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Hemp Rya Rug Tapestry

I’ve recently moved my weaving studio again – this time to Chichester, UK. The studio is now located in my new home and my loom now has its own lovely garden room, complete with Keri the cat.
Snikeri loom
The new house is over 3 floors (lots of stairs to climb to keep me in shape) There is a tall wall that is over 10 feet in height as you go up the staircase. I thought that this would be a perfect location for a rya rug.
I am planning the tapestry for this wall to be done in 2 long, narrow panels, each approx. 30 inches in width. One panel will be about 10 feet in length and the second one will be slightly shorter – 9 feet in length.
I have a supply of colourful hemp yarns that would be suitable for making rugs or a hemp tapestry.
Here is an initial sketch of the design that I am thinking of. The inspiration for this is a simple multi-colored warp and weft, intersecting and flowing from one panel to the other. The rya knots will be a mixture of single and 3 ply hemp yarns.The background will be woven using single ply black hemp rya knots.

This design may change once I begin to weave, as my projects tend to do, once I am at the loom.

rya

The warp is a 3 ply natural hemp, sett at 10 epi.
5 rows of tabby are woven between each row of rya knots, using the same natural 3 ply hemp as the warp.

woven rya rug

hemp rya

Please check back again soon to see my progress on this project.

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How to make a rya rug.

Rya Rugs

History of the Rya Rug
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Rya Tapestry Books

Cum Rya
This book features many Scandinavian rugs written in English and Danish.
UK: Cum Rya

Hooked rugs & ryas;: Designing patterns and applying techniques
Rya: Designing patterns and applying techniques.
UK: Hooked Rugs and Ryas

Techniques of Rya Knotting
UK: Techniques of Rya Knotting

SWEDISH TEXTILE ART: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania (The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Swedish Textile Art)
Focusing on the 95 textiles in the Khalili Collection, this volume discusses social conditions in Scania and the lives of the weavers, as well as the techniques, designs, and materials that they used.
UK: Swedish Textile Art

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