Paivatar Rya Rug Backing 45 cm x 1m
The Paivatar rya backings are similar to the Finnish Wetterhoff rya backing. The sett of the cloth is approximately the same (number of warp threads per inch/cm. As I worked with the Wetterhoff backing, I found it a bit difficult to use thicker weight yarns, due to the firmly packed weft. I prefer to weave the backing with a slightly looser beat, to allow a bit of wiggle room for tying the rya knots.
As you work with the rya knots and add more, the knots fill in the extra spacing of the weft threads. Give a firm tug to each knot across the row, before stitching the next row. This helps to even the sett, and to leave extra room for tying the next row of knots.
The backing cloth has been woven using natural cream coloured organic wool and linen yarns.
I have also sourced some lovely yarns from small spinning mills in eastern Europe. The flax and wools are sourced from local farmers and are spun using traditional methods using organic materials.
This rya cloth is from the latest backing that I wove on my loom. I have a few meters in stock.
This rya backing is approx 45 cm in width and has 63 knots per row. The spacing between each row is approx. 1.0 cm. The backing can be ordered in any length.
Approx. Width: 45 cm (17 inches)
Length: 1 meter (approx. 39 inches)
No. Knots per 10 cm: 16
Width: No. Knots per Row: 63
Length: No. Rows per 1 meter length: 100
The ends of the rya backing are zig zag stitched to prevent fraying.
The ends of the rug will need to be hand hemmed. Allow approx. 10 cm extra length for the hemming.
Suggested Rya Yarn weights:
DK weight: 3 strands per knot
Sock weight: 4-5 strands per knot
Check my other listings for backings of different lengths and widths.
If you would like to order a different length than what is currently listed, please contact me. I will be weaving more rya backing on a regular basis. Generally it takes about 1-3 weeks to weave a length of rya backing cloth depending on my other time commitments.