Below the LineNovember 22, 2013
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Now you don’t need to know the difference between a chain stitch and a top stitch to visit Natalie Chanin's Florence, Alabama, studio. Earlier this week, the headquarters of Chanin's design and production operations and site of frequent sewing workshops—affectionately dubbed "the Factory"—rolled out a 5,000-square-foot expansion that includes the Alabama Chanin flagship store, a café, and an event space where Chanin will host local musicians, artwork, farm-to-table dinners, and other gatherings, all open to the public. And, for a glimpse into the building’s history and the deep-rooted tradition Chanin has brought back to life, the Factory also offers free daily tours.