Most days at my shop Gather Goods Co you will see me with a camera in hand documenting the products that come in before I add them to the website. And while the intention is for the photos and the space to appear lovely and effortless, the photography is indeed a skill that has been honed that . . .
To celebrate the ladies and all the mothers out there, on Friday April 6th we’ll be showing you how to make a flower crown in our Gather Goods Co. workshop between 6:30-9:30pm. In addition, Melissa from Front Row Cosmetics, will be here showing you how to find your perfect lipstick color and how . . .
What is lovelier than cut flower arrangements from the garden? For me, not much so I’m excited to say I am now getting cut flowers every Wednesday and bringing them to my shop Gather Goods in downtown Raleigh and making flower arrangements and selling them through the weekend, every week. They look . . .
Make a Pajaki Chandelier with us at Gather Goods in our DIY workshop and tutorial on Monday May 2nd at 6:30pm. What is a Pajaki you say? It is a traditional Polish craft consisting of tissue pom poms, colorful bits of paper and straws that you hang as a mobile from a ceiling. We’ll provide . . .
Air plants are my new favorite plant. I’ve been admiring and working with them now for the past couple years. Air plants are amazing because they don’t need soil to grow and get all the nutrients they need from the air itself. Some bloom and others do not but they are all cool looking. Here’s a . . .
I get asked the following question a lot. Instead of just answering all the emails individually, I thought I’d wise up and post my thoughts here for more people to see. “I was wondering if I could pick your brain about the collaborative space you had at the old Cary shop. Myself and a few friends . . .
This Friday we are hosting long-time Raleigh photographer Elizabeth Galecke and her pretty gum bi chromate prints alongside Local Salon. The event runs from 6:30pm-10pm and Elizabeth is also bringing her famous rosemary cookies. We've also just posted our craft class schedule through March on . . .
It's January, my routine has changed, I'm easing into my new daily schedule and I'm bundled up to stay warm. For the past few years I have been so busy running a shop (then moving it and changing it) that I haven't had any time to pause and reflect here on this blog. I'd like that to change so just . . .
One of my favorite sculptural plants is a mounted Staghorn Fern and we are hosting a DIY workshop on Thursday November 4th at Gather in downtown Raleigh where you can make your own. We asked Megan of The Zen Succulent if she would teach a workshop on making them at Gather and she agreed. You can . . .
I have another post due about all the transitions happening at Gather, for now though I wanted to share the upcoming classes we have coming up in October & early November: Kokedama: String Garden Workshop Tuesday, October 20th 6:30-8:30pm - $ 40.00 DIY Leather Trays Thursday, October . . .
There are some great classes coming up in the next few weeks at my shop, Gather: * Tues July 21 - Learn to make a gorgeous fiber wrapped necklace. We carry these beautiful necklaces in our shop by talented local maker Erica Fink. In this class she is teaching her technique on how to make these . . .
A scary post, I just posted on the Gather instagram account but one I felt compelled to write: "Alright ya’ll, I’m just going to throw out some real talk right now and issues that I grapple with as a shop owner and business trying to grow. I love, love, love indie businesses and makers. I . . .