gather

thoughtfully curated local and hand-crafted goods

Dec
8
7:00 pm19:00

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.

Dec
10
12:00 pm12:00

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.

Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

Tarot Card Workshop

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

Sign up now - space is limited

Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop

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!

Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

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!

Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

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!) 

Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

Natural Perfume Workshop

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 (hurry space is limited!)

Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop

Join us for our popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday March 30th 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, 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 March 30th, 2017 - 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 hello@gathersf.com by Thursday March 23rd

Registration closes at midnight on Thursday March 23rd for custom pictures ($40) and Tuesday March 21st for SF themed option ($35).


Dec
2
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!

Dec
1
7:00 pm19:00

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

Sign up now - space is limited

Nov
26
12:00 pm12:00

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. 

Nov
26
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

Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

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. 

Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

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

Oct
13
7:00 pm19:00

Mulling Spices Workshop

Join us for our Mulling Spices Workshop on Thursday October 13th, 2016 at 7pm.

Learn how to blend your own mulling spices with this hands on class with Saffron + Kumquats owner Vanessa Larson.  In this class we will learn about the different spices used for mulling and discuss the different uses for mulling spices - from classic cider and wine to cocktails. We will sample different mulled beverages.  Each student will then make a jar of mulling spices to take home along with recipes for the beverages we tried. 

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

Purchase your spot now before spots sell out!

Mulling Spices Workshop at gather (541 Octavia St, SF) - Thursday October 13th, 2016 - 7p-8:30p: $35

Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

Kombucha Brewing Workshop

** This workshop is sold out. Please keep up to date with our fall workshops by signing up for our email newsletter. **

Join us Wednesday September 28th at 7p for our much anticipated Kombucha Brewing Workshop. Learn to make your own probiotic beverages at home in this hands on class with PRESERVED owner Elizabeth Vecchiarelli. We will learn the history, nutritive value and demonstrate the simple technique of continuous brewing, flavoring & carbonating kombucha. Each student will receive in-depth recipe guides and a bottle of flavored kombucha to ferment 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!

Kombucha Brewing Workshop at gather

541 Octavia St - 9/28 at 7p - $45

Sign up now - space is limited

Sep
18
11:00 am11:00

Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley Fall Edition

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 18th. 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 will also be set up with our very own booth selling a selection of our wares at the market. A few of our artists will be at the booth for you to meet in person. Chat with them about their handmade goods and learn about their artist process.

Sep
8
6:00 pm18:00

gather x Harumi K Collection Debut Party

Join us Thursday September 8th from 6-8p in the shop for our gather x Harumi K collection debut party. We've been working on an exclusive clothing line with local designer Sherry of Harumi K for a few months now.  The collection will consist of 3 styles in various colorways featuring special fabric Daisy found on her latest trip to Paris. Check out our blog for updates on and pictures of our progress. 

Help us celebrate with free champagne and tarot card readings by Alejandra, The Lioness Oracle.

Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

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

$35

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. 

 

 

 

May
26
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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May
1
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

Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

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!)

Mar
6
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. 

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

Feb
12
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

Dec
4
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!

 

Nov
28
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. 

Sep
23
7:00 pm19:00

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

Sep
13
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. 

Sep
3
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.

WHERE:

gather

541 Octavia St.

San Francisco, CA

RSVP to reserve your spot!

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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.

 

Aug
27
7:00 pm19:00

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

Jul
23
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

 

Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

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

Mar
5
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

Feb
11
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!

Dec
20
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.   


Dec
5
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!

Nov
22
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.*

Sep
14
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.