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Faith on Aug 7, 20225 out of 5 stars
High quality yarn and backings. Excellent support and guidance from Melinda and prompt mailing. She helps design any rug design you want. Her book is full of useful information and excellent photos. Beautiful colors of yarn.
Sheepmama on Jul 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
I like having lots of needles threaded, so ordered some more. These needles are very heavy duty and easy to grip.
Trudi on Mar 3, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love my shirt!! The quality of both the shirt material and the print are really nice!
Kari on Aug 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beyond grateful for this store that keeps this fibre art alive!
lhumphreyohio on Aug 8, 20225 out of 5 stars
Really enjoying the experience to make a rya!
ceciliagrender on Jul 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
Good condition! Nice letter. Met my expectations.
Sheepmama on Jul 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
I loved working up this kit! The instructions are clear, the knot easy to make. It was fun to see how the different combinations of yarn colors worked up. I ran short of one collection of yarns-all I needed was three lengths of yarn. I contacted Melinda and she sent them to me immediately. Now, the debate is who gets the finished project! My son seems to think it would look good made into a pillow for his office, I am thinking wall hanging in my studio................we'll see!
Faith on Jul 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Excellent. same quality as whole skeins. This size is perfect for a small area of a rug, or for trying out colors. Melinda is excellent to work with!
denoyer2 on Jun 29, 20224 out of 5 stars
I love this shop! I have placed a couple of orders of multiple yarns from Melinda and she makes it so easy. Super fast shipping, super communication and her products are top quality. And fairly priced. I will be back!
Melinda responded on Aug 7, 2022
I'm so happy that you are so pleased with my products and services. Hope to help you again in the future.
SORINA on Jun 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
Will be an interesting book to read.
Going Back to My Roots with Scandinavian Rya Rugs
I was born into a rya rug family. My grandparents, Angie and Bill Lundgren were the sole representatives for the Bergå yarn and rya rug company in Sweden for nearly two decades. I worked as designer and “helper extraordinaire” for Lundgren Rya in the late 1970’s – early 80’s. The rya business was sold out of the family in the mid-80’s, yet I continued to make ryas and teach with my small inventory of yarn and backings after moving to Maryland.
In the winter/spring of 2011, I designed and knotted what I thought would be my last rya rug while the local paper, the Carroll County Times documented in photographs and video the entire process for posterity. It is posted on youtube.com and I invite you all to see it. Here is the link: http://youtu.be/trl3V5Q2kG4. Feel free to share this with anybody you think would enjoy it. The video has been seen by over a quarter million people (Jan. 2016).
I have received so many requests for materials and instructions, I have:
>> Started to write a book on Designing and Making Your Off-Loom Rya. It will be released as a book, then as a pdf file as soon as it is completed. (Spring 2016)
>>Found a Norwegian rya supply producer, two Finnish companies, and a Swedish company which supply rya woven backings and yarn. I now am purchasing supplies from them and making them available to you.
>>I “bought back” my grandparents former business, Lundgren Rya, including a huge amount of yarn, backings, 100s of designs, needles, graph paper, etc. This acquisition took place on October 26, 2013!
I have a unique knowledge and skill in designing and calculating needed materials for making rya rugs. I offer my services to help you find materials and develop your technique. I can help you learn to make your own rya rug, or I can match you with a talented knotter who can make it for you.
Owner, Artist, Rya Rug Revivalist
In recent years, I have rededicated my life to bringing back the art of Scandinavian off-loom rya rug-making. I can help you get started with rya yarn, heavy woven backing, needles, kits, classes, and soon--a how-to book! www.ByrdcallStudio.com.
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- Digital downloads
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Frequently asked questions
Do I need a loom or special equipment in order to make a rya rug from Byrdcall Studio?
No, you don't need anything more technical than a good pair of scissors. The kit comes with the design, a card with all of the color combinations prepared for you, instructions in English, needles, and some kits come with a ruler tool for wrapping the rya loop around to make the loops consistent. If you happen to have a loom, you could make your own rya with rya yarns that I sell, but 99% of my customers do not weave.
Do you give a price break for people who have already made several rya rugs?
Yes, if you have plenty of #13 tapestry needles and the ruler stick that is part of all the Rauma kits from Norway, send me a conversation telling me so before you order a kit, and I will list the kit you want with a $10 deduction and not send you more needles nor the ruler.