Our Jazzy Rag Rug Ottoman

If you’re a subscriber to the Ragged Life newsletter then you may have seen this rag rug ottoman in various stages of construction. For me, it’s been one of those “it’s endless projects” – you know the ones! Well, it’s taken lockdown to finally get this rag rug ottoman finished and assembled and boy was …

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 …

15 Easy Craft Projects to Keep You Busy During Isolation

If this worldwide lockdown has provided us with anything then it is the gift of time. I know how often I hear myself saying ‘I wish I had a little extra time in the day to start that’ or ‘if only I had the spare time to finish this’. Now, most of us have so …

Ribbon Weaving with Blanket Yarn

Every couple of weeks our Hertfordshire rag ruggers gather together for our Rag Rug Coffee Morning in Great Wymondley near Hitchin (except during self-isolation at the moment). It’s such a nice occasion to see what others are making and to get inspired by their creations, all whilst having a good natter over tea and biscuits …

A Wonderful Weekend at Woolfest

We recently got back from a wonderful long weekend spent at Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria and before life gets in the way (doesn’t it just have a habit of doing that!), we really wanted to gush about why we think the fair was well worth the five hour car journey. It’s a fair distance from …

Q&A with Allistair Covell

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to bump into Allistair Covell while visiting his “Canvas to Carpet” exhibition at The Broadway Gallery in Letchworth. I nearly missed the exhibition entirely. Is it just me or are you far more likely to miss things on your doorstep than miles and miles away? Either way, …

Design Inspiration from Aitutaki

December, 2016 will go down as one of my most memorable Christmasses of all time after I jetted off to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands for two weeks. Where on earth are the Cook Islands you may well ask? Well they’re pretty much as far from the UK as you can possibly get and, just to …