Our Mondrian Inspired Rag Rug

Generally, I like to create my own rag rug designs or even improvise colours and patterns as I go along. However, from time to time, it’s nice to take inspiration from one of the greats. Our latest Ragged Life rag rug was inspired by one of the pioneers of abstract and modern art… Piet Mondrian. His …

Rag Rug Headband Kit & Hessian

For me, 2018 was all about making pretty Rag Rug Bouquets (seriously, I got well and truly addicted). Well, 2019 is the year of the Rag Rug Headband. I’ve been playing around with making rag rug headbands for quite a few years now (in fact, I think I made my first one in 2006!), but I’ve never truly …

Q&A with Textile Artist Sue Dove

Hi Sue Dove, would you mind telling us a little about yourself and how you got into making rag rugs? I’ve always been a maker and I loved creating things from a very young age.  Doing a Textile degree in the 1970s at Liverpool School of Art was a natural progression and I specialised in …

Q&A with Rag Rugger Diane Cox

I first came across the rag rug work of Diane Cox when I stumbled across a YouTube video of a “We are not doormats” rag rug exhibition in Cornwall. I absolutely adored many of the gorgeous pieces in the video, so did my research and found out that one of the textile artists featured in the show …

Our Handmade Berber Rag Rug in Mollie Makes Magazine

This month, my face and one of my rag rugs is gracing the pages of Issue 103 of Mollie Makes magazine – yay! For those of you who haven’t come across the magazine before, it’s one of my favourites for modern craft inspiration. Every issue is chock-full of colourful and contemporary designs from modern makers, like …

Q&A with Rag Rugger Stephanie Gaston

I first “met” rag rugger Stephanie Gaston by email back in 2017. She had bought a pair of my Ragged Life Rag Rug Scissors online and sent me a very kind email to tell me how much she loved them. We sent a few emails back and forth and I soon discovered that she’d made …

Our Winter Warmer Cosy Rag Rug

The Story Behind the Rag Rug: As with many crafters, I’m heavily influenced by the seasons and weather. When it’s warm and sunny outside (like Summer 2018, which was a scorcher), my designs tend to be light, bright and fresh. Whereas, in winter, my rag rugs are much more likely to be thick, lush and …

My Talented Mother’s Latest Handmade Rag Rug

The Story Behind this Handmade Rag Rug: My mum, Victoria, has been on a rag rug marathon recently and has been knocking out one gorgeous handmade rag rug after another – this rug and this rug, for example. Her latest creation, however, began in a slightly unconventional way. Months ago, we were given a piece of …

Rag Rugging with T-shirt Yarn – Hoooked

I’ve been making rag rugs for over fourteen years now…. about half my lifetime in fact. After sticking with one craft intensively for such a long time, it’s important to try new things to keep things interesting. I’m, therefore, always on the lookout for new project ideas, new innovations that can be applied to rag …

Our New Ragged Life Company Rag Rug

As some of you already know, I teach and exhibit at some of the largest craft fairs across the country. I’m an expert tutor at the Knitting and Stitching Shows and Living Crafts Fairs, for example. A lot of work goes into getting prepared for these shows, particularly if you’re a perfectionist like I am. Whenever …