James and The Giant Cupcake is a cupcakery that creates amazing cupcakes using only the best ingredients. We strive to use unrefined sugars, organic ingredients and the freshest fruits from local farmers markets.
Actual Cafe is a neighborhood coffee shop, offering a comfortable, lively and social atmosphere, delicious food and great coffee. We serve locally grown and prepared ingredients wherever possible. We hire locally and do business in our own community. We make most of our items from scratch, using whole ingredients. We host local artists and musicians. We're bike friendly, have a great weekend brunch, laptop-free weekends, great beer and wine, and more. We are the people in your neighborhood! Oakland Grown members receive 10% off everything - just ask at the counter!
Spinning, dyeing, knitting, felting and weaving are just some of the verbs used to describe how humans have kept warm over the centuries. Our company honors these traditions by offering a wide range of textile related classes and materials to bring you closer to the act of creating your own clothing and warmth.
Our class subjects include everything from spinning and natural dyeing to sewing and quilting. We host a wide variety of teachers from around the world who are interested in helping perfect the craft of textile creation. We believe by teaching these skills, students will gain a greater perspective over the time, cost, and labor of creating clothing. In turn holding a greater value for all clothing, from that which is handmade to that which is machine made by humans around the world.
Creating by hand, together, provides a space for community, for friendships, for inspiration, with the end result a product which you can wear and use.
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