Along with a rich musical history, growing local food movement, and burgeoning restaurant scene, Florence is home to The University of North Alabama (more commonly known as UNA). Founded in 1830 as LaGrange College, UNA is the oldest public university in the state of Alabama and has played a significant role in the vitality of Florence. In addition to undergraduate and graduate programs in colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing and Health, UNA also offers a continuing education program for people of all ages. The program extends educational and training resources to adults seeking continuing personal and professional development, and to employers seeking updated workplace skills.
We’re excited to announce that, starting this fall, Alabama Chanin and The School of Making will take another step to connect with our community and offer a hand sewing course through UNA’s Continuing Education Program.
Our master seamstress emeritus, Diane Hall, will be teaching a six-week course on hand sewing that will help students develop and perfect their hand sewing and embroidery skills. Students will also learn how to sew using the methods of our Alabama Chanin artisans and be provided with a basic introduction to the Alabama Chanin artisan program. Suited for beginner and advanced sewers alike, this class will include all necessary materials and will encourage an in-depth discussion of the physics of sewing, garment construction, appliqué, and other Alabama Chanin sewing techniques.
Visit here for a full list of course offerings, and to learn more about the Continuing Education Program.