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Paint-by-Number Holiday Card Workshop

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In this workshop you will receive a boxed holiday card set. Each kit comes with (8) 5x7 identical flat cards ready to paint, (8) envelopes, (8) non-toxic, acrylic paints, and a set of (2) paintbrushes. We will also have on hand extra paint brushes and local artist and owner of gather Daisy McClellan to assist you.

Contents:

  • (8) 5x7 flat cards, printed with lines, numbers, and pre-printed background

  • (8) A7 envelopes

  • set of (8) non-toxic, acrylic paint pots with hand-mixed paint

  • set of paintbrushes (size .5 and 2)

  • instructions

Price includes everything mentioned in the kit above for you to take and finish the remaining cards at home plus mimosas, snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that day (hello holiday shopping!)

No painting experience necessary!

Paint-by-Number Holiday Card Workshop : $45

Saturday December 1st: 10a-noon

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now! 

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Knit Hat Workshop

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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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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

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Join us Sunday June 10th at 11a for our new Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Rachel Jacques of Bright Line Studio. This two and a half hour class is for beginners who are eager to learn modern calligraphy! We will go over the basic strokes before heading into the lower case and upper case alphabet. All the necessary materials you need for the class and at home practice will be provided. You will get a complete alphabet and resources workbook for beginners, worksheets, oblique calligraphy pen, 2 nibs, a Rhodia paper pad, black ink, and extra paper. At the end of the class you will create a hand lettered quote that you can take home!

Bright Line Studio, is a boutique design and calligraphy studio based in San Francisco. Designer, Rachel, focuses primarily on wedding and event branding, paper goods, and styling. She started calligraphy when she was planning her own wedding. What started as a need for her own wedding quickly turned into her passion and business. For Rachel calligraphy is a way to relax and enjoy creating beautiful keepsakes for myself and others.

As always, we'll provide some mimosas and brunch snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you a special discount on gather purchases while you’re there! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

For continued practice at home you can purchase a modern calligraphy kit after the class for an additional $25! The kit includes extra nibs, a straight calligraphy pen (different than in class), a copy of the alphabet workbook, extra practice sheets, and a variety of fun paper and envelopes to send cards and make art pieces. Everything you would need for continued practice or to gift to a artistic friend! 

Modern Calligraphy Workshop: $75

Sunday June 10th at 11a

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop

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Join us Sunday May 6th at 11a for our new Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop with Chelsea Hiatt Farley of Cuppa Fog. For this workshop she will teach you how to transfer images onto glass! You will go home with 4 glass pieces that can be used as coasters or hung on a wall or in a window. This same technique can be used to transfer images onto mirrors. 

In this class, Chelsea will teach you: Glass preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, finishing techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware onto the back of your new art. 

Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop Includes:

-Four square (4 inch x 4 inch) glass transfers (two images you will complete in class, and the other two you will start in class and take home to finish)

-Vintage-themed San Francisco photos or 4 of your own images*

-All art materials and finishing hardware

*If you use our provided vintage-themed San Francisco photos the cost is $75, but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $90. If you are using your own photos we recommend choosing good contrast and high resolution digital files (minimum of 1MB, please do not pull off of social media sites as they are too compressed). 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 May 2nd.

Chelsea Hiatt Farley has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 6 years and her Image Transfer to Wood Workshop is one of our most popular classes at gather. We carry her beautiful San Francisco-themed pieces in the shop. She is constantly inspired taking photos of our beautiful San Francisco and the coast, and loves how the image transfer process brings additional texture and storytelling to her photographs. 

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

Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday May 2nd for custom pictures ($90) and Saturday May 5th for SF themed option ($75).

Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop

Sunday May 6th: 11a-1p

gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco

Register now! Hurry space is limited!

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Leather Moon Bag Workshop!

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Join us Thursday March 8th at 7p for our Leather Moon Bag Workshop. In this fun and easy class we will take some basic leather making skills and apply them towards designing and making your very own leather half-moon bag. It’s a mini size that is perfect for holding extra goodies in your bag or taking it solo out on the town. It holds cards, lip products and other small things. You won’t leave home without it!

This leather working class is designed to put you in the maker’s seat. Learning a skill and then immediately applying it to your project will give you the confidence to put your skills to practice in a future project. So whether you are seeking a fun night out with friends or want to learn a new skill - future you will be “over the moon” with this class (see what we did there?) 

Skills we will cover-

Basic Leather Working:

-Leather punching

-Leather tanning

-Hand Stitching

Basic Sewing Skills:

-Cutting out a pattern

-Hand Sewing and Finishing Techniques

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 leather crafts 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.

Leather Moon Bag Workshop

Thursday March 8th - 7:00pm-9:00pm$55

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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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Yule Celebration Tarot Workshop

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Join us Thursday December 14th for  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

Painted Bead Necklace Workshop!

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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

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!)

Hand Crochet Blanket Workshop

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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!

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
Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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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Image Transfer to Wood Workshop Back Next Week!

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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

Purchase your spot here.

*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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Natural Perfume Workshop - September 14th

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Join us Thursday September 14th at 7p for our coveted Natural PerfumeWorkshop

In this class, you will learn all about the history of perfume and then create your own custom scent!

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

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night (just in time for shopping our Fall arrivals)!

Natural Perfume Workshop
gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco
Thursday  September 14th - 7p

Purchase tickets here (hurry space is limited!)

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Our Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop is back!

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***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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Tuesday April 25th at 7p

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on March 30th!

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**UPDATE: This class is SOLD OUT but you can sign up for our June 29th class now!

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: $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 March 23rd.

Registration closes at midnight on Thursday March 23rd for custom pictures ($45) and Tuesday March 21st for SF themed option ($40).

Perfume Workshop at gather

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Have you had a chance to take our popular Natural Perfume Workshop? Due to popular demand we are offering it again! Founder and Owner of JHannah Co. Fragrances, Jessica Hannah spends hours researching and blending materials to create unique perfumes using only the finest natural materials. Her scents are all hand-bottled in her studio here in San Francisco, CA, and now you have the chance to learn from this award winning expert!

Join us for our beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday November 3rd, 2016 at 7p.

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

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

Register here: Natural Perfume Workshop - Thursday 11/3/16 - 7p-9p: $65

Kombucha Brewing Workshop Recap

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Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Kombucha Brewing Workshop this past Wednesday night! Elizabeth from Preserved was the most amazing instructor, with so much knowledge to share. The class learned about the history and nutritive value of Kombucha and then were able to sample various flavors. At the end of the class everyone got to mix their own to finish fermenting at home. Participants also went home with their very own scoby to start a fresh batch to brew - how cool is that? Missed out on the fun? Be sure to check out the rest of our Fall/Winter workshop and sign up for a night of fun!

Kombucha Workshop Next Week!

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

Join us next week (Wed. 9/28) at 7p for our much anticipated Kombucha Brewing Workshop. We are so excited to welcome Elizabeth Vecchiarelli, owner of PRESERVED, who will teach us how to make our very own refreshing probiotic beverages at home in this hands on class. We will learn the history, nutritive value and the techniques of continuous brewing, flavoring & carbonating kombucha. Each student will receive in-depth recipe guide and a bottle of flavored kombucha to ferment at home! 

Kombucha has a host of health benefits: it's known for improving digestion, increasing energy, and being a great detoxifier! Making your own kombucha not only saves money (no more paying $5+ per bottle!) but allows you to customize your own unique flavors.

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!

Sign up here! Hurry space is limited!

To sweeten the brew, we are entering early bird registrants in a drawing for a $25 gather gift card. Sign up by this Friday for your chance to win. (Please note this contest has ended 9/23/16)