Beautiful Twined Rug Designs

Earlier this month, we announced that for the first time ever, we’ll be running Twined Rag Rug Workshops here in Hertfordshire. With that announcement, it seemed only fitting to get everyone’s creative juices flowing by sharing some of our favourite Twined Rug Designs from across the internet. We’re still relative newbies to the world of …

Rug Twining Workshops – Learn a New Technique!

During lockdown (with very little but time on my hands), I took the opportunity to branch out from my beloved British rag rug techniques and teach myself how to twine. Twine? What on earth is that? Well, rug twining is a popular form of rag rug making in America. Like our traditional British techniques, twined …

Watercolour Brushstroke Inspired Rag Rug

Here at Ragged Life, 2020 has been full of new and exciting rag rug projects despite the world going to rack and ruin. I’ve experimented with everything from basic upholstery with my Rag Rug Laundry Basket to fashion in the form of my Rag Rug Jacket. However, no matter how many new ideas we have …

NEW Ragged Life Rug Hook – Loopy Rag Rugging Made Easy!

When we introduced our Rag Rug Spring Tool in 2018, it honestly felt like a miracle tool. We’d been shaggy rag rugging with the latch hook for years, but the Spring Tool just made it so much easier and fun. Well, over the past six months, the Ragged Life team and I have been working …

Why we’re removing the DVD from our Rag Rug Kits

Since the birth of Ragged Life in 2014, we’ve taught thousands of crafters how to rag rug through our Beginner Rag Rug Kits. And, although they’ve evolved and improved year on year, each kit has included a Rag Rug Techniques DVD to get crafters off to a flying start. So why fix what isn’t broken? …

An A-Z of Rag Rugging

Here at Ragged Life we love all things rag rugging and we’re constantly feeling inspired to create new and exciting projects. It was this thought that got me thinking about all the different rag rug related ideas we’ve had over the years. So, this week I challenged myself to find something Ragged Life related for …

Boucherouite rug inspiration

It probably comes as no surprise to you that a tradition of rag rugging can be found all across the world. For hundreds of years, different cultures have used their local materials and creativity to make distinctive rug designs, ranging from the the jewell-coloured Chindi rugs of India, to the more muted finely-woven rag rugs …

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 …

Our Winter Warmer Cosy Rag Rug

The Story Behind the Rag Rug: As with many crafters, I’m heavily influenced by the seasons and weather. When it’s warm and sunny outside (like Summer 2018, which was a scorcher), my designs tend to be light, bright and fresh. Whereas, in winter, my rag rugs are much more likely to be thick, lush and …

Our New Ragged Life Company Rag Rug

As some of you already know, I teach and exhibit at some of the largest craft fairs across the country. I’m an expert tutor at the Knitting and Stitching Shows and Living Crafts Fairs, for example. A lot of work goes into getting prepared for these shows, particularly if you’re a perfectionist like I am. Whenever …