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Recap of Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment

We had so much fun at our Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Erin of Feed the Fish Co. She made a technique that seemed super complicated fun and easy to do. The great thing about this class is you can't mess up! Literally everyone's pieces turned out so beautiful and unique. Each student made 4 unique tea towels and some even brought their own clothing items like socks and tops to dye. Missed out on the fun? Be sure to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to learn about workshops before they sell out!


Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party

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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 holiday parties. They will have dresses, tops, and skirts from past and current collections. 

Also joining 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 15 minutes 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 fall 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 magnents. Meet the makers and learn about their artistic process while picking out unique holliday 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 persoanlly mixed - the perfect holiday gift. While supplies last.  

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

See you both days!

Felt Succulent Workshop - Wednesday September 23rd

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If you missed the Urban Air Market this past Sunday, you’ll be happy to know that you have a chance to meet and craft with one of the designers that was there, Erin Garcia from Feed the Fish Co. here at gather at our next workshop on Wednesday, September 27th, at 7pm. Erin’s designs can be seen on Darby Smart, and her handmade goods are popping up all over California. We particularly love her celebratory felt pennants, perfect for waving around at any festive occasion!

While others across the country prepare for the autumn season with maple and pumpkins, join us in celebrating San Francisco’s Indian summers instead by sprucing your home or workplace with a beautiful sustainable garden. With the heavy drought season, our Felt Succulent Workshop allows you to decorate your home with as many pots as you like without using an ounce of our precious water (not to mention if you’re just a bit forgetful with remember to water!) And let’s face it, we love succulents because they come in all sorts of shapes, size, and colors, and can be grown in any vessel we can come up with! At this workshop, Erin will teach us how to make three types of felt succulents arranged in upcycled dishware.

Bring your creativity and crafting spirit, we’ll provide the drinks and snacks, and if you find your eyes wandering on the many other beautifully designed products at our store, feel free to shop around and we’ll give you a 10% discount on any gather purchase that evening! Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Felt Succulent Workshop
Wednesday, September 27
7:00pm @ gather: 541 Octavia St, SF