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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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Embroidery Workshop

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Join us Thursday June 1st as we learn the basics of embroidery and create an adorable sampler. In this class Jennie Lennick will teach us how to successfully sew several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. We will learn how to transfer images to fabric by using original patterns created by Jennie- choose from donuts, pizza, plants, leaves, or a combination of all! This isn't your grandma's embroidery class!

All materials will be provided and everyone will take home their project, some extra thread and needles, an embroidery hoop, and a stitch instruction packet for later reference.

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 and teaching workshops all over the city. 

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 now! Space is limited!

Recap of Indigo Dyeing Workshop

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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!

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Tarot Card Workshop Recap

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We had such a wonderful time at last week's Tarot Card Workshop with Alejandra of the Lioness Oracle. We set new year intentions and learned how to read cards on ourselves. Here are a few snaps from the night. Missed our magical night? Sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom on our website. We're hoping to have Alejandra back again soon!

Tarot Card Workshop

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**This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to get information about upcoming workshops**

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

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition

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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 Sunday December 4th.

We're Hiring!

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We are looking for a new addition to our team and are now hiring for a part time retail sales associate position. Job description and how to apply are below. We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you!

Job Description:
Responsible for generating sales, providing quality customer service, overseeing all day-to-day operations of the shop. Perform a variety of operational activities such as merchandise display, cash/wrap procedures, promotions, inventory management, and more.

Responsibilities:
Greet customers in a timely, professional and engaging manner
Direct customers throughout the store or to the specific area the customer requests
Provide knowledgeable feedback to customers regarding merchandise style, fit, materials, etc
Build lasting relationships with customers by contacting them to follow up on purchases, suggest new merchandise and invite them to upcoming events
Consistently seek new product knowledge to act as an expert for the customer
Perform daily in-store tasks including stock work, re-merchandising, display and cleaning
Involved in special sales events, promotions and marketing activities

Personal Specifications:
Enthusiastic and positive; enjoy meeting and interacting with customers
Reliable, trustworthy and honest
Friendly and interested in locally and independently made goods
Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about small business
Strong sense of pride and responsibility for the cleanliness, maintenance and security of the store
Driven to meet and exceed performance expectations
Ability to work holidays and special after hours events

About gather:
gather (www.gathersf.com) provides San Francisco shoppers with a thoughtfully curated selection of unique local and hand-crafted clothing, home goods, and gifts. It is a place to discover innovative local and indie artists and artisans. gather fosters an engaging shopping experience that provides a meaningful connection to the featured craftsmen and women including hosting monthly events such as workshops, trunk shows, and seasonal gatherings.

If you feel like you'd be a good fit for this part time position (approx. 15-20 hours) we'd love for you to apply (be sure to complete both steps- incomplete applications won't be considered). Please note we are looking for people who are looking for more longer term employment. Do not apply if you are looking just for seasonal/holiday work:
Step 1: Please fill out and submit the application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hugBy-chg5LECu9wKbS8iMpybW7Rt344DCoUw-BSekA/viewform
Step 2: Email a copy of your resume to hello@gathersf.com

Our Popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop is Back!

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In case you missed this popular workshop last time, you can now join us for the next Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday August 11th, 2016 at 7:00pm. If you've been to gather, chances are the distressed wood pieces of all shapes and sizes featuring photos of San Francisco icons and California coastline caught your attention. Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood by hand with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 4 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed items in the shop, each piece unique according to the wood's natural grain pattern. Now you have a chance to learn her special tips and tricks! 

In this class, Chelsea will 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 August 11th, 2016 - 7:00p-9:00p: $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 Sunday August 7th.

Registration closes at midnight on Sunday August 7th for custom pictures ($40) and Tuesday August 9th for SF themed option ($35).