My First Wiltshire Rag Rug Workshop

Last weekend, I headed over to Wiltshire to run a full day rag rug workshop at The Craft Space in Trowbridge. Katie, who coordinates all the wonderful workshops there, grew up with craft in her blood. Her mother is the owner of popular Trowbridge craft shop, Fabric Magic, so Katie grew up sewing, stitching and …

Frequently Asked Rag Rugging Questions

One of the perks of having taught so many wonderful crafters how to rag rug over the years is that I’ve noticed which questions come up time and time again. So, I’ve picked my most frequently asked Rag Rugging questions and have answered them in the hope that they’re both useful and interesting to everyone. If you have any other questions …

Rag Rugging at The Village Haberdashery

Last weekend I ran my first ever workshop at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead and I’m now officially in love. From the moment I stepped into this cute little crafty heaven, I immediately felt at home. What crafty person wouldn’t be with all the beautiful reals of fabric, cute craft kits and cosy wool? …

Pottery Throwing at Stepney City Farm

Anyone who has met my mum will tell you immediately that she’s an insanely creative and arty lady (which helps when you’re in the textile business like I am). I’d bumped into pottery guru, Jess Jos, at a craft fair before Christmas and knew that my mum would absolutely love her rustic work. So, for Mother’s Day, I booked …

The Largest Ever Rag Rug Workshop?

In the last two weeks I was lucky enough to team up with the lovely ladies of the Buckinghamshire WIs to run what I think are two of the largest rag rug workshops ever run in the UK… and possibly in the world. Over the course of two days I had a whole lotta fun …

THE RAGGED LIFE TEAM

The newest member of the Ragged Life team is the crazy, but cool Joyce. Here are 5 reasons why I think she’s awesome and a perfect fit for Ragged Life: 1) Joyce absolutely adores crafts. Not only is Joyce an avid rag rugger, but she is also rarely to be found without a pair of knitting needles. …

My Pacific Island Rag Rug

Last Christmas I was lucky enough to spend two whole weeks in the closest place to paradise I’ve ever been – Aitutaki in the Pacific Islands (you can see a few photos I took here). When I returned home I vowed that I would create a pacific island rag rug or two based on the beautiful landscapes I …

Highlights from CHSI Stitches

Last week I was up at the NEC in Birmingham for my first ever craft trade fair… CHSI Stitches. Although I was there to sell my rag rug kits and tools into craft shops across the country, I couldn’t help taking advantage of a quiet moment to explore the fair and see what other crafty …

Students’ Rag Rug Designs

For the past few months I featured students’ rag rug designs in my fortnightly Rag Rug Inspiration Newsletter (sign up here). It seemed a shame that these photos disappeared into the ether once they’d been sent out so I thought I would compile all of them here in a gallery of gorgeousness. Their rag rug designs …

Design Inspiration from Aitutaki

December, 2016 will go down as one of my most memorable Christmasses of all time after I jetted off to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands for two weeks. Where on earth are the Cook Islands you may well ask? Well they’re pretty much as far from the UK as you can possibly get and, just to …