Workshops + Events
Explore upcoming experiences at Alabama Chanin and The School of Making. Our 2022 calendar of events, range from Friends of the Café Dinners, DIY Workshops, and unique making experiences suited to a variety of interests and skill levels.
Friends of the Café Dinner Series
Exploring cuisine, community, and creation through the act of gathering around the table. Explore and register for upcoming Friends of the Café Dinners featuring celebrated chefs from across the southeast. All proceeds benefit Project Threadways, a 501(c)(3) that records and studies the history of textiles.
Work with The School of Making team remotely to develop your hand-sewing skills. The School of Making virtual series, led by the workshop team, focuses on the development of new skills, including the physics of sewing, embroidery, an overview of construction, and other techniques from The School of Making. Suited for beginners and experienced sewers alike.
Work with The School of Making team to develop your hand-sewing skills. Spend the day with The School of Making team learning sewing skills like the physics of sewing, embroidery, and an overview of garment construction and other techniques from The School of Making. Suited to beginners and experienced sewers alike.
The Three-Day Workshop opens our studio doors at The Factory in Florence, Alabama, and allows participants to work with our in-house team, a selection of our most loved DIY garment patterns, and our extensive DIY stencil library. Participants create a customized, hand-sewn garment or project of their choice from The School of Making Book Series. We offer a range of options that can be tailored to any skill level. The three-day schedule also includes a Swampette tour of the Shoals music scene, history of Alabama Chanin, and a studio tour.
This week-long event invites participants into The School of Making’s expanded studio for a total immersion into our philosophies, methods, materials, and products.
Individual Studio Day
Spend the day designing with and learning from the Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams at The Factory at your own personal workshop, which can be tailored to your interests. Choose your own date and receive one-on-one instruction.