Black Belt Stitches

Tales, Stories, and Stitches from across Alabama's Black Belt Region

Just A Rockin' and a Swangin'

by | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

What do you do when your 52 years old and the company you have been employed with closes?  "You look at your options", says Sam Dees. "I worked for a company for over 30 years, until it closed.  I could have relocated to another mill and...

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Clicking the Shutter!

by | Friday, August 6, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

What does a country girl from Monroeville, Alabama do as a hobby?  Melanie Andress enjoys visiting places from her childhood and clicking photographs of present day conditions.  In a recent conversation, we discussed her eye for the...

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Paper Doll World

by | Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

Who would ever think Pam Mannix’s fascination with paper dolls as a child would lead to creating paper art as an adult. “I always enjoyed making outfits for my paper dolls and preferred playing with them rather than baby dolls.” Perhaps paper dolls...

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Visions of the South

by | Monday, June 7, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

As spring ends and summer begins, artist Stephen R. James sits on his front porch surrounded by acres of trees and the sounds of nature. “This is my space, a place of tranquility and relaxation.  It is also where I place my easel and...

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