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 – Autumn Fall

Our October Rag Rug of the Month “Autumn Fall” is a more traditional style of rag rug than we’re used to doing.  It is almost entirely random in pattern and materials used. Our only aim was to choose colours and fabric that cued autumn (as summer is now sadly behind us). The reds, oranges and greens reminded …

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 …

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.

First Day of Spring

This asymmetrical polka dot rug is so lovely and vibrant – the perfect piece to shout about the first day of Spring. It’s super soft as it’s mostly made of old t-shirts and is my cat, Bertie’s, favourite hangout zone. A word of warning though, it can be a real challenge to keep white rugs …

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: Rainbow

This lovely rainbow rag rug was made by my mum, Victoria, and sat at the end of my bed all through my teenage years. It’s made using a shaggy ragging technique and contains a whole host of memories in the form of ragged up clothes and swimming costumes I grew up in.