Alabama Chanin Organic Waffle Scarf in Hand-Painted Wind Design on Wave Blue Organic Waffle Cotton Fabric

ALABAMA CHANIN WEEKLY #11

“There was just enough heat to enhance the value of the breeze, and just enough wind to keep the whole sea in motion, to make the waves come bounding to the shore, foaming and sparkling, as if wild with glee.” —Anne Brontë, 1847

Alabama Chanin’s latest collection, Wind + Wave, has arrived. Today we share inspiration behind the collection through stories, journeys, and artworks below.

Read:

“The World Below the Brine” by Walt Whitman, 1860 from Poetry Foundation

“A Soft Sea Washed Around the House” by Emily Dickinson, 1871 (Click the “text” button on the right-hand side of the screen to view transcribed text)

Listen:

On Being with Krista Tippett: Silence and the Presence of Everything with Gordon Hempton

Journey:

10 Natural Wonders in Big Sur from Google Arts and Culture

Roadtrip: Coastal Gardens from Google Arts and Culture

Chicama, Peru (-8.005722°, -79.188250°) via Overview

Bahamas Clouds via Overview

View:

“Untitled: East Wall of General Assembly Room”, 1990 by Adam Bartos

“Four Cakes” from Recent Etchings I, 1979 by Wayne Thiebaud

“Palissade de Chantier (Building Site Wall), Ferry, Tangier, Fig. 3”, 2009 by Yto Barrada

“The Spring which Began to Find Vent” from The West Lake in Spring, 1930 by Luo Bonian

“Lithograph of Water Made of Lines”, 1978–80 by David Hockney

“Untitled, Talc Mine–Distant, Cameron, Montana”, 2009 by Victoria Sambunaris

“Untitled, Long Island”, 2005 by Geoffrey James

“Swimming”, 1991 by Tina Barney

“Golden Gate Bridge, 12.19.99, 7:31AM”, 1999 by Richard Misrach from Fraenkel Gallery

@ Alabama Chanin

The Wind + Wave Collection: The latest Alabama Chanin collection draws inspiration from two of nature’s most dynamic players. Often working in harmony, wind and waves evoke quiet strength and fluidity. A signature “Wave” blue colorway and hand-painted “Wind” motif—which embodies the atmospheric choreography of leaves in the wind—are woven throughout the collection. Discover new designs alongside some of our most beloved silhouettes in Wind + Wave.

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@ The School of Making

Introducing Swatch of the Month Shop: Explore our new one-stop-shop for Swatch of the Month, now updated with options to subscribe for an individual month and shop the featured kits and materials that have been released with each month’s design.

Preview our upcoming swatch design for April here, and subscribe to stitch along with us.

2022 Workshops: Join us for an immersive, individualized learning experience led by The School of Making’s team of experts. Explore workshops suited to all areas of interest and experience levels here.

New DIY Kit Arrivals: The Asymmetrical Peacoat DIY Kit is now available in Abbie’s Flower. Inspired by March’s swatch of the month design, craft your own Abbie’s Flower Peacoat in Ochre or Earth medium-weight jersey using the Stem Stitch embroidery technique from Alabama Studio Sewing + Design.

Natalie’s forthcoming book is now available for pre-order. Arriving this fall, Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making recounts Natalie’s journey and the origins of Alabama Chanin. A deeply personal and reflective work, Natalie’s sixth book explores her design ethos and creative process through stories that shaped her life, career, and our organization as a whole. It also serves as an empowering guide for all who love stitching and handcraft.

@ The Factory

2022 Friends of the Café Dinner Series: Our Friends of the Café Dinner Series is back with a lineup of celebrated chefs from across the Southeast. Join us in exploring cuisine, community, and creation through the act of gathering around the table. Find details and tickets here.

Thursday, April 21: Whitney Otawka
Greyfield Inn  –  Cumberland Island, GA

Thursday, August 25: Spring Council
Mama Dip’s Kitchen  –  Chapel Hill, NC

Thursday, September 29: Adam Evans
Automatic Seafood and Oysters  –  Birmingham, AL

Thursday, October 27: Josh Quick
Odette  –  Florence, AL  –  Natural Wine Selection by Esther’s Eatery

Project Threadways 2022 Symposium: April 21–23, 2022 @ The Factory

In partnership with Project Threadways and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, join us for Textiles and Activism, the third annual Project Threadways Symposium. The event will take place April 21–23 at The Factory and also has virtual ticket options available.

Guests can choose from a variety of ticket tiers that include a kick-off dinner with visiting chef Whitney Otawka on Thursday, presentations, panel discussions, and meals on Friday and Saturday, and a special Factory tour and workshop on Saturday. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Plan your visit to The Factory to view the Collection firsthand, work with our team, experience Alabama Chanin in-person, and learn more about our commitment to responsible production, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design.

Hours:

Monday by appointment only
Tuesday–Friday | 10am–5pm
Saturday and Sunday | Closed

Visit us at:

462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Contact our guest experience team:

Kathleen Bobo:
+1.256.760.1090 x 114
ac@alabamachanin.com

Lily Rausch:
+1.256.760.1090 x 108
events@alabamachanin.com

Haley Heinkel:
+1.256.760.1090 x 116
orders@alabamachanin.com

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