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thoughtfully curated local and hand-crafted goods

Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Natural Perfume Workshop

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Join us for our beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday August 23rd 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 August 23rd: $85

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
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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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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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - 9.18.18

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Join us Tuesday September 18th at 7p (during our Pop Up with Handheld Handmade) for a Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Rachel Jacques of Bright Line Studio. 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. 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.

As always, we'll provide some wine and snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you a special discount on gather purchases while you’re there! 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

Tuesday September 18th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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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
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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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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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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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

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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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Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Girls Night In Book Club

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Join us at gather on Monday April 30th at 7p as we host Girls Night In for their monthly book club.  Every month, they choose one book to read together as a community and we are so excited to host them in April. We will be reading the National Book Award Finalist "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee. "In this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew." Gather with other women in San Francisco for a great book discussion, mingling, shopping (a discount on merchandise!), and light refreshments! We'll start discussing Pachinko around 7:30p and wrap up right around 8:15p.

Girls' Night In readers and non-readers are welcome. Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome.

Ticket price includes drinks and snacks. Snag you spot here.

The Girls’ Night In brand and community was built on the belief that as our lives get busier, the more important it is to take a break and chill out. With mental health issues rising and rates of loneliness increasing in a society that’s “always on,” we believe that taking a break and cultivating friendships is a crucial part of what wellness means for women, whether that means getting in some “me time” with a good book or rounding up friends for a fun girls’ night in. 

Girls Night In Book Club

Monday April 30th 7p-8:30p

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop

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Join us Thursday April 26th, 2018 at 7p for our Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop with Cara Corey of Cara Corey Designs. If you've mastered the single crochet stitch and feel ready to move on to other stitches, this is the class for you.  And those that have taken our crocheted blanket class can move on to this one (though it is not a pre-requisite). Learn to make a cute and sturdy round rug with recycled T-shirt yarn. Instructor Cara Corey will show you how to:

-Add height with double crochet and half double crochet stitches

-Join stitches to form rounds

-Increase stitches in a pattern to make a flat circle

You will get a good start and possibly finish a round rug, approximately 24 inches in diameter. Once you have mastered the stitches, you can purchase more yarn and make an even bigger rug. Think of all the possibilities when you can make circles!

Choose from an assortment of colors of yarn at the class. Jumbo-sized crochet hook included in the price.

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

Level 2 Crochet: Round Rug Workshop: $70

Thursday April 26th from 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Candle Making Workshop - 4/12/18

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Join us Thursday April 12th 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 a special discount on gather purchases that night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast. 

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday April 12th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Embroidery Workshop

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Join us Thursday March 29th, 2018 at 7p 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.

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!

Embroidery Workshop

Thursday March 29th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Equinox Tarot Card Workshop - SOLD OUT

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This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to learn about upcoming workshops!

Join us Tuesday March 20th, for a Spring Equinox Tarot Workshop with Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle. In this class you will:

  • Learn all about the suit of Pentacles in the Tarot, and its correspondence with the element of Earth, which is flourishing this time of year. 
  • Learn about the Major Arcana card The Empress, and how it relates to the season of Spring. 
  • Be assisted in giving yourself a Spring Equinox reading, and deciphering the meaning of the cards.

This class is perfect for beginners who wish to learn the meanings of the cards, or for those with experience who wish to deepen their study. For this class you will need a journal, pen, and Tarot deck of your choice. 

Alejandra has been studying and reading the Tarot for 16 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 husband Sam, and 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

541 Octavia St

Tuesday March 20th at 7p

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Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

The Shops Sale

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The Shops Sale is back! Join us Sunday March 11th from noon-4p at Temescal Brewing Company in Oakland as we pop up with a group of other locally owned shops 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 Spring merchandise in our shops and snag beautiful tops, dress, 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 in Facebook and tell all your friends. What could be better than an afternoon of sales shopping and beer? 

The Shops Sales
Sunday March 11th from noon- 4p
Temescal Brewing Company


Here are a list of shops participating. Check back for updates:

Covet - covetsf.com

Dandelion Post - dandelionpost.com

Field Day - fielddayandfriends.com

gather – gathersf.com

Hygge Design – hyggedesign.xyz

Lacson Ravello - lacsonravello.com

Lindsay Robinson - lindsayrobinsonstudio.com

Neeko - shopneeko.com

Nooworks – nooworks.com

Oak Common – oakcommon.com

Obey - obeyclothing.com

Resurrect - resurrectoakland.com

Seedstore - seedstoresf.com

Stance - stance.com

Tonlé - tonle.com

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

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

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop - SOLD OUT

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** This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please join our newsletter at the bottom of this page to hear about upcoming workshops. **

Join us Thursday March 1st, 2018 at 7p for our Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop. Learn to make a warm and cozy hand crocheted blanket with Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits. This on trend throw will impress all your friends and look gorgeous in your home. This technique uses only your fingers to make the loops — no crochet hook or crochet experience required! —  and a super soft and chunky yarn that works up very quickly. You will leave the class with a finished throw that is perfect for curling up in. 

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. 

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop : $75

Thursday March 1st, 2018 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

 

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop

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Join us Thursday February 22nd, 2017 at 7p for our new Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop with Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits. Whether you're new to knitting or you once started a knitting project and never finished, you will love this quick scarf that's perfect for beginners (or a great holiday gift)! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will teach you how to get started knitting using soft chunky yarn and big knitting needles. You will learn a basic garter stitch, which is all you need to create a cozy scarf. You may even complete the scarf during the class. Cara will also show you how to seam the scarf so you can turn it into a cowl. 

All yarn from small-batch maker Coffee and Blankets and a set of knitting needles are included.

Color options: latte froth, pearl gray, pure white

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

Knit a Chunky Scarf Workshop : $65

Thursday Febraury 22nd at 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

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Feb
15
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 February 15th, 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 5 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 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 - Thursday February 15th, 2018 - 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 Sunday February 11th .

Registration closes at midnight on Sunday February 11th for custom pictures ($45) and Wednesday February 14th for SF themed option ($40).

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Candle Making Workshop

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Join us Tuesday February 13th 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 a special discount on gather purchases that night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast. 

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Tuesday February 13th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

Valentine's Flower and Plant Pop Up

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Join us Saturday February 10th and Sunday February 11th from 11a-4p for a special Valentine's Flower and Plant Pop Up with local florist Rust & Flourish. Shop her beautiful floral arrangements, potted plants, hand foraged smudge sticks, crystal succulent gardens, and more. Get your sweetie a gift for Valentine's Day or pre-order a bouquet to pick up at the shop on the 13th. Email hello@gathersf.com for any questions or requests. 

Valentine's Flower and Plant Pop Up

Saturday February 10th and Sunday February 11th 11a-4p

gather - 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Floral Arranging Workshop - 2/6/18

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Join us Tuesday February 6th, 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.

Class also includes drinks, snacks, and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Floral Arranging Workshop: $70

Tuesday February 6th, 2018 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

DIY Plant Bar Pop Up

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Join us Saturday December 16th with local florist Ricci Cande of Rust & Flourish who will be popping up at the shop with a special DIY Planting Bar. Pick from a variety of vessels, plants, and rocks and crystals to create your one of a kind potted beauty. Prices will range from $15-$30. 

Make a beautiful holiday gift or bring home some greenery for yourself!

DIY Planting Bar Pop Up

Saturday December 16th 11a-5p

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Tarot Card Workshop

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Join us Thursday December 14th for  a Yule Celebration Tarot Workshop. We will be welcoming Alejandra León Wolfe Rocha, of The Lioness Oracle to teach this magical class. 

In this class you will:

  • Find out why December is the perfect time to take stock of the past year, and integrate all you have experienced

  • Learn which cards in the Tarot correspond to the season of Winter and celebration

  • Be assisted in giving yourself a special Winter Solstice reading and deciphering its messages

For this class you will need a journal, pen, and Tarot deck. Beginners welcome!

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

Tarot Card Workshop: $40

541 Octavia St

Thursday December 14th at 7p

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition 12/7

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

Our instructor, Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 5 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!

*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 4th.

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition

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

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Wreath Making Workshop - December 5th

Join us Tuesday December 5th 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 natural wreath incorporating beautiful natural elements from start to finish. She'll talk to you about decorating with flowers and plants to give you some tips as you put together your holiday decor for the season. Price includes greenery, tools to create your wreath, instructions to take home, and seasonal sweets and drinks to fuel your creativity! Your finished product will look lovely on your door, as a centerpiece, or above your mantel all holiday long.

Home Sweet Flowers began in 2013 in the Castro with bouquets being sold out of a suitcase. Since then they have had a floral truck, sold bouquets at markets and pop ups, and delivered their beautiful arrangements to residents. The business now focuses on weddings & events solely and has never lost the most important ingredient to the savory recipe - the love for flowers. 

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 5th, 2017 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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Dec
1
to Dec 2

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party

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Join us for the 27th annual Holiday Block Party this Friday, December 1st from 6-9p and Saturday, December 2nd from 3-6p. Free and open to everyone, all the shops in the neighborhood will be open for extended holiday shopping accompanied with festive food, beverages, music, and fun! 

On Friday at gather we will be hosting local artists Rebecca Saylor of OodleBaDoodle and Stephanie Bolton of SinceSass. They will be making custom re-usable wine tote bags perfect for gifting as a hostess gift this holiday. Pick out your design, watch the process, all while getting to know two of our favorite artists. They will also have more of their goods in store (pillows, ornaments, pouches, and more!) for the night for a special little trunk show. 

On Saturday local florist Ricci Candle of Rust & Flourish with be popping up with her beautiful handmade wreaths, plants, mini Christmas trees, and dried bouquets. Perfect for decorating your home this holiday.

Both days we will have special drinks, a surprise discount, and a raffle to win a gift bag full of goodies from our vendors. See you there!

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop - November 30th - SOLD OUT

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*** This Workshop is SOLD OUT. We have added a class on Thursday March 1st and you can register here. Please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to get updates on future workshops.***

Join us Thursday November 30th, 2017 at 7p for our Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop. Learn to make a warm and cozy hand crocheted blanket with Cara Corey of Mary Marie Knits. This on trend throw will impress all your friends and look gorgeous in your home. This technique uses only your fingers to make the loops — no crochet hook or crochet experience required! —  and a super soft and chunky yarn that works up very quickly. You will leave the class with a finished throw that is perfect for curling up in. 

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. 

Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop : $75

Thursday November 30th 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

 

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Nov
25
to Nov 26

SF Etsy Holiday Emporium

Join us the weekend after Thanksgiving as we set up a mini satellite shop at the 5th annual SF Etsy Holiday Emporium. We will be popping up with our favorite gifts from local and independent designers. Many of our makers will have booths set up too! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this exciting event. Also make sure to stop by the shop that Saturday as we will be having a Small Business Saturday Pop Up there as well!

SF Etsy Holiday Emporium

Saturday November 25th noon-6p and Sunday November 26th 11a-5p

Pier 35, San Francisco

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