Rag Rugging at Alexandra Palace

Last week craft enthusiasts flocked to Alexandra Palace in North London for one of the biggest craft events of the year – the Knitting & Stitching Show (www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com). A few months earlier, the Ragged Life team had been asked to run rag rug workshops at the event so armed with hoards of fabric, latch hooks aplenty …

The Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair

Last weekend we made our merry way down to the fabulously gorgeous Hampton Court Palace for the Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair and boy were we in for a treat. Over the three days we met over 10,000 craft enthusiasts and introduced many of them to the joys of rag rugging. Thank you to everyone who …

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 …

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 Renegade Spring Fair, 2015

Originating in the USA, the Renegade Craft Fair showcases products from the best and brightest designer / makers from each area it visits. Although the Renegade Christmas Fair has become well established in London and has built up a loyal following, the Renegade Spring Fair was the first of its kind in the UK. Ragged Life was lucky …

Rag Rugging at the Knitting & Stitching Show

Twice a year knitters, stitchers, crafters and general creatives descend on the mecca of all crafting fairs for beautiful fabrics, gorgeous wool, specialist equipment and general inspiration. Well this year Ragged Life were lucky enough to be selected as expert tutors, teaching rag rugging at The Knitting & Stitching Show. Below are a few photos from our …

Rag Rug Team Building Workshops

If you’re looking for a slightly quirky, hands-on and downright fun team-building event for your work then look no further than a Ragged Life Rag Rug Team Building Day or Half Day. Give your colleagues the opportunity to learn a simple and sustainable craft whilst bonding over tea, coffee and biscuits. Depending on what you fancy, we …

Rag Rug Blogger Workshop

Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching some of London’s best and brightest craft and lifestyle bloggers how to get their rag rug on and boy did they pick it up quickly! Zoe from Craft Candy, H & Sammy from Live It. Love It. Make It.,  Becky from The Spirited Puddle Jumper, Emily from Incurably …

Rag Rug Introductory Class

Last night we had the pleasure of running a rag rug introductory class in the gorgeous workshop and studio of Tea & Crafting in London. Camden was bustling for a tuesday night (all these crazy kids these days) and the Indian Summer meant it was toasty warm when we got there to set up. The ladies arrived …