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The official podcast of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. Stitch Please centers Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. Weekly discussions, interviews, tips, and techniques celebrate and contextualize Black creativity.

The official podcast of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. Stitch Please centers Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. Weekly discussions, interviews, tips, and techniques celebrate and contextualize Black creativity.


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The official podcast of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. Stitch Please centers Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. Weekly discussions, interviews, tips, and techniques celebrate and contextualize Black creativity.




Stitching Abolition with Dr. Sharbreon Plummer

Dr. Plummer's website Stitch x Stitch conference


Stitch Please Live Show!

Deborah's gorgeous is shop, Our Fabric Stash, located within Seattle's Pike Place Market. This show was supported by Afros and Audio, (instagram, facebook) and by Bernina Bernina ambassadors and past Stitch Please guests include Aaronica Cole and The Corny Rainbow, Nefertiti Griggs


Scraplanta with Jonelle Dawkins

Jonelle Dawkins Momo con. Blurred con closet cosplay.


Blue Cup Shop with Laquana Drayton

Laquana's Blue Cup Shop is on Etsy, Instagram That Black Chic Laquana mentions a sewing class, Skirt Skills and follow-up classes with Brooks Ann Camper .


Neci Love Harmon, What's She Creating?

Find out more about Neci Love Harmon TikTok Instagram You Tube Website


Mondes Threads: She Will Hem Your Pants!

Resources Mentioned: Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:


Dru Christine Designs

Dru Christine's website is Dru is also on Facebook and Instagram @druchristine BlackWomenStitch Instagram, homepage, Patreon


DC Frocktails 2022

Learn more about DC Frocktails on the website and Instagram page.


Black Fae Day! with Jasmine LaFleur and Kia Sangria

May 14th Is Black Fae Day. Learn more about this delightfully Black festive holiday from its founder and principal organizer Jasmine LeFleur and Kia Sangria, a 2022 ambassador. Both are visionary joy practitioners within the Black Fae community, a platform and annual event that increases the positive visibility of Black people in mainstream fantasy. These women are joining the Stitch Please podcast to share their journey with cosplay, what influenced them to get involved in making costumes,...


Aja Barber, Consumed: The Need for Collective Change

Aja Barber’s website, instagram, facebook Aja Barber’s book, Consumed: The Need for Collective Change Aja intentionally has only one sponsor, Vestiaire Collective and provides special access to her Patreon supporters. Aja mentions Fashion Revolution, the world’s largest fashion activism movement What should everyone watch? Aja says “The Story of Stuff!” BlackWomenStitch Instagram, homepage, Patreon


Don't Trash It, Sew it!!: Sustainable Creativity with Shams el-Din Rogers

Find Shams el-Din Rogers' on Instagram Shams mentions reading Vicki Robin, Shams volunteers at Creative Reuse Toronto. Lisa and Sham mention Aja Barber and her book Consumed Aja is on the podcast next week! Lisa mentions a poem by Francis Ellen Watkins Harper Lisa also mentions Fannie Lou Hamer's 1971 speech "Nobody's free until everybody's free." Shams mentions Shaun King's vertically-integrated, Black t-shirt company, A Real One Black Women Stitch's NEW webpage, patreon


The Corny Rainbow, Nefertiti Griggs

Follow Nefertiti Griggs on socials! @thecornyrainbow and @nefertitihaidera (photography page) on IG Meaningful sewing events: Find out more about these on her website! Pretty Girls Sew Rippin Aint Easy challenge Rare Oscar De La Renta vintage Vogue pattern (met President Obama and Michelle) Beyonce 2016 Grammy bridal gown Her 2019 vow renewal gown Black Magic Collab with Spoonflower and J.Clapp Articles: Featured on the cover of Sewn magazine's 2021 October issue 10 Black Sewists...


Sew Sweet Monogramming

Alexis Galloway on Instagram Sew Sweet Academy website, Alexis' Etsy Shop It's Sew Sweet to Learn Facebook group My Pretty Perfect Planner by Alexis BlackWomenStitch Instagram, homepage, Patreon


Family Ties and Fabric Lines: Sarah Bond and e bond

e bond’s webpage Stitch Please Episode 113 "e bond's GLYPHS: A Fabric Collection of Black Women Writers" Stitch Please Episode 93 "Threads Across Time" with Sarah Bond Lisa's teaching partner mentioned Tobiah Mundt interviewed in Episode 44: Tuft Love: Felt(ing) Emotions with Tobiah Mundt e bond’s Glyph fabric collection from Free Spirit fabrics Sarah, e and Lisa discuss Lucille Clifton's poem, "Reply" as well as My Monticello by Jocelyn Johnson One of e bond's newest artists books is...


Curating and Celebrating the Culture with Dr. Diana Baird N'Diaye

Dr. Diana Baird N'Diaye Instagram @dndaiaye gorgeous website: Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited or HARYOU Mamie Phipps Clark and Kenneth Clark Cyril deGrasse Tyson led anti-poverty programs inside and outside of government Zelda Wynn Valdes, American fashion designer and costumer Arthur Mitchell, American ballet dancer, choreographer and founder of ballet companies Gladys Knight Eartha Kitt, American singer, actress, comedian, dancer and...


Art Through the Lens of Cultural Curiosity with Kianga Jinaki

Kianga Art webpage, instragram, facebook Reginald Lewis LaVerne Hall, Holiday Festival of Black Dolls Crowations International Black Doll Show and Sale, Philadelphia Faith Ringgold Gee's Bend Quilters Read Until You Understand; the Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature, Farah Jasmine Griffin Walter Dean Myers Of Water and The Spirit, Maliodoma Patrice Some Palm Beach Culture Council Artist Innovator Fellowship Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks, Mixed Media Artist Lauren Austin, Fiber...


Social Justice Sewing Academy: Remembrance Quilt Project Book

Resources: Episode 12 of Stitch PleaseSocial Justice Sewing AcademyStitching Stolen Lives: Social Justice Sewing Academy Remembrance Project bookThe Yarn MissionLatifah SaafirLibs ElliottKevin E. Quashie, "Black Alivesness or, A Poetics of Being"Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF), Quilt Con in FebruaryC&T PublishingBisa ButlerInstagram, homepage, Patreon


Black Quilting, Black Folklore with Dr. Patricia Turner

Patricia Turner Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilters, Patricia Turner. January 2009 Paremiologist-one who studies proverbs Alan Dundes Ralph Ellison Gee’s Bend Claudia Rankine, Citizen Chimamanda Adichie Gladys-Marie Fry Deborah Grayson Stitched from the Soul, Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South, Gladys-Marie Fry Church's Chicken myth Underground Railroad Quilt Codes Hidden in Plain View Ashley’s Sack (book All that She Carried, by Tiya...


A House Called Hue

A House Called Hue, Destiny Brewton Destiny's AMAZING webpage You can find her on facebook or on Instagram Black Women Stitch NEW webpage, patreon


Stitching with Steel: A Chat with Kristine Mays

Kristine Mays website, instagram, facebook Eldridge Cleaver, writer and political activist ''Our crown has already been bought and paid for. All we have to do is wear it.'' -James Baldwin Lisa shared her exploration of “Forecrafting:” using one’s limited resources to craft something that will save and preserve your future- whether you’re there to see it or not. inspired by Joshebed, biblical Moses’ mother, and fueled by Sally Hemmings, an enslaved Black girl (she gave birth to her first...