Over the past decade, clothing line Alabama Chanin has grown into a multifaceted enterprise. Started by artist Natalie Chanin, the company has embraced a committment to cottage industry by employing local seamstresses, paid a living wage, in Alabama communities ravaged by unemployment. In fact, Natalie has spoken at length about community-driven economies.
Natalie has written several books sharing her designs. To celebrate the release of Natalie’s latest book, Alabama Studio Sewing + Design: A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe, we’re organizing a sweepstakes. Comment below to enter to win a copy!
Alabama Studio Sewing + Design: A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe features detailed instructions for creating Alabama Chanin’s signature stitchwork, using the same patterns they provide for their seamstresses, plus information on sourcing materials. The book will ship with a kit that includes everything you’ll need to sew your own beautiful Alabama Chanin design. At 12 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 28, 2012, we will pick one commenter at random. We apologize in advance that this sweepstakes is only open to U.S. folks over 18. Void where prohibited. Download a PDF of the full Rules and Regulations.