5 Questions Rag Rug Beginners May Ask

There are many questions whizzing through people’s heads when they first start to rag rug. I’ve already answered a few of these crucial rag rug questions in my first blog post “7 Questions a Rag Rug Beginner May Have” and below is Part 2 with questions supplied by some of our wonderful Ragged Life fans, …

Our Rag Rug Materials Explained

Here at Ragged Life, we love nothing more than saving fabrics from going to landfill. That’s why, over the years, the number of rag rug materials that we stock on our Online Shop has got larger and larger. You should see the fabric mountain that is our studio!!! In this blog post, we wanted to …

Q&A with Rag Rug Maker Extraordinaire, Victoria Jackson

HI VICTORIA, WOULD YOU MIND TELLING US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR BACKGROUND PLEASE? Hello, I’m Victoria. Some of you may know me as the founder of Ragged Life, Elspeth’s, mum. She asked me to feature in one of these Q&As as I’m the one who originally taught her how to rag rug and …

Global Rag Rug Techniques Workshops

In case you happened to miss it, in 2021 I’ve been working on a new rag rug book and boy has it been a journey. Where my first book “Rag Rugs, Pillows and More” covered the traditional shaggy and loopy techniques of traditional British rag rugging, my new book “Rag Rug Techniques for Beginners” takes …

Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life: July Flower Tree Cottage

The past couple of months have been pretty busy ones here at the Ragged Life HQ. Not only because I finally got around to finishing the final projects for my new book, but also because my mum and I have been renovating her cottage in the Lake District. Below you can find a brief overview …

Recycled Sari Silk Ribbon on the Ragged Life Shop

At its heart, rag rug making is all about recycling. We use up old textiles and clothing that would otherwise go to waste; turning them into something beautiful. Over the past fews years, the Ragged Life team and I have made it our mission to not only target our own personal textile waste, but also …

Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life: Peg Looms, Mohair and More…

You may have noticed that I completely dropped off the face of the planet last month. I was so busy rag rugging away to get my second batch of ten rag rug projects done for the new book that everything else faded into the background. The good news is that I just now dropped off …

Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life: Off to the Mills!

This past fortnight has sure been a busy one. I think everyone has been snuggled up inside crafting, so online orders have been busy busy busy. As well as sending out your Ragged Life orders, here’s what I’ve been up to… Rag Rug Demo on Hochanda: This past couple of weeks involved a lot of …

Q&A with Textile Artist Rebecca Holley

Towards the end last year, I had the pleasure of talking virtually to textile artist Rebecca Holley about her incredible work. After coming across her artwork on Instagram, I was immediately intrigued by her vibrant rug designs and was keen to find out more about her creative process. So, here it goes… Hi Rebecca Holley! Would …

Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life: Round 1 Book Projects… Done!

The past couple of weeks have been extremely full on here at Ragged Life. I had to submit the first ten projects for my new rag rug book and was crafting from dusk til dawn to get them done. Rugs aren’t the quickest projects to make it has to be said! The good news is …