Q&A with Textile Artist Larry Weyand

When I first saw the textile work of talented artist Larry Weyand, I was particularly intrigued by their creativity. I was keen to find out more about Larry Weyand’s creative process and gain an insight into the inspiration behind their incredibly unique pieces. I am very excited to share what I found out, so here …

Watercolour Brushstroke Inspired Rag Rug

Here at Ragged Life, 2020 has been full of new and exciting rag rug projects despite the world going to rack and ruin. I’ve experimented with everything from basic upholstery with my Rag Rug Laundry Basket to fashion in the form of my Rag Rug Jacket. However, no matter how many new ideas we have …

Q&A with Textile Artist Micah Clasper-Torch

In the midst of making my first ever Rag Rug Jacket, I stumbled across the punch needled work of Micah Clasper-Torch on Instagram. I was blown away by her beautiful, classic colour schemes and distinct style.  She immediately became a prime candidate for our textile artist Q&A on the blog. So, read on below to …

Blanket Offcuts 1kg Lucky Dip Pack

Our beloved 100% Wool Blanket Yarn has established itself as a staple here at Ragged Life. After discovering it at the Knitting and Stitching Show back in 2018, blanket offcuts have fast become one of my favourite materials to rag rug with. Who can blame me right? It’s gorgeous! Well, recently I made the long …

Making a Rag Rug Jacket

For me, 2020 is all about pushing the boundaries of what I can rag rug and I must say, I’m loving it. So far, I’ve done a spot of amateur upholstery whilst making my Rag Rug Ottoman and Rag Rug Laundry Basket and I’ve got more and more ideas springing to mind every day. Well, …

Rag Rugging with Pinking Shears

Throughout my rag rugging years, I’ve experimented with sooo many different fabrics to give texture to my designs. However, recently I’ve been mulling over how I can create texture in different ways. I’ve met a few rag ruggers who have tried using pinking shears to add a different look and feel to their designs (Janice …

Q&A with Textile Artist Adeline Wang

I came across the incredible work of textile artist Adeline Wang a little while back. Her unique and colourful designs really caught my eye. Therefore I was particularly excited when she agreed to share more about her amazing textile work. I am looking forward to sharing what I found out with you and hope it …

Why we’re removing the DVD from our Rag Rug Kits

Since the birth of Ragged Life in 2014, we’ve taught thousands of crafters how to rag rug through our Beginner Rag Rug Kits. And, although they’ve evolved and improved year on year, each kit has included a Rag Rug Techniques DVD to get crafters off to a flying start. So why fix what isn’t broken? …

Q&A with Textile and Fibre Artist Abigail Wheeler

I had the recent pleasure of talking virtually to talented textile and fibre artist Abigail Wheeler. When I first saw her work I was intrigued by her striking use of colours and abstract designs. I was interested in finding out more about Abigail Wheeler, her work and her creative process. So here goes… Hi Abigail …

15 Best Craft Kits to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

If you’re anything like me you also struggle to keep your hands still at the best of times. I am always looking for little projects to do to keep myself busy even if it’s whilst watching the TV in the evenings. Therefore in a time of quarantine it’s been a bit of a challenge to …