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Rope Basket Workshop Recap

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Talk about a fun workshop! We were so excited for our new Rope Basket Workshop but were totally blown away with how amazing it was. Cara Corey was the most patient instructor and all the students were able to turn a huge pile of rope into a home decor magazine worthy basket! Here are a few pictures from the night if you are interested. Missed the fun? Be sure to sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of the page to be the first to hear about all our workshops!

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Candle Making Workshop

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**Update - this workshop is currently SOLD OUT! Please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to learn about future classes**

Join us Thursday June 15th at 7p for a special candle making workshop with Joy Kwon. Joy will demonstrate how to make your very own candles teaching you the process from beginning to end. You'll go home with at least two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations using a variety of essential oils, fragrance oils, and dried flowers. 

Joy is behind Lighten Up Shoppe and makes our deliciously-scented soy candles and bath salts.  She will be sharing her expert candle making skills so you're sure to leave with something special. 

As always, we'll provide some drinks and snacks to fuel your creativity, and the opportunity to privately browse our selection of handmade clothing, accessories, and homewares. We'll even give you 10% off any gather purchase on the night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast. 

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday June 15th, 2017 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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).

Valentine Gift Ideas for Him

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Valentine's Day is just a short 2 weeks away. Have you found a gift for your man slice? We've rounded up our favorite picks at gather. 

We love this minimalist wallet from Kiko. Made of supple vegetable tanned cowhide this gift is a sure winner. L shaped for those who appreciate sophistication through simplicity.

What about one of our mini graphic tees? What guy wouldn't want to rock this one from San Francycle? It features an octopus bike! How cool is that?

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What says Valentine's Day more than chocolate? Skip the cheesy drug store hearts and get him something he'll actually love. Our most popular selling chocolate, Donuts & Coffee from LA based Compartes. 

We love our locally made key chains from Krista Tranquilla. Made from different metal, pick the quote or image that best describes your boo. 

Some art to fill the bare walls is always nice. We love the wood block prints from local photographer Cuppa Fog. Pick from a variety of San Francisco landmarks (maybe where you had your first date) in a variety of sizes. Or make it an experience gift and learn the process yourself (and cute couple photos) by snagging two spots to her upcoming workshop

Can't forget the card! We love this one for the outdoorsy guy.  

Happy Valentine's Day!