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Motueka Library: Teen Takeover - Suffragette Stitchy

Thursday 10th January 2019

Get crafty in honour of the wonderful women of the past who have paved the way for the women of today.

Teens aged 12 or older are invited to take part in this Teen Takeover.

We will create fabric panels to send to Wellington as part of the Vinnies Resew Suffrage in Stitches project that "celebrates the lives of women who signed the suffrage petition in 1893 and women in the subsequent 125 years."

We'll get creative with fabric, embroidery thread and textiles to create panels to honour wonderful women from history.

All materials will be provided.

The panels will be sent to Wellington, where they will be stitched together with other groups' panels to create a textile memorial that will be 274 metres long (the length of the original petition), with 546 panels (the number of pages in the petition) and 25,521 hand stitches (the number of votes cast).

There is space for ten teens to take part in this exciting project at Motueka Library.

Bookings are essential. Please phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.




January 10




Mapua / Moutere / Motueka


Motueka Public Library
12 Pah Street, Motueka 7143

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 03 528 1047

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