Q&A with Textile Artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders

I came across the work of textile artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders online and was instantly intrigued by her bold designs. Her rugs and wall hangings are truly unique. Here we’ve shared our Q&A from February of this year with the talented lady herself along with a selection of Simone’s beautiful and bright pieces… Hi Simone …

Upholstering a rag rug chair

My mum and I started out 2020 with the intention to push the boundaries of what we could rag rug over the year. So far, I’ve upholstered a rag rug ottoman, made a rag rug jacket and covered a laundry tub with a beautiful rag rug sleeve. It’s been a proper year of experimentation.  Amongst smaller projects, …

Q&A with Textile Artist Hannah Kwasnycia

As you know, this year we’ve ventured in many new directions within the textile world. Amongst my exploring, I came across the stunning embroidery work of talented artist Hannah Kwasnycia. Her beautiful use of colour and texture really intrigued me and I was eager to learn more about Hannah’s creative process. So here it is… …

My First Twined Rag Rug – What I learnt

This year, I’ve been looking to up-skill myself, which is why I’ve taken it upon myself to learn a new form of rag rugging called “twining” (you can read a little more about it in my blog post here). Twined rag rugs are more popular in the States than they are here in the UK. They …

Chenille Yarn – Buy it Hot from the Mills

The British woollen mills are having a bit of a tough time of it at the moment with the pandemic, which is one of the reasons why the last time I went up to my blanket yarn supplier in Yorkshire, I tried to take as much textile yarn off his hands as I possibly could …

Beautiful Twined Rug Designs

Earlier this month, we announced that for the first time ever, we’ll be running Twined Rag Rug Workshops here in Hertfordshire. With that announcement, it seemed only fitting to get everyone’s creative juices flowing by sharing some of our favourite Twined Rug Designs from across the internet. We’re still relative newbies to the world of …

Q&A with Textile Artist Laura Salamy

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of talking virtually to textile artist Laura Salamy about her incredible work. I am intrigued by her unique rug designs and was keen to find out more about her creative process. So, here it goes… Hi Laura Salamy! Would you mind telling us a little about yourself and …

Rug Twining Workshops – Learn a New Technique!

During lockdown (with very little but time on my hands), I took the opportunity to branch out from my beloved British rag rug techniques and teach myself how to twine. Twine? What on earth is that? Well, rug twining is a popular form of rag rug making in America. Like our traditional British techniques, twined …

Q&A with Textile Artist Larry Weyand

When I first saw the textile work of talented artist Larry Weyand, I was particularly intrigued by their creativity. I was keen to find out more about Larry Weyand’s creative process and gain an insight into the inspiration behind their incredibly unique pieces. I am very excited to share what I found out, so here …

Watercolour Brushstroke Inspired Rag Rug

Here at Ragged Life, 2020 has been full of new and exciting rag rug projects despite the world going to rack and ruin. I’ve experimented with everything from basic upholstery with my Rag Rug Laundry Basket to fashion in the form of my Rag Rug Jacket. However, no matter how many new ideas we have …