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Geometric Himmeli Air Plant Hanger Workshop

***UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT*** If you are interested in future classes please sign up for our email list

Join us on Thursday June 23rd at 7pm for our Geometric Himmeli Air Plant Hanger Workshop. Himmeli sculptures are little geometric mobiles that originated from Finland. Recently they have gained popularity around the world popping up everywhere from craft blogs to interior magazines. In this class you will learn how to make a hanger from brass or copper to hold an air plant. You will also learn about how to pick out and care for air plants. Have fun mastering a technique you can utilize to make beautiful hangers, mobiles, ornaments, and more (the possibilities are endless)! This class costs $35 and includes all materials to make one hanger, an air plant, and wine and snacks. You also will receive a 10% discount on all merchandise in the shop that night. 

Space is limited, register now!

Geometric Himmeli Air Plant Hanger Workshop

at gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco

Thursday June 23rd 7-9p


The Fine Print:

Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds. If you are unable to attend please contact us at least 72 hours before the workshop and we will give you store credit to use in the shop or use at a future class. There are no exceptions. 




6:00 pm18:00

Celebrate our 2 year anniversary!

Come help us celebrate two wonderful years being opened on Thursday May 26th from 6-8p. We will be offering a FREE mini workshop on how to make your own bath salt soak. Your leave with a jar that you mix together (while supplies last). We will also be toasting with champagne and macaroons. O and you can take 20% off ANY non sale item in the store that night! See you there!

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7:00 pm19:00

Natural Perfume Workshop

Join us for our beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday May 19th, 2016 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 May 19th, 2016 - 7p-9p: $65 

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!)

11:00 am11:00

Urban Air Market and Pop Up with Blue Gnome & Harumi K

Celebrate the coming of spring with our all-time favorite event: Urban Air Market! On Sunday May 1st. Octavia and Hayes will be shut down to traffic and local artists will take over Hayes Valley, filling the neighborhood with rows of locally-made goods, an assortment of food truck yummy delight, and music jammin'.  Many of our vendors set up booths for for the day, so it's a fun chance to check out all their many designs we can't fit in store. It's also just a fun day for us to hangout with everyone!

We'll also be hosting a Pop Up in store with two of our vendors, Blue Gnome and Harumi K. Creators of Blue Gnome, Sharon and Matthias are inspired by travel and life, and all their goods are created with the intention to express and amuse. We carry their US Map-themed notebooks, pillows, and totes, as well as a selection of their cards. Fashion designer, Sherry Koyama launched Harumi K  in 2014, which features women's clothing that transition easily from work to play through tastefully designed textures, color blocks, and modern silhouettes. These unique pieces are all designed and manufactured right here in San Francisco. For this special occasion, both vendors will be bringing loads more of their goods than we could ever carry, so be sure to come and check them out!

We will also have special one day sales in the shop and be sampling our favorite tea from Steep Tea! Don't miss it!

Blue Gnome & Harumi K Pop Up at gather
541 Octavia St, San Francisco
Sunday May 1st 11a-6p

7:00 pm19:00

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop

Join us for our Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday April 14th, 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 3 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, 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 wood transfers (5x7 inches)

-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 April 14th, 2016 - 7p-9p: $35-$40*

*If you use our vintage themed San Francisco photos the cost is $35 but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $40. 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 by April 7th. 

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Sewing Workshop: How to Make Your Own Leggings

Join us Thursday March 24th at 7:00pm for our Sewing Workshop: How to make your own Leggings. You will leave this class having created your very own pair of leggings to add to your wardrobe. The skills you learn in this class will help with all sorts of sewing knit projects, like skirts and dresses! 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 pairs of leggings with all the fun knit fabrics you can find! Sign up early, seating is limited. *Note: Beginner craft class for adults 18+. No previous sewing experience required. 

During this workshop, you'll learn the following skills: 

  • Cut a pattern
  • Sew with stretchy knits
  • How to add an elastic waist band
  • How to create a hem

For this workshop, you'll be provided with the following:

  • All fabric and materials
  • Sewing Machines (although feel free to bring your own if you have one!)
  • Wine and snacks  (for the perfect night out! )

Sewing Workshop: Leggings - Thursday March 24th 2016 - 7:00pm-9:00pm: $50
Purchase tickets here (Hurry! Space is limited!)

10:00 am10:00

Product and Design Roundtable with Academy of Handmade

Join in at one of Academy of Handmade's roundtables this Sunday at 10am in the shop! A wonderful chance to connect with other makers and share what we are working on. It's a safe place to get feedback and explore ideas with people who understand. Plus some snacks and drinks.

Seating is limited, so please make sure to RSVP to their facebook page so we can get an accurate headcount. 

Members: $3
Nonmembers*: $10
Please bring cash.

Feb 14

Valentines Weekend

This year gather is here to help make Valentine's gift shopping more fun and enjoyable for you! We're offering FREE cookies while you shop and we'll personally gift wrap (for free!) any of your purchases with Sycamore Press Wrapping Paper (shown below). Drop by anytime during Valentines Weekend, and we can help you find what you're looking for, or suggest a few new ideas. You can also check out our gift guides for him and for her on our blog!


And if you're not looking for a gift, or don't celebrate Valentines Day, feel free to still come by and enjoy some cookies while browsing our limited-time SALE section! We've included a jewelry section this season, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity!

When: Valentines Weekend, Friday February 12th - Sunday February 14th
Hours: Friday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm, Sunday noon-6:00pm

5:00 pm17:00

Hayes Valley Block Party


 The Hayes Valley Merchant Association is hosting its 25th annual Holiday Block Party this Friday, December 4th, 2015 from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Free and open to everyone, all the shops in the neighborhood will be open late for extended holiday shopping accompanied with festive food, beverages, music, and fun! 

At gather we will be hosting some of our local artists for a mini pop up:

San Francycle - Bicycle themed tees for women, men, and kids!

Blue Gnome- Journals, totes, and pillows everyone will love!

Sasha Sommer- San Francisco themed photo greeting cards perfect to send to everyone on your list!

This is a great opportunity to meet some of our favorite vendors, learn about their artistic process, and shop an expanded selection of their wares. We will also be serving wine and cookies, and every purchase over $50 gets a free gift! Come get all your holiday shopping done while having a fun night celebrating our great neighborhood!


2:00 pm14:00

Holiday Lip Bar with Elizabeth Street Cosmetics

Join us on Small Business Saturday on November 28th from 2-5p as we are host a special Holiday Lip Color Bar in the shop with Elizabeth Street Cosmetics. ESC is a boutique collection of lipsticks and glosses based here in San Francisco, and one of our absolute favorite vendors. Did you know all their shades are named for streets in San Francisco?  At this event we will be featuring the colors Hayes Street and Octavia Street to spotlight our neighborhood. Full range of their lipstick shades will be available for purchase during event hours as well. And did we mention each lip color application comes with a personalized lip color chart done by the creator and designer of the line? The perfect pick me during a day full of shopping small. 

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Felt Succulent Workshop

Wish you had a green thumb but find it impossible to keep a plant alive? Or do you just love learning new crafts? Our next workshop is for you! Learn to make three types of felt succulents and arrange them in upcycled dishware to create a beautiful sustainable garden at gather on Wednesday September 23rd at 7p.

Our instructor, Erin Garcia is a crafting superstar, teaching classes, leading crafty parties, and always coming up with fun new projects for Feed the Fish co. Erin's designs have been featured on Darby Smart and her handmade goods are popping up all over the California, including here at gather. She loves all things DIY, sandals year round, and heart-shaped everything. 

During the class we'll provide some drinks and snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you you 10% off any gather purchase before you head home! Be sure to sign up soon, spaces will fill up fast. $30

Felt Succulent Workshop - Wednesday September 23rd - 7pm

gather- 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Tickets to reserve your spot

11:00 am11:00

Urban Air Market and Pop Up with Steep Tea Co

One of our favorite events of Fall is fast approaching! Mark your calendars, Urban Air Market will be taking over Hayes Valley on Sunday September 13th. Octavia and Hayes will be shut down to traffic and filled will local artists selling their wares, food trucks making yummy delights, and music jammin.  Many of our vendors set up booths at this show so it's always a fun day for us. We hope you stop in the shop for a little respite from the crowds.

We'll be hosting a Pop Up in store with our favorite new tea brand, Steep Tea Co.  We carry their locally made organic loose leaf tea in the shop and can't get enough. Molly and Karina will set up shop at gather on Sunday with their delicious iced tea and a larger selection of their teas for you to go home with.  It will be the perfect pick me up from the heat of the market. Want to learn more about this Oakland duo? Check out their Kickstarter and read more about them and their journey to operate their mobile tea bar.  Our Pop Up will be their very last stop of their Kickstarter tour so don't miss out! They will be here starting at 11am until they run out of tea so be sure to come early!

And just a heads up instead of our normal noon-6p Sunday hours we will be open market hours from 11a-6p. 

7:00 pm19:00

Opening Your Own Store: Panel Series with Urban Air Market

Do you make and sell products to a loyal following online or at shows like Urban Air Market but dream of owning your own store?

Learn from an awesome panel of current store owners who started off as Urban Air Market vendors. Come hear what it takes to open your own store and get answers to your burning questions about creating a business structure, hiring employees, location tips, and more. This speaker panel event will allow attendees to hear the good, the bad and the ugly of store ownership firsthand.

Bring your questions and business cards as there will be time for Q&A, refreshments, and mingling.

WHAT: Behind the Scenes: Opening Your Own Store

WHEN: Thursday, September 3rd, 7-9pm

Please be aware of city traffic and neighborhood parking issues to arrive on time for refreshments, networking with your peers, and to meet the Urban Air Market team.



541 Octavia St.

San Francisco, CA

RSVP to reserve your spot!


A bit more about the panelists:

Daisy and Christian (that's us!)- gather

Husband and wife team Christian & Daisy opened their shop, gather, in 2014 in Hayes Valley. Daisy is a jewelry designer who sells her designs online and in various boutiques around the country and Christian’s background is in providing legal advice to small businesses. Combining their unique experiences and skills and embarking on a new journey, they are now living their dream of owning a brick and mortar store in the heart of San Francisco to sell their goods as well as the goods of other local and indie artists.  

Jonathan- heliotrope

JP is an alchemist, a dog lover, a porketarian, a grammarian, a martini aficionado, and Nice Jewish Boy from The Bronx. He’s worked for Bay Area retailers for over 25 years, including Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Good Vibrations, and Bare Essentials. He co-founded Heliotrope five years ago.

Jenn- local take

Jenn co-owns Local Take with Kyra, who she had often shared a festival booth with to sell her own designs in the past. They worked so well together that they decided it was time to open their own brick and mortar store. Jenn and Kyra chose the Castro for their business as it lacked a main retail source for independently designed and crafted personal items and gifts. Local Take now showcases over 130 independent designers and artists, helping them gain public recognition to jumpstart their careers.

About the Moderator:

Danielle is the owner of Urban Air Market. She has been an event producer and artist representative since 2005 when she founded Missing Piece Productions. She has won a San Francisco fashion award in each of the following categories: Best Event Producer, Best Fashion Event, Best Artist Rep, Best Fashion Collective, and Best Trunk Show. She enjoys success stories about small businesses that participate in Urban Air Market events that involve collaboration, growth, and change.


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Watercolor Pillow Workshop - Thursday August 27th 7p

Ever see a project on Pinterest you'd love to re-create but need a little motivation to get started or a teacher to guide you? Join us Thursday August 27th at 7p for a special workshop at gather, where we'll tackle our first Pinterest project that we've been lusting over. Rebecca Saylor will be teaching everyone how to make pillows using a unique watercolor effect!  You'll be able to create a beautiful piece like the ones you've seen in all the design magazines without breaking the bank!

Rebecca is a crafter and sewer extraordinaire and the best instructor we know. She makes our  incredibly adorable animal and SF themed plushies and pillows we carry in the shop. In this class she'll give you the step by step instructions to make your own watercolor inspired pillow perfect for your couch or bed. 

During the class we'll provide some drinks and snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you you 10% off any gather purchase before you head home! Be sure to sign up soon, spaces will fill up fast. $30

Watercolor Pillow Workshop - Thursday August 27th - 7pm

gather- 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Tickets to reserve your spot

6:00 pm18:00

gather's 1 year anniversary party!

We can't believe it's been more than a year since gather opened its doors! Since our artists, makers, customers, and friends of the shop have made this adventure possible, we want you to help us celebrate.

Join us for drinks, sweets, and good times. We will have Mary from Spirit Speak Tarot on hand for FREE tarot card readings, 15% off purchases all night, and goodie bags for the early birds! Don't miss out on the fun!

gather's 1 year anniversary party

541 Octavia St., San Francisco

Thursday July 23rd 6-8p


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Candle Making Workshop

Join us on Wednesday June 17th for a private workshop at gather, where Rebecca Saylor and Joy Kwon will demonstrate how to make your very own votive candles!  You'll go home with at least two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations.

Rebecca is the creator of Oodlebadoodle, our eco-friendly (and utterly adorable) line of plushies we carry in the shop. Rebecca will be showing us how to make our votive candle holders shaped like dinosaur eggs!

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 up soon, spaces will fill up fast. $30

7:00 pm19:00

Arm Knitting Workshop

Arm knitting is the latest craze, so come be part of the "knit-crowd" at gather! Cara from Mary Marie Knits will be here on Thursday March 5th at 7pm to teach the basics and show you how to knit your very own infinity scarf. Arm knitting uses your arms rather than knitting needles: it's great for beginners as it's really quick and easy to pick up! You actually loop the giant stitches back and forth across your arms. By the end of the class you will have your own chunky arm knit cowl to take home.

It's no secret that gather loves Mary Marie Knits; her handmade scarves, hats, poufs, and baskets are dotted all about our shop. Cara Corey is the lady behind the brand, a self-professed "writer, wielder of knitting needles and bigtime foodie" from Richmond, CA.

Whether you're a knitting novice or a total pro, you'll have a ball creating your own scarf from scratch while enjoying drinks and snacks with friends. Tickets are $40 (or $35 if you bring your own yarn*) and available here. 

Space is limited so sign up soon! 

*If you opt to bring your own yarn you need 4 skeins of super bulky yarn

6:00 pm18:00

Valentine's Gift Night

Does the thought of finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift have you breaking out in a cold sweat? We are here at gather to make it easy and fun for you! On Wednesday February 11th from 6-8pm visit us at the shop and we'll help you pick out the perfect gift for your special someone. We'll even wrap your purchases in our new Sycamore Press wrapping paper and serve champagne gratis, what's not to love about that? 

If you are in need of some inspiration before the event check out our gift guides for him and for her on our blog. And we didn't forget the singles! It's a good night to treat a friend or yourself! We just received new shipments of handmade jewelrychocolate, and candles. Come join us for a fun night out. 

Hope to see you there!

2:00 pm14:00

Featured Artist Reception: Jamie Lau

Join us Saturday December 20th from 2-6p as we welcome designer and San Francisco native Jamie Lau for a special artist reception to celebrate her month long pop up collection at gather. Starting December 17th we will be featuring a selection of her designs in the shop. Don't miss out on owning one of her unique dresses or tops- perfect for your holiday parties. 

We first met Jamie at Renegade Craft selling her beautiful clothing line. The self-taught seamstress has a way of transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward designs using traditional Japanese prints, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. Jamie also co-authored BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, an in-depth pattern making and sewing guide to mastering iconic looks from the 1920s to 1980s published in 2012. 

Please join us on December 20th from 2-6p for festive treats and champagne to chat with Jamie. This will be your chance to meet the designer and learn more about her process and what inspires her work.   

6:00 pm18:00

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party

Join us this Friday night for the 24th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party.  This fun filled celebration of our lovely neighborhood happens every December.  All of the shops in the area will be open late for holiday shopping, music, and libations. We are so excited to be joining in the festivities this year. We will be open for extended hours, have wine to enjoy at at the shop, and all purchases $20+ will receive a free gift! All happening this Friday December 5th from 6-9p.

Hope to see you there!

9:00 am09:00

Gather for Gratitude: Free Yoga + Shopping Event

The holidays are just around the corner. This means many things, one being gratitude for new adventures and community. Gather with us, the weekend before Thanksgiving, for a special yoga class and shopping event in the shop. Kari Kittinger, a local yoga instructor and blogger behind The Wholesome Project will teach a Wholesome Flow focused on finding balance this season and giving thanks. After class, discover what is new in the shop and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping before the store opens to the public. All our guests will enjoy a discount on purchases and local, seasonal breakfast treats.

This is a FREE event! We're so grateful for you.

Space is limited, RSVP soon!

Yoga: 9AM - 10AM

Treats & Shopping: 10AM - 11AM

*The yoga class will be all levels! It is okay if you've never done yoga before! Just a bring a yoga mat and an open heart.*

2:00 pm14:00

Beauty Bar Pop Up

Join us at gather Sunday September 14th from 2-4p for a special beauty pop up. This free event will be the perfect excuse to pamper yourself and to explore what's new in the store. Stylists from our favorite neighborhood salon and apothecary shop Veer + Wander will be offering dry styling with hot tools and quick styles up or down with your braid of choice! Also joining us is one of our vendors, Kelly from Elizabeth Street Cosmetics. She will be finishing off your new look with special lip touch ups picking the perfect gloss just for you. 

6:00 pm18:00

Hayes Valley Microhood Bold Italic Event

The Bold Italic is hosting another microhood event in Hayes Valley! This will be our first time participating and we can't wait to be a part of it. It's basically a big party in the neighborhood where all the business stay open late and celebrate with sales, free drinks, nibbles, and more. The fun starts at 6pm on Thursday August 14th. We will be offering customers a FREE gift if they spend $35 or more between 6-8p (while supplies last). In addition we will be offering 15% OFF any purchases of $150 or more!

Two of our favorite artists will be joining us and setting up in the shop for a mini pop up. Tommy from San Francycle will bringing in lots of his bike themed apparel, including lots of designs we don't normally have room to carry. Also Yiva and Bryce from Lady Alamo will be here with more of their wonderful totes and pouches for your to peruse. This will be a night that you won't want to miss. We hope you can join in on the festivities!

PC: Hoodline

PC: Hoodline

7:00 pm19:00

Beaded Fringe Necklace Workshop

Join us for a fun night of jewelry making and bubbly at our next workshop on Thursday July 31st. gather owner and jewelry designer, Daisy will be teaching the group to make their very own beaded fringe necklace. You'll be able to customize the colors and design making it one of a kind. Learn simple jewelry making techniques and take home a necklace of your own creation all while enjoying a glass of champagne and nibbles. If you get the jewelry making bug you'll have the opportunity to buy a kit and tools to make more at home. 

Daisy's jewelry line, Lanyapi is sold in boutiques around the country and much of the jewelry you see at gather is made by her. 

Sign up early as space is limited. No previous jewelry making skills are required. 

$40 - Reserve your spot here

6:30 pm18:30

Sewing Workshop: Canvas Box Bag - Thursday July 10th 6:30p

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Whether you're a rookie or want to brush up on sewing skills, you'll enjoy making a fun and versatile little canvas box bag. Taught by SF Etsy co-captain and gather maker, Rebecca Saylor of OodleBaDoodle. We'll review basics like terminology, bobbin winding, machine threading and 
basic construction techniques. Fabric provided by Rickshaw Bags.

Wine and snacks served making this the perfect night out! 

Sign up early, seating is limited. Beginner craft classes for adults 18+. No previous sewing experience required. Sewing machines provided however feel free to bring your own if you have one!

Sewing Workshop: Canvas Box Bag

Thursday July 10th

6:30 - 8:00 PM

$35 - Reserve you spot here

6:30 pm18:30

DIY Succulent Workshop - June 26th 6:30-8pm

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Our first workshop is here! In this class, we’ll teach you how to make a beautiful hanging succulent in a can. You'll learn all about succulents, how to grow and tend to them, and how to create your very own hanging succulent. 

We supply the painted cans, soil, succulents, and extra little delights to jazz up your succulent. If you'd like to bring your own vessel- feel free! Also, if you'd like to make more than one we will have extra cans and plants you can purchase for doing so. Our instructor, Lauren Woodward who makes the beautiful succulent gardens in the shop also curates our vintage clothing, so you know she has an amazing eye. She has been creating her succulent art for years and is excited to share her knowledge with you. Wine and refreshments will be served. Be sure to tell all your friends- they won't want to miss out on this fun night!

DIY Succulent Workshop

Thursday June, 26th

6:30 - 8:00 PM


Space is Limited

Reserve your spot here