Ragged Life Rag Rug Kits – Our New Range

Rag Rug Kits – Our New Ragged Life Range:

Late last year, we were finally able to launch our new Rag Rug Spring Tool... a tool which made shaggy rag rugging quicker and easier than ever before. Well, that left us in a bit of a pickle as most of our Ragged Life rag rug kits didn’t actually have the spring tool in and our tutorial DVD that went into the kits didn’t have a video explaining how to use the new tool… oops!

Well, we’ve spent the last few months getting our ducks in order and here we would like to unveil the latest Ragged Life Rag Rug Kit Range in all its glory. Our new kits are designed for complete rag rug beginners to buy convenient kits with all the tools and instructions they need to be able to complete one of a number of different rag rug projects. Here are the kits we have on offer at the moment, but sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when new kits and patterns are released 🙂 If you already have the tools and know how to rag rug then we also have the hessian and instructions for each project, which we sell separately over on the Ragged Life online shop. We hope you find the below useful:

Ragged Life Rag Rug Kits

Our new range consists of Classic Rag Rug Kits to make a 100 x 60cm loopy or shaggy rag rug like the one below or Other Rag Rug Project Kits, to make one of a number of different rag rug projects explained later in this post…

Pink Striped Shaggy Rag Rug that can be made using a Ragged Life kit

Our Class Rag Rug Kits make a 100 x 60cm loopy or shaggy rag rug like this one here.

Classic Rag Rug Kits:

Introductory Rag Rug Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our Introductory Rag Rug Kit is great for rag rug beginners who want to try their hand at both the loopy and shaggy techniques of rag rugging without investing in more expensive tools. This kit will allow you to get a flavour for how to make a rag rug, so you can decide whether you want to throw yourself into the craft.

Ragged Life Introductory Rag Rug Kit for Beginners

The Ragged Life introductory kit includes all the basic tools to start rag rugging for the first time.

Contents:

 Latch Hook – the most basic rag rug tool that can be used for both the loopy and shaggy rag rug techniques (in fact, it’s what I learnt with). View videos on how the latch hook is used for loopy rag rugging here and shaggy rag rugging here.

– 100 x 60cm Hemmed Rug Hessian – our hessian is the perfect weave for rag rugging and is entirely pre-hemmed and prepared so you can start rag rugging straight away. This size of hessian is ideal for bedside and bathroom rugs.

– Rag Rug Gauge – this is a time- and effort-saving tool to make cutting up your fabric pieces for shaggy rag rugging that little bit easier. Our wooden gauge cuts fabric pieces to approximately 7.5cm (which is the perfect length for rugs, cushions, wreaths and more) and has a wide, deep groove to prevent your fabric scissors getting blunted. See how to use the gauge here.

– Marker Pen – for sketching any designs onto your hessian.

– Instructional DVD – this includes videos introducing the equipment, advice on fabric usage, tips on creating strips for rag rugging and ‘how to’ videos for both rag rugging techniques using both the latch hook and spring tool.

Latch Hook Techniques Booklet – includes step-by-step instructions and photos of how to do both the loopy and shaggy rag rug techniques using a latch hook.

Ragged Life Introductory Rag Rug Kit for Beginners

Here you can see the tools and instructions included in a Ragged Life Introductory Rag Rug Kit.

Kit Price: £18.99   Buy it here.

 

Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit is one of our most popular rag rug kits. It includes all the great basic tools included in our Introductory Rag Rug Kit, as well as a Ragged Life Rag Rug Spring Tool, which makes shaggy rag rugging easier than ever before. If you’re looking for the quickest and easiest tools to make a shaggy rag rug then this kit is the one for you.

Ragged Life Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit for beginners

The Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit includes the amazing rag rug spring tool which makes shaggy rag rugging easier than ever before.

Contents:

This kit includes all the same tools as the Introductory Rag Rug Kit above, but also includes:

 Rag Rug Spring Tool – this is the quickest and easiest tool to make shaggy rag rugs. Read more about why we love the Spring Tool here or see it in action here.

 Spring Tool Techniques Booklet – our Easy Peasy Rag Rug kit includes an additional techniques booklet with step-by-step instructions and photos on how to use the rag rug spring tool to do the shaggy technique of rag rugging.Ragged Life Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit with all the rag rug tools and DVD and instruction booklet and hessian marker pen

Kit Price: £33.99   Buy it here.

 

Deluxe Rag Rug Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our Deluxe Rag Rug Kit includes all the same great tools as the Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit, as well as a pair of super sharp Rag Rug Scissors, which make the fabric prep part of rag rugging far easier than any other tool. This kit is perfect for those who want the absolute best tools to rag rug with and even includes a free piece of practice hessian.

Ragged Life Deluxe Rag Rug Kit with tools and instructions

The Ragged Life Deluxe Kit comes with our super sharp rag rug scissors and a free piece of practice hessian (front right).

Contents:

This kit includes all the same tools as the Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit above, but also includes:

 Rag Rug Scissors – rag rugging involves a lot of cutting of fabric, which is why it’s important to have the best scissors for the job. Our rag rug scissors are specifically designed to work with a whole spectrum of different fabrics – from jersey, cotton and lycra, right up to blanket yarn, fleece and denim. They are also made to cut through lots of layers of fabric at the same time to reduce on fabric prep time. See how we use our rag rug scissors here.

 FREE Practice Hessian – this small bit of hessian allows you to practice the two techniques of rag rugging before moving onto your actual rag rug project. You can use this practice hessian to make a jolly rag rug flower trivet if you’d like too…

Ragged Life Deluxe Rag Rug Kit with Tools and Instructions for Beginners

Rag Rug Trivet

You can make a rag rug trivet to practice the two techniques if you’d like.

Kit Price: £44.99   Buy it here.

 

Ultimate Rag Rug Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

The clue’s in the name, but The Ultimate Rag Rug Kit includes everything you could possibly need when you first start out rag rugging, including a signed copy of my book “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More” with over thirty rag rug projects, so you’ll never be short on gorgeous rag rug inspiration.

Ragged Life Ultimate Rag Rug Kit including all the tools and instructions for beginners and a rag rug book

The Ragged Life Ultimate Rag Rug Kit includes a signed copy of “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More”, as well as a free crafty notebook.

Contents:

This kit includes all the same tools as the Deluxe Rag Rug Kit above, but also includes a:

 Signed Copy of “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More” – my first rag rug book with over thirty rag rug projects, ranging from cute clutch bags and pouffes to bunting and wreaths. All projects come with beautiful styled photos and step-by-step illustrations. Below are a few examples of what you can expect in the book:

Rag Rugs Book Inspiration

Here you can see just a few of the great rag rug projects in my book “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More”…

 FREE Rag Rug Notebook – a great crafty notebook with plain and striped pages for you to brainstorm all your crafty creations.

Ragged Life Ultimate Rag Rug Kit Kit Contents with all the tools and instructions

Kit Price: £54.99   Buy it here.

 

Other Rag Rug Project Kits:

If you’d like to try out rag rugging, but don’t feel like making a rug straight off the bat then maybe one of the below kits are right for you. All the below kits can be customised at checkout to add other tools, including additional hessian, rag rug spring tools, rag rug scissors and copies of “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More”.

Rag Rug Cushion Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Our 40 x 40cm rag rug cushion makes a great first project for any rag rug beginner. You’ll still learn both the loopy or shaggy techniques of rag rugging, but won’t have quite as much hessian to fill 🙂

Ragged Life Rag Rug Cushion Kit

Contents:  Latch Hook, Hemmed Cushion Hessian (to make a 40 x 40cm cushion), Rag Rug Gauge, Marker Pen, Instructional DVD, Latch Hook Techniques Booklet, Cushion Assembly Booklet. Ragged Life Cushion Kit with Tools and Instructions

Kit Price: £18.99   Buy it here.

 

Rag Rug Bouquet Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

Anyone who would like to make a gorgeous bouquet of rag rug flowers. This is a fun beginners’ project, which doesn’t take much time at all. It’s a great first project to experiment with different fabrics whilst learning the basic shaggy rag rug technique.

Ragged Life Rag Rug Bouquet Kit beginners' easy rag rug project

The Ragged Life Rag Rug Bouquet Kit includes all the tools and instructions to make a bouquet of 7 rag rug flowers.

Contents: Rag Rug Spring Tool, Hemmed Bouquet Hessian (to make 7 rag rug flowers), Wooden Flower stems (for 7 rag rug flowers), Rag Rug Gauge, Marker Pen,Instructional DVD, Spring Tool Techniques Booklet, Bouquet Assembly Booklet.Ragged Life Rag Rug Bouquet Kit contents with tools and step by step instructions

Kit Price: £27.99   Buy it here.

 

Rag Rug Wreath Kit:

Who is this suitable for?

A rag rug wreath is a great seasonal rag rug project to make in the run up to Christmas or in the spring time, however, it’s also a great first project to experiment with the two basic techniques of rag rugging.

Ragged Life Rag Rug Wreath Kit with rag rug tools and instructions to make a rag rug Christmas wreath

Contents: Latch Hook, Hemmed Wreath Hessian, Wreath Mount, Rag Rug Gauge, Marker Pen, Instructional DVD, Latch Hook Techniques Booklet, Wreath Assembly Booklet. Ragged Life Rag Rug Wreath Kit Contents with Tools and Instructions

Kit Price: £23.99   Buy it here.

 

Frequently Asked Rag Rug Kits Questions:

What is the difference between shaggy and loopy rag rugging?

Shaggy rag rugging and loopy rag rugging are made in different ways and give very different looks. Both techniques can be applied to almost any rag rug project and, at a basic level, below are a couple of examples of how the two techniques look:

Shaggy Rag Rugging:

Made using a latch hook or rag rug spring tool:

Ragged Life Shaggy Rag Rugging

Shaggy rag rugging is a more textured, traditional form of rag rugging.

Loopy Rag Rugging:

Made using a rag rug latch hook:

Loopy rag rugging or hooky rag rugging examples

Loopy rag rugging gives a flatter, more uniform appearance.

Is there fabric in the Ragged Life Rag Rug Kits?

None of our rag rug kits come with the fabric included, as we like to encourage the use of recycled materials (old clothing, fabric offcuts etc…) and colour choices are very personal. If, however, you would like some advice on what fabrics we recommend, head over to our Rag Rug Fabrics – What Can & Can’t be Used Blog Post or pick up some of our pre-cut 100% Wool Blanket Yarn over on the Ragged Life Shop (trust us, it’s gorgeous to work with!)

Can I customise any of the rag rug kits? 

Yes, absolutely. When you visit any kit page on the Ragged Life Shop, you can add bits of hessian, tools etc… in the drop down menu at the bottom of the page 🙂

What if I already have the tools but want to do a particular project? 

If you already have the rag rug tools and know how to rag rug, we recommend buying the hessian and instructions for the various projects separately on the Ragged Life Shop. Projects include: rugs, cushions, wreaths, bouquets, basket trims and more…

What if I want a custom kit for a particular project?

If you would like a rag rug kit for a specific project (for example, rag rug letters) or with a custom-sized piece of hemmed hessian, please get in contact with us on elspeth@raggedlife.com for a price.

Pink Rag Rug Letters

Get in touch for a quote for a custom-made rag rug letter kit or other projects.

If you’d like to be the first to hear about new rag rug products or to see our new creations first, why not join our Rag Rug Community on Facebook for advice, resources and gorgeous rag rug photos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RagRugCommunity/

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Happy rag rugging everyone!

Elspeth x

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