Rag Rug Bouquet of Flowers

It’s official, I’ve become addicted to making 3D rag rug flowers. Ever since I came up with the pattern to make my first rag rug bouquet, I’ve been on an absolute spree. The thing is, I find it therapeutic (which can’t always be said about some of my larger rugs). It’s a quick and fun project …

Tea and Crafting, Covent Garden

A bit about Tea & Crafting: Tea and Crafting in Camden is the first place that I ever ran a rag rug workshop in London. As you can imagine, it therefore holds a special place in my heart 🙂 So, I was absolutely horrified when I heard that the Camden workshop space had been affected …

Rag Rug Making Workshop in South London

Rag Rug Making Workshops in South West London: Last week I ran my first Rag Rug Making Workshop at Le Salon PrivĂ© restaurant in St. Margaret’s. If you’re struggling to picture where St. Margaret’s is, it’s slap bang between Richmond and Twickenham 🙂 I turned up there nice and early on the day and Gianfranco, …

My First Wiltshire Rag Rug Workshop

Last weekend, I headed over to Wiltshire to run a full day rag rug workshop at The Craft Space in Trowbridge. Katie, who coordinates all the wonderful workshops there, grew up with craft in her blood. Her mother is the owner of popular Trowbridge craft shop, Fabric Magic, so Katie grew up sewing, stitching and …

Rag Rugging at The Village Haberdashery

Last weekend I ran my first ever workshop at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead and I’m now officially in love. From the moment I stepped into this cute little crafty heaven, I immediately felt at home. What crafty person wouldn’t be with all the beautiful reals of fabric, cute craft kits and cosy wool? …

The Largest Ever Rag Rug Workshop?

In the last two weeks I was lucky enough to team up with the lovely ladies of the Buckinghamshire WIs to run what I think are two of the largest rag rug workshops ever run in the UK… and possibly in the world. Over the course of two days I had a whole lotta fun …

Ragged Life Students’ Rag Rug Designs

Since 2017, I have been featuring former 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 …

Rag Rug Wreaths

Rag Rug Wreaths – a great beginner project… Rag rug wreaths are an absolutely brilliant first project for rag rug beginners. They’re easy to make, quick to complete and don’t use all that much fabric (especially when compared to a full on rug). In particular, rag rug wreaths are great for practising the traditional shaggy …

Rag Rugging at Alexandra Palace

Last week craft enthusiasts flocked to Alexandra Palace in North London for one of the biggest craft events of the year – the Knitting & Stitching Show (www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com). A few months earlier, the Ragged Life team had been asked to run rag rug workshops at the event so armed with hoards of fabric, latch hooks aplenty …

The World’s Longest Rag Rug

Last week the Ragged Life team travelled down the road to Hatfield House, Hertfordshire to teach crafters from far and wide how to rag rug at the fabulous Living Crafts Fair (http://www.livingcrafts.co.uk/). There are few sights more impressive than when Hatfield House comes into view down the tree-flanked drive and we couldn’t have asked for a lovelier …