Our New Ragged Life Company Rag Rug

As some of you already know, I teach and exhibit at some of the largest craft fairs across the country. I’m an expert tutor at the Knitting and Stitching Shows and Living Crafts Fairs, for example. A lot of work goes into getting prepared for these shows, particularly if you’re a perfectionist like I am. Whenever I exhibit, I do my best to create a cosy stand that showcases what’s new in the world of rag rugging. Below is my stand from a fair earlier in the year, for example… I like lots of colour!

Ragged Life Rag Rug Stand at CHSI Stitches 2018

Our Ragged Life rag rug stand from early in 2018. Apologies for the poor lighting.

Earlier this year, we were all about showcasing our new Rag Rug Bouquets, which went down an absolute treat at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show. Well, the second half of the year is no different and we’ve got some gorgeous new products to showcase at the Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching Show next month. (Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the show itself, I always do a follow up blog post for everyone to see after the fair).

Up until now, I’ve used my rag rug letters to great effect on the stand. After all, I’ve made so many letters by now that I can spell out just about anything. However, I’ve always wanted a rag rug that literally screams Ragged Life. Well here it is in all its glory… What do you think?

Ragged Life rag rug in loopy and shaggy rag rugging with logo

Our new Ragged Life company rag rug.

Our Ragged Life logo rag rug was designed to use up all the little offcuts and odd pieces of fabric I had lying around, so there are truly hundreds (and possibly thousands) of different colours incorporated. The rug measures 100 x 60cm, as it was made using one of our pre-hemmed Medium Sized Rug Hessian.

Pieces of shaggy rag rugging in lots of different colours and materials

Here you can see the loopy and the shaggy rag rugging close up.

What’s more, it neatly demonstrates the two main techniques of rag rugging (loopy and shaggy) for anyone new to the craft, which means it’ll be easy to explain the differences between the two while busy on the stand.

Ragged Life Multicoloured Logo Rag Rug Made using old clothing

The Ragged Life logo stands out well because there’s a buffer zone of loopy rag rugging around the logo itself.

The rug fits brilliantly with our colourful aesthetic and we were able to get a really crisp logo for our company rag rug by using small loops in the loopy central section of the rug.

Ragged Life Rag Rug in hooky and proggy rag rugging


The rag rug took a couple of months to finish, but we were pretty happy with the end result…

Ragged Life rag rug on grass

The rug was made using small bits of fabric from all my leftover fabric bags mixed together.

rag rug on ground with lots of different types of material including textile waste

The shaggy pieces of rag rugging become a bit blurry when put together, just like gravel.

Shaggy rag rugging with lots of patterned and plain fabrics

The shaggy rag rugging is made up of a real mix of different colours, including patterned and plain fabrics.

Got some old fabric lying around and fancy making a company rag rug for your small business? Learn how to make one with a Ragged Life Rag Rug Kit. Rag rugs are endlessly customisable, so the sky’s the limit!


So, that’s our latest shaggy / loopy company rag rug. If you’d like to be the first to see our latest rag rug projects, why not join our Rag Rug Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/RagRugCommunity/or join our fortnightly newsletter here.


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As always, happy rag rugging!

Elspeth x

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