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 …

How to Wash a Rag Rug

We’re always being asked about the best way to go about washing rag rugs and finally today we’re going to share some of our tips and advice. Over time rugs get a lot of wear and tear – people tramping back and forth across them, things being spilt and dust simply gathering. Of all the decoration …

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 …

Rag Rug of the Month: Rustle

September’s rag rug of the month is the simple, yet stunning “Rustle”. Rich colours have been used to evoke the sights and sounds of autumnal leaves. We hope you like it!

Tea at Furlongs with Eric Ravilious

The Eric Ravilious Exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery is finishing this weekend (31/08/15) and all pre-sale tickets have now been sold. Fortunately there are still a few tickets up for grabs on the door if you get there early. We couldn’t recommend it more! Eric Ravilious was mentioned in our feature about Marion Dorn, carpet …

Sonia Delaunay Exhibition at Tate Modern

I had a wonderfully fun-filled time this weekend… catch ups with old friends, excitable puppies, Pimms on South Bank and a meal out or two… but one of the absolute highlights of the weekend was my trip to the Sonia Delaunay exhibition at Tate Modern. A curator friend of mine spotted it and thought it would …

The Ragged Life Hertfordshire HQ

Hello lovely crafters! We thought it was about time we gave those of you who haven’t had the chance to pop down to our Ragged Life Hertfordshire HQ a bit of a peek of what it’s like in our studio so here it goes! One of the most important parts of any successful studio space is …

Rag Rug of the Month: Pepper

This month’s Rag Rug of the Month goes to our gorgeous monochrome rag rug “Pepper”. Inspired by a cool Scandinavian colour pallet, this rug is made up of over 100 different pieces of recycled fabric and took around 80 hours to make. The use of patterned and textured fabrics elevates a very simple colour scheme, giving it depth …

Ragged Life feeling the love!

The Ragged Life team have seriously been feeling the love having been featured in some truly great craft magazines in the past couple of months. Most recently we’ve been featured in Issue 6 of Simply Sewing Magazine (www.simplysewingmag.com) which is out today (16/07/15). So if you’re looking for exciting projects to tide you over the British …