Pink Striped Rag Rug – Posey

Our “Posey” pink rag rug was inspired by the gorgeous Summer flowers in our garden last year.  Why have it as our January Rag Rug of the Month you may be thinking? Well although it may be frosty and blowing a gale outside, looking at this rug never fails to make us feel warm and fuzzy inside …

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 – 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 …

Black and White Rag Rug – Checkmate!

I don’t know about you but we think there’s just something so lovely about a checked rag rug, in particular in black & white.  Not only do they fit in practically any room in the house but they’re nearly impossible to go wrong with. The Parisian’s obviously knew what they were doing when they began to …

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 …

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 …

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 …