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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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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.22.2015 – 6.27.2015

ALABAMA CHANIN – 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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FOURTH OF JULY LOVE

ALABAMA CHANIN – 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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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.8.2015 – 6.13.2015

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“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, June 8 – Saturday, June 13:

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We hope you packed your bags to join us for a Classic Studio Week here at The Factory June 8 through June 12. At this workshop you will be guided through every step in creating your very own Alabama Chanin garment. The week includes yoga sessions, time for sight-seeing and savory, locally sourced meals.

On the following Monday, June 15, be sure to join us for Third Mondays.  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 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 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
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JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM GATHER BRUNCH

ALABAMA CHANIN – JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM GATHER BRUNCH

Last Sunday afternoon, we hosted a brunch—part of our Friends of the Café | Makeshift Dinner Series—to benefit Jones Valley Teaching Farm, an organization that works with students and within schools to create and supplement healthy food curriculum. Jones Valley’s Good School Food program encourages students to buy into the concept of “good food” by learning about where it comes from and how it can benefit their families and communities—beginning in early childhood through high school graduation.

This year, Jones Valley took a unique approach to fundraising; as part of an initiative called Gather, twenty-two restaurants and individuals hosted dinners on Saturday, May 16, with all ticket sales benefiting the farm. The following Sunday, Alabama Chanin hosted the very first Gather Brunch to wrap up the weekend’s festivities.

ALABAMA CHANIN – JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM GATHER BRUNCH

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.1.2015 – 6.6.2015

ALABAMA CHANIN – THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 6.1.2015 – 6.6.2015

“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” – James Russell Lowell

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, June 1 – Saturday, June 6:

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Join us tomorrow for First Mondays as we host our monthly sewing group at The Factory from 8:30 – 11:30. Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship. Coffee and tea will be available for purchase from The Factory Café. Please bring your own fabric and sewing notions.

Our Classic Studio Week begins next Monday, June 8 and goes through Friday, June 12. This week-long event gives workshop participants total immersion into Alabama Chanin’s philosophies, methods, materials, and products. Participants will experiment with several different techniques including design basics and the physics of sewing, stencil design and creation, airbrush and stenciling of garments, fit and pattern alterations, discussion, and critique. The cost includes materials, access to airbrush and paint, a selection of garment patterns and stencils available in our Studio Book Series, instruction, daily breakfast and weekday lunches, studio access daily from 8:00am – 6:00pm, and more. Register here.

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 chocolate pots de crème.

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 5.25.2015 – 5.30.2015

ALABAMA CHANIN – THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 5.25.2015 – 5.30.2015

“Who sows virtue reaps honor.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Please note that the Alabama Chanin office and The Factory Store and Café will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, May 25 – Saturday, May 30:

STORE
Shop our Sweet Summer sale through midnight Monday and receive 20% off your online purchase with the code “SWEETSUMMER.” (Some exclusions apply.)

We have two week-long workshops coming up in June with spots still available. Sign up now for our Patterns and Alterations Studio Week at The Factory June 1 through June 5. This workshop highlights our most recent book, Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns, and will focus on the skills needed to tailor our existing patterns to fit according to your measurements. The cost includes materials, instruction, studio access daily from 8:00am – 6:00pm, yoga sessions, breakfast and weekday lunches, and a few surprises along the way.

Our Classic Studio Week begins the following Monday, June 8 and goes through Friday, June 12. This week-long event gives workshop participants total immersion into Alabama Chanin’s philosophies, methods, materials, and products. Participants will experiment with several different techniques including design basics and the physics of sewing, stencil design and creation, airbrush and stenciling of garments, fit and pattern alterations, discussion, and critique. The cost includes materials, access to airbrush and paint, a selection of garment patterns and stencils available in our Studio Book Series, instruction, daily breakfast and weekday lunches, studio access daily from 8:00am – 6:00pm, and more. Pair this workshop with our weeklong Patterns and Alterations workshop the previous week for our most comprehensive Alabama Chanin experience. Register here.

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 chocolate pots de crème.

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
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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 5.18.2015 – 5.23.2015

ALABAMA CHANIN – THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 5.18.2015 –  5.23.2015

“Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” ― Seth Godin

Please note that The Factory Store + Café and Alabama Chanin offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.

Last week was packed with events at The Factory, so this week we are taking a moment to catch our breath…

Here is what we have going on, Monday, May 18 – Saturday, May 23 :

STORE
Join us for Third Mondays as we host our monthly sewing group at The Factory from 8:30 – 11:30. Spend your morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Share inspiration, encouragement, and fellowship. Coffee and tea will be available for purchase from The Factory Café. Please bring your own fabric and sewing 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
Stop in for lunch at The Factory Café this week with favorites like our Flatbread and Quiche of the Day, made with the freshest seasonal vegetables available.

Be sure to join us on Saturdays for Brunch, as we 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 chocolate pots de crème.

Order a freshly baked whole cake for your next event or party. 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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EVENTS: A LOOK AHEAD

ALABAMA CHANIN – TWO-HOUR WORKSHOP @ LF8, NYC

Join our mailing list here to receive information on upcoming workshops, events at The Factory, and away. You can also update your current subscription to receive certain mailings. Here’s a glance at our upcoming Events mailer:

TWO-HOUR SEWING @ LF8, NYC (+ A BOOK SIGNING WITH NATALIE)
Join Natalie for a Two-Hour Sewing Workshop at lf8 in New York’s East Village.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Choose your session:
10:00am – 12:00pm or
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $185
Learn more and register here.
There is limited availability—so be sure to sign-up soon. Contact workshops@alabamachanin.com for more information and a selection of projects. 

Natalie will also be on hand to sign her newest book, Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
This event is free and open to the general public.
Buy a copy in store or bring by your already purchased copy.

SUNDAY BRUNCHES

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