Strawcraft and Thatching Objects

Extent: 573
wooden thatching bat
Thatching bat. MERL 61/4

The Museum of English Rural Life holds a range of objects relating to the craft of straw-working from tools to finished products. The crafts found in the collection include corn dolly making, rope making, skep making, straw hat making and thatching. 

More information

The objects are classified into categories based on process. The objects are catalogued on the online database. Search using the word ‘straw’. 

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Thatching tools

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