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Giant Knit Blanket Workshop at Golden Gate Doulas 5.19.19

Daisy McClellanComment
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Join gather Sunday May 19th at 11a for our Giant Knit Blanket Workshop with Cara Corey Designs. For this class we are headed to Golden Gate Doulas and popping up in their gorgeous family room. Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a "table knitting" technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles. 

In this class you will also learn:

• How to source additional wool roving
• How to graft ends together by needle felting
• How to care for the wool, and use felting to prevent it from fuzzing too much
• Where to buy giant knitting needles (if you decide you want them) and how to make your own giant needles out of PVC pipe

The yarn we provide is enough wool roving to make a blanket approximately 30x50 inches in size with a lot of stretch. Please choose a color from the color swatch photo when you check out. Color choices are: Undyed (Cream), Seal, Granite, Aubergine, Candy Pink, Mallard, Denim, and Claret.

This two hour class includes mimosas and light brunch snacks. Our gracious hosts, Golden Gate Doulas have a beautiful community space in San Francisco’s lower Haight neighborhood for new and expecting moms. No need to be a parent though, this workshop is all inclusive and everyone is welcome! Workshop includes all yarn/materials in price. 

What: Giant Knit Blanket Workshop : $165

When: Sunday May 19th: 11a-1p

Where: Golden Gate Doula Associates - 678 Haight St, San Francisco, CA

(note this workshop will not be held at gather in Hayes Valley)

Space is Limited - Register now!

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Knit Hat Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment
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Join us Thursday November 29th at 7p at gather for new Knit Hat Workshop. Knitting in the round can be intimidating, but Cara from Cara Corey Designs will make it easy for you with a simple pattern that is suitable for beginners. Using super chunky yarn and a circular knitting needle, you will learn how to knit rounds with a seamless design. You will have a cute winter beanie in no time! Cara will have a variety of wool and acrylic yarns available for you to choose from. You will also learn how to add an optional pom pom to your hat. 

Price includes includes yarn and a circular knitting needle for you to take home to make more hats perfect for gifting this holiday. This two hour class also includes wine, snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that day.

Knit Hat Workshop : $65

Thursday November 29th: 7-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

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Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment

Join us at gather Thursday April 26th at 7p for our Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop with Cara Corey. If you've mastered the single crochet stitch and feel ready to move on to other stitches, this is the class for you. Learn to make a cute and sturdy round rug with recycled T-shirt yarn. You will master adding height with double crochet and half double crochet stitches, joining stitches to form rounds, and increasing stitches in a pattern to make a flat circle. You will get a good start and possibly finish a round rug, approximately 24 inches in diameter, during the 2 hour class. You can also purchase more yarn to make your rug even larger. Choose from an assortment of colors of yarn when you arrive. Jumbo-sized crochet hook included in the price. Those that have taken our hand crocheted blanket class are perfect candidates for this class (though it is not a pre-requisite...email hello@gathersf.com if you have questions). 

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

Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop: $70
Thursday April 26th from 7p-9p
gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA
Space is Limited - Register now!

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Rope Basket Workshop

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Is your new year's resolution to get creative? Join us Thursday January 11th at 7p for our Rope Basket Workshop. Get in on the over-sized knitting trend with Cara Corey, our in house knitting expert. Learn a basic garter stitch using giant needles and soft cotton rope. Then assemble your knitted swatch into a sturdy basket that is perfect for storing books, toys, and more. No knitting experience is required and all participants will leave with a completed basket (about 9x9 inch) and a set of knitting needles for future projects. Class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Rope Basket Workshop : $75

Thursday January 11th 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

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Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop

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Join us Tuesday December 12th, 2017 at 7p for our new Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop with Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits. Whether you're new to knitting or you once started a knitting project and never finished, you will love this quick scarf that's perfect for beginners (or a great holiday gift)! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will teach you how to get started knitting using soft chunky yarn and big knitting needles. You will learn a basic garter stitch, which is all you need to create a cozy scarf. You may even complete the scarf during the class. Cara will also show you how to seam the scarf so you can turn it into a cowl. 

All yarn from small-batch maker Coffee and Blankets and a set of knitting needles are included.

Color options: latte froth, pearl gray, pure white

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

Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop : $65

Tuesday December 12th 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

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Hand Crochet Blanket Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment

Join us Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 7p and learn to make a warm and cozy hand crocheted blanket with Cara Corey. 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

Space is Limited - Register now!

Rope Basket Workshop Recap

Daisy McClellanComment

Talk about a fun workshop! We were so excited for our new Rope Basket Workshop but were totally blown away with how amazing it was. Cara Corey was the most patient instructor and all the students were able to turn a huge pile of rope into a home decor magazine worthy basket! Here are a few pictures from the night if you are interested. Missed the fun? Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to be the first to hear about all our workshops!

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Rope Basket Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment
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Join us Thursday August 3rd 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

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

Our Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop is back!

Daisy McClellanComment

***Update - This workshop is SOLD OUT! To learn about upcoming workshops early sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page***

We received so many requests for our Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop we decided to host it again! Join us next week on Tuesday April 25th at 7p and learn to this technique from Marie Marie Knits that 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 your couch, bed, or to gift as a baby or birthday present. Enjoy wine, snacks, and a discount on all merchandise in the shop that night too! Hurry this class has already filled up fast...just a few spots left! Register now!

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gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco
Tuesday April 25th at 7p

Hand Crochet Blanket Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment

** Update: 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!

Arm Knitting Workshop: a recap

Sally GallerComment

We had so much fun at the arm knitting workshop - thank you to all who came and made it a great evening! Cara Corey (of Mary Marie Knits) was a wonderful instructor; explaining everything so well and making sure everyone was picking it up. We left clutching our handmade cowls, generally feeling like knitting superstars.

Based in Richmond, CA, Cara is one of gather's favorite local artists. Pop by and check out her awesome handiwork! We've got some cowls in gorgeous jewel tones, comfortable slouchy hats, and new baskets and poufs for the home. 

Thanks for a great workshop, Cara! Stay tuned for more gather workshops coming soon.

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