Fireflower Rya Kit 16" x 16" . Natural Grays Virgin Wool rya yarn on Wool and linen backing.

Fireflower Rya Kit 16" x 16" . Natural Grays Virgin Wool rya yarn on Wool and linen backing.



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Primary fiber: Wool
  • Length: 16 inches

A NEW Fireflower design for you. This one is different from the others in that it is a very subtle transition from the black outer "flower" into the white (with a little yellow) heart of the "flower." There are a total of 6 shades of gray ;-) which you will blend subtly as you work up the backing. Instructions are provided and I even will start the first row of knots for you.

***Be sure to tell me if you are right or left-handed.***

Choose for me to draw the simple design on the backing for you (for an additional $15) or work from a graph. It makes a wonderful wall-hanging or a skilled needle-work person could turn it into a pillow or seat cushion, but we don't teach that part of the project.

I hem the backing in advance with a hollow hem so you can slide a small dowel in for easy hanging.

It is also available in reds, rust-browns, purples, mossy green, or blue-greens.

Watch this very short video of me making my very first Fireflower. It was smaller and on a different backing, but you'll get the idea:

Kit includes everything you need:
10 Needles
Hemmed and bound woven backing (It will be a gray wool backing from Norway.)
Yarn required plus about 15% extra for wiggle room
Graph (unless to choose to ask me to draw on the backing for you)
Threading card with recommended threading combinations
Detailed Price list for other backings, yarn, and rya supplies

Unlike the other Fireflowers, the GRAYS is 100% Rauma Ryegarn (rya yarn) from Norway. In addition to the two strands of Rauma ryegarn, the kit also includes a third strand for the needle of Rauma Pyrdvevgarn--also from the same heritage breed sheep IF you choose the $150 3-strand option. If you opt for the gray 2-strand choice, you will make the rya with 2 ryegarn strands and save a little money. (It is $135.)

Take a look at other rya supply listings I have here on etsy to get an idea of where you might go on your next project.

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! Or go the and click on The Byrdcall Blog. Fun photos and more ryas.

While not a necessity, the Needle Organizer is very helpful and can be added to this order easily. Check it out:

Feel free to ask questions. Many thanks for looking.

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Melinda Byrd

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624 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

barbc Jan 15, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This was a great introduction to rya rug making. Melinda has made the kit so organized. Really fun to make. I finished it in a few days and have started the next rya!

ghalkias Apr 9, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I'm late writing this review, but not because there was anything wrong with it. Quite the contrary! It was a gentle introduction into rya knotting. It came very quickly and the few questions I had were answered quickly and expertly by Melinda. She definitely wants to see her customers succeed and puts in the time and effort to make that happen. Buying from this shop was a very positive experience! And i've already bought again!!!

hetty ford Aug 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The material is of outstanding quality and the kit more than complete. For a beginning rya-enthusiast, however, the patient advice and feedback Melinda offers is priceless. She has a new fan!

Susan Apr 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

so easy to do love it.pleased with everything

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