Rag rugged pictures

You’ve already seen what reception and year one children achieved in their textile sessions, today it’s the turn of year two. Just before they went on a visit to the Bradford Industrial Museum, where they’d see quite a number of rag rugs, they had a go at the technique for themselves.

The first afternoon we spent time practising the technique but it was abvious that in the time we had, it wouldn’t be possible to finish the hangings that way. The solution? We collaged the rest of the fabric on and it gives a lovely contrast in texture and depth.

The children worked really hard on the hangings. All the buildings and weather symbols were taken directly from class work based on their theme of homes and weather. What a cracking job they’ve done.

Mixed media workshop

A great day with some fabulous work produced. We incorporated rag rugging, weaving, crochet and knitting into the felt for added texture and some low relief. The youngest participant was just thirteen but she was also one of the most productive participants!

A really interesting workshop producing some interesting work I think.