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

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