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 …

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 …

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 …

Spello Infiorati Flower Festival 2014

We’re always on the look out for rag rug design inspiration and it doesn’t get much better than the Spello Infiorati in Italy. Every year the inhabitants of this beautiful Italian town line the streets with art made entirely of flowers. With over a hundred pieces throughout the town, every type of flower under the sun and …

Beautiful & Bold Rugs

You may have noticed by now that we’re quite partial to a good rug, especially when they’re bright, beautiful and handmade. Although we love a good rag rug and our houses are full of them, it hasn’t stopped us hoarding other rugs over the years from Mexico, Turkey, France and other places. Below are some …

Rustic Tile Inspiration

Rag rugs work particularly well with bold striking patterns because of the imprecise floppy nature of the craft (the shaggy texture makes it harder to create detail). One of our favourite sources of inspiration for our rag rugs is handpainted tiles. The geometric lines, symmetry and bright colours look gorgeous in rag rugs and the choice is …