NEW Ragged Life Rug Hook – Loopy Rag Rugging Made Easy!

When we introduced our Rag Rug Spring Tool in 2018, it honestly felt like a miracle tool. We’d been shaggy rag rugging with the latch hook for years, but the Spring Tool just made it so much easier and fun. Well, over the past six months, the Ragged Life team and I have been working …

Making a Rag Rug Jacket

For me, 2020 is all about pushing the boundaries of what I can rag rug and I must say, I’m loving it. So far, I’ve done a spot of amateur upholstery whilst making my Rag Rug Ottoman and Rag Rug Laundry Basket and I’ve got more and more ideas springing to mind every day. Well, …

Rag Rugging with Pinking Shears

Throughout my rag rugging years, I’ve experimented with sooo many different fabrics to give texture to my designs. However, recently I’ve been mulling over how I can create texture in different ways. I’ve met a few rag ruggers who have tried using pinking shears to add a different look and feel to their designs (Janice …

Rag Rug Design Tips for a Beginner

So, it’s your first rag rug project and you’re wondering where to start… literally and creatively 🙂 In this blog post, I’ve tried to pull together some simplest rag rug design tips to get you on track to make a first project that you’ll love and cherish for years to come. Read on below for …

15 Best Craft Kits to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

If you’re anything like me you also struggle to keep your hands still at the best of times. I am always looking for little projects to do to keep myself busy even if it’s whilst watching the TV in the evenings. Therefore in a time of quarantine it’s been a bit of a challenge to …

DIY Party Pom Poms

If you thought we’d tackled all things rag rug already, then you’re in for a surprise. Over the last week, we’ve been experimenting with DIY party pom poms made from recycled fabric. And they’re made… wait for it… without hessian! Yes, I repeat, without hessian, and even without the rag rug tools for that matter. …

Making a Rag Rug Laundry Basket

When you think of rag rugging, most of the time you think of rugs, rugs, and more rugs. Well, for a while now, I’ve been more interested in what else can be embellished using rag rug techniques… I started off with cushions and wreaths, and over time I’ve got more and more ambitious. I have …

15 Easy Craft Projects to Keep You Busy During Isolation

If this worldwide lockdown has provided us with anything then it is the gift of time. I know how often I hear myself saying ‘I wish I had a little extra time in the day to start that’ or ‘if only I had the spare time to finish this’. Now, most of us have so …

Ribbon Weaving with Blanket Yarn

Every couple of weeks our Hertfordshire rag ruggers gather together for our Rag Rug Coffee Morning in Great Wymondley near Hitchin (except during self-isolation at the moment). It’s such a nice occasion to see what others are making and to get inspired by their creations, all whilst having a good natter over tea and biscuits …

How to Make a Rag Rug Cushion

Since I made my first inaugural rag rug outfit back in 2004, I’ve made many many rag rug cushions. What’s more, since founding Ragged Life in 2014, I’ve taught hundreds of people how to rag rug cushions in my workshops. All in all, they’re a project I feel pretty confident with, so I thought I’d …