A People’s History of Rag Rugging

The Social History of Rag Rugging: In my line of work, I’ve spoken to thousands of people about the history of rag rugging, and what has really struck me from all these encounters is the feelings that the craft evokes. Some of us remember relatives making rag rugs, others were forced to cut up the fabric against their …

The Rise of the Rag Rug

We’re excited and honoured to have been featured in Sandra Smith’s “From Junk to Jewels” article in this month’s edition of Hertfordshire Life. The piece focusses on the wonderful world of upcycling, showcasing our Ragged Life wares amongst gorgeous patchwork chairs from Kelly Swallow (www.kellyswallow.com), fabulous shabby chic furniture from Brand Designs Online and Love and …

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 …