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Rag Rug Making


Duration: 1 Hour Capacity (Max.): 25 Pupils Age Group: Key Stage 2 & 3 Cost: £25 + VAT



Through this workshop, students get an introduction to the traditional art of Rag Rugging. Students observe the traditional techniques of 'hooking' and 'podging' strips of fabric through hessian. Once the students are confident, they plan out their design and begin to craft their own miniature rag rug using a variety of colours. By the end of the workshop, they will have their mini rag rug to take back with them to school.


- To experience and use the traditional techniques to create a rag rug.
- To design a mini rag rug using the heritage of the Museum as inspiration for their designs.

Links to National Curriculum

Key Stage 2

- A local history study.

Art and Design
- To improve their mastery of art and design techniques.

Key Stage 3

Art and Design
- To use a range of techniques and media, including painting.
- To increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials.
- About the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times to the present day.

-  Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain (1745-1901)


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There were once over forty mine shafts dotted around the Museum site.

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