Thank you to everyone who came to our studio in Florence last weekend to participate in the Weekend Workshop. What a great group… the stories, fellowship, sewing and laughter were perfect.
A special thanks to Amy for sharing the sewing of her beautiful wedding dress. What a special way to start a lifetime of beauty and commitment… and to Sarah – who made the trip from New York. More about Sarah later this week.
Saturday’s meatloaf was amazing and everyone was clamoring for the recipe which, thanks to Kristy, I have posted below.
We have just posted our Weekend Workshop dates for 2011. Fill your holiday stocking, plan your trip and join us in the studio:
March 4 – 6
June 24 – 26
November 4 – 6
Look for our Berkeley workshop at the Edible Schoolyard soon and congrats to Deborah Kennedy for being the lucky winner of my favorite Walking Cape.
Check back soon for other special offers, visit us this Friday, November 12th from 12 -5 and Saturday the 13th from 10 – 5 for our annual Holiday Open House & Sample Sale.
We have extended hours this year and will also be open Friday November 19th from 12 – 5. Get there early as everything goes quickly.
And now, Kristy’s Individual Meat Loaves
Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil have become friends (and, in some cases, family) over the last years and we were able to convince (well, a couple of) them to model – and play – at the photo shoot for our new menswear catalog. Today, congrats go out to Doc & The Devils for their lovely new album: Victims, Enemies & Old Friends.
Shot by Lisa Eisner, June 2010, Florence, Alabama
This would be a beautiful way to retrieve eggs every morning.
Beautiful design to good purpose and on my holiday wish list.
Nogg via ianclaridge
Subtraction Cutting School (published by the Center for Pattern Design) first came to my attention one afternoon in New York City when I had the chance to sit and talk with Timo Rissanen. That afternoon, Timo had just moved to New York and began his post as Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons The New School for Design. Our conversation was fascinating and he followed our talk with a great email, a reading list and some links to his favorite sites.
One of my favorite parts of the conversation was Julian Roberts’ site and, consequently, I have become obsessed with Subtraction Cutting School.
Our friend and hero John T. Edge knows that there is “Hope in barbecue.”
Check out the great interview from Nightline: Barbecue Heaven
“We have this burden of the past upon us. We’ll deal with that history. But we’re looking for opportunities, we’re looking for places to deal with that history. And I think one great place to deal with that, to sit across from our fellow man, is a barbecue restaurant…I think there’s hope in barbecue.”
Alabama Chanin: A Southern Sense of Place
A NOWNESS + Commune production by Wyatt Toll – LOVE IT!
Thank you for coming for a visit.
Thank you to everyone who showed patience today as our new website launched.
Thank you for all the kind emails.
Thank you to everyone who has made the launch of this new site a reality.
Thank you to all the staff and artisans at Alabama Chanin.
Thank you to friends and family.
Thank you to Lisa Eisner and Roman Alonso.
Thank you to everyone at Commune, NoFavorite and GAS Studio.
Tune into PBS on MONDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 9PM CST
(AFTER HISTORY DETECTIVES)
for the National Broadcast of
CITIZEN ARCHITECT: SAMUEL MOCKBEE AND THE RURAL STUDIO
More Information Here: http://video.pbs.org/program/1548466406/
If you can not tune in, check out the website / or facebook page for theatrical screening updates / or buy the DVD online:
Bravo to our friends Sam and Jay… and, of course, to Samuel Mockbee – who inspired a generation.
Watch and then plan your road trip to Hale County, Alabama…
Sneak peek to Fall/Winter 2010 when it is 105 degrees outside..
Just a few of my favorites. . . more coming soon!