• welcome to craft+work

    A craft class space & working studio

     

    Craft classes, art and events

  • what we are

    We are excited to be Pacifica's newest working art studio and craft class space. Let us de-mystify the world of DIY! We offer small-class-size, hands-on workshops on wide variety of creative subjects taught by some of the Bay Area's most knowledgeable artists and craftspeople. Whether it's paint, textiles, home decor or jewelry (and more!), we have a unique experience just waiting for you. Most classes require no prior knowledge and all materials are always provided.
     

    At Craft+Work we believe everyone is the creative type.

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  • Upcoming Classes & Events

    Remember, class sizes are limited to ensure a quality experience,

    however we do have to meet our registration minimum in order to hold the workshop.

    So register early to reserve your spot and ensure the class is held!

    Free Motion Quilting w/Dana Miller Fiber Arts

    Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:30-9 pm

    Join quilter, Dana Miller for a 2+ hour class on Free Motion Quilting. Students will bring their own machine and learn the basics of how to free motion quilt. Topics will include proper pressing during
    piecing, basting well, tension and stitch regulation. Fabric and batting will be provided for students to practice some basic free motion patterns. Intermediate Class: Students must know how to quilt

    Registration now open!

    Kokedama 'Moss Ball' Plants

    Saturday, February 1, 2020, 11am - 1pm

    Honoring Wabi Sabi: The ancient Japanese concept of cherishing everything by recognizing...
    Nothing lasts, nothing is complete, and nothing is perfect. Beauty in the natural state. The wisdom of natural simplicity.
    Kokedama, or ‘moss ball’, is a style of bonsai that can be hung, or stand alone without the need for a pot. In this class you will learn what plants work well, which moss to choose, and how to prepare the soil and make these beautiful little self contained gardens. Each student will leave with 2 Kokedamas and the skill to make more.

    Adults only please.

    Registration now open!

    Beginner Quilting - Valentine's Day Table Runner

    Sunday, February 2, 2020, 9:00am - 5pm

    Join fiber artist Dana Miller for full day of quilting fun! Students will learn how to piece, add borders, layer, baste, quilt and bind a table runner quilt all in one day! You must know how to sew and use your machine in order to attend this class. Bring your sewing machine or use ours. Please come prepared for a long day of learning and fun.

    Beginner Class: Students must know basic sewing and how to use a sewing machine.

    Registration now open!

    Felt Flower Bouquets for Valentine's Day w/Erin of FtFco

    Sunday, February 9, 2020, 10:00am - 12pm

    Craft+Work Studio favorite, Erin of Feed the Fish Co brings us Felt Flower Bouquets for Valentine's Day. Learn to make colorful felt flowers, and create a one-of-a-kind bouquet with gorgeous blooms, perfect for gifting your Valentine (or keeping all to yourself!). Students will learn several flower variations and work with floral wire create a bouquet to be wrapped or placed in a vase. Students are welcomed to BYO vessel, too. All craft levels welcome! Ages 14+ with participating adult.

    Registration now open!

    Galentines Day Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop w/Jessica Hannah

    Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7 - 9pm

    It’s Galentine’s Day! Bring your favorite gal pals to this very special night of “ladies celebrating ladies.” Sip champagne and enjoy chocolates while learning the art of natural perfumery and create a formula with oils from around the world. You’ll sniff a sampler of 15 natural oils and then craft a formula into a .25 oz spray-bottle. Your mixing session will be guided by trained natural perfumer Jessica Hannah of J.Hannah Co. and will include a take-home guide of the process and a mini bag. Come celebrate your female friendships with your best girlfriends, or come alone and make some new ones. Adults only please.

    Registration now open!

    Advanced Beginner Sewing - Sew a Quilted Tote Bag

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020, 6-9pm

    Join quilter, Dana Miller for this Quilted Tote Bag workshop! This is the perfect follow up class to Beginner Sewing or maybe you just want to brush up on your sewing skills. In this class, we will learn some basics of quilting all while constructing a tote bag that includes a pocket. Covered sewing topics include: measuring using a grid mat & ruler, rotary cutter use & safety, quilt piecing, pressing & basting, simple pocket construction, and basic tote bag assembly. This is an advanced beginner class, students must know how to use a machine and have basic sewing skills. Adults only please.

    Registration now open!

    Buttercream Flowers for Spring! Cookie Decorating w/Wendy Gee

    Thursday, February 27 , 2020, 7 - 9pm

    Learn the delicious art of buttercream flowers for spring! Wendy Gee, of Sweet Gee Treats, will teach you a variety of piping techniques, using buttercream, to create these beautiful, edible, confections. Wendy will demonstrate how to make the perfect buttercream and discuss tips and tricks for successful sugar cookies. Each participant will have a dozen sugar cookies to work with and will also go home with a little goodie bag. No previous experience is required. Ages 14+ with an adult participant.

    Registration now open!

    Weaving Basics - Tapestry Weaving w/Erin of Feed the Fish Co.

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020, 11am-2pm

    Learn weaving basics, including how to prepare a loom, weaving with tabby stitch, and adding tassels. You’ll create a one-of-a-kind piece to take home. Finished weavings will be up to 6 inches by 8 inches in size, plus the length of tassels. Ages 14+ with participating adult.

    Registration now open!

    Textile Dyeing Series w/Heather Marano of The Merry Spinster

    February 22, 29, and March 14, 21, 2020 
    Classes may be taken as a series or individually

    Heather Marano is a Bay Area fiber artist and founder of the Merry Spinster, an online yarn and fiber arts store. Heather is excited to be teaching a series of Textile Dyeing Workshops at Craft+Work. Each workshop will explore a different aspect of textile dyeing with hands-on instruction and a finished product to take home. Click on the workshop name to learn more and to register. Ages 14+ with adult participant.

    Class costs are per person: $80 for one, $150 for two, $210 for three, $290 for all four in the series using promo codes at checkout!
    See class listings for more details.

    Natural Dyes: February 22nd, 10am-1pm

    Acid Dyes: February 29th, 11am-1pm

    Shibori with Indigo: March 14th, 11am-1pm

    Eco Printing (Bundle Dyeing): March 21st, 11am-1pm

    Registration now open!

    Knitting 101 w/Heather Marano

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 -2:30-4:30pm

    Those who have always wanted to learn how to knit will love Knitting 101! In this class Heather Marano, of The Merry Spinster, will teach you the basics required to get started. Including: how to cast on, how to perform the knit stitch, how to perform the purl stitch, how to bind off, and how to read a pattern. This is a two-hour hands-on class which includes yarn, instruction booklet, and knitting needles to continue your practice at home. All ages welcome, under 16 requires and adult participant.

    Registration now open!

    Beginner Sewing w/Dana Miller

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 - 6:30-9pm

    OR

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 - 6:30-9pm

    Ready to get that sewing machine out of the box? Quilter Dana Miller will teach you how to sew! In this two and a half hour class, students will bring their machine (or arrange to borrow one of ours) and begin learning all about their sewing machine and how to use it. We will practice on some templates and scraps and then sew your very own envelope pillow cover! Beginners Class; no experience required.

    Registration now open!

    Crochet Rope Basket w/Cara Corey

    Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:30-9pm

    Join visiting instructor Cara Corey for a beginning crochet class, where you will learn how to construct a sturdy basket (perfect for storing craft supplies, toys or other household items) with soft cotton rope and your fingers rather than a crochet hook. Start by learning how to make increases to create a flat-bottomed round. Then you will use a different stitch to build the sides of the basket. Finally, you can attach leather handles to your basket with rivets. Students will also learn how to source materials and adjust the pattern to make baskets in different sizes and shapes.

    Registration now open!

    Botanical Nature Printing w/Latifat Apatira

    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 - 10am-4pm

    We are pleased to welcome Latifat Apatira of Titilayola to Craft+Work. Latifat brings us Botanical Nature Printing. Botanical Nature Printing is a centuries-old printmaking technique that combines plant-pressing and hand coloring to create charming, hand-pressed compositions using fresh flowers, foliage, ink and paper. The process is unassuming and approachable, and no previous art experience is necessary to achieve rewarding results. Latifat’s work is currently on display at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, through March 2020.

    Registration now open!

     

    Mini Basket Workshop w/Peeta Tinay

    Saturday, May 16th, 2020 - 10am-6pm

    Craft+Work is excited to welcome Basketry Artist Peeta Tinay to our studio! Peeta brings over 27 years of experience ranging from woven restoration work, custom woven garment accents for a NYC fashion designer, work with interior designers, and her own basket work. Peeta will be teaching her full-day Mini Basketry workshop at Craft+Work on May 16th. Click below to learn more and to register.

    Registration now open!

     

  • Class Registration

    Class sizes are limited - Sign up early to reserve your spot

    All classes take place at our studio

    Beginner Sewing! March 5 or April 2
    65.00
    Time to get that sewing machine out of the box! Students will learn all the parts and pieces of a sewing machine and how to use it.
    Sewing machines can be provided or you may bring your own. Please specify at check out.
    Beginners Class; no experience required.
    This is a 2.5 hour, one-session class. Please choose your preferred date below.
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 - 6:30-9pm
    OR
    Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 - 6:30-9pm
    Class cost: $65 per person
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    Botanical Nature Printing - April 18
    150.00
    Nature Printing is a centuries-old printmaking technique that combines plant-pressing and hand coloring to create charming, hand-pressed compositions using fresh flowers, foliage, ink and paper. The process is unassuming and approachable, and no previous art experience is necessary to achieve rewarding results. Unlike botanical illustration or wood block printing, creativity through this art form can be explored without the need to draw and requires no special training or talent.
    Sat., April 18th, 2020
    10am - 4pm
    Class cost is $150 per person
    plus $15 materials fee payable on the day of class
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    Mini Basket Workshop - May 16
    175.00
    Come learn how to make these little basket gems! Beginning basket makers and those with no experience are welcome and encouraged to sign up for this full-day basketry workshop. During the workshop students will make two baskets. Ages 18+ only please.
    Sat. May 16, 2020 - 10am-6pm
    $175 per person including materials
    See below for additional class details.
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    Knitting 101: Beginner Knitting - Feb 29
    75.00
    Those who have always wanted to learn how to knit will love Knitting 101! In this class Heather Marano, of The Merry Spinster, will teach you the basics required to get started. Including: how to cast on, how to perform the knit stitch, how to perform the purl stitch, how to bind off, and how to read a pattern. This is a two-hour hands-on class which includes yarn, instruction booklet, and knitting needles to continue your practice at home. All ages welcome, under 16 requires and adult participant. 
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020
    2:30-4:30pm
    $75 per person includes materials
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    Weaving Basics - Tapestry Weaving - Feb 23
    68.00
    Learn weaving basics, including how to prepare a loom, weaving with tabby stitch, and adding tassels. You’ll create a one-of-a-kind piece to take home. Finished weavings will be up to 6 inches by 8 inches in size, plus the length of tassels. Ages 14+ with participating adult.
    Sunday, February 23rd, 11am-2pm
    Class Cost: $68
    Materials fee: $10 payable to Erin on the day of class
    Loom kits available for purchase: $58 each
    Includes loom, a 7-piece toolkit, plus a carrying pouch. Materials fee waived with purchase of kit!
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    Crochet Rope Basket - March 26
    85.00 - 150.00
    Join visiting instructor Cara Corey for a beginning crochet class, where you will learn how to construct a sturdy basket (perfect for storing craft supplies, toys or other household items) with soft cotton rope and your fingers rather than a crochet hook. Ages 12+ with an adult participant.
    Thursday, March 26th, 2020
    6:30-9pm
    Class Cost: $85 with $20 materials fee payable directly to Cara on the night of class
    Bring-a-Friend Special
    Register with a friend and save $10 each off the single ticket price!
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    TEXTILE DYEING SERIES - Eco Printing on Fabric - March 21
    80.00
    Eco printing (bundle dyeing) uses flowers, bark, & leaves to impart color onto cloth. In this class Heather will teach you about scouring, mordanting, and the eco-print process, and ethical methods of botanical harvesting. Using the information learned, you will then create a final project using a silk scarf, and a wide variety of available botanicals provided by Heather.
    In addition to hands-on instruction you will receive an informational sheet to repeat the process at home. Ages 14+ with participating adult.
    Saturday, March 21st, 11am-1pm
    $80 per person, materials included.
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    Textile Dyeing Series - Acid Dyes - Feb 29
    80.00
    In this class you will learn about acid dyes and how they differ from natural processes. You will also:
    ● Learn about scouring, mordanting and dyeing, and techniques including resist, gradations, and using multiple colors/overdyeing.
    ● Dye a final project, choose from a silk scarf, or a sock blank (can be knitted or crocheted for those who’d prefer yarn)
    ● Receive a booklet with information from the workshop as well as a resource list
    Ages 14+ with adult participant.
    Saturday, Feb. 29th, 11am-1pm
    $80 per person, materials included
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    Advanced Beginner Sewing - Quilted Tote Bag - Feb 20
    85.00
    Join quilter, Dana Miller for this Quilted Tote Bag workshop. This is the perfect follow up class to Beginner Sewing or maybe you just want to brush up on your sewing skills. In this class, we will learn
    some basics of quilting all while constructing a tote bag that includes a pocket. Sewing topics will include: measuring using a grid mat & ruler, rotary cutter use & safety, quilt piecing, pressing & basting, simple pocket construction, basic tote bag assembly.
    Thursday, February 20th, 6-9pm
    $85 per person
    see below for additional important information
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    Textile Dyeing Series - Shibori with Indigo - March 14
    80.00
    In this two hour workshop, you'll learn about the six types of shibori techniques: Kanoko, Miura, Kumo, Nui, Arashi, and Itajime. You'll get to try your hand at indigo and acid dyes using these techniques. After some practice on cotton squares you will then dye your own cotton bandana and silk scarf in the techniques that speak to you. No experience is necessary, all materials are included. Ages 14+ with an adult participant.

    Saturday, March 14th, 11am-1pm
    Class cost per person is $80 all materials included.

    This class is part of our Textile Dyeing Series. See below for savings info.

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    Textile Dyeing Series - Natural Dyes - Feb 22
    80.00
    Using items found in nature, you can create beautifully dyed fabrics & yarn! In this class Heather Marano will show you how to use madder, logwood, walnut hulls and more to dye your fabrics. Bring along a few undyed items you'd like to dye. Each participant will go home with a silk scarf, which they've dyed themselves in class, and a booklet with instructions so you can do it again at home.
    Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 10am - 1pm
    Class cost per person is $80, all materials included.
    This class is part of our Textile Dyeing Series! Save when you take more than one class.
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    Buttercream Flowers for Spring! Cookie Decorating Class - Feb 27
    60.00
    Learn the delicious art of buttercream flowers for spring! Wendy Gee, of Sweet Gee Treats, will teach you a variety of piping techniques, using buttercream, to create these beautiful, edible, confections. Wendy will demonstrate how to make the perfect buttercream and discuss tips and tricks for successful sugar cookies. Each participant will have a dozen sugar cookies to work with and will also go home with a little goodie bag. No previous experience is required. Ages 14+ with an adult participant.
    Thursday, February 27, 6:30-8:30pm
    $60 materials included
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    Kokedama - 'Moss Ball' Plants - Feb 1
    75.00
    Honoring Wabi Sabi: The ancient Japanese concept of cherishing everything by recognizing...
    Nothing lasts, nothing is complete, and nothing is perfect. Beauty in the natural state. The wisdom of natural simplicity.
    Kokedama, or ‘moss ball’, is a style of bonsai that can be hung, or stand alone without the need for a pot. In this class you will learn what plants work well, which moss to choose, and how to prepare the soil and make these beautiful little self contained gardens. Each student will leave with 2 Kokedamas and the skill to make more.
    $75 inclusive
    Saturday February 1, 11am-1pm
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    Galentines Day Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop - Feb 13
    75.00
    It’s Galentine’s Day! Bring your favorite gal pals to this very special night of “ladies celebrating ladies.” Sip champagne while learning the art of natural perfumery and create a formula with oils from around the world. You’ll sniff a sampler of 15 natural oils and then craft a formula into a .25 oz spray-bottle. Your mixing session will be guided by natural perfumer, Jessica Hannah. We’ll include a take-home guide of the process and a mini bag. Come celebrate your female friendships with your best girlfriends, or come alone and make some new ones.
    Thursday, February 13, 7 - 9PM
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    Beginner Quilting - Quilted Table Runner - Feb 2
    185.00
    Join quilter and fiber artist Dana Miller for full day of quilting fun! Students will learn how to piece, add borders, layer, baste, quilt and bind a table runner quilt all in one day! You must know how to sew and use your machine in order to attend this class. Bring your sewing machine or use ours. Please come prepared for a long day of learning and fun.
    Beginner Class: Students must know basic sewing and how to use a sewing machine.
    Sunday, Feb. 2nd, 2020 - 9am-5pm w/lunch break
    Class cost $185 includes materials.
    *Students will bring their own supplies from the link provided below*
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    Felt Flower Bouquets for Valentine's Day - Feb 9
    68.00
    Learn to make colorful felt flowers, and create a one-of-a-kind bouquet with gorgeous blooms, perfect for gifting your Valentine (or keeping all to yourself!). Students will learn several flower variations and work with floral wire create a bouquet to be wrapped or placed in a vase. Students are welcomed to BYO vessel, too. All craft levels welcome! Ages 14+ w/participating adult
    Sunday, February 9, 2020
    10-12PM?
    Class cost: $68 to register
    $12 materials fee payable directly to Erin on the day of class
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    Free Motion Quilting w/Dana Miller Jan 30
    75.00
    Join quilter, Dana Miller for a 2+ hour class on Free Motion Quilting. Students will bring their own
    machine and learn the basics of how to free motion quilt. Topics will include proper pressing during
    piecing, basting well, tension and stitch regulation. Fabric and batting will be provided for students to
    practice some basic free motion patterns.
    Intermediate Class: Students must know how to quilt. See below for further info and a link to the class supply list.
    Thursday, January 30, 2019, 6:30pm-9pm
    Class cost: $75 per student
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    Craft+Work Studio Gift Certificate
    10.00 - 100.00
    Give the gift of handcraft! Gift certificates for our workshops are now available in $10 increment amounts. These make a wonderful housewarming, birthday, or thank you gift for the art or craft lover in your life.

    Paper gift certificates will arrive via USPS first class mail to the person and address you specify during check out. Please include any special instructions as well as "To" and "From" in the comments section.
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  • About craft+work

    who we are

    Roberta Rennie

    Roberta Rennie is a designer from Pacifica, CA. Roberta graduated from FIDM with a degree in fashion design and a BS in Microbiology from Humboldt State University. After a 15-year career in biotech, she returned to her background in design. In 2015 RENNIE goods, a line of tote bags and accessories, was born.

    Roberta designs and constructs all products by hand in her Pacifica studio. The bags and accessories are modern with a minimal silhouette and aesthetic for a clean and structured look yet are durable and made to withstand the rigors of everyday use. Please visit her website at www.robertarennie.com

     

    Abby Dale

    Abby Dale is a designer in Pacifica, CA. Originally from Colorado, Abby has been in the Bay Area since 2006. She has a BFA from the University of Kansas, and through her extensive travels has developed her unique aesthetic - a juxtaposition of old and new.

    Abby takes pride in breathing new life into objects that have lost their luster. Making something you have thought about getting rid of, something you will love.

     

    Craft+Work is a working art studio! When we aren't holding workshops both Roberta and Abby can be found designing and creating at the studio.

    what we do

    Looking for a place to hold your private event? Let us match your small-group with a qualified instructor to hold your event in our studio! Whatever your group's interest is, learning a new craft is a great way to connect. We'll find the workshop that interests your group and provide the space for your event. Great for bridal showers, birthday parties, corporate team building, etc.!

    (Best suited for groups 10 and smaller)

    We now offer specially tailored workshops that are perfect for kid's birthday parties (ages 5+). Use the contact form below to get started.

     

    Let's craft+work together!

  • Shop Talk

    Commonly asked questions about our classes and studio

    What if I need to cancel?

    All class registrations are final. We require a 72 hour advance cancellation notice in order to receive credit for a future workshop. Because our instructors supply materials for each participant in advance, cancellations less than 72 hour in advance will not result in a class credit, but you can gift your spot to a friend and have them go in your place. No refunds will be given.

    Some classes have enrollment minimums. Every effort will be made to meet enrollment minimums and make sure the class is held. However there may be instances when a class does not meet minimum enrollment and has to be cancelled (see below). In these cases we will notify you at least 48 hours in advance and a full refund will be issued.

    Is there an age limit for classes?

    Unless otherwise indicated, our workshops are designed for adults and older teens as they may require the use of sharp tools and detailed instruction. Children 12-16 years old require the presence of an adult parent or guardian participant. At this time, unless a workshop is specified as such, children under 12 are not permitted.

    Where will I park?

    We have an on-site parking lot that we share with the cafe, tattoo shop and taqueria.

    Will there be snacks?

    We serve soft beverages, wine and light nibbles at each workshop/class. For longer workshops and classes you may choose to bring a bagged lunch (we have a refrigerator and microwave oven for your use). There is also a taqueria, coffee shop, and Gorilla BBQ next door.

    What are your open hours?

    Our open hours are during craft classes and events and by appointment. We are not a retail store with regular open hours. But when we have a workshop or event our doors are open for you to come in, take a look around and ask questions! To be notified of our workshops and pop-up sale events be sure to subscribe to our newsletter here.

    Wait, I saw a class listed and now I can't find it. Where'd it go?

    This is the bummer part... Sometimes classes do not meet their enrollment minimum (usually 2-4 students), or we do not have any sign ups at all! It's a total drag when this happens, but because our instructors have to purchase and prepare materials and allow for travel time, we must make the call whether or not to hold the class a few days prior. For this reason we highly suggest signing up for a class earlier rather than later to ensure the class will be held!

    Classes that are canceled by Craft+Work, or our instructors due to low enrollment or personal emergency will result in a full-refund.

    Have a question not answered here?

    Please send us an email and we will get back to you right away!

  • contact us

    interested in teaching a workshop or holding an event? or do you just want to know more about craft+work? send us a message using the form below

    Craft+Work Studio 158 Reina del Mar, pacifica, ca 94044
    Hours Vary
    Open during craft classes and by appointment
    650.557.4783