Cream Rag Rug Commission

Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m an unapologetic lover of colour. In shops, I immediately make a beeline for bright things (like a moth to the flame) and my home and studio couldn’t be further from monochrome (just look at my flat). Although I love designing and making colourful rag rugs, personally some of my …

My Mum’s Latest Beautiful Rag Rug

You may have seen a sneak peek of this beautiful rag rug over on the Ragged Life Instagram or Facebook page, but finally you get to see it in all its gloriously quirky glory. Below is the story of how this Sicilian Rag Rug came about (as told by my mum, Victoria) and plenty of …

A People’s History of Rag Rugging

The Social History of Rag Rugging: In my line of work, I’ve spoken to thousands of people about the history of rag rugging, and what has really struck me from all these encounters is the feelings that the craft evokes. Some of us remember relatives making rag rugs, others were forced to cut up the fabric against their …

My Pacific Island Rag Rug

Last Christmas I was lucky enough to spend two whole weeks in the closest place to paradise I’ve ever been – Aitutaki in the Pacific Islands (you can see a few photos I took here). When I returned home I vowed that I would create a pacific island rag rug or two based on the beautiful landscapes I …

Students’ Rag Rug Designs

For the past few months I have featured students’ rag rug designs in a Student Spotlight section of my fortnightly Rag Rug Inspiration Newsletter (which you can sign up to here if you’d like). It seemed a shame that these photos disappeared into the ether once they’d been sent out so I thought I would compile all …

How to Wash a Rag Rug

We’re always being asked about the best way to go about washing rag rugs and finally today we’re going to share some of our tips and advice. Over time rugs get a lot of wear and tear – people tramping back and forth across them, things being spilt and dust simply gathering. Of all the decoration …

Rag Rug of the Month: Rustle

September’s rag rug of the month is the simple, yet stunning “Rustle”. Rich colours have been used to evoke the sights and sounds of autumnal leaves. We hope you like it!

Rag Rug of the Month: Pepper

This month’s Rag Rug of the Month goes to our gorgeous monochrome rag rug “Pepper”. Inspired by a cool Scandinavian colour pallet, this rug is made up of over 100 different pieces of recycled fabric and took around 80 hours to make. The use of patterned and textured fabrics elevates a very simple colour scheme, giving it depth …

Rag Rug of the Month: Ammonite

We are pleased to unveil that May’s Rag Rug of the Month is one of our absolute favourites… drumroll please… “Ammonite”. Inspired by the shape of ammonite fossils found in various seaside cliffs across the UK, this fabulously large rag rug creates quite the statement wherever you put it in the home. Made entirely from …

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 …