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 …

My Mum’s Sari Silk Rag Rug

As many of you know, I was taught how to rag rug by my darling mum, Victoria. She still makes beautiful rag rugs (you can see another one of her other creations here) and is a colour-lover like myself. Below is her latest gorgeous creation and, as usual, she has outdone herself. If you like the rug, …

Cream Rag Rug Commission

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m an unapologetic lover of colour. In shops, I immediately make a beeline for bright things (like a moth to the flame) and my home and studio couldn’t be further from monochrome (just look at my flat). Although I love designing and making colourful rag rugs, personally some of my …

My Mum’s Latest Beautiful Rag Rug

You may have seen a sneak peek of this beautiful rag rug over on the Ragged Life Instagram or Facebook page, but finally you get to see it in all its gloriously quirky glory. Below is the story of how this Sicilian Rag Rug came about (as told by my mum, Victoria) and plenty of …

My Pacific Island Rag Rug

Last Christmas I was lucky enough to spend two whole weeks in the closest place to paradise I’ve ever been – Aitutaki in the Pacific Islands (you can see a few photos I took here). When I returned home I vowed that I would create a pacific island rag rug or two based on the beautiful landscapes I …

Rag Rug of the Month: Rustle

September’s rag rug of the month is the simple, yet stunning “Rustle”. Rich colours have been used to evoke the sights and sounds of autumnal leaves. We hope you like it!

Rag Rug of the Month: Pepper

This month’s Rag Rug of the Month goes to our gorgeous monochrome rag rug “Pepper”. Inspired by a cool Scandinavian colour pallet, this rug is made up of over 100 different pieces of recycled fabric and took around 80 hours to make. The use of patterned and textured fabrics elevates a very simple colour scheme, giving it depth …

Making a Rag Rug

“Hooked on Rag Rugging” – the story of a rug in production:  I find it positively rewarding and compulsive to turn a pile of old clothes… …into a beautiful and useful item for the home. It can be a real challenge to stay motivated when making a rag rug as they take so many hours …

Rag Rug of the Month: Ammonite

We are pleased to unveil that May’s Rag Rug of the Month is one of our absolute favourites… drumroll please… “Ammonite”. Inspired by the shape of ammonite fossils found in various seaside cliffs across the UK, this fabulously large rag rug creates quite the statement wherever you put it in the home. Made entirely from …

Rag Rug of the Month: Bright & Breezy

With the hint of spring in the air, our March Rag Rug of the Month is “Bright & Breezy”. Handmade using the modern, loopy style of rag rugging, our beautiful and bright rag rug uses a teal and white, checked pattern to dispel the cold feeling of winter. It really pops on a dark wood floor but would look …