Our annual community picnic is quickly approaching, and we’ve added even more programming to the event this year. We’re offering everything from cocktail workshops, to sewing workshops, to community tours.
New and noteworthy events added to the schedule include a chair workshop taught by Natalie and The School of Making team. Use cotton jersey scraps to repurpose and redesign a ladder-back chair. This workshop is modeled after Alabama Chanin’s Makeshift series and will cover a wide range of topics such as craft, design, and DIY.
The chair workshop takes place in The School of Making’s newly expanded workshop and studio space. Come out for a first preview of the space during our picnic. As our programming grows, we’re adding more interactive experiences to The School of Making like a mending table where you can repair your own garments for free. Scraps and tools will be available to work with—or bring our own.
The Factory Store will also be hosting Leigh and Cliff Spencer of Alabama Sawyer for a pop-up shop Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. Alabama Sawyer is a Birmingham-based company that creates housewares like wine racks, compost bins, and cutting boards from fallen and salvaged local trees in their city.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Cocktail Workshop hosted by Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. and Cathead Distillery on Friday, April 13th. Learn to craft your own cocktails and punches while enjoying small bites and snacks. Stay after the workshop is over and enjoy a pop-up bar and music.
There are also a small number of tickets left for the Friends of the Café Dinner featuring James Beard award-winning chef, Steven Satterfield. Tickets for all events included in The Gathering are available on our Events page. And stay up to date by liking Alabama Chanin and The Factory Café on Facebook and following along on Instagram.
Thursday, April 12th
6:00pm Friends of the Café | Steven Satterfield
Saturday, April 14th
9:00am – 10:00am One-Hour Embroidery Stitches Workshop
10:00am Doors Open
10:30am The Factory Tour
10:00 – 2:00pm Stenciling Booth
11:00am – 12:00pm One-Hour T-Shirt Workshop
12:00pm Lunch + Artisan Recognition
1:00pm History of the Company with Natalie
2:30pm Swampette Tour (Pre-registration required.)