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 …

A Catch up with Penny Seume

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of catching up with fabric designer extraordinaire Penny Seume over a cup of tea at her pop-up shop in Clerkenwell. I’ve admired Penny’s work from afar for a while so couldn’t wait to find out more about her and her work. Here’s how our chat went: So Penny, …

Chelsea Flower Show 2014

So those of you who know your stuff will catch me out on this one and quite rightly point out that Chelsea Flower Show was a whopping three months ago but I was browsing through my photos earlier and thought what wonderful inspiration these photos could be. As the weather is so lovely today (yay, please …

Black and White Rag Rug – Checkmate!

I don’t know about you but we think there’s just something so lovely about a checked rag rug, in particular in black & white.  Not only do they fit in practically any room in the house but they’re nearly impossible to go wrong with. The Parisian’s obviously knew what they were doing when they began to …

How To Cut Material Into Strips

Rag rugging involves an awful lot of cutting of material into strips.  This is not only time-consuming but also the less fun part of the craft so we thought we’d share our technique on how to cut material into strips quickly and efficiently. First things first, get the material you’d like to cut up. For …

The Great British Cushion

So “The Great British Bake Off” is back, and with it another wave of British pride and delicious cakes! The Union Jack is such an iconic design that we just couldn’t help ourselves from paying homage with this “Great British Cushion” loopy design. To save yourself getting bored while doing a set in stone design like …

A Brief History of Rag Rugs

We thought it was about time we shared a bit on the background, heritage and history of rag rugs and proddy rug making so here it goes! Whilst we adapt to modern day and the trend for recycling, upcycling and all the -yclings, rag rug making in the past was a thrifty way to repurpose old cloth from …

Margherita Missoni: Style Muse

Because we love the bold designs of Missoni, we’re inspired by muse and heiress Margherita Missoni. Her Milan apartment, as featured here, is an eclectic mix of family antiques, 60s chairs and of course colourful printed accessories and open living space inside and outside. She moved out of her family house to live here, and …

Rag Rug of the Month – Polka Dot

August’s rag rug of the month “Polka Dot” was inspired by the pastel colour of my new kitchen and, although revamping the kitchen has brought joy and pain in equal measure, this little beauty is simple and calming.