Our Mondrian Inspired Rag Rug

Generally, I like to create my own rag rug designs or even improvise colours and patterns as I go along. However, from time to time, it’s nice to take inspiration from one of the greats. Our latest Ragged Life rag rug was inspired by one of the pioneers of abstract and modern art… Piet Mondrian. His …

Q&A with Textile Artist Sue Dove

Hi Sue Dove, would you mind telling us a little about yourself and how you got into making rag rugs? I’ve always been a maker and I loved creating things from a very young age.  Doing a Textile degree in the 1970s at Liverpool School of Art was a natural progression and I specialised in …

Q&A with Rag Rugger Victoria Goulden

I first came across the rag rug work of Victoria Goulden on Instagram and was immediately enthralled by her colourful, contemporary rag rug creations. So, I got in touch to see whether she would be willing to answer some questions and share more of her work. And she said “yes”! What’s more, she turned out …

The Settlement Rag Rug Wall Hanging

The Settlement Rag Rug Wall Hanging: I’ve been working with The Settlement in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire for a while now. They’re an excellent adult education centre running courses in every skill and craft under the sun. Seriously… languages, fitness, arts & crafts… they do it all. Their headquarters is this characterful Art & Crafts …

How To Make Framed Rag Rug Art

One of the things that sometimes puts people off trying rag rugging for the first time is the thought of having to commit to finishing an entire rug. Well we’re here to tell you that rag rugging doesn’t have to be a labour of love and even the smallest of pieces can look very effective. Now …

Workshop at Tea & Crafting

On Wednesday, 28th May Ragged Life will be running a 2.5hr Rag Rugging Intensive Class at Tea & Crafting’s craft haven in North London – come join the fun! If you’re London-based and fancy learning everything you need to know to get started with your own ragged projects – how to use the equipment, selecting & …

Amongst the Primroses

Over the Bank Holiday weekend I thought it would be a nice idea to see what small project I could rag-up in a couple of hours. With the weather so nice it would have been rude not to! This cute little framed art piece is made entirely in shaggy style with some of my favourite …