You can be the first (besides me) to create this colorful rya rug. I have all supplies and instructions ready to go. The materials are from Rauma in Norway. They are among the finest rya (ryer) products produced in the world. I have been working --and playing-- with rya rugs since I was a child back in the Mid-Century Modern days when these rya rug kits were all the rage. Now I am working hard to bring them back by making the highest quality yarns and backings available to you. I am writing a book on designing your own now, but why not start with a kit until the book is available.
The backing is a standard Rauma backing 40 x 75 cm or 16" x 30". Please tell me if you want to make it in the Purple-Pinks as shown above, or in the Blue-Greens shown on the color card in Photo #3.
I will start the first row for you so you can follow my lead...just tell me if you are right handed or left handed.
The kit includes about 2 pounds of woven backing and heritage breed Spaelsau yarn from Norway. (There is one color--a magenta-- not available in Norwegian yarn, so I am substituting a vintage Swedish yarn just for that color. ) You will be threading your needle with two strands of the heavy Rauma Ryegarn and one strand of the thinner Rauma Prydvevgarn.
You will receive 10 stainless steel tapestry needles.
You will receive the graph as shown in the first photo.
Look at all the photos displayed above to see the rya in progress as well as the back side of it.
If you are new to rya rug making, please watch my 10 min. video if you haven't already seen it: http://youtu.be/trl3V5Q2kG4. Since I released this video, it has been seen by about 460,000 viewers. I have committed my life now to bringing back off-loom rya rug making. I have hundreds of designs and will slowly be releasing kits here as I get them ready. Plus I am writing a book all about off-loom rya designing and making. A kit is a good place to start.
Another place to learn more is on my recent blog postings where I document the actual making of this rug! http://byrdcallstudio.com/blog-2/ Or go the byrdcallstudio.com and click on The Byrdcall Blog. Fun photos and more ryas.
Feel free to ask questions. Many thanks for looking.
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