Q&A with Textile Artist Stephanie Fradette

In the midst of my research into rug weaving, I came across the stunning textile work of talented artist Stephanie Fradette. It was her beautiful use of colour and texture in her woven pieces that really intrigued me. She instantly became a prime candidate for our textile artist Q&A on the blog. Read below to …

Cosy Cottage Proggy Rug

My mum, Victoria, has been on an absolute rag rug roll recently. Remember her upholstered rag rug chair from only a few weeks ago. Well, she’s been at it again and I wanted to share her latest proggy rug, made for a cottage with flagstone floors in the Lake District.  This particular rug (done in the shaggy technique of rag rugging with a …

Q&A with Textile Artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders

I came across the work of textile artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders online and was instantly intrigued by her bold designs. Her rugs and wall hangings are truly unique. Here we’ve shared our Q&A from February of this year with the talented lady herself along with a selection of Simone’s beautiful and bright pieces… Hi Simone …

Q&A with Textile Artist Hannah Kwasnycia

As you know, this year we’ve ventured in many new directions within the textile world. Amongst my exploring, I came across the stunning embroidery work of talented artist Hannah Kwasnycia. Her beautiful use of colour and texture really intrigued me and I was eager to learn more about Hannah’s creative process. So here it is… …

Beautiful Twined Rug Designs

Earlier this month, we announced that for the first time ever, we’ll be running Twined Rag Rug Workshops here in Hertfordshire. With that announcement, it seemed only fitting to get everyone’s creative juices flowing by sharing some of our favourite Twined Rug Designs from across the internet. We’re still relative newbies to the world of …

Q&A with Textile Artist Laura Salamy

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of talking virtually to textile artist Laura Salamy about her incredible work. I am intrigued by her unique rug designs and was keen to find out more about her creative process. So, here it goes… Hi Laura Salamy! Would you mind telling us a little about yourself and …

Rug Twining Workshops – Learn a New Technique!

During lockdown (with very little but time on my hands), I took the opportunity to branch out from my beloved British rag rug techniques and teach myself how to twine. Twine? What on earth is that? Well, rug twining is a popular form of rag rug making in America. Like our traditional British techniques, twined …

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 …