Suffrage in Stitches.


A collaborate project between Vinnies Re Sew and the community. Recreating the suffrage petition through fabric, stories and conversations.

With the help of 546 individual New Zealand makers and a lot of recycled textiles, Vinnies Re Sew will be creating an extraordinary textile work reflecting the physical size of the original suffrage petition and celebrating it through stitching the lives of the woman petitioners of 1893 and beyond.


Wellington Museum
3 Jervois Quay, Wellington

9 - 13 January
10am - 5pm

*if you miss our Wellington Museum residence, we will continue working on the piece from the Re Sew studio until 2019, so you have plenty of time to get involved. 


Contact, Caroline for more information:

The finished piece will be:

  • 274m long the length of the original petition

  • 546 panels the number of pages in the petition

  • 25,521 hand stitches the number of votes in the petition


We need you!

To make this happen, we need 546 individuals or groups, over the next six months, to make one panel each.

We want this project to expand the skills of experienced makers and introduce new people to textile crafts and re-purposing. As well as learn more about New Zealand’s amazing past and future.


For more info about the Suffrage Petition:

NZ History: Woman and the Vote

Archives NZ

Suffrage 125 Events