Rya Rug Yarn Calculations

How much yarn do you need to weave the pile for a rya rug? To answer this question, you will need to know: 1 – How long do you want the pile of the rya rug to be? 2 – How many rya threads are you going to tie per knot? 3 – How wide … Continue reading “Rya Rug Yarn Calculations”

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”

Rya Rug Video

How to Weave a Rya Rug on a floor loom. This rya rug is made of 100% hemp warp and weft. The video demonstrates how to cut the rya pile, tie the rya knots and weave the rug. The backing for the rug is woven in a tabby weave. The pile for the rya knots … Continue reading “Rya Rug Video”

Rya Rug Repair

Diagrams and instructions for how to repair a hole in a rya rug

3 to 120 Dye Study Project

Using 3 primary dye colors create over 120 different shades

Hemp Rya Tapestry

A project to weave a rya tapestry using hemp yarns.

Finnish Rya Rugs

About Finnish Textiles: poppana, rya rugs