Welcome to Byrdcall Studio

My work is very diverse.  I invite you to view the many forms in which I create by clicking on the “Gallery ” links on the right-hand side of each page.

example of knots with mixed yarnsFor monthly updates of interesting and unusual projects and listings of classes and shows where you will find my work;  I invite you to sign up for my monthly email newsletter in the lower right corner.  If you want more frequent updates–maybe weekly– sign up for the blogs.  I do my very best to keep them colorful and interesting–just like YOU!   😉

Take your time, browse and know that I am here to talk about any artwork you might want to buy, or have me create especially for you.

Barrels and barrels of virgin wool rya rug yarn in the back of a truck!

Barrels and barrels of virgin wool rya rug yarn in the back of a truck!

On October 26, 2013, I went to Massachusetts to “buy back” my grandparents’ rya rug business which they started the year I was born.  I worked at my grandparents’ side for about 5 years learning the designing process and helping people to get started on their handmade ryas.   My mother sold the Lundgren Rya business in 1983.  In the thirty years that followed, I continued to help individuals with starting their rya projects on a limited basis.

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Since I made the video about the dying art of rya rug making in 2011, over a quarter million people have viewed it, and their comments have compelled me to write a how-to book on designing and making an off-loom rya. Click here to see the video–> The Lost Art of Off-Loom Rya Rug-Making Now with Lundgren Rya back at my fingertips, I am here to help you with your future rya projects.   Thank you.  Feel free to spread the word:  Rya rug-making is making a comeback across the globe!

Melinda Byrd

In 2013, Byrdcall Studio was awarded a level II membership in the Green Business Network of Carroll County, Maryland

In 2013, Byrdcall Studio was awarded a level II membership in the Green Business Network of Carroll County, Maryland