Rag Rugging workshop in Junior School
Year 3 learn this traditional art
Date posted: 24/02/16
Rag rugging is an old, traditional folk craft and on Friday 12th February 2016, as part of our enrichment programme, the girls in Year 3 took part in a rag rugging workshop run by local textile artist Debbie Siniska. The girls were encouraged to take part in the preparation and cutting of the material as well as learning this new skill.
Each girl designed and produced a small piece of rug based upon the work of the artist Kandinsky.
Debbie promotes rag rugging as a thrift craft, helping to inspire children to be resourceful and to recycle. Some girls personalised their piece of work, by cutting up and including in their rug, an old, unwanted t-shirt.
Debbie also brought in her spinning wheel and girls had a go at spinning sheep’s wool.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed the day, whilst at the same time learning new skills and being reminded about recycling.