Black Belt Stitches

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

The Glass Fritter

by | Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 0 comment(s)

Linda Englert is a glass artist from Clarke County. “I work primarily in warm or fused glass art using paints or glass chips known as frit. I do business as ‘The Glass Fritter' since fritter means to squander time and energy with frit (glass...

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One Stitch at a Time"

by | Friday, January 28, 2022 | 0 comment(s)

Wilcox County resident Sarah Harris creates her art one stitch at a time. She sews quilts not only for warmth, but creates designs that are a piece of art. How did you get started sewing quilts? “I watched my mother and grandmother sew quilts and...

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High Voltage Art

by | Saturday, December 25, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

Nancy S. Griffin’s art is electric when one observes her pieces. Griffin’s unique collection of Lichtenberg decorative wood is created with the assistance of her friend Steven Pohl, an electrician. The technique Lichtenberg, also called fractal...

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Dolls, Monsters and Bears, Oh My!

by | Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

What does a mother of five daughters do to entertain her children? She creates dolls to keep them busy. How old were you when you started sewing? “I was 12-years-old when my mother taught me how to sew. She had an old treadle sewing machine...

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