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Beginner Crochet Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment

Join us Sunday November 10th at 11am for our new Beginner Crochet Workshop with Melisa Joy. In this class you’ll learn the basic crochet stitches to complete a colorful, new cowl scarf — the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. Class size will be kept small to ensure students receive intimate, hands-on instruction. No experience is necessary! You’ll leave the class with the skills to make crocheted beauties, perfect for gifting this holiday season! All materials included to complete the cowl project and continue practicing at home.

This two hour class also includes mimosas and light brunch snacks and a discount on merchandise at Dandelion Post (where our studio is located) that day!

San Francisco-based designer & fiber artist, Melisa Joy, loves connecting people through creativity. She is inspired by traveling, exploring natural beauty, and the colorful light of the west coast. After working as an Industrial Designer in Home Decor, it became increasingly important to her to ensure handmade retains its voice. She loves helping others discover a new, creative hobby. The perfect color palette, texture or “light bulb” moment make her giddy. Her DIY Embroidery kits can be found in independent shops throughout the Bay Area. 

Beginner Crochet Workshop: $75
Sunday November 10th: 11am-1:30pm
gather - 421 40th St, Oakland (inside
Dandelion Post)

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

Embroidery Workshop

Daisy McClellanComment
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Join us Wednesday September 18th at 7p for our Embroidery Workshop with Melisa Joy. In this class you’ll master embroidery basics as you complete a sweet stitch sampler hoop while you learn several basic stitches. You’ll leave with a skill set that can be used on so many different objects and projects!

You will learn:

  • How to transfer a printed image to fabric

  • About the appropriate fabric, embroidery floss, needles and other tools that are required

  • How to do a basic outlining stitch to complete your embroidered image

  • How to finish & “frame” your finished piece in an embroidery hoop


You’ll leave the class with a finished hoop made by you, goodie bag with mini project, and the know-how to tackle more embroidery projects on your own! All materials needed will be provided and are included in class cost.

Materials Include: 2 hoops, pre-printed fabric, denim or cotton fabric, transfer paper, floss, needles, stitch instructions, marker/pencil, drawstring project bag, & notebook.

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise at Dandelion Post (where our studio is located) that day!

San Francisco-based designer & fiber artist, Melisa Joy, loves connecting people through creativity. She is inspired by traveling, exploring natural beauty, and the colorful light of the west coast. After working as an Industrial Designer in Home Decor, it became increasingly important to her to ensure handmade retains its voice. She loves helping others discover a new, creative hobby. The perfect color palette, texture or “light bulb” moment make her giddy. Her DIY Embroidery kits can be found in independent shops throughout the Bay Area. 

Embroidery Workshop: $65
Wednesday September 18th: 7-9pm
gather - 421 40th St, Oakland (inside
Dandelion Post)

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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