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!
Sandal Making with Stace Fulwiler
Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00am - 3pm
We are so excited to welcome Stace Fulwiler to Craft+Work!
Learn to make your own custom pair of handmade leather sandals in this one day workshop led by Stace Fulwiler Wood. Leather sandals have been worn for centuries, and for good reason: they are durable, breathable, comfortable, repairable and beautiful. Sandal making shops once dotted coastal towns throughout California, however this craft has become rare as shoe production has moved away from artisan methods & materials. Stace has been working to revive this craft by teaching sandal making workshops throughout California, showing people how gratifying it can be to make, wear, and repair their own sustainable footwear. No previous experience necessary, this class is open to women, men and kids as young as 12 (accompanied by an adult). Only 8 spots available, register today!
Modern Wreaths for Holiday w/Abby Dale
Saturday, December 14th, 2019, 11:00am - 1pm
Sip some bubbly with friends and really get into the spirit!
This Modern Wreath Workshop will broaden your view on what can work in a wreath and how it will look. You will start by using local plants that both look and smell amazing, then you'll add holiday touches and create a wreath that is perfect for the season. These wreaths will start fresh and dry beautifully over time. Sign up early, this workshop always sells out!
Giant Knit Blanket with Cara Corey
Sunday, December 15th, 2019, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Back for winter! 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. Choose from undyed natural, or dyed wool. Only 8 spots are available for this class. It is sure to sell out, so reserve your space soon!
Punch Needle Embroidery - Patches w/Kathy Barlow
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 11:00am - 2pm
Punch Needle Embroidery—it's having a moment, and for good reason. This fiber art is creative, vibrant, textural and FAST! Plus, the yarn-obsessed find it an excellent stash-buster—beautifully using those inevitable leftovers. Patches are the perfect entree into punch needle embroidery, while showcasing your personality and passions. Guided by Textile Designer/Artist Kathy Barlow, in this workshop you'll design and punch your own three- to four-inch patch using yarn choices from our abundant palette. You'll practice and become comfortable at embroidering with the industry-standard punch needle that is a joy to use. Ages 16+ with participating adult
Free Motion Quilting w/Dana Miller Fiber Arts
Thursday, January 9, 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
Beginner Sewing w/Dana Miller Fiber Arts
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00am - 2pm
Students will learn all the parts and pieces of a sewing machine and how to use it. We will practice on some fabric scraps and then sew your very own reversible tote bag! All supplies and pre-cut fabric for tote bag are provided. Beginner Class: no experience required.
Ages 12+ with participating adult
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.
Registration now open!
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