The Ragged Life Hertfordshire HQ

Hello lovely crafters! We thought it was about time we gave those of you who haven’t had the chance to pop down to our Ragged Life Hertfordshire HQ a bit of a peek of what it’s like in our studio so here it goes! One of the most important parts of any successful studio space is …

Making a Rag Rug

“Hooked on Rag Rugging” – the story of a rug in production:  I find it positively rewarding and compulsive to turn a pile of old clothes… …into a beautiful and useful item for the home. It can be a real challenge to stay motivated when making a rag rug as they take so many hours …

How To Cut Material Into Strips

Rag rugging involves an awful lot of cutting of material into strips.  This is not only time-consuming but also the less fun part of the craft so we thought we’d share our technique on how to cut material into strips quickly and efficiently. First things first, get the material you’d like to cut up. For …

How To Organise Fabric

To make a rag rug you need a lot of fabric which is why most rag rug crafters, ourselves included, hoard old clothing and material like there’s no tomorrow. This is great for when you’re looking for that exact shade of blue and is amazing for encouraging recycling and sustainability but can be a real issue …

Rag Rugging Equipment

I thought it was about time I did a little intro into the simple but essential equipment needed for rag rugging. There are really only four items you need: hessian, a hook, material & sharp scissors but I’ve covered gauges below as well as they will transform your life if you choose to do a …