The Royal Academy Winter Exhibition 2020

Art exhibitions can be notoriously hit and miss, but one show that never fails to deliver for me is the annual Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. This annual open-submission art exhibition normally takes place between June and August every year and is chock full of every kind of art you can possibly imagine (picture paintings plastering every wall from floor to ceiling). …

Q&A With Textile Artist Liz Alpert Fay

I came across the incredible work of textile artist Liz Alpert Fay on Instagram. It was her unique designs that really caught my eye. Therefore I was particularly excited when Liz Alpert Fay agreed to share more about her amazing textile work. I am looking forward to showcasing what I found out with you and …

Q&A with Textile Artist Stephanie Fradette

In the midst of my research into rug weaving, I came across the stunning textile work of talented artist Stephanie Fradette. It was her beautiful use of colour and texture in her woven pieces that really intrigued me. She instantly became a prime candidate for our textile artist Q&A on the blog. Read below to …

Cosy Cottage Proggy Rug

My mum, Victoria, has been on an absolute rag rug roll recently. Remember her upholstered rag rug chair from only a few weeks ago. Well, she’s been at it again and I wanted to share her latest proggy rug, made for a cottage with flagstone floors in the Lake District.  This particular rug (done in the shaggy technique of rag rugging with a …

Q&A with Textile Artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders

I came across the work of textile artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders online and was instantly intrigued by her bold designs. Her rugs and wall hangings are truly unique. Here we’ve shared our Q&A from February of this year with the talented lady herself along with a selection of Simone’s beautiful and bright pieces… Hi Simone …

Q&A with Textile Artist Hannah Kwasnycia

As you know, this year we’ve ventured in many new directions within the textile world. Amongst my exploring, I came across the stunning embroidery work of talented artist Hannah Kwasnycia. Her beautiful use of colour and texture really intrigued me and I was eager to learn more about Hannah’s creative process. So here it is… …

Q&A with Textile Artist Laura Salamy

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of talking virtually to textile artist Laura Salamy about her incredible work. I am intrigued by her unique rug designs and was keen to find out more about her creative process. So, here it goes… Hi Laura Salamy! Would you mind telling us a little about yourself and …

Q&A with Textile Artist Larry Weyand

When I first saw the textile work of talented artist Larry Weyand, I was particularly intrigued by their creativity. I was keen to find out more about Larry Weyand’s creative process and gain an insight into the inspiration behind their incredibly unique pieces. I am very excited to share what I found out, so here …

Q&A with Textile Artist Micah Clasper-Torch

In the midst of making my first ever Rag Rug Jacket, I stumbled across the punch needled work of Micah Clasper-Torch on Instagram. I was blown away by her beautiful, classic colour schemes and distinct style.  She immediately became a prime candidate for our textile artist Q&A on the blog. So, read on below to …

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, …