Natalie Chanin

Author of Embroidery: Threads and Stories

Author Talks

Wednesday, Nov 30 2022 @ 7pm

Bundle Tickets

–Not Yet Members: $38 (includes general admission ticket + book at 30% discount!)
–Members: $33 (includes discounted general admission ticket + book at 30% discount!)
–Insiders: $28 (includes free general admission ticket + book at 30% discount!)

General Admission Tickets (book not included)

–Not Yet Members: $10
–Members: $5
–Insiders: Free

Woodruff Auditorium is located inside McElreath Hall. Doors and cash bar will open at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.


Designer Natalie Chanin blends embroidery and hand-sewing techniques with her own personal story in this empowering guide for all who love stitching and handcraft

Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making mixes lessons in sewing, design, and embroidery with Natalie Chanin's engaging, personal story of the evolution of Alabama Chanin and the indelible mark the techniques she pioneered and the company she founded have made on the sewing and fashion industry.

Chapters explore design-related themes—craft, technique, relationship, repeat, and color—through images, instruction, and stories from Chanin about her life, Alabama Chanin, and the evolving view of craft and hand-sewing in the modern world. The book also explores how sewing and embroidery relate to wider concerns of sustainability, community, and women’s empowerment.

As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. Embroidery challenges us to go deeper by examining the history of a beloved company and cherished pastime.

About the Author

Natalie Chanin is the founder and head designer of Alabama Chanin and the author of five books, including bestsellers The Geometry of Hand-Sewing and Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. Her work has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, and Town & Country, among other publications, and on CBS News. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She lives in Florence, Alabama.

About the Moderator

Angie Mosier is an Atlanta-based food writer, stylist and photographer using a journalist's approach and a culinary background. Angie’s work has been published in the New York Times, numerous magazines and her essays on Southern food are a part of the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. She wrote the 4th installment of the Short Stack Edition cookbooks titled “Buttermilk” and has co-authored cookbooks with Chef Jose Santaella and Chef Eric Ripert. Angie has photographed cookbooks for John Currence, Virginia Willis, Kevin Gillespie, Cheryl and Griffith Day, Eddie Hernandez, Todd Richards, John T. Edge, Eric Ripert and Marcus Samuelsson. She has worked as a stylist on cookbooks by Sean Brock, Vivian Howard, Virginia Willis, Reese Witherspoon and The Red Truck Bakery Cookbook.

Angie is a proud member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and is pleased to have served as a past president of their Board of Directors. She sits on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Atlanta History Center.

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