Ugandan Bark Cloth: Stitch and Stick

Ugandan Bark Cloth: Stitch and Stick


May 27, 2023    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Gathering Ground
Gathering Ground, Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, S6 4HD, South Yorkshire

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Join team Afri-Co-Lab and RivelinCo for a day of fabric exploring, mini-making, chit-chatting and upcycling! We will journey through Ugandan Culture and history exploring Ugandan Bark Cloth; sharing and learning traditional Ugandan crafting techniques along the way.

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Combining Ugandan Barkcloth with leftover fabrics to upcycle yourself a lavender bag. Learn a Ugandan weaving technique, to weave yourself a bark cloth and kitenge bookmark. Then spend the afternoon combining all of your skills, knowledge and creativity into our final make of the day: an art piece collaged from Barkcloth and a couple of our favourite Ugandan fabrics and materials.

By the end of the session, you will have learnt loads about Ugandan Bark Cloth, had a go at some traditional Ugandan weaving techniques, upcycled yourself a lavender bag, and collaged your own unique piece of art.

This workshop is all about being creative, trying new things, sharing skills and our Ugandan culture; we will be:

  • Weaving Ugandan Barkcloth and fabric remnants from our sewing box
  • Hand stitching fabrics together using needle and thread
  • Cutting and sticking Ugandan Barkcloth and remnants from our sewing box

Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience already.

Adults only (16+)

This workshop will take place in the Bradbury Makers’ Shed, next to the Walled Garden in Hillsborough Park. For directions and access information please see the RivelinCo website: