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Finnish Folk Art Rya Kit

Finnish Folk Rya Kits

Finnish Folk Rya Kits 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, …

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Ikkuna Rya

Ikkuna Rya Rug Kits

Ikkuna – Window Pane – Rya Rug Kits 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 …

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Rya Rug Backing

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. Please subscribe to my Newsletter if you wish to be updated on …

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How to Stitch a Rya Rug

Rya Instructions

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 …

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