Welcome to Byrdcall Studio

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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.

For 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.

Note:  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.

Since I made the video about the dying art of rya rug making in 2011, over 135,000 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