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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beginner Sewing w/Dana Miller
Thursday, March 5th, 2020 - 6:30-9pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
Class sizes are limited - Sign up early to reserve your spot
All classes take place at our studio
who we are
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 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!
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.
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