Common Ground Stitch Workshop

Giving old cloth new use and meaning.

Work alongside textile artist Vanessa Rolf to explore mark making with stitch inspired by maps, journeys and place. 

Taking the lead from techniques such as kantha, sashiko/boro, scrap quilting, darning and mending as a method of giving old cloth new use and meaning whilst thinking about how to represent a place you have lived, travelled through or dreamt of.

Participants will be introduced to methods and stitches through demonstrations and examples but also encouraged to explore their own approach inspired by a rich variety of maps and Vanessa’s own work. Each participant will develop a small stitch map that they can continue after the workshop should they wish, however the main focus is to prompt conversation around place, where the act of communally making and talking allows us to share what is common to us all – how places mould us and their significance in shaping our identity.


Sue Stone

Vanessa Rolfe

St Barbe Museum
New Street
SO41 9BH

 1 Day

To be announced

10.00am – 4.00pm

Adults only.

Price: £50 p.p.

This Event has been postponed until further notice.

Limited places, so booking required. To book a place or find out more, please call 01590 676969, email or drop in to St Barbe Museum.

St Barbe Museum

St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery


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