My First Twined Rag Rug – What I learnt

This year, I’ve been looking to up-skill myself, which is why I’ve taken it upon myself to learn a new form of rag rugging called “twining” (you can read a little more about it in my blog post here). Twined rag rugs are more popular in the States than they are here in the UK. They …

Rug Twining Workshops – Learn a New Technique!

During lockdown (with very little but time on my hands), I took the opportunity to branch out from my beloved British rag rug techniques and teach myself how to twine. Twine? What on earth is that? Well, rug twining is a popular form of rag rug making in America. Like our traditional British techniques, twined …

Al Fresco Rag Rug Classes – Hertfordshire

Earlier this month came the big announcement that here in the UK, pubs, theatres, museums and cinemas have been given the go ahead to re-open (with suitable precautions in place, of course). With that in mind, now seems like the right time to come out of hibernation and get back to doing what I love …

Live Online Rag Rug Workshops

I blimming love rag rugging. In fact, I want to spread the joy of rag rug making far and wide. Just think how many garments we could save from landfill! And, although I’ve managed to teach thousands of people how to do this wonderful craft, I’ve only ever taught in the UK, mainly in the …

Whitchurch Silk Mill – our latest partner

Last year, we were lucky enough to run one of our wreath workshops at Whitchurch Silk Mill in Hampshire. We had so much fun teaching there that we’ve scheduled to come back this year for two more workshops. What’s more, Whitchurch Silk Mill is such an incredible venue with such a rich history that we …

Rag Rug Workshops in York

Knit & Stitch in York: I’ve been running rag rug workshops in York for the past four years now. Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun 🙂 Originally, our classes took place at The York Makery on Gillygate, but now we have a new lovely venue to write home about… Knit & Stitch! Now, that …

A Wonderful Weekend at Woolfest

We recently got back from a wonderful long weekend spent at Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria and before life gets in the way (doesn’t it just have a habit of doing that!), we really wanted to gush about why we think the fair was well worth the five hour car journey. It’s a fair distance from …

A Fresh Look at the Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show

Earlier this month, the Ragged Life team headed over to north London for the Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show 2018. As many of you regulars know by now, I like to share a few of my highlights after such shows. This means that even if you couldn’t make it on the day, you can …

Leicester Rag Rug Workshops at Crafty Sew & So

Here at Ragged Life, we’re on a mission to bring the joys of rag rugging to crafters all over the U.K. We started off running workshops in London and Hertfordshire, but our real aim is to run workshops far and wide, so that everyone can get involved and enjoy a great day out learning this …

Highlights from the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 2018

It’s been a busy couple of weeks what with CHSI Stitches in Birmingham followed almost immediately by the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show 2018 at Olympia London, but I’ve just about survived it. When I go along to these large craft shows I like to take a look around and see what pretty and interesting …