Bespoke Rya Rugs

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 sett, resulting in a soft pile that stands about 1.5 – 2.0 cm in height. The finished rugs are plush and very soft to the touch.

Ikkuna 2015 Rya Rug
Ikkuna 2015 Rya Rug

I am not currently weaving rya rugs as I am working on other commissions. I will resume making rya rugs again in October/November. Pleae enquire for more information and pricing.

These “Rya Rugs” are designed to be hung on a wall as a piece of art. Using a Rya as floor or area rug is not recommended.

Sadly, over the years I have received many emails from rya rug owners, asking how to repair the hole in their rug that was created by a table or chair leg. A repair is possible sometimes, but this should not have happened. Ryas are traditionally used as a bed covering or a wall hanging. A Rya should be treated as a treasured piece of art, hung on the wall, not on the floor and can last for a lifetime when cared for properly.

Rya Rug Weaving Workshops
I will be offering rya rug weaving workshops where you will learn how to weave a rya rug using a table loom or a floor loom. In this method of rya making, the rya knots are made at the same time as the background cloth is woven.
For more information please visit
Scandinavian Weaves Workshop.
I will also add updates about current workshops offered via Twitter.

More about Rya Rugs:

Rya Rug Backing

Rothko Rya Rug Kits

History of the Rya Rug
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Sauna Towels

Handwoven Linen Sauna Towels

These handwoven Finnish style Sauna towels are made from high quality and heavy weight linen yarns imported from Finland. Flax one of the Bast fibres, has been used for towels for many centuries. Because Linen (flax) is spun from the inner core of the flax plant, it is able to absorb water, even from the air. On dry days, linen can feel a bit rough , but on more humid days, linen becomes soft and smooth to the touch.
Linen towels improve with age. The sauna towels can be machine washed and ironed while damp. When you first get the towel wash it in fairly hot water (60 degrees) This will help to soften the fibre. For future washing, use a cooler temperature. Linen doesn’t like a lot of heat so machine drying is not recommended.

Linen Sauna Towels
Linen Sauna Towels
Linen Sauna Towels
Handwoven Linen Sauna Towels

Warp: 100% pure linen in traditional twill weave in your choice of natural flax and semi-bleached shades or in varied stripes of natural and bleached linen.

100% Pure Linen Sauna Towel
approx 80 cm x 150 cm

You may place an order for a custom made sauna towel through my Etsy shop.

Or contact me if you have any questions.
Please note that all custom orders require a 50% non-refundable deposit. This is to cover the cost of the yarns should you change your mind.