How much yarn do you need to weave the pile for a rya rug? To answer this question, you will need to know:1 – How long do you want the pile of the rya rug to be?
The Finnish Rya is made of knotted wool(with about a 1 – 1.5 inch pile), tied to a handwoven fabric backing. The special rya backing is woven using linen warp and wool weft. The backing is woven with spacing to allow the rya knots to be tied or sewn in.
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
I recently purchased a rigid heddle loom to add my loom collection (one loom just isn’t enough). I have always woven on floor looms so to return to weaving on a small table loom is a bit of a learning curve. Although the rigid heddle is a simple design, it can produce some wonderful and… Continue reading Table Mat Rigid Heddle Weaving Project
Grene rugs and blankets were a traditional style of blanket woven by the Saami on warp weighted looms. They were made of hand spun wool.
Paper yarn is quite sturdy and can be woven into a wide range of items. This paper placemat pattern is woven in tabby but use different types of yarns giving an interesting effect.