Finnish Folk Rya Kits

Finnish Folk Art Rya Kit

This new series of Rya Rug kits that I am designing are based on the traditional folk Rya of Finland. ‘Suomen Kansanomaiset Ryijyt’. Some of the earliest Rya in Finland date back to the 1700’s – 1800’s. Many of the rya of that period were geometric in shape, containing repetitive squares, diamonds, diagonals and fish… Continue reading Finnish Folk Rya Kits

Ikkuna Rya Rug Kits

Ikkuna Window Panes Rya

I first designed these ‘Ikkuna’ Window Panes Rya kits about 20 years ago. I wove the first sample rya on my Glimakra tapestry loom. Each window pane gives a view of a different hand dyed colour, framed in black. The popular kits have gone through many variations over the years. Ikkuna Rya Kit 2020 The… Continue reading Ikkuna Rya Rug Kits

1970’s Rya Rugs

1970's Rya Rugs

These are some rya rugs I designed a few years ago, in the style of the 1960’s – 70’s rya rugs. The yarns were all hand dyed. The rugs were woven on a floor loom. Solar Sky Rya Rug Approx size: 45 cm x 70 cm Diamonds and Tears Rya Rug Approx size: 50 cm… Continue reading 1970’s Rya Rugs

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Plant Dyed Rya Rug Yarns

Plant Dyed Rya Rug Yarns

Natural Plant Dyed Rya Rug Wool Please Note: I am currently in the process of developing some new min-size Rya Rug Kits that will use natural plant dyed yarns. Your patience is appreciated. Here are a few other sources for ordering Rya rug backings and supplies. Iltamaa Jenni Vanhanen in Finland offers wonderful Finnish style… Continue reading Plant Dyed Rya Rug Yarns

Walls Walk Artists

Aurora In Hemp Rya Rug

Walls Walk Artists Disparate Art 21 July – 2 August Oxmarket Centre of the Arts We are three friends and neighbours who live overlooking the historic wall in Chichester: Peter Stoakley – colour blind amateur photographer who “takes a good photo” Robert Lane – creates fine impressions around Chichester Päivi Suomi – expert weaver and… Continue reading Walls Walk Artists

Bespoke Rya Rugs

Undulations Rya Rug

These Scandinavian style rya rugs are handwoven using fine quality, pure wool yarns. All of the rya yarns that I use are hand dyed at the time of the order. Hand dyed yarns have slight variations in colour giving the rug an additional depth of shading. The rya knot yarns are fairly short, and closely… Continue reading Bespoke Rya Rugs

Rya Rug Backing

Rya Rug Backing

For those who don’t weave but like the plushness of a rya rug I now am able to supply the backing so you can make your own rya. The backing is woven using a pure linen warp and wool weft. Unfortunately, since I had surgery recently that caused damage to my arm, I am no… Continue reading Rya Rug Backing

Rya Instructions

How to Stitch a Rya Rug

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… Continue reading Rya Instructions