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.

History of the Rya Rug

Rya Backing

For those who don’t weave but like the plushness of a rya rug I now am able to supply the backing fabric so you can make your own rya.

Rya Rug Backing
Rya Rug Backing

Rya Rug Backing Fabric

Please note: I am not currently making any rya rug kits. However, you may still purchase rya rug backing fabric so that you can design your own handmade rya rug.

rya rug yarns
Hand dyed Rya Rug Yarns

I design all of my rya rug patterns and hand dye all of my yarns at the time of the order, making each rya truly unique.

Handwoven Rya Rugs

The rya rugs are all handwoven on a floor loom. A row of fine wool yarn is hand knotted across the width of the warp, creating the design. Then several rows of wool yarn are woven across to hold the rya knots in place. On average, tt takes about half an hour to tie each row of knots (depending on the width of the warp, of course)

Bespoke Rya Rugs

I am not currently making rya rugs as I am working on other commissions. I will resume making rya rug kits in October. Pleae enquire for more information and pricing.

Handwoven Rya Rugs 2015
Rya Rugs 2015

Handwoven Bespoke Rya Rugs

Rya Rug Kits

Small Size Rya Rug Kits

Undulations Rya Rug
Undulations Rya Rug

Rothko Rya Rug Kits

Rothko Rya Rug
Rothko Rya Kits

Rya Rug Kit Catalog

Download a PDF version of the current Rya Rug Kit Catalog.

All rya products are Custom orders and require a 50% non-refundable deposit.
This covers my cost of the yarns – should you change your mind and not want the product.
All payments are via Paypal.

Please contact me for more information or to place an order.

Rya Rug Instructions

How to sew a rya rug.

Rya Rug Exhibition

I recently had an exhibition of some of my loom woven rya rugs at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester.

Rya Rug Exhibit
Rya Rug Exhibit

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