How to Weave Rya Knots
Rya knots can be woven as a fringe, or if you pack them in densely, you’ll get a pile weave. Pile weave is like a velvety-soft, shaggy rug. I use two colors to help you understand the process, but you can use one color for both the knots and the rows you weave.
Let's get Started with Rya Knots
Weave several rows of color A.
Cut several strands of color B, about 5 inches long.
Loop a strand around 2 warp threads, then bring the ends of the strand up between the warp threads.
Make several rya knots across the web (your weaving).
Pack the knots down onto the weaving.
Weave 2 rows of color A on top of the rya knots.
Make another row of knots and this time place them between the previous row of knots.
Off-setting the knots from the previous row creates a dense pile. Repeat this process as much as you like- your entire piece could be rya knots.
Or you can stop at just one row of knots if you want a simple fringe on your weaving. This little weaving has a couple of rows of rya knots at the bottom.
This is part one in my tutorials about pile weaves,
in part two I'll show you how to make the rya knots look shaggy for some fun texture!
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