Black Belt Stitches

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

Clink! Clink!

by | Saturday, September 5, 2020 | 0 comment(s)

Clink! Clink! Is the sound of metal work being struck with a hammer by Carl Jackson. A native of Wilcox County, Carl creates wood and metal items for the home. In a recent conversation with Carl, I asked him where he learned his craft.  "A guy...

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Stitching and Quilting

by | Monday, July 6, 2020 | 0 comment(s)

"When people from out of town ask me about Gee's Bend, they also ask if I am a quilter. I always reply, of course." says Tinnie Pettway. Since the popularity of the "Gees Bend Quilting Society", life as a "bender" has taken on a bit of...

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The Feel of Clay.

by | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 0 comment(s)
Pottery

Cotton decorated ceramic mugs by Becky Blaylock Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center Dallas County resident Becky Blaylock did not have to think long about what she would do when she decided to retire in 2011, as Library Media Specialist...

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