Old Loopy Rag Rug: “Wayward”

For December’s “Rag Rug of the Month” we’ve gone back to where rag rugging began. In the olden days, rag rugs were made using whatever materials could be found as a way to put old odds and ends to better use. Old shirts and cotton tended to be saved for patchwork but woollen jackets, trousers …

Loopy Rag Rug Design – “Fawkes”

Today I woke to frosty grass, glorious blue sky and a car windscreen that took 20 minutes to clear – winter is coming! This side of Christmas, winter is a time for open fires, mulled wine and crafts galore. Our November rag rug of the month “Fawkes” is a celebration of all these elements. The bright colours …

Rag Rug of the Month – Polka Dot

August’s rag rug of the month “Polka Dot” was inspired by the pastel colour of my new kitchen and, although revamping the kitchen has brought joy and pain in equal measure, this little beauty is simple and calming.

Rag Rug of the Month – Lizzie Reakes Design

You may have noticed by now that the majority of our handmade rag rugs are rather colourful and eclectic. You’re inspired by many sources throughout your life but when we came across this colourful abstract asymmetrical design worked in bold primary colours we worked our own very close version from one of our favourite designers – …

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 …

Wild Flower Teaser

Today’s post gives you a sneak preview of our most eccentric Wildflower Rug. In true ragging tradition, we’ve used all kinds of random colours and offcuts to make this piece of truly recycled art. Below you can see some of the corner detail.

Rag Rug of the Month: Iconic British

Living in the cosmopolitan melting pot of London it stands to reason that many of my friends are from outside the UK and have had what could be described as “exotic” upbringings. At times it’s hard not to feel left out for being just plain ol’ British – like turning up to a party with …

Grecian Rag Rug

Although this rug took quite a while to make, it’s still one of my favourites. I love the way the blues complement the coral and I find the symmetry quite soothing. I’ve often been asked how I start my rug designs and normally I recommend beginning with a border to frame the piece. This rug …

Rag Rug of the Month: Grecian Seashell

Our “Grecian Seashell” rug was inspired by the traditional pottery and aquamarine colours of Greece. I’ll never forget touring the Greek islands during that summer holiday of first year of uni with my dad’s battered old rucksack and enough suncream to sink a battleship. Either way I will never forget the vibrant colours of the buildings and …