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We're Moving! Join us on our next chapter!

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We have BIG news to share with you: we are making some exciting changes to gather and moving from our Hayes Valley location!

Connecting people with local artists at our workshops has become one of the most special parts of gather so we have decided to focus on that full time.

In early April, we will be closing our shop at 541 Octavia and winding down the retail component of the business.

In May we will continue hosting our popular workshops; popping up at some our favorite businesses around the bay area. Check out the entire event/workshop schedule!

Our goal is to open a dedicated workshop and event space to continue to expand our offerings- stay tuned!

Over the past five years we have absolutely loved curating the work of over 250 artists in our shop. It’s something we couldn’t have done without you. We have the most amazing customers and want to celebrate this next chapter with you!

We will be throwing a party on March 31st 4pm- 6pm at our Hayes Valley store and if we would love if you could be there to celebrate with us. Shop our discounted goods and drink bubbly with us! RSVP and tell all your friends!

Warmly,

Christian and Daisy

P. S. We're starting to mark down merchandise in the shop today. Come by and snag items from your favorite gather makers while you can. And if you are interested in any of our furniture or fixtures we are selling lots of goodies via our website here (pick up only).

P. P. S. Congrats if you got all the way to this part - another surprise for you! We’re welcoming baby boy #3 this Summer!

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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Valentine's Happenings at gather

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Whether you're celebrating your babe, your friends, or just YOU we've got lots of Valentine's fun in store at the shop!

❤2/6 Floral Arranging Workshop
❤2/8 Natural Perfume Workshop
❤2/10 & 2/11 Flower and Plant Pop Up
❤2/13 Candle Workshop (SOLD OUT but we added an April class!)
❤2/15 Image Transfer to Wood Workshop
 

Or just pick out a special gift from our shop! We've been on the hunt for the best gifts for your sweetie!

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!

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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Last week we published our annual gift guide for him. Now it's time to focus on the ladies in your life. Here is our holiday gift guide for her:

Give your main squeeze one of the new jewelry pieces we collaborated with Silver Sheep Jewelry to design. Pick from the ring, necklace, and ear climbers, all plated in 14K gold vermeil. The laurel designs is perfect to wear everyday alone or layered with other pieces. These will surely bring a smile to her face!

Spoil your family something warm and cozy. Our Bodhi Swag cocoons are our most popular holiday gift year after year. We love this season's colors and prints. Because these wraps are reversible, you are actually giving her two gifts! Also a bonus - they are one size fits all so you don't need to worry about figuring out the perfect size. And every generation loves these - our teenage cousin, our mom, and even our grandmother! Combine this with a hand crocheted beanie and knitted cowl by Mary Marie Knits (available in a variety of colors) and you will fully prepare you family for the winter ahead.

Not only are best friends given that label because they are the best, but because they deserve the best! Give her the gift of rejuvenation with this Relaxation Gift Box. Each gift box is carefully curated in our shop and includes a luxurious handmade jar of bath salt soak by Lighten Up Shoppe, a candle by JaxKelly complete with hidden crystal inside, a large pouch of tea from Steep Tea, Co., and a calming roll-on essential oil by Let’s Put a Bird On It. 

What about the stockings? Grab one of our vintage fabric stockings from the shop and fill it with goodies from our local artists. Start with a Lady Alamo Zip, add a nail polish by Floss Gloss, toss in a Chai Tea Soap by Etta+Billie, grab a natural deodorant by Fat and the Moon, and finish it off with calming balm by Peachy Brand. O and don't forget the chocolate!

Why not give an experience gift? Choose from one of our workshops coming up in the new year. It's the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill. Or give them a gift card so they can choose their own gift. Need more ideas? Stop by the shop and let us help you put together the perfect gift! Also enjoy FREE shipping on any order in our online shop through Monday by using the code "FREESHIP2016". Remember to place your order by Monday December 19th to get it in time for Christmas! 

by Sharon Leung
 

Happy New Year!

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We want to wish all our customers and artists a Happy New Year! 2015 was a major success because of you and we thank you for your continued support! In addition to a stellar year at the store we welcomed our son Hunter into the world. If you haven't met him already you will soon...he's becoming quite the mascot :) Keep in touch with our 2016 adventures like upcoming workshops and sales by signing up for our newsletter if you haven't already. See you soon!