Black Women Stitch is
the sewing group where
Black lives matter.

Centering Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing while promoting the principles of Black liberation, radical self love, and social justice.

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The official podcast of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter.


Find Black women owned fabric, fiber, and needle art businesses here. 

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Hi, I'm Lisa, convener/founder of Black Women Stitch

I love to sew! I am also a scholar/academic, specializing in African American literature and culture. After harrowing experiences with racist terror attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, I decided to build a Black feminist liberation space of care that celebrates the creative lives of Black women, girls, and femmes. That’s how Black Women Stitch came to life: a combination of my sewing knowledge, academic vocation, and activist training.

We won! Celebrate!

Black Women Stitch SEW BLACK AFFINITY SPACE (a four-day event at QuiltCon 2024 in Atlanta) is a WINNER in the Anthem Awards! Our category is Community Space in Education, Arts and Culture (nonprofit).

Stitch Please Podcast: Crafting Excellence, Winning Silver - Signal Awards 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that the Stitch Please Podcast has clinched the prestigious Signal Awards 2023 Silver Winner title, marking our second consecutive victory in as many months. Join our Patreon community to support our journey towards even greater heights. Thank you for your unwavering support!

Get Your Stitch Together Live: A Case Study with Lisa Woolfork at Afros & Audio Podcast Festival 2023!

Join Lisa Woolfork, host of the Stitch Please Podcast, for an exclusive case study at the Afros & Audio Podcast Festival on October 21-22, 2023. Explore the world of podcasting and gain valuable insights into her successful journey. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a podcasting expert!

Celebrating Success: Our Podcast Wins Best Blerd Podcast Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that our podcast has clinched its first-ever award! The prestigious ‘Best Blerd Podcast’ title, presented by the Black Podcaster’s Association, is a testament to our commitment to celebrating and promoting Black nerd culture. Join us in our victory and let’s keep the party going!

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New Book Release Soon

Discover the profound impact of sewing arts on Black women's liberation, self-determination, and joy in Lisa Woolfork's latest non-fiction book, "Stitch Please: When Freedom is Fed with Needle and Thread." This captivating exploration traverses history to modern day, revealing the transformative power of needle and thread in empowering Black women throughout the ages.

Great News!

We are grateful and thrilled to be nominated for an AMBIES award! Learn more here!

Featured ON NPR Radio: Lisa, Woolfork
Founder of Black Women Stitch

2 Charlottesville, Va., residents remember the 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally Five years ago a car slammed into a crowd of counterprotesters. One person was killed and a dozen injured. Lisa Woolfork was in that crowd. She remembers that day with her friend Kendall King-Sellars.

Ayola design@Ayoladesign
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I follow you here and your podcast. I love how you uplift your guests. I'm always here to be inspired and for fun. But Seriously, You are creating a world of joy for us. I thank you so much. A:{heart}
Aug 5, 2022 
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Thank you for your Bravery and willingness to create a welcoming and inclusive sewing space for Black women. {handpraise} {heart}{handpraise}
Aug 11, 2022 
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You inspire and educate, nurture and spur creativity in others. Know you are appreciated!
Aug 12, 2022 
Allysia Holland​@hrhally
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BWS has created a true community. It's a safe and welcoming space to connect with like-minded and like-hearted individuals who share a love of sewing and crafting.
Jun 5, 2020 
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I love your podcast!! I found myself commenting on your guest and realized I haven’t commented on you 😂. Thank you for this podcast!! I am not new to sewing but I am new to Instagram so I am still learning.
Dec 11, 2020 
Leanora Erica@stem.orgeducator
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This show is very important! It helps in so many ways. It helps to connect with concept of community and building resilience. In addition, it is humorous. In the times that we live, we need a podcast like this. 
Nov 28, 2021 

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