The 2019 Eco Challenge

The 2019 Eco Challenge: I’ve never been a big one for New Year’s Resolutions (I think I’m still scarred from my attempts to make it past the first week of January with no cheese), but this year I really wanted to use the new year momentum as a kick off to lead a slightly more …

My New Wapping Flat – A Crafter’s Home

I’m completely biased, but I think that the best place to live in London is Wapping, near Tower Bridge. For me, it still feels like a quaint cobbled community, despite how close it is to Zone 1. It’s definitely to do with its geography. Wapping is conveniently nestled in the bend in the river, which …

Rag Rugging on TV – my CBeebies debut on Junk Rescue

CBeebies – Junk Rescue: It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that in my line of work I’ve done some slightly strange, but cool things over the years… rag rugging giant display wreaths, live upcycling challenges, rag rugged outfits… the list goes on. Well, my latest exploit is that I’m currently on BBC iPlayer, …

Emmie… our new addition to the Ragged Life team

Ragged Life mostly consists of me (Elspeth), my mum, Victoria (the original rag rugger who gets dragged into my hair-brained plans) and a small group of talented rag ruggers who help me out when the commissions come through thick and fast. With such a small team, it’s extremely exciting when we get to welcome a …

A Social History of Rag Rugging

A Social History of Rag Rugging: In my line of work, I’ve spoken to thousands of people about the history of rag rugging, and what has really struck me from all these encounters is the feelings that the craft evokes. Some of us remember relatives making rag rugs, others were forced to cut up the fabric against their …

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 New Wapping Flat

A month ago or so I upped sticks from my beautiful countryside flat in Great Wymondley to move into London with my partner in crime, Christian. I really loved my old flat, especially in the summer, so any new flat would have quite a lot to live up to. We set out with a few criteria in mind …

Ragged Life in Mollie Makes!

We’re so excited that our denim rag rug was featured in Issue 71 of Mollie Makes last week. Our classic denim rag rug is one of the designs included in the rugs section of our new book “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More” and makes a lovely addition to any home. If you decide to give this project a go then we …

The Ragged Life Hertfordshire HQ

Hello lovely crafters! We thought it was about time we gave those of you who haven’t had the chance to pop down to our Ragged Life Hertfordshire HQ a bit of a peek of what it’s like in our studio so here it goes! One of the most important parts of any successful studio space is …

Ragged Life feeling the love!

The Ragged Life team have seriously been feeling the love having been featured in some truly great craft magazines in the past couple of months. Most recently we’ve been featured in Issue 6 of Simply Sewing Magazine (www.simplysewingmag.com) which is out today (16/07/15). So if you’re looking for exciting projects to tide you over the British …