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 …

Q&A with Textile Artist Laura Kenney

I had the recent pleasure of talking virtually to textile artist Laura Kenney about her incredible art work and gaining an insight into the inspiration behind her unique rugs. I am intrigued by the incredible images that she encapsulates within her rugs and was keen to find out more about her creative process. So, here …

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 …

Q&A with textile and fibre artist Yvonne Iten Scott

I was recently very fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with textile artist Yvonne Iten Scott. Yvonne kindly shared with me her beautiful and varied hooked artworks as well as her passion for the industry and her future plans… Hi Yvonne Iten Scott! Would you mind telling us a little about yourself and your …

A Colourful Trip to Mexico

Hola amigas and amigos. I’ve recently returned from one of my bucket list holiday destinations… Mexico! I’d been meaning to visit for a while for a number of reasons – artisan craft markets, flavourful food, ancient pyramids, beautiful beaches, Frida Kahlo… and so much more. Although this holiday was very much a “holiday holiday” to …

Q&A with textile artist Selby Hurst Inglefield

I was lucky enough recently to get the opportunity to talk to textile artist Selby Hurst Inglefield about her unique and original rugs. When I first saw her artwork I was fascinated by the distinctive imagery of her designs and was eager to find out more about her passion for the textile industry and where …

Boucherouite rug inspiration

It probably comes as no surprise to you that a tradition of rag rugging can be found all across the world. For hundreds of years, different cultures have used their local materials and creativity to make distinctive rug designs, ranging from the the jewell-coloured Chindi rugs of India, to the more muted finely-woven rag rugs …

Q&A with Fibre Artist Trish Andersen

I first stumbled across Trish Andersen’s show-stopping textile installations on Instagram and was completely mesmerised and awe struck by her rainbow stair runner. Gorgeous right! Either way, it was love at first sight and I just knew that I wanted Trish to feature on the Ragged Life Blog. We’re fellow colour lovers after all! Well, …