gather

thoughtfully curated local and hand-crafted goods

Nov
19
to Dec 31

Mien Pop Up

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We're so excited to be hosting Mien through the holidays for a special limited Pop Up at gather! Their women's clothing is modern, functional, and ethically made. Their matching kids clothing is unisex and made with the same soft fabric. Made right here in California, their clothing can be worn throughout pregnancy, nursing, or just any time you want to look beautiful. Visit us now through December 31st to shop their sophisticated pieces in person.


Mien Pop Up at gather

November 19th- December 31st

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop - 12.11.18

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Join us Tuesday December 11th, 2018 at 7p for our Giant Knit Blanket Workshop with Cara Corey Designs. Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a "table knitting" technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles. 

In this class you will also learn:

• How to source additional wool roving
• How to graft ends together by needle felting
• How to care for the wool, and use felting to prevent it from fuzzing too much
• Where to buy giant knitting needles (if you decide you want them) and how to make your own giant needles out of PVC pipe

The yarn we provide is enough wool roving to make a blanket approximately 30x50 inches in size with a lot of stretch. Please choose a color from the color swatch photo when you check out. Color choices are: Undyed (Cream), Seal, Granite, Aubergine, Candy Pink, Mallard, Denim, and Claret.

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. 

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop : $150

Tuesday December 11th: 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition 12/13

Join us for our special Holiday Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday December 13th at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 7 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!

*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 Monday December 10th.

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition

Thursday December 13th- 7p-9p: $60

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tarot Card Workshop 1.10.19

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Join Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle for a special New Year Tarot Card Workshop at gather on Thursday January 10th at 7p. In this class you will:

  • Learn about the collective Major Arcana card for 2019, The Hanged Man.

  • Learn how the number 3 corresponds to 2019, what that signifies for you, and what Tarot cards are associated with it.

  • Engage with the power of New Year's intentions, planting seeds for your future year.

  • Be assisted in conducting a New Year's Tarot reading for yourself.

This class is open to all levels, and beginners are encouraged to attend. Bring a Tarot deck of your choice, a journal and pen. 

Alejandra has been studying and reading the Tarot for 17 years. She is the creator of The Lioness Oracle Tarot, a deck she collaged by hand with found paper images. In a class with her you can expect to feel welcomed and safe no matter what your current level of expertise is. She resides in Oakland with her kitties Mina and Ziggy.

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

Tarot Card Workshop: $40

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Thursday January 10th at 7p

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop 1.22.19

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Join Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 at 7p for our Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop. In this class, local florist Ricci Cande of Rust & Flourish will go in depth about the properties of each botanical element we use in our beautiful smudge sticks, foraging and seasonal uses for each wand, sustainable practices, and the history of healing through smudge wands. This is the perfect class to set new intentions for the new year and set some of your new years resolutions. Some of the botanical elements we'll use and learn about include:

- Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass, Lavender, Amaranth, Bay Leaves, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Rosemary, Yarrow, Peppermint, Rose, Oregano, and more!

Ricci's love of flowers started at a very early age, when she would collage with her mother's garden and Martha Stewart magazines. Her BFA background in Art History and Photography serves as a powerful link to her creations. Ever-evolving, Ricci's aesthetic and inspiration is derived from English antique and vintage, the old masters, the photograph, and of course, seasonal blooms. When she isn't designing, Ricci can be found snacking around with her cat, Binx. 

In this two hour class, all materials will be provided to make at least 3-5 smudge sticks with a curated selection of our magical gemstones that you can tie to your wands (up to 4), or set in your space for burning.

During the class we’ll have wine + beer, yummy snacks and you’ll get a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

We entwine, forage, and burn our special smudge with intention and purpose! Join us to learn about some of these healing purposes and use them for yourself! 

Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop: $65

Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Candle Making Workshop 1.31.19

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Join us Thursday January 31st, 2019 at 7p for a special candle making workshop with Hyunny of Lighten Up Shoppe. Hyunny 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.

Lighten Up Shoppe was founded by two sisters, Joy and Hyunny in sunny northern California. Lighten Up Shoppe was created out of Joy's love for candles and Hyunny's obsession with crafting. The warmth and glow of a candle can transform any room into a sanctuary.  After a long day, take a moment to breathe, light a candle, and lighten up!

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 a special discount on gather purchases that night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday January 31st, 2019 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Natural Perfume Workshop 2.7.19

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Join us for our beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday February 7th, 2019 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

Teacher Jessica Hannah is an award winning natural perfumer, educator, curator and artist.  Jessica lives and works from her studio in San Francisco, CA. 

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

Natural Perfume Workshop

Thursday February 7th, 2019 - 7-9p: $85

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party

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Join us on Friday December 7th from 4-9p during the Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party. We will be open late serving mulled wine and celebrating with two of our favorite people. gather designer, Sarah Liller will be joining us for a special trunk show from 5-9p of her beloved comfy yet classic designs. Meet the designer, shop an expanded selection of her pieces, and pick out a new dress or jumpsuit for your holiday parties. Also, Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle will be on hand doing Tarot Card readings from 4-7p. Readings are 20 minutes and cost $40. This is an experience not to be missed! Show up early to make sure you get on the list. Anyone who purchases Sarah Liller or gets a reading from Alejandra will get 15% off any other purchases during the night!

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - 12.6.18

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Join us Thursday December 6th at 7p for our Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Rachel Jacques of Bright Line Studio. Just in time for the holidays, 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. The perfect skill to for addressing and making holiday cards. 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.

We’ll provide festive wine and snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you a special discount on gather purchases while you’re there (hello, holiday shopping)! 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

Thursday December 6th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Wreath Making Workshop 12.4.18

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Join us Tuesday December 4th at 7p for a festive Wreath Making Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers. Lorena will walk the class through how to create a modern and sophisticated wreath incorporating beautiful natural elements from start to finish. She'll talk to you about the best foliage and berries to use so that these can last throughout the holiday season and even dry gracefully for months after. 

Price includes fresh greenery & berries, ribbon, tools to create your wreath, and seasonal sweets and adult beverages to fuel your creativity! Your finished product will look lovely on your door, as a centerpiece, or above your mantel!

Also, as a special treat Salt Point will be popping up during the workshop pouring up their tasty canned Greyhound, Moscow Mule and Gin Highball cocktails.

Class also includes a discount on merchandise in the store that night, perfect for getting a jump start of your holiday shopping. 

Wreath Making Workshop: $75

Tuesday December 4th, 2018 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Paint-by-Number Holiday Card Workshop

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Join us Saturday December 1st at 10a at gather for new Paint-by-Number Holiday Card Workshop. Make the most beautiful handmade painted holiday cards this year in this easy, relaxing class. Take a break from work, get together with friends, and start celebrating the holidays early with us. Choose from 4 designs: bear, fox, deer, or owl.

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

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

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

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Nov
24
to Nov 25

gather at the SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium

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We love participating in the annual SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium. Back for it’s 6th year it will be held at Pier 35 in San Francisco November 24-25. Join gather as we set up a mini satellite shop filled with all your favorite gather makers including new designs from emerging artists. Shop small with us at this amazing holiday market!

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Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Small Business Saturday Pop Up

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If we weren't already excited enough for Small Business Saturday, we now have more reason to be. If this is your first rodeo, Small Business Saturday has happened every year since it was conceived in 2010, as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We were so grateful for everyone's support over the years, and can’t wait to celebrate with you this year. Join us on Saturday November 24th starting at 11a. We will be serving mimosas and handing out FREE tote bags to the first shoppers who make a purchase.

From 11a-5p gather maker, Courtney from Bored Inc will be popping up with a special collection of her enamel pins, patches, cards, prints, and totes. Her RBG enamel pins could quite possibly be our most popular selling item ever! Grab the best stocking stuffers and meet the artist.

Additionally, Kristina of Lacson Ravello will be on hand with her locally made clothing. Her dresses and tops are perfect for your holiday parties or gifting to your bestie. Meet the designer and try on her gorgeous designs.

Also, Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle will be on hand doing Tarot Card readings from 11a-1p. Readings are 20 minutes and cost $40. Show up early to make sure you get on the list. This is an experience not to be missed!

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Wreath Making Workshop 11.15.18

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Join us Thursday November 15th at 7p for a festive Wreath Making Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers. Lorena will walk the class through how to create a modern and sophisticated wreath incorporating beautiful natural elements from start to finish. She'll talk to you about the best foliage and berries to use so that these can last throughout the holiday season and even dry gracefully for months after. 

Price includes fresh greenery & berries, ribbon, tools to create your wreath, and seasonal sweets and adult beverages to fuel your creativity! Your finished product will look lovely on your door, as a centerpiece, or above your mantel!

Also, as a special treat Salt Point will be popping up during the workshop pouring up their tasty canned Greyhound, Moscow Mule and Gin Highball cocktails.

Class also includes a discount on merchandise in the store that night, perfect for getting a jump start of your holiday shopping. 

Wreath Making Workshop: $75

Thursday November 15th, 2018 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Nov
10
to Nov 11

gather at Renegade Craft

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We’re so excited to be a part of our favorite craft show this November! Join us at Renegade Craft at Fort Mason November 10th and 11th as we set up a mini satellite gather shop. We will have goodies from all your favorite gather makers including brand new work from emerging artists. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! See you there!

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Natural Perfume Workshop

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Join us for our beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday November 1st 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

Teacher Jessica Hannah is an award winning natural perfumer, educator, curator and artist.  Jessica lives and works from her studio in San Francisco, CA. 

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

Natural Perfume Workshop

Thursday November 1st, 2018: $85

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Passport 2018

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Join us on Sunday October 21st from noon-4p as we participate in Passport - SFAC Galleries’ 10th annual DIY art collecting experience. SFAC Galleries’ signature event puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public! Local artists will be stationed in venues throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center (including gather!) and Passport attendees can “create” their own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook. Walking throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center, hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from emerging and established Bay Area artists while discovering small businesses in the neighborhood.

We will be hosting Grace Rosario Perkins, an Albuquerque and Bay Area-based artist who has spent most of her life living between city centers, as well the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community. Her work examines cultural dissonance, disassembling and rebuilding personal history through explorations with color, abstraction, and language. Learn more about the event, the participating artists and host venues, how to purchase your passport and more here.

We will be serving mimosas to celebrate and give passport participants 15% off their purchases in the shop from 12-4 that day!

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Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Shops Sale

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The Shops Sale is back! Join us at our new location, Anchor Public Taps in San Francisco as we pop up with a group of locally owned boutiques and designers for a super sales shopping experience. Each shop will be bringing a rack of past styles marked at a steep discount. Help us all make room for our new Fall merchandise in our shops and snag beautiful tops, dresses, jackets and more for a steal. Men's and women's items will be marked 50-80% off! This bi-annual event is not to be missed.

RSVP and tell all your friends. What could be better than an afternoon of sales shopping and beer? 

Shops/designers participating:
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Neeko

Dandelion Post

Jenny Lemons

Seedstore

Covet

Field Day

Morningtide

Hygge Design

Taylor Stitch

Woll Jewelry

Culk

Nettle studios

Aegis Handcraft

Alamere Designs

And flowers and plants from Rust & Flourish

Check back for more additions!

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop - 10.16.18

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Join us Tuesday October 16th, 2018 at 7p for our Giant Knit Blanket Workshop with Cara Corey Designs. Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a "table knitting" technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles. 

In this class you will also learn:

• How to source additional wool roving
• How to graft ends together by needle felting
• How to care for the wool, and use felting to prevent it from fuzzing too much
• Where to buy giant knitting needles (if you decide you want them) and how to make your own giant needles out of PVC pipe

The yarn we provide is enough wool roving to make a blanket approximately 30x50 inches in size with a lot of stretch. Please choose a color from the color swatch photo when you check out. Color choices are: Undyed (Cream), Seal, Granite, Aubergine, Candy Pink, Mallard, Denim, and Claret.

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. 

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop : $150

Tuesday October 16th: 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Candle Making Workshop 10.11.18

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Join us Thursday October 11th at 7p for a special candle making workshop with Hyunny of Lighten Up Shoppe. Hyunny 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.

Lighten Up Shoppe was founded by two sisters, Joy and Hyunny in sunny northern California. Lighten Up Shoppe was created out of Joy's love for candles and Hyunny's obsession with crafting. The warmth and glow of a candle can transform any room into a sanctuary.  After a long day, take a moment to breathe, light a candle, and lighten up!

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 a special discount on gather purchases that night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday October 11th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Tarot Card Workshop

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Join Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle for a special Autumn Tarot Workshop at gather on Thursday September 27th at 7p. In this class you will:

  • Learn about the significance of the Autumn Equinox in the wheel of the year.

  • Learn about the Major Arcana card Justice, and how it not only relates to 2018, but specifically this time of year.

  • Learn about the zodiac sign of Libra, and how it relates to the Justice card, and Autumn.

  • Learn about the twos of the Minor Arcana, and how they relate to balance and choices. 

  • Be assisted in giving yourself an Autumn Equinox reading!

For this class you will need a journal, pen, and Tarot deck of your choice. Beginners are welcome, as well as all levels.

Alejandra has been studying and reading the Tarot for 17 years. She is the creator of The Lioness Oracle Tarot, a deck she collaged by hand with found paper images. In a class with her you can expect to feel welcomed and safe no matter what your current level of expertise is. She resides in Oakland with her kitties Mina and Ziggy.

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

Tarot Card Workshop: $40

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Thursday September 27th at 7p

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Avocado Dye Workshop

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Join us Thursday September 20th at 7p (during our Pop Up with Handheld Handmade) for an evening of learning a unique natural dying technique using avocado pits! Fiber artist, Roxanne Young of Roxanne Roxanne Designs will take you through the process of designing and dying four organic cotton dinner napkins. She will talk about benefits of organic cotton, scouring, mordanting, and modifying and different tie -dye techniques. The beauty of this craft is that you get to add beautiful shades of pinks, purples and greys to fabric by using the byproduct of a delicious and nutritious food. You will be given enough avocado pits and a step by step guide to take home with you to try the project again to revive an old garment or add color to a new piece. 

Roxanne has been dying fabric and cotton rope with plants for two years. She focuses on the medicinal qualities of the plants as well as the environmental benefits to plant dyes and the slow fashion movement

This two hour workshop includes all materials, wine, snacks and you’ll get a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Avocado Dye Workshop: $85

Thursday September 20th, 2018 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Urban Air Pop Up

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It's that time of year again! Urban Air is taking over Hayes Valley on Sunday September 16th. From 11a-6p the streets will be shut down and filled with hundreds of artists set up selling their wares. We love this market, filled with many of our vendors, just right outside our door. We are celebrating that day with a special Pop Up! Rust and Flourish will be there for the day slinging her beautiful plants and flowers. Come grab some green friends for your apartment. Bare Snacks will also be joining us, serving up their delicious and healthy snacks gratis to our customers. And from 2-5p Salt Point will be pouring their tasty canned Greyhound, Moscow Mule and Gin Highball cocktails. What could be better than that? Come join the fun - we will be open special hours that Sunday from 11a-6p!

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Sep
15
to Sep 23

Handheld Handmade Pop Up

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Celebrate the launch of Handheld Handmade with a pop-up shop at gather!

Handheld Handmade is a new and delightful way to discover handmade goods, curated to your individual tastes. All done via your SMS messaging app.

Text POPUP to 202-800-9191 to join.

Handheld Handmade Pop Up at gather

541 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA

September 15 - September 23

Hours

Mondays - Saturdays: 11a-7p

Sundays: noon-6p

 

Events throughout the week!

Opening Reception

Saturday September 15, from 5 to 7pm

Enjoy light refreshments +

Make and take necklace from make do studio

Free with purchase of $25 or more

 

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Bright Line Studio

Register in advance

Tuesday September 18, from 7 to 9pm

 

Avocado Dye Workshop with Roxanne Roxanne

Register in advance

Thursday September 20, from 7 to 9pm

 

Closing Reception

Sunday September 23, from 4 to 6pm

Enjoy light refreshments +

Your last chance to see Handheld Handmade goods in store!

 

Text POPUP to 202-800-9191 to keep updated about the launch of Handheld

Or visit www.handheldhandmade.com

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Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop

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Join Tuesday August 28th at 7p for our Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop. In this class, local florist Ricci Cande of Rust & Flourish will go in depth about the properties of each botanical element we use in our beautiful smudge sticks, foraging and seasonal uses for each wand, sustainable practices, and the history of healing through smudge wands. Some of the botanical elements we'll use and learn about include:

- Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass, Lavender, Amaranth, Bay Leaves, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Rosemary, Yarrow, Peppermint, Rose, Oregano, and more!

In this two hour class, all materials will be provided to make at least two smudge sticks with a curated selection of our magical gemstones that you can tie to your wands (up to four), or set in your space for burning. 

During the class Salt Point Co. will be onsite with a pop up bar serving up their delicious Moscow Mules in a can! We’ll also have yummy snacks and you’ll get a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

We entwine, forage, and burn our special smudge with intention and purpose! Join us to learn about some of these healing purposes and use them for yourself! 

Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop: $65

Tuesday August 28th, 2018 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop

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Join us Saturday August 25th at 10a for our 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 Monday August 20th

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 Monday August 20th for custom pictures ($90) and Saturday August 24th for SF themed option ($75).

Image Transfer onto Glass Workshop

Saturday August 25th: 10a-noon

gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Rope Basket Workshop

Join us Saturday August 4th at 10am at gather for our Rope Basket Workshop. If you've ever wanted to try your hand at the over-sized knitting trend, here's your chance! Cara Corey will teach you how to knit a basic garter stitch using giant needles and soft cotton rope. Then you will assemble your knitted swatch into a sturdy basket that is perfect for storing books, craft supplies, toys, or other household items. No knitting experience is required. This workshop includes a set of knitting needles for you to keep and enough rope to make a medium-sized basket (about 9x9 inch). You will also receive a free link to Cara's rope basket video class on Skillshare to refer back to after the class.

This two hour class also includes mimosas and light brunch snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that day.

Rope Basket Workshop : $75

Saturday August 4th: 10a-noon

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Floral Arranging Workshop

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Join us Tuesday July 24th 2018 at 7p for special Floral Arranging Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers

Lorena will walk the class through the various meanings and histories of flowers, where to source fresh flowers, and how to put together a beautiful vase arrangement to take home. Price includes all flowers, a vase, and all other class materials. Each student will leave with their own floral arrangement in vase.

During the class Salt Point Co. will be onsite with a pop up bar serving up their delicious Moscow Mules in a can! We’ll also have yummy snacks and you’ll get a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Floral Arranging Workshop: $70

Tuesday July 24th, 2018 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

4 year anniversary party

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We can't believe it's been four years since we opened our doors at gather! We truly love what we do and feel so. lucky. every. day. Working with such talented makers makes us so happy and we couldn't do it with out our amazing customers. We will be celebrating our four year anniversary Friday July 20th from 6-8p to say thank you. Join us for free mini tarot card readings from Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle and a free braid bar from Shaun Pekkala from Taylor Monroe. Both services will be free with any purchase from the shop. But come early to make sure you get to take part! We will be ready with the champagne!

gather's 4 year anniversary

w/ Tarot Card Readings and Braid Bar

Friday July 20th 6-8p

541 Octavia St. - San Francisco

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Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop

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Join us for our popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday July 19th, 2018 at 7p.

Our instructor, Chelsea Hiatt Farley has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 6 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 inches 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 - $45-$55*

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Thursday July 19th, 2018 - 7p-9p

*If you use our vintage themed San Francisco photos the cost is $45 but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $55. 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 July 15th. 

Registration closes at midnight on Sunday July 15th for custom pictures ($55) and Wednesday July 18th for SF themed option ($45).

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Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Candle Making Workshop

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Join us Thursday July 12th at 7p for a special Candle Making Workshop with Henny of Lighten Up Shoppe. Henny 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.

Lighten Up Shoppe was founded by two sisters, Joy and Henny in sunny northern California. Lighten Up Shoppe was created out of Joy's love for candles and Henny's obsession with crafting. The warmth and glow of a candle can transform any room into a sanctuary.  After a long day, take a moment to breathe, light a candle, and lighten up!

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 a special discount on gather purchases that night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday July 12th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Jul
2
to Jul 31

July Plant Pop Up with Rust & Flourish

Summer is officially here and we're celebrating with a month long pop up with our favorite local florist Rust & Flourish in July. She'll be filling the shop with beautiful potted and loose plants, cute terrariums, and more. Bring summer indoors with a new green friend or two!

July Pop Up with Rust & Flourish

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

July 2nd- July 31st during store hours

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Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

SF Design Week Pop Up

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Join us as many Hayes Valley merchants and businesses open their doors to participate in SF Design Week this Friday June 8th. Selected retailers will be offering light refreshments and entertainment during extended business hours. We will be open late (at least till 8p) and hosting a pop up with our favorite Rust & Flourish. She's bringing beautiful potted plants to decorate your home with. Time to bring summer indoors! We will also have a free bath salt soak DIY station where you can make your own mix to take home with you (with any purchase over $10). O and it wouldn't be a party without the bubbly. Come stop by and sip and shop with us!

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Block Printing Workshop

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Join us Saturday June 2nd at 10am as we learn the basics of block printing from local designer, Jennie Lennick. In this workshop you will learn how to carve a block, apply ink, print, and add detail with fabric paint. It was recently featured on the television show This is SF! Once you learn the techniques you'll want to print on clothing, dish towels, paper, and more...the possibilities are endless...and will make great holiday gifts! All supplies are included. Choose from 2 tea/dish towels, a box t-shirt top (S, M, or L), or tote bag to print on at check out.

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 that are playful, comfortable, and made with natural and organic fibers.  We love carrying her designs at gather.  

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

Block Printing Workshop - $65

Saturday June 2nd 10a-12p

gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop - 5.24.18 - SOLD OUT

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This workshop is SOLD OUT. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to learn about upcoming classes or register for our Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop in June!

Join us Thursday May 24th, 2018 at 7p for our new Giant Knit Blanket Workshop with Cara Corey Designs. Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a "table knitting" technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles. 

In this class you will also learn:

• How to source additional wool roving
• How to graft ends together by needle felting
• How to care for the wool, and use felting to prevent it from fuzzing too much
• Where to buy giant knitting needles (if you decide you want them) and how to make your own giant needles out of PVC pipe

he yarn we provide is enough wool roving to make a blanket approximately 30x50 inches in size with a lot of stretch. Please choose a color from the color swatch photo when you check out. Color choices are: Cream, Seal, Charcoal, Aubergine, Candy Pink, and Mallard. The deadline for choosing a color is May 9th. After that you can still purchase the class, but you will receive the cream color. 

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. 

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop : $150

Thursday May 24th: 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Urban Air Pop Up with Rust & Flourish and Boro Boro Shop

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Urban Air is taking over Hayes Valley on Sunday May 6th with their locally curated craft market. We love this day, filled with many of our artists set up with booths just right outside our door. We are celebrating the day with a special Pop Up in front of the shop from 11a-6p. Rust and Flourish will here for the day slinging her beautiful plants and flowers. Brighten up your apartment with some new green friends. Boro Boro Shop will also be setting up in front of the shop with her Smash the Patriarchy line and more. We'll be serving mimosas to the first customers who come through and we will even have a surprise sale. 

We're also hosting a special workshop, Image Transfer onto Glass the same day. Be sure to register for this in advance though! 

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