The official podcast of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where black lives matter.
Gotta Be Handmade--Linda Nance Visits Again!
Lisa speaks with LInda Nance of Gotta Be Handmade who was a guest in 2019 (episode 10). At that time she spoke about the importance good tools, education, and encouraged senior citizens to make the most of social media. This year, Linda updates us on her flourishing projects including angel ornaments from South Carolina pine cones and her new venture with rosemary, basil and sage.
It's that time of year again on the Stitch Please podcast: BLACKER FRIDAY. On Wednesday, November 25, learn about Black women owned sewing/craft related businesses. Tune in to hear about these amazing creative enterprises. We have Black pattern designers, craft suppliers, yarn dyers, fabric vendors, sewing, quilting, and dyeing instruction.We also have Black owned brick and mortar shops from Maryland to New Jersey to Michigan. Buy from these businesses as you prepare to make holiday gifts this season. They will help you get your stitch together!
Sewing Sisters! Sone-Seere and Sierra Burrell
It's the SISTERS B! Join Lisa as she chats with the fantastically creative Burrell Sisters. Whether it is pattern testing, mural making, croquis sketching, paint partying, Sierra and Sone-Seere Burrell have it covered. PATREON exclusive: Supporters get access to the video version of this episode.
Swatching Your Fabric
Lisa talks about fabric swatching. She loves the archival properties of those tiny snips of cloth. It is like having a library of your fabric collection. Lisa shares a few ways that she's seen other sewists use swatches and the preservation of those tiny gems. She then dives into an explanation of her system.
PATREON ALERT: Patreon subscribers get access to the swatch cards Lisa designed to organize her fabric collection. Formats .doc and .pdf.
Marking Tools Series: Chalk!
Chalk is a versatile marking tool that works in solid and powder form. In this episode, Lisa talks about using chalk for marking important elements of sewing and quilting projects. Tune in to learn about chalk wheels, chalk pumps, chalk wedges, chalk pencils and more. And as a bonus, hear a cautionary chalk-tale about Blue Chalk v. White Linen from Naomi P. Johnson!
Cosplay But Make It West Indian
"Halloween is a cosplayer’s Christmas," says VantaBlackCosplay, an international natural hair cosplayer. Lisa speaks with Vanta about her extraordinary (and largely self-guided) sewing journey which has produced looks that are truly out of this world. From putting her own spin on Nintendo characters to always infusing the beauty of Black cultures in her costuming, Vanta's sewing combines many elements of art and craft to produce stunning looks.