Introductory Rag Rug Kit
Our classic "Introductory Rag Rug Kit" is perfect for rag rug beginners to dip their toe into the rag rugging for the first time. It includes all the tools and instructions to do all three traditional British rag rug techniques – shaggy (proggy), short shaggy (our invented technique) and loopy (hooky).
The latch hook tool that comes in the kit is a little slower to work with than some of the super duper tools in the kits below, so if you’re thinking of making a couple of rag rug projects then you’re best off investing in one of the more specialised kits below…
NB: None of our rag rug kits include the fabric. Sourcing that is part of the fun! Fabric-wise, anything can be used... t-shirts, fabric offcuts, cotton, fleece, silk... you name it, we've used it!
Loopy Rag Rug Kit
The Ragged Life "Loopy Rag Rug Kit" is perfect for any rug making beginner who specifically likes the look and feel of the loopy (hooked) technique of rag rug making, which is generally considered to be the neatest and most practical technique.
With loopy rag rugging, you can build plenty of detail into your pieces with small, compact loops, which means it’s particularly great for pictorial and design-led rag rug projects, like wall hangings, cushions, Christmas stockings and more…
Best of all, our “Loopy Rag Rug Kit” includes the wonderful Ragged Life Rug Hook – the very best tool for making long-lasting loopy projects quickly and easily. You won’t find an easier tool to work with. You can see it in action here.
Shaggy Rag Rug Kit
The clue is probably in the name, but our "Shaggy Rag Rug Kit" is ideal for anyone who wants to make traditional “shaggy style” (proggy) rag rugs. These rugs are super soft, with a gorgeous, thick pile that you just want to sink your feet into. Oooh, I know you can feel it already!
You don’t have to stop at just rugs either. With the quality hand tools included in the “Shaggy Rag Rug Kit”, you can make festive wreaths (it mimics foliage well), luscious rag rug bouquets, cushions and more… Best of all, you can use the tools for years to come, so there’s no limit to the number of projects you can make.
Kind of convinced? You can see the Ragged Life Spring Tool (which comes in the kit) in action here
Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit
Our “Easy Peasy Rag Rug Kit” is ideal for rag rug beginners who are looking to get their hands on all the very best tools they need to do the traditional British techniques of rag rugging quickly and easily - the loopy, short shaggy and shaggy techniques. You won’t get easier tools to work with than these!
With the Rag Rug Spring Tool, you can make shaggy rag rugs entirely from the front of the hessian (as opposed to working from the back with the latch hook and prodder tools), making it simple to build up rugs quickly and painlessly.
And, with the Ragged Life Rug Hook (the best tool for loopy rag rugging), you’ll be speeding along in no time. Basically, what we’re saying is that with these amazing tools, you can design and execute your rag rug creations with confidence for years to come.
Deluxe Rag Rug Kit
Our "Deluxe Rag Rug Kit" is designed for any rag rug beginner would like the peace of mind to know that they have all the quality tools they could possibly need to make all manner of rag rugs for years to come.
The main ingredient that sets this kit apart is the inclusion of our wonderful Rag Rug Scissors, which we fondly call “the tank of the scissor world”. They chomp through layer upon layer of fabric at the same time to make cutting fabric strips a doddle, and are specifically designed to work with a whole spectrum of different fabrics – from jersey, cotton and lycra, right up to blanket yarn, fleece and denim. We have yet to find a better pair of scissors for the price. See our rag rug scissors in action here.
What’s more, this kit also includes a FREE piece of practice hessian, so you can practise your technique before starting on your first big project
Ultimate Rag Rug Kit
Understandably, given its name, the Ragged Life "Ultimate Rag Rug Kit" includes everything you could possibly need when you start out rag rugging for the first time.
As well as all the contents of the "Deluxe Rag Rug Kit", the Ultimate kit includes a signed copy of our modern rag rug book “Rag Rugs, Pillows & More”, as well as a cheery rag rug notebook (with alternating lined and plain pages for sketching and musing.
Our book "Rag Rugs, Pillows & More" has over thirty rag rug projects, ranging in size and difficulty from clutch bags and draft excluders, to ammonite rugs and pouffes. Each project includes easy-to-follow step by step illustrations, as well as gorgeous lifestyle photography. With all the tools, instructions and inspiration in the "Ultimate Rag Rug Kit", you'll be making your first rag rug masterpiece in no time!
Rag Rug Cushion Kit
Rag rug cushions make a great first project for any rag rug beginner. They're small enough that they don't seem too daunting for someone who has never done the craft before, but are large enough that after finishing one, you can feel confident embarking on a number of different projects.
This kit is “Easy Peasy”, so includes all the very best tools to do all three British rag rug techniques (Spring Tool, Gauge & Rug Hook). All you need to source is a pair of good scissors and the fabric (which is the fun part).
You will need basic sewing skills to assemble the cushion at the end of the project, but clear, step by step instructions are included.
We recommend adding an extra hemmed cushion hessian to your order when checking out as you'll almost certainly catch the rag rug bug and want to make a second cushion to match your first.
Rag Rug Wreath Kit
Rag rug wreaths were one of the first Ragged Life projects we created and there’s a reason that they’ve stayed on the menu. They are quick and fun to make and look wonderful hung on a front door at Christmas or nestled on a mantlepiece in spring. You certainly know that none of your neighbours could possibly have the same one!
Our “Rag Rug Wreath Kit” includes the steps to make a traditional red and green Christmas wreath, but this isn’t prescriptive. You can use whatever colour scheme or pattern you choose. Technique-wise, we prefer the traditional shaggy or short shaggy styles of rag rugging for this project, which is why our “Rag Rug Wreath Kit” includes the best shaggy-specific tools (Spring Tool & Cutting Gauge). The longer fabric pieces can mimic foliage and petals, which means you can make festive poinsettia designs, spring daisies, blousy peonies, cactus dahlias... the sky’s the limit really!
If you would also like the tools for the loopy (hooky) style of rag rugging, you can add this on in the drop down “Extras” menu when you check out.
Rag Rug Bouquet Kit
Our Ragged Life “Rag Rug Bouquet Kit” comes with all the rag rug tools and instructions to make a beautiful everlasting bouquet of seven fabric flowers. These flowers don’t need watering and will brighten up your home all year round!
Whether you’re making the bouquet for yourself or a loved one, they make a lovely handmade wedding bouquet, Mother’s Day present or thoughtful gift. Who doesn’t love flowers?
Rag rug bouquets are best made in the shaggy technique to create convincing petals, so the tools we've included in the kit reflect that. It comes with the super duper Rag Rug Spring Tool, wooden cutting gauge, and even includes the wooden stems to attach your flowers to.
What’s more, in the kit we explain how you can shape the fabric pieces to create different petals, which is a learning you can apply to all sorts of future rag rug projects… wreaths, basket trims and more…
NB: if you would also like the tools for the loopy style of rag rugging too, check out the additional add-ons in the “Extras” menu when you check out.
Rag Rug Kids' Kit - Rag-a-Monsters
Looking for hours of creative entertainment for the kids? Look no further than our Rag-a-Monster “Rag Rug Kids Kit”.
This craft kit is perfect for kids aged 7-12 to learn how to rag rug for the very first time, whilst getting hands-on fun away from screens. It includes absolutely everything you need to make the Rag-a-Monster, including a bottle of PVA glue and pre-cut strips of fabric, so the kids are ready to get making straight away!
Read more about our “Rag Rug Kids Kit” over on the Ragged Life Blog here