How to Make a Remembrance Day Rag Rug Poppy

Sunday, 11th November, 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War I. Every year, I make myself a poppy or buy one if I haven’t had the time. This small gesture is a simple reminder of what people like my great-grandparents went through and I feel pretty passionately that it’s something we should …

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 …

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Chelsea Flower Show is one of those events that gets me giddy every single year. The magic the designers and growers weave with their fabulous gardens and floral displays needs to be seen to be believed. This year I managed to wangle going on both the Thursday and Saturday of the show which meant I got to …

The World’s Longest Rag Rug

Last week the Ragged Life team travelled down the road to Hatfield House, Hertfordshire to teach crafters from far and wide how to rag rug at the fabulous Living Crafts Fair (http://www.livingcrafts.co.uk/). There are few sights more impressive than when Hatfield House comes into view down the tree-flanked drive and we couldn’t have asked for a lovelier …

Chelsea Flower Show 2014

So those of you who know your stuff will catch me out on this one and quite rightly point out that Chelsea Flower Show was a whopping three months ago but I was browsing through my photos earlier and thought what wonderful inspiration these photos could be. As the weather is so lovely today (yay, please …

Spello Infiorati Flower Festival 2014

We’re always on the look out for rag rug design inspiration and it doesn’t get much better than the Spello Infiorati in Italy. Every year the inhabitants of this beautiful Italian town line the streets with art made entirely of flowers. With over a hundred pieces throughout the town, every type of flower under the sun and …

Rag Rug of the Month: Flower Power

May’s “Rag Rug of the Month” is “Flower Power” – a true Spring to Summer inspired piece. As with all Ragged Life’s rugs, it’s made with 100% recycled materials (old t-shirts, ripped pillow cases, unloved blankets amongst other bits and bobs) and is entirely hand made. We love how the bright colours sweep away the cobwebs …

Designer Spotlight – Kaffe Fassett

I thought I’d take this Bank Holiday downtime to shout about one of my favourite rag rug inspirations – Kaffe Fassett.  Known for making vibrant colours and mixing patterns, American-Born Kaffe is a textiler extraordinaire. If you’re lacking a bit of inspiration or just love beautiful things then my favourite book is “Glorious Interiors”. See …

Amongst the Primroses

Over the Bank Holiday weekend I thought it would be a nice idea to see what small project I could rag-up in a couple of hours. With the weather so nice it would have been rude not to! This cute little framed art piece is made entirely in shaggy style with some of my favourite …