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 …

Highlights from CHSI Stitches 2018

I was up in Birmingham last week to attend CHSI Stitches – one of the largest craft trade fairs in Europe. Although I was there with my Ragged Life wares to sell my kits and tools into craft shops, department stores and garden centres all across the country (yes, I’m trying to start a rag …

Visit the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show 2017

THE HARROGATE KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW 2017: I may feel like I’ve only just recovered from the Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show last month (which you can see my highlights from here), but the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show has crept up on me and is just around the corner… wow, wherever did the …

Highlights from the Knitting and Stitching Show 2017

From Wednesday to Sunday last week (11th-15th October, 2017), I was sharing the Ragged Life love at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. Over the course of the week, I ran workshops for rag rug beginners and did demos from my Ragged Life stand in the Great Hall. I never get as much …

Highlights from CHSI Stitches

Last week I was up at the NEC in Birmingham for my first ever craft trade fair… CHSI Stitches. Although I was there to sell my rag rug kits and tools into craft shops across the country, I couldn’t help taking advantage of a quiet moment to explore the fair and see what other crafty …

The Handmade Christmas Fair 2015

Wow, so there is now officially less than one week left before the Ragged Life team make our merry up to Manchester for the Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Christmas Fair… eek… so much to do!!! If you find yourself in the Manchester area over the weekend (20th-22nd November, 2015) then we’d love for you to pop …

Rag Rugging at Alexandra Palace

Last week craft enthusiasts flocked to Alexandra Palace in North London for one of the biggest craft events of the year – the Knitting & Stitching Show (www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com). A few months earlier, the Ragged Life team had been asked to run rag rug workshops at the event so armed with hoards of fabric, latch hooks aplenty …

The Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair

Last weekend we made our merry way down to the fabulously gorgeous Hampton Court Palace for the Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair and boy were we in for a treat. Over the three days we met over 10,000 craft enthusiasts and introduced many of them to the joys of rag rugging. Thank you to everyone who …

The World’s Longest Rag Rug

Last week the Ragged Life team travelled down the road to Hatfield House, Hertfordshire to teach crafters from far and wide how to rag rug at the fabulous Living Crafts Fair (http://www.livingcrafts.co.uk/). There are few sights more impressive than when Hatfield House comes into view down the tree-flanked drive and we couldn’t have asked for a lovelier …

The Renegade Spring Fair, 2015

Originating in the USA, the Renegade Craft Fair showcases products from the best and brightest designer / makers from each area it visits. Although the Renegade Christmas Fair has become well established in London and has built up a loyal following, the Renegade Spring Fair was the first of its kind in the UK. Ragged Life was lucky …