Black Belt Stitches

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

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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Weaving To And Fro

by | Friday, May 14, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

It is the annual "Hog Wild for Art Festival," and Betty Bain is sitting under a tent, weaving to and fro, as observers watch her technique for creating a basket.  Bain is a basket weaver from Dallas County and is well known for her...

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