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Dive deep into the vibrant world of sewing with the award-winning Stitch Please podcast, an official show of Black Women Stitch – the sewing group where Black lives matter. Uniquely crafted for those who love sewing, this sewing podcast is a gem that centers around Black women, girls, and femmes, weaving threads of creativity, technique, and passion with every episode.

Hosted by Lisa Woolfork, a 6th generation sewing enthusiast, this podcast not only mirrors her ardor for the craft but also her roles as an artist, activist, and academic. Specializing in African American literature and culture, Lisa seamlessly stitches together her varied backgrounds to produce episodes that are both informative and engaging. You'll be immersed in lively interviews that are enriched by her expertise, presenting a fresh perspective that few other podcasts in the sewing community can offer.

As an artist, Lisa Woolfork brings a unique eye for detail and aesthetics, offering listeners the chance to envision sewing in new, vibrant ways. As an activist, she ensures that the podcast sewing narratives and discussions are rooted in liberation, particularly emphasizing the significance of Black lives. Her academic background adds another layer of depth to the podcast, allowing listeners to delve into the rich tapestry of African American literature and culture, shedding light on how these narratives can influence and inspire one's sewing journey.

Each week, listeners of the Stitch Please podcast can look forward to insightful discussions that celebrate Black creativity in sewing and quilting. Moreover, as a bonus, this sewing podcast shares invaluable tips and techniques, making it a must-listen for both beginners and seasoned sewists alike.

Join us as we thread the needle of history, art, and activism with the love of sewing, creating a tapestry of stories and tips that resonate with every stitch. If you cherish the world of sewing, quilting, and the rich narratives of Black creativity, the Stitch Please podcast is your ideal companion. Tune in weekly. This sewing podcast will “help you get your stitch together.”

Stitch Please Lisa Woolfork

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    • 4.9 • 479 Ratings

Dive deep into the vibrant world of sewing with the award-winning Stitch Please podcast, an official show of Black Women Stitch – the sewing group where Black lives matter. Uniquely crafted for those who love sewing, this sewing podcast is a gem that centers around Black women, girls, and femmes, weaving threads of creativity, technique, and passion with every episode.

Hosted by Lisa Woolfork, a 6th generation sewing enthusiast, this podcast not only mirrors her ardor for the craft but also her roles as an artist, activist, and academic. Specializing in African American literature and culture, Lisa seamlessly stitches together her varied backgrounds to produce episodes that are both informative and engaging. You'll be immersed in lively interviews that are enriched by her expertise, presenting a fresh perspective that few other podcasts in the sewing community can offer.

As an artist, Lisa Woolfork brings a unique eye for detail and aesthetics, offering listeners the chance to envision sewing in new, vibrant ways. As an activist, she ensures that the podcast sewing narratives and discussions are rooted in liberation, particularly emphasizing the significance of Black lives. Her academic background adds another layer of depth to the podcast, allowing listeners to delve into the rich tapestry of African American literature and culture, shedding light on how these narratives can influence and inspire one's sewing journey.

Each week, listeners of the Stitch Please podcast can look forward to insightful discussions that celebrate Black creativity in sewing and quilting. Moreover, as a bonus, this sewing podcast shares invaluable tips and techniques, making it a must-listen for both beginners and seasoned sewists alike.

Join us as we thread the needle of history, art, and activism with the love of sewing, creating a tapestry of stories and tips that resonate with every stitch. If you cherish the world of sewing, quilting, and the rich narratives of Black creativity, the Stitch Please podcast is your ideal companion. Tune in weekly. This sewing podcast will “help you get your stitch together.”

    On Pins and Needles

    On Pins and Needles

    This week on the podcast Lisa dives into the fascinating history and handy uses of sewing pins and needles. From ancient origins to modern-day must-haves. Discover the best pins and needles for your projects, get tips on selecting the right ones, and hear about her favorite brands. Whether you're a sewing newbie or a seasoned stitcher, this episode is packed with fun facts and practical advice just in time TO GET YOUR STICH TOGETHER!
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    https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/fashion-history-sewing-needles/
    https://www.madehow.com/Volume-7/Straight-Pin.html
    https://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/behavior/making-clothing/bone-awls
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    Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of English specializing in African American literature and culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, Black identity, trauma theory, and American slavery. She is the founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers on Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. In the summer of 2017, she actively resisted the white supremacist marches in her community, Charlottesville, Virginia. The city became a symbol of lethal resurging white supremacist violence. She remains active in a variety of university and community initiatives, including the Community Engaged Scholars program. She believes in the power of creative liberation.
    Instagram: Lisa Woolfork
    Twitter: Lisa Woolfork
    Ready to tap in to the visuals of Stitch Please? Then join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you can get all of the video versions of the pod. PLUS more goodies at higher patron levels. We couldn't do any of this without your support. Thank you!
    The Black Women Stitch 2024 Wall Calendar is available NOW! Do not miss out on your chance to and get your stitch together with a year of artistic inspiration!

    • 34 min
    Vintage Blues Style at Chicago Frocktails

    Vintage Blues Style at Chicago Frocktails

    In this episode, Lisa chats with the Chicago FrockTails crew about their exciting two-day event celebrating sewing and style in the Windy City. From blues to bites to beautiful threads, they spill the beans on what makes this bash unique. Get ready for monochrome magic, chiffon chic, and a whole lotta plaid! With fashion shows, workshops, and more, it's shaping up to be a stitchin' good time. Plus, they've snagged sponsors like Sew-it Academy, Oliso, and Apparel Redefined. Don't forget to book your hotel and prep your threads early! This event is gonna be a sew-perb blend of creativity and community!
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    https://chicagofrocktails.com/
    Do you love to sew your own clothes, meet your sewing online friends and have a good ​time?! If the answer is yes, join us in the Windy City at Chicago Frocktails June 8 - 9th ​2024! The main event will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 6PM - 11 PM Central at the ​Bellagio 223 located at 2229 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 407 Chicago, Illinois 60616.
    On Sunday, there will be a complimentary shuttles providing transportation to a fabric ​shopping excursion!
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    Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of English specializing in African American literature and culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, Black identity, trauma theory, and American slavery. She is the founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers on Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. In the summer of 2017, she actively resisted the white supremacist marches in her community, Charlottesville, Virginia. The city became a symbol of lethal resurging white supremacist violence. She remains active in a variety of university and community initiatives, including the Community Engaged Scholars program. She believes in the power of creative liberation.
    Instagram: Lisa Woolfork
    Twitter: Lisa Woolfork
    Ready to tap in to the visuals of Stitch Please? Then join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you can get all of the video versions of the pod. PLUS more goodies at higher patron levels. We couldn't do any of this without your support. Thank you!
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    • 35 min
    Primp Your Pin Cushion!

    Primp Your Pin Cushion!

    In this episode of the Stitch Please podcast, your favorite sewist Lisa discusses the history and importance of pin cushions in sewing. She explores the origins of the tomato pin cushion and its symbolism, as well as the different types of needles and how to organize them in a pin cushion. Lisa also shares a fun decorative idea for marking special needles on the pin cushion. Lisa also emphasizes the value of the pin cushion as a tool for organizing and preserving needles in the sewing room. So lets get ready to get your STITCH TOGETHER!
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    Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of English specializing in African American literature and culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, Black identity, trauma theory, and American slavery. She is the founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers on Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. In the summer of 2017, she actively resisted the white supremacist marches in her community, Charlottesville, Virginia. The city became a symbol of lethal resurging white supremacist violence. She remains active in a variety of university and community initiatives, including the Community Engaged Scholars program. She believes in the power of creative liberation.
    Instagram: Lisa Woolfork
    Twitter: Lisa Woolfork
    Ready to tap in to the visuals of Stitch Please? Then join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you can get all of the video versions of the pod. PLUS more goodies at higher patron levels. We couldn't do any of this without your support. Thank you!
    The Black Women Stitch 2024 Wall Calendar is available NOW! Do not miss out on your chance to and get your stitch together with a year of artistic inspiration!
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    • 26 min
    FEATURE: Queue Points - Slow Jams Can Heal Us

    FEATURE: Queue Points - Slow Jams Can Heal Us

    Just as sewing helps heal us, so does music. As Lisa takes a moment to catch up on some self-care the Stitch Please Podcast is proud to present Queue Points and an episode of their Slow Jams Can Heal Us series:
    Slow Jams, Intimacy and Lyrics That Touch the Soul (Guest: Latrice Sampson Richards)
    In this episode of Queue Points Podcast, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are joined by special guest Latrice Sampson Richards. The conversation focuses on the themes of lyrics and intimacy in music, exploring personal and societal healing through slow jams and other styles of music. Latrice shares her thoughts on the emotional connections that music can foster, and the ability to help us collectively heal. The three share lyrics that have shaped their lives, revealing the deep connections they have with music and its power to express complex emotions.
    Tune In To Our “Slow Jams Can Heal Us” Series: https://qpnt.net/slowjamsseries
    Listen to “Lyrics & Lessons” by Latrice Sampson Richards: https://qpnt.net/lsrlyricsplaylist
    Latrice Sampson Richards Bio
    Latrice Sampson Richards is an award-winning podcast producer, host, and speaker with a 14-year background as a dual-licensed mental health counselor. With an in-depth understanding of the human experience, Latrice creates content that blends thoughtfulness, healing, and entertainment, resonating deeply with audiences. Latrice has elevated the podcasting landscape by creating opportunities for podcasters and brands to connect with their audiences via immersive live events and shows through her production company, Pod Melanin. Her work is marked by collaboration with renowned brands such as Afros & Audio, Black Podcasters Association, Black Podcasting Awards, Women of Color Podcasters, Black Women Stitch, She Podcasts, Libsyn, Acast, and The Qube. She has curated live podcasting events and shows nationwide, serving as a catalyst for authentic connection and community building.
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    Topics: #SlowJams #SlowJamsCanHealUs #BlackPodcasters #BlackMusic #MusicPodcast
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    • 56 min
    Black FAEmily Reunion 2024

    Black FAEmily Reunion 2024

    This week on the podcast, Lisa Jasmine LaFleur, the founder of Black Fae Day. They discuss the magic and enchantment of Black Fae, the success of the Black Fae Day events, and the upcoming Black Fae Family Reunion. Jasmine emphasizes the importance of rekindling the sense of wonder and imagination through fantasy and mythology. She encourages people to tap into their inner child and affirm their own magical being. The conversation also touches on the benefits of adult play and the power of community.
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    Guest Name: Jasmine Lafleur
    WITH A VISION TO CELEBRATE THE DEPTH OF BLACK FOLKLORE AND THE FANTASTICAL, JASMINE ESTABLISHED BLACK FAE DAY. THIS ANNUAL EVENT, SET ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF MAY, IS NOT MERELY A FESTIVITY BUT A BURGEONING MOVEMENT THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE CRITICAL NEED FOR DIVERSITY WITHIN FANTASY. JASMINE TRULY BELIEVES THAT BY JOINING HANDS IN CELEBRATION, WE CAN COLLECTIVELY TURN THE PAGES TOWARD A FUTURE WHERE THE MEDIA WE CONSUME IS AS DIVERSE AS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
    https://blackfaeday.com/#our-story
    blackfaedayofficial@gmail.com
    https://www.instagram.com/blackfaedayofficial/
    https://www.youtube.com/@blackfaeday
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    Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of English specializing in African American literature and culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, Black identity, trauma theory, and American slavery. She is the founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers on Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. In the summer of 2017, she actively resisted the white supremacist marches in her community, Charlottesville, Virginia. The city became a symbol of lethal resurging white supremacist violence. She remains active in a variety of university and community initiatives, including the Community Engaged Scholars program. She believes in the power of creative liberation.
    Instagram: Lisa Woolfork
    Twitter: Lisa Woolfork
    Ready to tap in to the visuals of Stitch Please? Then join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you can get all of the video versions of the pod. PLUS more goodies at higher patron levels. We couldn't do any of this without your support. Thank you!
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    • 25 min
    Scraplanta's Artistic Alchemy: Jonelle Dawkins on Reuse and Community

    Scraplanta's Artistic Alchemy: Jonelle Dawkins on Reuse and Community

    In this episode, Lisa interviews Jonelle Dawkins, the executive director of Scraplanta, a creative reuse center in Atlanta, Georgia. They discuss the growth and vision of Scraplanta, the importance of creative reuse in art practices, and the future developments of the organization. Jonelle shares how Scraplanta serves as a third space for the community, where people can come together to make art and build connections. They also talk about the programs and classes offered at Scraplanta, the challenges faced during the pandemic, and the need for multiple locations to serve different communities in Atlanta. Jonelle emphasizes the joy and communal aspect of creative reuse and encourages artists to think beyond the function of materials and be experimental in their art. She also shares ways to support Scraplanta through donations and fundraising efforts.
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    Guest Name: Jasmine Lafleur
    jonelle@scraplanta.org
    https://www.facebook.com/scraplanta/
    https://www.instagram.com/blackfaedayofficial/
    https://blackfaeday.com/#our-story
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/scraplanta-creative-reuse/
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    Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of English specializing in African American literature and culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, Black identity, trauma theory, and American slavery. She is the founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers on Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. In the summer of 2017, she actively resisted the white supremacist marches in her community, Charlottesville, Virginia. The city became a symbol of lethal resurging white supremacist violence. She remains active in a variety of university and community initiatives, including the Community Engaged Scholars program. She believes in the power of creative liberation.
    Instagram: Lisa Woolfork
    Twitter: Lisa Woolfork
    The Black Women Stitch 2024 Wall Calendar is available NOW! Do not miss out on your chance to and get your stitch together with a year of artistic inspiration!
    Ready to tap in to the visuals of Stitch Please? Then join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you can get all of the video versions of the pod. PLUS more goodies at higher patron levels. We couldn't do any of this without your support. Thank you!
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
479 Ratings

479 Ratings

ClaireSews ,

Best sewing podcast

This is my favorite sewing podcast. Dr. Wolfork is so warm, witty, and scholarly too! She is so kind to her guests. She reminds me to lift other people up, and lift myself up too. I love having her in my ear but I wish I could sew with her in real life.

p// ,

Best Podcast for Sewist

I’ve listened to this podcast since 2020 and I love it. The information and interviews are so informative and I always learn something. I’ve told a number of women about the show and they enjoy it as much as I do. More importantly, I love that she focuses on women of color by creating a community for us and highlights black owned businesses. I’ve also met Lisa and she is so friendly and approachable!

Marfedora ,

Excellent, fun and informative

What a delight! This podcast has been such a gold mine, and I’ve been enjoying working through their many high quality episodes as I sew. It combines interesting guests with high quality sewing knowledge and an easy, conversational flow that makes it perfect for an evening listen. I love learning about Black history and present day contributions to the world of fiber arts.

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