A Rya rug can be woven and knotted directly on a loom, or the backing can be woven separately on the loom and rya knots can be hand stitched afterwards onto the backing.Here is a weaving draft and instructions for how to weave the backing fabric.
A few years ago on a wonderful holiday to Corfu, Greece I purchased a beautiful sample of a Greek Flokati rug. It had been woven by my friend, Agathi the weaver, in Kassiopi, Corfu. She very kindly explained to me how these wonderful rugs are woven. The shaggy weft wool pile was made of handspun… Continue reading Greek Flokati Rugs
How to Weave a Rya Rug on a floor loom. This rya rug is made of 100% hemp warp and weft. The video demonstrates how to cut the rya pile, tie the rya knots and weave the rug. The backing for the rug is woven in a tabby weave. The pile for the rya knots… Continue reading Rya Rug Video
Diagrams and instructions for how to repair a hole in a rya rug
Books: rug weaving, rag rugs, rya tapestry rugs, hooked rugs
Handiscola Handiscola was an EU project that brought together participants from European countries to learn and increase appreciation for traditional handicrafts. Birch Bark Basketry Instructions for weaving baskets with birch bark (in .pdf format). The English translation begins on Page 11. Bookbinding Ceramics Embroidery Instructions for basic embroidery stitches and some lovely floral motifs. Felting… Continue reading Handiscola Project