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Primp Your Pin Cushion!

podcast May 8, 2024


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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!

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Lisa Woolfork is an associate professor of English specializing in African American literature and culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, Black identity, trauma theory, and American slavery. She is the founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers on Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. In the summer of 2017, she actively resisted the white supremacist marches in her community, Charlottesville, Virginia. The city became a symbol of lethal resurging white supremacist violence. She remains active in a variety of university and community initiatives, including the Community Engaged Scholars program. She believes in the power of creative liberation.

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