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The Gathering:
Our Annual Community Picnic Reinvented
Save the Date | April 12th – 15th

The Gathering:
April 12th – 15th

Each year Alabama Chanin hosts a community picnic—a time for employees, artisans, collaborators, supporters, and members of the community to gather and celebrate. It gives us the opportunity to say hello to each of you and give thanks for the beautiful work and support we receive throughout the year. What started at Lovelace Crossroads (Natalie’s home and original production office) transitioned into an annual open house at The Factory.

This year we’re creating an expanded series of events at multiple locations across our community. Find our schedule of events below. We hope to see you there. 

xo Natalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin

"Alabama Chanin was born over a decade ago with just three employees. From the beginning, we have been committed to a few central ideals, among them the value of community."

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 13th

10:00am  Custom DIY Workshop


11:00 – 2:00pm  Lunch @ The Factory


2:00pm  The Factory Tour (Free)


2:30 – 3:30pm  Chair Workshop


6:00pm  Jack Rudy + Cathead Cocktail Workshop @ 116 E. Mobile

Saturday, April 14th

9:00am – 10:00am  One-Hour Embroidery Stitches Workshop


10:00am  Doors Open
10:00 – 2:00pm  Stenciling Booth (bring your own t-shirt or purchase an organic tee from us)


10:30am  The Factory Tour (Free)

11:00am – 12:00pm   One-Hour T-Shirt Workshop


12:00pm  Lunch + Artisan Recognition


1:00pm  Lecture: History of the Company with Natalie (Free)


2:30pm  Swampette Tour of Muscle Shoals recording studios

Sunday, April 15th

10:30am Biscuit Love Brunch: First seating
12:30pm Biscuit Love Brunch: Second seating

Where to Stay

Here are our recommendations for lodging—including Airbnb hosts that we know, love, and trust. (There are many more in our community to stay with as well.)

Carriage House

The Hideout

Five One Five

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
*Special Rate with online reservation code - 8AC

Hampton Inn & Suites – Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites – Midtown

Residence Inn by Marriott

St. Florian Fiber Farm

Coldwater Inn, Tuscumbia