Recycled Sari Silk Ribbon – New to the Ragged Life Shop

At its heart, rag rug making is all about recycling. We use up old textiles and clothing that would otherwise go to waste; turning them into something beautiful. Over the past fews years, the Ragged Life team and I have made it our mission to not only target our own personal textile waste, but also …

5 Ragged Life Gifts for the Craft Lover in your Life

I don’t know about you but this year, more than any other, I really want to find the perfect presents for my loved ones. There’s nothing like time apart to make you appreciate who you have in your life. This year, I’m trying to avoid big stores and “shop small”, and if you’re trying to …

Chenille Yarn – Buy it Hot from the Mills

The British woollen mills are having a bit of a tough time of it at the moment with the pandemic, which is one of the reasons why the last time I went up to my blanket yarn supplier in Yorkshire, I tried to take as much textile yarn off his hands as I possibly could …

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 …

Blanket Offcuts 1kg Lucky Dip Pack

Our beloved 100% Wool Blanket Yarn has established itself as a staple here at Ragged Life. After discovering it at the Knitting and Stitching Show back in 2018, blanket offcuts have fast become one of my favourite materials to rag rug with. Who can blame me right? It’s gorgeous! Well, recently I made the long …

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? …

15 Best Craft Kits to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

If you’re anything like me you also struggle to keep your hands still at the best of times. I am always looking for little projects to do to keep myself busy even if it’s whilst watching the TV in the evenings. Therefore in a time of quarantine it’s been a bit of a challenge to …

Craft Storage Makeover – Our Wonderful Wall of Wool!

Us crafters aren’t exactly known for our minimalist living. I’m always saving and rescuing scraps of fabric, beautiful buttons or zips because I just know that they’ll come in handy… some day 🙂 Plus, it helps that you can use just about any old scrap of fabric to rag rug with! With your average crafter, …

What are Rag Rug Scissors & why are they so great?

If you’ve ever browsed the Ragged Life online shop or have seen me chattering away at one of the fairs then you may have come across our Ragged Life Rag Rug Fabric Scissors. The thing is, if you haven’t used them before then you probably don’t know what makes them different from ordinary fabric scissors… …