Rya Rug Stitching Instructions

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. Some shifting of the weft … Continue reading “Rya Rug Stitching Instructions”

How to Weave Rya Rug Backing

A Rya rug can be woven and knotted directly on a loom, or the backing can be woven separately on the loom and rya knots can be hand stitched afterwards onto the backing. Here is a weaving draft and instructions for how to weave the backing fabric. The rya rug canvas is generally woven using … Continue reading “How to Weave Rya Rug Backing”

Hemp Rya Tapestry

A project to weave a rya tapestry using hemp yarns.

Finnish Rya Rugs

About Finnish Textiles: poppana, rya rugs

History of the Rya Rug

A brief history of rya rugs in Finland and Sweden