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 …

The Beauty of Alberto Burri – Burri Collection at Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco

Exploring Umbria: I’m often asked where I get my rag rug inspiration from, but it’s really difficult to give a straight forward answer as it comes from lots of places… pottery in the V&A, architecture, old embroidery… you name it, I probably have an interest in it. Although design inspiration can come from anywhere, it …

Watercolour Workshop in London

As most of you know, I’m a textile lady through and through. Rag rugging stole my heart a long time ago and has kept me entertained for years. Well, last Christmas, one of my friends booked for us to go on a watercolouring class this April and I thought I’d share with you what happens …

100% Wool Blanket Yarn for Rag Rugging

A year ago or so, I was wandering around the Knitting and Stitching when I came across a stand that was selling lots of lovely yarns and silks. I was having a bit of rummage around when I came across a solitary hank of blanket yarn. It wasn’t really a material that I’d considered rag …

Leicester Rag Rug Workshops at Crafty Sew & So

Here at Ragged Life, we’re on a mission to bring the joys of rag rugging to crafters all over the U.K. We started off running workshops in London and Hertfordshire, but our real aim is to run workshops far and wide, so that everyone can get involved and enjoy a great day out learning this …

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 …

Rag Rug Bouquet of Flowers

It’s official, I’ve become addicted to making 3D rag rug flowers. Ever since I came up with the pattern to make my first rag rug bouquet, I’ve been on an absolute spree. The thing is, I find it therapeutic (which can’t always be said about some of my larger rugs). It’s a quick and fun project …

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 …

Rag Rug Fabrics – what can & can’t be used

When I was completely new to rag rugging, I found myself understanding the process and methods fairly quickly and really just wanted to get stuck in straight away. However, a few important questions cropped up as I started gathering ideas and materials for my first project. The main being- what fabric can be used to …

Cream Rag Rug Commission

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m an unapologetic lover of colour. In shops, I immediately make a beeline for bright things (like a moth to the flame) and my home and studio couldn’t be further from monochrome (just look at my flat). Although I love designing and making colourful rag rugs, personally some of my …