dec 3

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party

The Hayes Valley Merchant Association is hosting its 26th annual Holiday Block Party this Friday, December 2nd from 6-9 and Saturday, December 3rd from noon-3p. Free and open to everyone, all the shops in the neighborhood will be open for extended holiday shopping accompanied with festive food, beverages, music, and fun! 

At gather we will be hosting some of our local artists for two days of fun!

Friday, December 2nd at 6-9p

Local designers Amy and Anya from Theia Grazi  Clothing Co. will be joining us for a special trunk show featuring their locally made clothing. Meet the designers and have them help style you for your hooliday parties. They will have dresses, tops, and skirts from past and current collections. 

Also join us Friday is Erin from Feed the Fish Co. Erin make whimsical felt pennants and will be making custom ones on the spot. Step right up and request a pennant with your name or favorite phrase. The make the ultimate holiday gift. Watch her while she makes your pennant or just shop around until she is done (each takes about 15minutes to make).

Additionally Kelly from Elizabeth Street Cosmetics will be popping up with a Holiday Lip Color Bar starring Hayes and Octavia St glosses to spotlight our neighborhood. Full range of their lipstick shades will be available for purchase during event hours. Each lip color application comes with a personalized lip color chart done by the creator and designer of the line. This is the perfect opportunity to find your winter lip color to wear to all your holiday shindigs! 

Warm cider will be flowing all night and all customers who make a purchase will be entered in to win a gift basket from the shop. 

Saturday December 3rd noon-3p

Meet Joanne and Andrew, the duo behind Alamere Designs when they bring their newest creations to the shop on Saturday. Locally made clothing meant to take you from your bike, to the bar, to your day job, to camping, and all your adventures in between. Their stylish men's and women's designs are made with the best technical fabrics with features like waterproofing and warmth. Fans of the brand rave about the exceptional quality and athletic fit. Talk to the designers about their process and check out their latest designs you can't find anywhere else.

Local designers Sharon and Mattias from Blue Gnome will be joining us for a special truck show featuring their journals, tote bags, pillows, cards, and magnets. Meet the makers and learn about their artistic process while picking out unique holiday gifts. 

We will also be offering a FREE mini workshop with any purchase. Learn how to make your own bath salt soak. You will leave with a jar that you personally mixed - the perfect holiday gift. While supplies last.  

We will be serving up mimosas and all customers who make a purchase will be entered to win a gift basket from the shop. 

See you both days!

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Dec
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Block Printing a Top Workshop

Join us Thursday December 1st at 7pm as we learn the basics of block printing from local designer, Jennie Lennick to create personalized boxy tops. In this workshop you will learn how to carve a block, apply ink, print, and add detail with fabric paint. Once you learn the techniques you'll want to print on more clothing, dish towels, paper, and more...the possibilities are endless...and will make great holiday gifts! All supplies are included and every student will leave with their very own custom top!

Jennie owns Jenny Lemons, a small-batch clothing company based in the Mission. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Jennie loves constructing garments that are playful, comfortable, and made with natural and organic fibers.

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Block Printing a Top at gather

541 Octavia St - 12/1 at 7p - $65

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Nov
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Small Business Saturday + Silversheep x gather Jewelry Debut!

Small Business Saturday was conceived in 2010 to celebrate supporting local small businesses. This year will be our 3rd year of participating and we couldn't be more excited!  We were so grateful for those who shop our mom and pop business so we want to celebrate! Here is what what's going on at gather Saturday November 26th:

-FREE tote bag + gift to the first shoppers to make a purchase

-FREE cider to warm up while shopping local

-Everyone who stops by will be entered in our raffle to win a gift basket full of goodies made by our local and independent artists (no purchase necessary)

Saturday we will also be hosting a special pop up to celebrate the release of our jewelry collaboration with Silversheep Jewelry. We've always been fans of Sylvia's minimalist, thoughtfully crafted pieces so we knew she was just the person to partner with to create a special limited collection. Together we have designed a ring, ear climber, and necklace inspired by our gather logo. We can't wait for you to see everything! Sylvia will also be bringing more pieces from her collection for you to peruse. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet one of our favorite artists, learn about her process, and shop her jewelry.  Pop up hours are from 12-3p. 

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Nov
26
to Nov 27

2016 SF Etsy Team Indie Holiday Emporium

Kick off the holiday season the weekend after Thanksgiving as local Etsy sellers come together during their annual SF Etsy Team Indie Holiday Emporium! Come out and shop and support over 200 local artisans (many gather vendors will have booths!) and small batch food vendors at Pier 70 in the Dogpatch! gather will have their very own booth too! It will be stocked with the best locally and independently made holiday gifts. It will be a little gather store satellite location for the weekend! 

SF Etsy Team Indie Holiday Emporium

November 26th - 12pm - 6pm and November 27th - 12pm - 6pm 

FREE to attend

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Nov
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Wine Tasting Workshop for Beginners and the Intensely Curious

Join us Thursday November 17th for our Wine Tasting Workshop you will learn about wine from the perspective of a winemaker. Corey Miller is the founder and CEO of Barrel + Ink and has made wine commercially as well as worked with many of California's most celebrated winemakers. We will start with a basic overview of the wine making process and a simple framework for tasting any wine blind and evaluating its basic components. Based on this knowledge, you will learn to identify clues about the kind of grape the wine was made from, its region of origin, and its age. You will leave the course with a simplified overview of an overly complicated topic and the confidence to taste and describe at even the snobbiest of holiday shindigs. 

This two hour class includes tasting pours of a variety of wines, snacks, a reference card to take home, and a discount on Barrel + Ink wines as well as merchandise in the store that night.

November 17th, 2016 - 7p-9p: $35

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!) 21+ only. 

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Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Soaps and Salves Workshop

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Join us for our Soaps and Salves Workshop at gather on Thursday October 27th at 7pm. This class is taught by Jeriel Sydney, local artisanal soap maker. Jeriel will demonstrate her process of making castille soap and healing salve. Each student will get to take their handmade products home as well as instruction to re-create their products. 

Jeriel first learned to make soap as a child under the guidance of her crafty mom. After four months studying artisanal soap making in Italy she started her business Fable Soap Co specializing in goat's milk soap and hand-crafted skin products. 

This class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Purchase your spot now before spots sell out!

Soap and Salves Workshop at gather (541 Octavia St, SF) - Thursday October 27th, 2016 - 7p: $40

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