Happy New Year 2016!
Here are 10 more designs from Rauma in Norway. These will come as complete kits. We just received our first kit a couple of weeks ago. The kit box comes with the appropriate sized wool and linen backing all hemmed and ready to knot. It has all the yarn you will need. They recommend two strands of yarn on the needle instead of three for their designs. You get a “kavel” (the ruler to wrap your loops around if you choose). And of course, the graph, and needles. I am always happy to start the first few knots for you, if you like. It could take 4-6 weeks for your kits to arrive. I ask for a $50 nonrefundable deposit when you place your order (to be deducted from your invoice when the kit arrives.) Note: The colors in the photos here are scanned directly from the Norwegian catalogs. The colors on the monitor may be slightly different than the actual yarn, but rest assured the the artist who designed the rug, designed it with the true yarn colors, which are spectacular! And finally, there are two kinds of ryas among these kits. One is completely Ryegarn from the Spaelsau sheep of Norway. The other is a combination of two yarns, both from the Spaelsau sheep: Ryegarn and Prydvevgarn. The kits with the combination of yarns are a bit more expensive, but they have a more varied texture. (I just ordered my first combination yarn kit two weeks ago (for Paul in Idaho Falls), so I’ll report on what I learn about it when it arrives.) These ten designs happen to be “all ryegarn” and no prydvevgarn.
So here is Catalog #10 Rauma Ryer:
And that is Folder # 10 from Rauma. More designs coming ASAP in 2016.
Remember, I also sell the backings separately as well as all the Rauma ryegarn colors. You can ask me how much yarn any backing will require, and I’ll give you a good ballpark figure for your calculations. I have graph paper in case you are inclined to design your own, At Byrdcall Studio I have everything you would need to develop your own design. (And frankly it will cost you less and you won’t have to wait long for shipment.) I am relatively sure that my book on designing your own rya will be complete this spring/summer, so you have many options.
Start with my sample packet as seen here in my etsy shop.