Q&A with Rag Rugger Diane Cox

I first came across the rag rug work of Diane Cox when I stumbled across a YouTube video of a “We are not doormats” rag rug exhibition in Cornwall. I absolutely adored many of the gorgeous pieces in the video, so did my research and found out that one of the textile artists featured in the show …

Q&A with Rag Rugger Stephanie Gaston

I first “met” rag rugger Stephanie Gaston by email back in 2017. She had bought a pair of my Ragged Life Rag Rug Scissors online and sent me a very kind email to tell me how much she loved them. We sent a few emails back and forth and I soon discovered that she’d made …

A Fresh Look at the Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show

Earlier this month, the Ragged Life team headed over to north London for the Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show 2018. As many of you regulars know by now, I like to share a few of my highlights after such shows. This means that even if you couldn’t make it on the day, you can …

Q&A with Rag Rugger Heather Ritchie

A few of you will hopefully have caught the BBC 4’s Make! Craft Britain programme that aired in March, earlier this year. Well, I was blown away by the fact that the first episode featured rag rugging… wow, who would have thought it? Finally, rag rugging is getting its due 🙂 Well, the rag rugger …

Date Day at the William Morris Gallery

My boyfriend, Christian, and I started a fun little tradition in January this year where we take it in turns to organise a fun mystery “date day” for each other every month. Since we started, we’ve done all kinds of crazy activities – everything from Go Ape in Battersea Park to Dim Sum Sunday lunch at …

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 …

Discovering Marion Dorn

It was a gloriously sunny day last week when my mum had the pleasure of visiting the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire – a gorgeous art deco hotel on the seafront, overlooking the Lake District fells. In its heyday the Midland Hotel showcased pieces from the most pre-eminent artists and designers of the time, including Eric Ravilious, Eric …

A Catch up with Penny Seume

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of catching up with fabric designer extraordinaire Penny Seume over a cup of tea at her pop-up shop in Clerkenwell. I’ve admired Penny’s work from afar for a while so couldn’t wait to find out more about her and her work. Here’s how our chat went: So Penny, …

Margherita Missoni: Style Muse

Because we love the bold designs of Missoni, we’re inspired by muse and heiress Margherita Missoni. Her Milan apartment, as featured here, is an eclectic mix of family antiques, 60s chairs and of course colourful printed accessories and open living space inside and outside. She moved out of her family house to live here, and …