Vintage Blues Style at Chicago Frocktails
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by Lisa Woolfork
4d ago
In this episode, Lisa chats with the Chicago Frog Tales crew about their exciting two-day event celebrating sewing and style in the Windy City. From blues to bites to beautiful threads, they spill the beans on what makes this bash unique. Get ready for monochrome magic, chiffon chic, and a whole lotta plaid! With fashion shows, workshops, and more, it's shaping up to be a stitchin' good time. Plus, they've snagged sponsors like Sword Academy, Oliso, and Apparel Redefined. Don't forget to book your hotel and prep your threads early! This event is gonna be a sew-perb blend of creativity and comm ..read more
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Primp Your Pin Cushion!
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by Lisa Woolfork
1w ago
In this episode of the Stitch Please podcast, your favorite sewist Lisa discusses the history and importance of pin cushions in sewing. She explores the origins of the tomato pin cushion and its symbolism, as well as the different types of needles and how to organize them in a pin cushion. Lisa also shares a fun decorative idea for marking special needles on the pin cushion. Lisa also emphasizes the value of the pin cushion as a tool for organizing and preserving needles in the sewing room. So lets get ready to get your STITCH TOGETHER! ======= Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of Engli ..read more
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FEATURE: Queue Points - Slow Jams Can Heal Us
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by Lisa Woolfork
2w ago
Just as sewing helps heal us, so does music. As Lisa takes a moment to catch up on some self-care the Stitch Please Podcast is proud to present Queue Points and an episode of their Slow Jams Can Heal Us series: Slow Jams, Intimacy and Lyrics That Touch the Soul (Guest: Latrice Sampson Richards) In this episode of Queue Points Podcast, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are joined by special guest Latrice Sampson Richards. The conversation focuses on the themes of lyrics and intimacy in music, exploring personal and societal healing through slow jams and other styles of music. Latrice shares her thought ..read more
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Black FAEmily Reunion 2024
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by Lisa Woolfork
3w ago
This week on the podcast, Lisa Jasmine LaFleur, the founder of Black Fae Day. They discuss the magic and enchantment of Black Fae, the success of the Black Fae Day events, and the upcoming Black Fae Family Reunion. Jasmine emphasizes the importance of rekindling the sense of wonder and imagination through fantasy and mythology. She encourages people to tap into their inner child and affirm their own magical being. The conversation also touches on the benefits of adult play and the power of community. ======= Guest Name: Jasmine Lafleur WITH A VISION TO CELEBRATE THE DEPTH OF BLACK FOLKLORE AND ..read more
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Scraplanta's Artistic Alchemy: Jonelle Dawkins on Reuse and Community
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by Lisa Woolfork
1M ago
In this episode, Lisa interviews Jonelle Dawkins, the executive director of Scraplanta, a creative reuse center in Atlanta, Georgia. They discuss the growth and vision of Scraplanta, the importance of creative reuse in art practices, and the future developments of the organization. Jonelle shares how Scraplanta serves as a third space for the community, where people can come together to make art and build connections. They also talk about the programs and classes offered at Scraplanta, the challenges faced during the pandemic, and the need for multiple locations to serve different communities ..read more
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Atlanta Frocktails 2024 with Aaronica Cole
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by Lisa Woolfork
1M ago
In this episode, Lisa and Aaronica Cole discuss the upcoming Atlanta Frocktails event. They talk about the planning process, the decision to move the event to May, and the theme of the year: Secret Garden. This is Aaronica's first time hosting the event and she went all out! From amazing door prizes, to a fabulous caterer, you can expect to have ana amazing time in Atlanta! Lisa, and Aaronica also discuss other activities you can do during your time in Atlanta as well as the fabric shopping scene in the city. While Frocktails was typically a sewing event, Aaronica wants to emphasize that all m ..read more
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The Bankruptcy of JoAnns Fabrics and what's next with Keshia Tanay
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by Lisa Woolfork
1M ago
This week, Lisa interviews Keisha Tanay, fashion designer a sewist and retail worker, about the recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Joann Fabrics. Keisha shares her sewing story and her vision for creating a sewing space in Detroit. They discuss the implications of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for Joann Fabrics and the possibility of acquisitions. Keisha offers insights into consumer behavior and the challenges faced by retail stores. She gives her insights on whats needed for Joann Fabrics to improve their business and and to avoid further financial issues. So get ready to get your Stitch on with ..read more
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Quilting with Dr. Jennifer Hale (Part 2)
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by Lisa Woolfork
1M ago
On this weeks episode, Dr. Jennifer Hale. shares her sewing and quilting journey, starting with her grandmother teaching her to sew at a young age. She emphasizes the importance of community and the role it played in her early sewing experiences. Dr. Hale also discusses her transition from sewing to quilting and the influence of the Quilting Academy in her creative process. Dr Hale highlights the significance of representation in her quilting projects and the impact of community on her creativity. We also get a chance to hear Dr. Hale share her journey as a quilter and the challenges she faced ..read more
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Quilting with Dr. Jennifer Hale (Part 1)
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by Lisa Woolfork
2M ago
On this weeks episode, Dr. Jennifer Hale. shares her sewing and quilting journey, starting with her grandmother teaching her to sew at a young age. She emphasizes the importance of community and the role it played in her early sewing experiences. Dr. Hale also discusses her transition from sewing to quilting and the influence of the Quilting Academy in her creative process. Dr Hale highlights the significance of representation in her quilting projects and the impact of community on her creativity. We also get a chance to hear Dr. Hale share her journey as a quilter and the challenges she faced ..read more
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Quilting with Dr. Jennifer Hale
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by Lisa Woolfork
2M ago
On this weeks episode, Dr. Jennifer Hale. shares her sewing and quilting journey, starting with her grandmother teaching her to sew at a young age. She emphasizes the importance of community and the role it played in her early sewing experiences. Dr. Hale also discusses her transition from sewing to quilting and the influence of the Quilting Academy in her creative process. Dr Hale highlights the significance of representation in her quilting projects and the impact of community on her creativity. We also get a chance to hear Dr. Hale share her journey as a quilter and the challenges she faced ..read more
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