Making a Rya Knot Rug

Starting a knot

Starting the knot

Making a knot

Making the knot

The Knot

Creating loop

Tying Knot Down

Tying Knot Down

On the loom

On the loom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNOWING in progress.

The design was drawn up as a cartoon and I followed as best I could.  Here are a series of pictures I took as the rug progressed. Three strands of carpet wool made the knots which were knotted over two linen warp threads.  After one row of knotting three rows of tabby were woven and beaten down to pack in the knots. It is a slow process but rewarding as you see the scene develop.

Just cut off the loom

Just off the loom