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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.22.2014 – 12.27.2014

Christmas

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.”  – Donald E. Westlake

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, December 22 – Saturday, December 27:

As Christmas inches closer, the to-do list grows and, somehow, the gift list, too. Avoid the lines and give the gift of an Alabama Chanin digital gift card with just the click of a button. Simply specify the email address you would like to send the card to, add a special note, and – just like that – one more amazing gift and one less thing on the to-do list.

This week we will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as we celebrate the joys of life, love, and holiday with our immediate families, the Alabama Chanin family, and our extended family all across the globe.

We will be open during regular shop hours on Friday, December 26, and continuing with the holiday spirit, we will hold our much anticipated annual Inventory Sale both in-store and online, starting on Friday, December 26th.

Make post-holiday plans to visit us at The Factory:
462 Lane Drive,
Florence, AL 35630

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

We are so grateful for everyone who has joined us for Saturday Brunch at the Factory Café and welcome you to stop by this Saturday for our fourth installment.

This week, we are featuring holiday dishes such as Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes, and our (already) popular French Toast. View our Saturday menu here or check out our menu board below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10am – 4pm
Café Hours: 11am – 2pm

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

SATURDAY BRUNCH

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THE GIFT OF LEARNING: ONE-DAY @ AUSTIN, TEXAS

THE GIFT OF LEARNING: ONE DAY WORKSHOP @ AUSTIN, TEXAS

Register by December 24th for this One-Day Sewing workshop and receive 25% off this intimate, limited-seating workshop inside the Alabama Chanin shop at Billy Reid in Austin, Texas.

Sign up here.

More about the workshop:

Our One-Day Sewing Workshop @ Austin, Texas will take place at our Pop-Up Store inside the Billy Reid shop in Austin, Texas. The day includes discussion of the physics of sewing, reverse appliqué, garment construction, and an overview of other Alabama Chanin techniques. Work with Natalie Chanin to create a hand-sewn project from a selection of kits available from our Studio Book Series.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
1122 W. 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

The discounted rate of $356 includes workshop, materials, instruction, lunch, laughter, and fellowship.

For more information, contact: workshops (at) alabamachanin.com, or call: +1.256.760.1090 Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm CST

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.15.2014 – 12.20.2014

MAGDALENA-STENCILW

“We don’t beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully.”
– Randy Pausch

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, December 15 – Saturday, December 20:

STORE
Available for a short time at specially discounted prices, find our three brand new DIY Kits in the DIY Gift Guide.

Shop our Evergreen Collection for one-of-a-kind hand dyed garments, all available for a limited time.

We have also just added an exciting special on one of our most popular garments, the Organic Cotton Poncho. For a limited time, buy three ponchos and save 25%. Check out these and other special gift ideas in our Holiday Shop.

Give the Gift of Craftsy and save on Natalie’s Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric online class on Craftsy.com, as well as on our Craftsy Bundle, which includes all the materials required to complete Vogue Pattern 1263 from the Donna Karan Collection.

Now is the time to sign up for our 2015 Swatch of the Month Club. Sample a variety of our techniques and designs and receive ready-to-sew organic cotton jersey, along with detailed instructions to guide you.

Stay tuned for our Last Minute Gift Guide, coming this Tuesday, December 16.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Please note our upcoming Holiday Hours:
• We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day to spend time with our families and spread the holiday cheer
• We will be open with regular store hours on December 26
• On New Year’s Eve we will close at 2:00pm
• We will be closed on New Year’s Day

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 brunch at The Factory Café this, and every Saturday, and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings.

Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy our fresh, seasonal offerings.

Just in time for holiday celebrations, we now have freshly baked whole cakes available to purchase for $38 each from The Factory Café. Please give at least a 24-hour notice when placing your order.

Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.

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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NEWSLETTER #23

Newsletter #23

We have a lot of new announcements this month online and at The Factory. Our holiday Evergreen collection launches online tomorrow, and our DIY Gift Guide will be featured online beginning Thursday, December 11th.

This Thursday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm we will also host a Holiday High Tea at The Factory to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Factory Store + Café’s grand opening. We invite our friends and neighbors to enjoy complementary high tea and to shop the Alabama Chanin holiday market (look for our Evergreen collection too). The Factory is now open on Saturdays. The store is open from 10:00am – 4:00pm, and the café is open from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter and keep up with our latest news, new products, and stories featured on our Journal.

Update your mailing subscription to include the newsletter here.
xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.8.2014 – 12.13.2014

B&W DIY Live Shot

“The highest form of giving is allowing someone to do it themselves.” – Jewish proverb

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

STORE

Join us on Monday, December 8 at The Factory for the third installment of our monthly On Design lecture series. This month, the conversation continues with a lecture on the history of stenciling. The event is open-to-the-public for a $7 fee, which includes admission, participation in the conversation, and a cup of The Factory blend coffee, a cold drink, or tea.

Monday, December 8, 2014
10:30am – 11:30am

Click here to register.

We are also excited to announce the launch of our new, limited edition, holiday “Evergreen collection.” Each piece is one-of-a-kind and dyed by hand at The Factory. View these items online starting Tuesday, December 9, and feel free to stop by The Factory to see the collection in person.

Join us this Thursday, December 11 in celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Factory Store + Café’s grand opening.

To thank our community for their support over the last year, we invite our friends and neighbors to enjoy complementary high tea—sandwiches, savory and sweet treats, coffee, tea, and more—and shop the Alabama Chanin holiday market.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Look out for the launch of our holiday DIY Gift Guide this Thursday, December 11, offering hand-selected discounts on Do-It-Yourself gift ideas. Reduced prices will be found within the The School of Making portion of the site and also available in-store.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays, 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 fresh, seasonal offerings.
Just in time for holiday celebrations, we now have freshly baked whole cakes available to purchase for $38 each from The Factory Café. Please give at least a 24-hour notice when placing your order.

Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.

Café Hours
Please note: our café hours have changed slightly and the café will now be closing at 2:00pm.

Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The notion of the five-day workweek was introduced in the early 20th century in New England, as a way for Jewish workers to observe the Sabbath. This idea slowly spread to factories across the nation—mainly due to union demands. Department stores were also gaining popularity during the late 1800s and early 1900s and, once the 40-hour workweek became standard, more and more people began to spend their newly established weekends shopping in the city.

As weekend and holiday shopping became a popular pastime, big department stores began to construct window displays with the intent of luring shoppers inside. These creative and festive displays originally introduced the notion of “window shopping.”

Some of my favorite memories as a child were Saturdays with my grandparents and cousins on trips “to town,” window shopping, strolling the sidewalks, lunch at Trowbridge’s Ice Cream Bar, and catching up with friends and neighbors. When we began talking about a Saturday opening and lunch at The Factory, these childhood Saturday memories came to mind.

After a successful year of weekday commerce (our one year anniversary was November 18th), The Factory Store and Café are now open for business each Saturday. My daughter Maggie, who doesn’t yet know what it means to “work”, is excited to have the chance to help in the café. We are grateful to our staff who have rearranged their schedules to allow for Saturday opening, and to all of our guests who made a visit last Saturday. Please join us for brunch each and every Saturday for an ever-changing and evolving menu.

Thank you to everyone who made this first year a roaring success. We are grateful for each and every visit and hope to see you again soon.
xoNatalie

OUR HOURS:

The Factory Store
9:00am – 5:00pm Weekdays
10:00am – 4:00pm Saturdays

The Factory Café
11:00am – 2:00pm Monday – Saturday

 

ON DESIGN: THE HISTORY OF STENCILING

On Design - The History of Stenciling

Join us this Monday at The Factory for the third conversation in our On Design Series. This week Natalie discusses the practice of stenciling—including examples of designs throughout history and various techniques used over time, alongside a short, hands-on introduction to making stencils.

Monday, December 8, 2014
10:30am – 11:30am

Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630

$7.00

Open-to-the-public, the cost includes admission, participation in the conversation, and a cup of The Factory blend coffee, a cold drink, or tea.

Register here for our third event.

P.S.: If you can’t make it to the lecture and want to experiment with stencils on your own, we have a selection of stenciling materials and design resources on our website and a suggested reading list here.

If you are interested in learning more detailed stenciling techniques, we are offering our first One-Day Stenciling Workshop on May 14, 2015. During this workshop, we will design and create stencils through combinations of original artworks and existing stencils. Workshop participants have the opportunity to work with a variety of stenciling materials, experiment with mixing fabric paint, and explore a variety of stencil transfer methods like airbrushing, painting, sponging, permanent and fabric markers, fabric pastels, and transferring inkjet patterns onto fabric.

Learn more about this and all of our workshops through The School of Making.

#givingtuesday

#givingtuesday

#givingtuesday and #gratitude

Today, December 2, 2014, is the second annual #GivingTuesday.

“It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company, or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.”

Remember SOLA and so many others that could use a little help. Gratitude is everywhere to be found.

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.1.2014 – 12.5.2014

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 12.1.2014 – 12.5.2014

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, December 1 – Friday, December 5:

STORE

Join us on Monday, December 1 for First Mondays @ The Factory. Come and connect with fellow sewers and share inspiration while working on your latest project.

Starting tomorrow, visit our Holiday Shop online to find some of our favorite gifts for the holiday season. Or visit us in-store and let one of our sales associates help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Register for our online Craftsy class through Monday for added savings here. #makewhatyoulove and give the gift of learning this holiday.

Shop our newest line of A. Chanin Home products, created with remainders and cuttings from the garments we make here at The Factory from 100% organic cotton knits. These pillows and throws are examples of our “zero waste” approach and are pieced from a variety of fabric weights and styles to enhance the classic patchwork quality.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 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 our fresh, seasonal offerings.

Just in time for holiday celebrations, we now have freshly baked whole cakes available to purchase for $38 each from The Factory Café. Please give at least a 24-hour notice when placing your order.

Also, don’t forget to check out our ready-to-go items like fresh ciabatta bread, egg salad, pimento cheese, and our soup of the day.

Café Hours
Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am, but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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