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ALABAMA CHANIN: THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.27.2015 – 8.1.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.27.2015 – 8.1.2015

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, July 27 – Saturday, August 1:

Join Natalie in California this Wednesday at A Verb for Keeping Warm for a celebration of The School of Making and Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. The evening includes stitching, talking, and book signing. This is a free event with limited seating, first come first served.

Join Heath’s Creative Director, Cathy Bailey, and Natalie Chanin on Thursday, July 30 for a special conversation about design, making, craft, and fashion as they celebrate the launch of the new Alabama Chanin + Heath Ceramics Collaboration. The conversation is free and open to the public. There is currently a wait list for the conversation. Join here. There are still openings for the workshop, which follows the conversation. Register here

Don’t forget to check out our newest Alabama Chanin + Heath Ceramics Collaboration pieces, Indigo and Bird’s Nest, here.

And visit us at The Factory in Florence.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day, including our hugely popular Classic BLT—made with Fatback bacon, local heirloom tomato, seasoned greens, and a homemade basil aioli.

Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and egg salad.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS:
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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The Factory This Week

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.20.2015 – 7.25.2015

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, July 20 – Saturday, July 25:

Join A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, CA for a Studio Style DIY Trunk Show during the month of July. A Verb for Keeping Warm will be offering 15% off of any DIY kits purchased during the trunk show, and 10% off of fabric. The trunk show will run through August 2. Learn more here.

This Friday, July 24 kicks off Alabama on Alabama at Heath Ceramics where you can view and shop the works of Natalie Chanin, Butch Anthony, Rinne Allen, and other southern artists. Visit the Boiler Room @ Heath Ceramics for more information.

And visit us at The Factory in Florence.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.

Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler – fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and egg salad.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS:
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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ALABAMA CHANIN – THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.13.2015 – 7.18.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.13.2015 – 7.18.2015

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, July 13 – Saturday, July 18:

STORE
Come join us in our studio space for Third Mondays on July 20 to work on your latest sewing project in the company of fellow sewers. Coffee, tea and light breakfast will be available for purchase from The Factory Café.

The Factory Store has partially worked ponchos back in stock. Pick one up in Apple on Apple, Indigo on Black, or Pewter on Black—the perfect on-the-go accessory.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.

The Factory Café has added the Classic BLT to our summer menu, made fresh with Fatback bacon, seasoned greens, basil aioli, and heirloom tomatoes – a warm weather favorite.

Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like our house made pimento cheese and egg salad.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS:
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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ALABAMA CHANIN – THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.6.2015 – 7.11.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 7.6.2015 – 7.11.2015

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” – Robert L. Peters

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, July 6 – Saturday, July 11:

STORE
Join us this morning at The Factory Store + Café for First Mondays until 11 am to sew and socialize. Please bring your own fabric and sewing notions.

Don’t forget to drop by our online store and visit our limited-time collection of One-of-a-Kind Indigo pieces—beautifully sewn and hand-dyed just in time for summer.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.

Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like our always-popular pimento cheese.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS:
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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ALABAMA CHANIN – HAPPY FOURTH

CELEBRATE

Celebrate: v. 1. Publicly acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity.

Independence: n. The fact or state of being free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority.

We hope that you take time this weekend to soak in the sweetness of independence that we’ve been granted and celebrate with friends, family, and your community. Make some treats, share the love.

In observance of Independence Day this year (and to allow the Alabama Chanin team time with their loved ones), The Factory Store and Café, the Alabama Chanin offices, and our production studios will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 3-5, 2015.

xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.29.2015 – 7.4.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.29.2015 – 7.4.2015

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, June 29 – Saturday, July 4:

STORE
In celebration of Independence Day, stop by The Factory Store and pick up an organic cotton jersey American Flag Quilt (or make one of your own).

Please keep in mind that in observance of Independence Day, The Factory Store + Café, the Alabama Chanin offices, and our production studio will be closed Friday, July 3 – Saturday, July 4.

Join us again on Monday, July 6 for a morning filled with sewing, coffee, and inspiration at First Mondays. Please bring your own fabric and notions.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day. This week’s menu features our popular White BBQ Chicken Sandwich as well as our Fatback Italian Sandwich which is made using ethically-raised pork from The Fatback Pig Project.

Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like our customer-favorite pimento cheese.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS:
Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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ALABAMA CHANIN – WHITE BARBEQUE SAUCE

WHITE BARBEQUE SAUCE

Barbeque lovers are often staunch proponents and defenders of their favorite preparation, favorite meat, and favorite sauce—or lack thereof. Just as there is an entire range of styles of barbeque (everything from pulled pork with slaw to smoked chicken to a plate of burnt ends), there is a whole spectrum of barbeque sauces. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of sugary red sauces; but as an Alabama native, I must wholeheartedly profess my love of our native white barbeque sauce.

Many of you may be unfamiliar with this particular variety of sauce, as it is a North Alabama specialty. But, it is a staple of almost every barbeque restaurant in the area and has found its way to our tables and local grocery store shelves. White sauce is a tangy condiment made of mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper. While that might sound a little odd to the uninitiated, those in the know are evangelists for the stuff.

While white barbeque sauce has been served in the area for years, local lore suggests that Bob Gibson of the legendary Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama, invented it in 1925. Bob worked for the L & N Railroad Company, but would host barbeques on the weekends, smoking meat over a hickory pit in his backyard. Eventually, his food became so popular that he quit his job at the railroad and opened a proper restaurant.

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ALABAMA CHANIN – THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.22.2015 – 6.27.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.22.2015 – 6.27.2015

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, June 22 – Saturday, June 27:

Beginning this Friday, Natalie and our workshop team will be in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains for a Classic Sewing Weekend at Blackberry Farm. This workshop includes all materials necessary to create your own Alabama Chanin project, incredible meals prepared onsite, and stunning scenery. For reservations and pricing, please contact Blackberry Farm at (865) 984-8166 or Ashley at aalderman (at) blackberryfarm.com.

While you’re enjoying your weekend away at Blackberry Farm, stay an extra day for our Mother/Daughter One Day Sewing Retreat. This one-day workshop is suited for beginners and experienced sewers alike, and guests will work with Natalie and her daughter Maggie to create a beautiful DIY project. For reservations and pricing, please contact Blackberry Farm at (865) 984-8166 or Ashley at aalderman (at) blackberryfarm.com.

STORE
Be sure to grab one (or two) of our essential A. Chanin V-Neck Tanks in one of our newest colors: Peacock or Apple. Just in time for the Fourth of July.

Please remember that Alabama Chanin will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.

Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like our homemade pimento cheese.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS:
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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ALABAMA CHANIN – FOURTH OF JULY LOVE

FOURTH OF JULY LOVE

We love you all. We love the Fourth of July. We love our staff. We love for our staff to spend time with their families. In celebration of Independence Day this year, The Factory Store and Café, the Alabama Chanin offices, and our production studios will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 3-5, 2015. Some of our staff will celebrate by spending time on the Tennessee River and barbecuing with family and friends. Maggie and I will be eagerly awaiting fireworks and participating in our yearly neighborhood parade.

Here are some ideas on how to get ready for the weekend festivities:
Get started on a DIY Flag Quilt
Decorate 4th of July napkins
Sip a Strawberry Rosemary Prosecco Cocktail
Make (and share) a cobbler
Dress your best in one of our Made in the USA
garments (we’re sporting Indigo this summer…) 

Happy Birthday America (coming soon).
xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin

 

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.15.2015 – 6.20.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.15.2015 – 6.20.2015

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

*Please note that The Factory Store + Café will be closed July 3 – 4 in observance of the Fourth of July.

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, June 15 – Saturday, June 20:

STORE
In time for Father’s Day, we have new (and delicious) products in-store from South Carolina-based Jack Rudy Cocktail Company. The Small Batch Tonic and Pomegranate Grenadine have long been favorites of ours, and we are excited to now carry their Elderflower Tonic and Aromatic Bitters. Come in and pick up a bottle (or two) for the special fathers in your life.

Join us today, June 15, for Third Mondays from 8:30am – 11:30am and spend your morning sewing with friends. Tea, coffee, and light breakfast will be available for purchase in the Factory Café. Please bring your own fabric and notions.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our new White BBQ Chicken Sandwich (Natalie’s new favorite) and Peach Bellini Crepes.

Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch featuring seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and soup.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

Café Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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