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.

rya edited for WPFor 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!   😉

DSCN7074At present, I am spending my life trying to bring the age-old art of Scandinavian rya rug making back into action.  A video I helped to create in 2011 has generated quite a fervor for more knowledge and quality supplies. Click here to see the video- The Lost Art of Off-Loom Rya Rug-Making. To answer the demand, I am writing a book on designing and making your own ryas. I also am selling all of the best supplies to make your quest for making a rya very easy for you.  I buy supplies from Rauma in Norway, Borgs in Sweden, and I bought back my grandparents’ rya rug supply business which they started the year I was born.  I had learned from my grandparents and now teach you.

The best way to buy kits and general supplies right now is via my etsy shop.  Each listing has a wealth of information about the supplies. Please visit the online shop.

For your first purchase, I recommend to samples package with approx. 264 colors of yarn that you can feel with your hands as well as swatches of backing.  Click here to read more or to order your sample package.

ShelvesofyarnThank 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