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 …

Rag Rugging at the Knitting & Stitching Show

Twice a year knitters, stitchers, crafters and general creatives descend on the mecca of all crafting fairs for beautiful fabrics, gorgeous wool, specialist equipment and general inspiration. Well this year Ragged Life were lucky enough to be selected as expert tutors, teaching rag rugging at The Knitting & Stitching Show. Below are a few photos from our …

Rag Rug Team Building Workshops

If you’re looking for a slightly quirky, hands-on and downright fun team-building event for your work then look no further than a Ragged Life Rag Rug Team Building Day or Half Day. Give your colleagues the opportunity to learn a simple and sustainable craft whilst bonding over tea, coffee and biscuits. Depending on what you fancy, we …

Rag Rug Blogger Workshop

Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching some of London’s best and brightest craft and lifestyle bloggers how to get their rag rug on and boy did they pick it up quickly! Zoe from Craft Candy, H & Sammy from Live It. Love It. Make It.,  Becky from The Spirited Puddle Jumper, Emily from Incurably …

Rag Rug Introductory Class

Last night we had the pleasure of running a rag rug introductory class in the gorgeous workshop and studio of Tea & Crafting in London. Camden was bustling for a tuesday night (all these crazy kids these days) and the Indian Summer meant it was toasty warm when we got there to set up. The ladies arrived …

London Rag Rug Workshop

On Thursday night we had our second London rag rug workshop at Tea & Crafting’s HQ in buzzing Camden. And what a fun night it was! It was a warm Summer night with live music outside, enthusiastic crafters at the ready and an abundance of tea and biscuits – what’s not to like! Below are some photos from …

Crafting With a Cuppa

This Wednesday (28th May) we had the pleasure of heading over to Camden to do our first ever rag rug workshop at Tea & Crafting’s north London crafting haven (http://www.teaandcrafting.co.uk/). We had a lovely bunch of ladies join, all keen to learn the rag rug craft and have a good chuckle over a cup of tea …