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Janes Rag Rugs

What are Rag Rugs?

Hooky Landscape Rug by JaneThere is a resurgence of interest in the making of rag rugs and this is due to recent publicity to re-use, recycle, and regenerate.

Some examples of textiles and rag rugs can be seen in The Museum of Welsh History, Cardiff and The American Museum of Bath. Some modern copies of rag rugs made by Jane are in the Llwyn-yr-eos Farmhouse in Cardiff.

New rag rugs were often made for special occasions, such as weddings, Whitsun or Easter.

Rugs were a necessity before the days of fitted capets and central heating - the whole family took part in the making.

Rag Rugs were made in many welsh kitchens, with the family gathered around the fire. They created hardwearing and beautiful rugs.

Hardy Welsh sheep provided the fleeces from which clothes were made. Many people were employed in the coal mines and the rural industries which needed practical clothes. These were eventually turned into something new to grace the hearth or bedroom floor!

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Family of Miners Exhibition

Date:
01/09/2017 - 30/08/2018
Description:
A photographic exhibition by Walter Waygood documenting mining and miners of Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards

For Freedom and Empire Exhibition

Date:
17/04/2018 - 24/06/2018
Description:
This exhibition explores the responses within the slate quarrying communities to the First World War recruitment campaign preceding conscription.

Generation Games Exhibition

Date:
27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
Description:
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Parent & Baby Group at Richmond Road Baptist Church

Date:
22/05/2018
Description:
Every Tuesday morning (term time only) 09.30 till 11.30. A range of activities, games & singing for all pre school children, Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents and carers all welcome.
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