Rya Instructions

Stitching a Rya Rug
A rya rug can be either woven and knotted on a floor loom or the backing can be woven first and then the knotted pile design can be hand stitched onto woven backing.
I have provided written instructions on these rya making methods on my All Fiber Arts website.
The Finnish Rya is made of knotted wool(with about a 1 – 1.5 inch pile), tied to a handwoven fabric backing. The special rya backing is woven using linen warp and wool weft. The backing is woven with spacing to allow the rya knots to be tied or sewn in.

Rya Rug Backing
Rya Rug Backing

How to Stitch a Rya Rug – All Fiber Arts

How to Weave Rya Rug Backing Canvas – All Fiber Arts

How to Stitch a Rya Rug

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PLEASE NOTE:
These “Rya Rugs” are designed to be hung on a wall as a piece of art. Using a Rya as floor or area rug is not recommended.

Sadly, over the years I have received many emails from rya rug owners, asking how to repair the hole in their rug that was created by a table or chair leg. A repair is possible sometimes, but this should not have happened. Ryas are traditionally used as a bed covering or a wall hanging. A Rya should be treated as a treasured piece of art, hung on the wall, not on the floor and can last for a lifetime when cared for properly.

Rya Rug Weaving Workshops
I will be offering rya rug weaving workshops where you will learn how to weave a rya rug using a table loom or a floor loom. In this method of rya making, the rya knots are made at the same time as the background cloth is woven.
For more information please visit
Scandinavian Weaves Workshop.
I will also add updates about current workshops offered via Twitter.

More About Rya Rugs
History of the Rya Rug
Bespoke Rya Rugs
Rya Rug Backing Fabric
How to Weave Rya Rug Backing Canvas

Rothko Rya Rugs

Rothko has been the inspiration for this series of Rya Rug Kits. In his art, Rothko used a unique blend of many layers and shades of colour to produce his artwork. Each rya knot consists of an original multi-colour blend of different shades, types and thicknesses of wool yarn giving the finished rya rug a depth of colour and texture.

The yarns for each Rothko Rya kit is individually hand dyed at the time of your order. The colours will vary slightly due to the nature of hand dyeing, so may not look exactly as in the pictures shown.

Each rya rug kit comes with hand woven rya backing, rya needles, a ruler, a pattern chart, hand-dyed pure wool yarns, and a suggested blend of colours, but you are free to create your own individual blend within each rya knot. The completed piece will be an original, designed by you.

Please Note:
Rothko Rya Kits are not available at this time.

A comment from a happy customer:

“It is the beautiful colours of your wools that make this Rya such a delight to work on, ( have already done 6 inches). And I love the complicated bits and then the solid colours. (Heaven knows how you managed to dye them all)”
JB

Rothko Rya Kit
Rothko Rya Kit
Rothko: Red Violet Orange Yellow
Approx Size: 70 cm x 120 cm
Rothko Rya Rug
Rothko Rya Rug
Rothko Rya Kit Earth Green
Rothko Rya Kit Earth and Green
Rothko: Earth and Green
Approx Size: 70 cm x 120 cm
Rothko Rya Kit: Magenta Black Green on Orange
Rothko Rya Kit: Magenta Black Green on Orange
Rothko: Magenta Black Green on Orange
Approx Size: 70 cm x 120 cm
Rothko Rya Kit: Yellow Red Blue 1953
Rothko Rya Kit: Yellow Red Blue 1953
Rothko: Yellow Red Blue 1953
Approx Size: 70 cm x 120 cm
Rothko Multi 1948
Rothko Multi 1948
Rothko: Multi 1948
Approx Size: 70 cm x 120 cm
Rothko Variation on Multi-1948
Variation on Multi-1948

Each Rya Kit is hand dyed at the time of the order. As this will be a custom order
50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of the order.
This is to cover material costs if you should change your mind.
Payment is by Paypal.

It takes approx 3 to 12 weeks for completion of your order depending on current production schedules.

PLEASE NOTE:
These “Rya Rugs” are designed to be hung on a wall as a piece of art. Using a Rya as floor or area rug is not recommended.

Sadly, over the years I have received many emails from rya rug owners, asking how to repair the hole in their rug that was created by a table or chair leg. A repair is possible sometimes, but this should not have happened. Ryas are traditionally used as a bed covering or a wall hanging. These should be treated as a treasured piece of art, hung on the wall, not on the floor and can last for a lifetime when cared for properly.

More about Rya Rugs:

Rya Rug Backing

History of the Rya Rug
How to Stitch a Rya Rug
How to Weave Rya Rug Backing

Rya Rug Yarn Calculations