If you are in the Raleigh, North Carolina area tomorrow night (or tonight, depending on when you read this), I hope you will join us for our Holiday Maker Market in the parking lot at Gather from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. We’ll have over nine local makers selling their wares: peppermint bark, textiles, jewelry, kids items, letterpress greeting cards, leather accessories, hand carved wooden spoons, and more.
– Cat Call Collective – Beautiful, simple and whimsical letterpress greeting cards and holiday cards
– The Apothecary’s Kitchen – small batch peppermint bark made with dark and white chocolate and organic candy canes. Made by my husband here in Raleigh.
– Ask The Trees – hand carved wooden kitchen utensils and implements
– Shop Windblown – modern and minimal jewelry
– Redden Goods – hand dyed textiles, pillows and rugs
– Freshly Given – handmade leather clutches and accessories made from recycled leather
– Bird & Beau – sweet and colorful jewelry and sparkly accessories
– Tyger Alexis – custom kids clothing and accessories made from original patterns and and hand cut and sewn here In Raleigh.
And finally, in addition to our event, our neighbors in the N. Person St. area will also be hosting small events at their shops as well and there will be carolers. So bundle up and bring your friends, and we’ll see you tomorrow.
In this class, you’ll design and construct a pair of moccasins, perfectly made to fit you. Beginning with a pattern, you’ll chose the style of shoe, the color of leather or suede and will piece your materials together by hand. We’re ready to trade in our sandals for something a bit cozier, what about you? Click here to purchase directly.
Smell is the most elusive and misunderstood of the senses, yet extremely powerful and built into our lives in more ways than we can count. A smell can trigger deep-seated emotions, warn us of danger, entice us to a lover, and enhance our dining experiences, to name a few of it’s many effects. In this intro to perfumery, we’ll delve into the history of scent, discuss how perfumes are built, do side-by-side comparisons of synthetic versus natural fragrances, and top off the workshop with scentfully crafted cocktails by sommelier Nikki Pletcher. After the workshop, each guest will have the opportunity to have a custom perfume designed by Liz Hull. Each session takes about 20 minutes and is first come, first served. Click here to purchase directly.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:Liz Hull likes to smell stuff. Good stuff, bad stuff, all the stuff. Despite studying art history and working in the contemporary art world for the past 15 years with artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami, Liz grew to love perfume and knew it was her calling. Liz’s approach to perfume is less of the Sephora counter variety and is more of an all-encompassing approach to smell. She links the fine arts with the scented arts, relating the conceptual nature of perfume to our basic human instincts. She’s worked in two perfumeries over the past few years, Persephenie and Sarah Horowitz Parfums, both based in Los Angeles, where she designed custom perfumes for a range of clients.
Digital photography is fun and hugely rewarding, but can also be pretty darn frustrating if you don’t know how to take control of your camera. Cameras & Cocktails with local portrait photographer Annemie Tonken is a no-pressure, no-techno-speak, (but no fluff!) class designed to improve your understanding of both the technical and artistic elements of digital photography without making you crazy. Come to Gather for three hours of hands-on instruction on topics ranging from camera settings and equipment to exposure, lighting, and composition. You don’t need to bring anything other than your camera and an interest in photography…we’ll go through each topic step by step, and you’ll receive a .pdf download of the annotated presentation at the end of the class. And just in case words like aperture and shutter speed give you hives, no worries: there will be cocktails. See Annemie’s work here.
A note about the classes: All of our classes are limited in size to 8 students. Many of our classes sell out so we encourage you to sign up asap or in tandem with a friend if you both want to attend together. Alternatively, we can teach these classes privately at your location or ours on a date that is more convenient for you if you can pull together a group of three or more. Just email us if you are interested in hosting a private class.