Black Belt Stitches

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

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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Spiritual Mold

by | Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

Working in her art studio from home, Jo Taylor concentrates on her next art project. Taylor is a potter and fused glass artist who has a B.S. in Art Education from Auburn University in Montgomery and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of...

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Jesus Loves Me and the Bluebirds

by | Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

Sam Cheek’s woodwork is displayed on shelves in a room he calls his “Museum of Wood Art”. “Jesus Loves Me” plays in the room as Sam winds the church music box. The tune brings back childhood memories singing with the congregation in church. “Since...

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