Rya Rug Making

The Weaving Studio has recently received a great deal of superior quality rug yarn in many colors, (both single and double ply). I have started weaving rya rug backings suitable for floor rugs, bench rugs and chair pads. It is woven with linen warp and wool weft in the Norwegian style of rya rug backings. I will be charging $25.00. per square foot for the backing material. Custom sizes can be produced to order, (up to 45″ wide and as long as you like). Currently I am weaving smaller backings for customers to try out, (12″ x 24″ and 12″ x 12″).  Contact me for special orders, 508-221-3992.

Weaving Studio Payment Plan, 2022

Weaving Classes:

  • Three-day class, $225.00.
  • Two-day class, $175.00.
  • One-day class, $100.00.
    • Classes include use of looms, and materials.
    • Studio hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open Studio Fees:

  • $25.00 for a 2 hour consult, (independent of a studio weaving day).
  • $100.00 per month.  Payable at the beginning of the month. To “qualify” for the monthly fee, a weaver must have taken a two or three day class previously at the weaving studio.
    • Open studio includes use of looms and tools. Yarns used from the weaving studio will be weighed when the project is cut off the loom to calculate the amount of yarn used.  Yarn can also be provided by the weaver.
    • Studio is open by appointment 10 a.m. to 4. p.m.  Monday through Saturday.

Materials and Labor:

  • Cost of materials when not taking a class is based on the weight of the yarn used. Weavers are encouraged to provide their own yarns when working on a large project. Price of yarn is based on the current replacement cost of the fiber.
  • House calls, Home loom set-up, Off-site weaving consultation; $25.00 per hour.
  • Sewing and hemming woven edges, (at the weaving studio); $12.50 per hour.

Loom Loan:

  • 15″ and 16″ Rigid heddle looms are available to borrow by the week and month.  $25.00 per week, $50.00 per month.
  • Inkle loom can be borrowed by the week or month. $25.00 per week, $50.00 per month.

Looms for Sale and Loan

I am a dealer for the Schacht Loom company to sell Cricket rigid heddle looms and Schacht Inkle Looms. New 15″ Cricket loom sells for $240.00. The Inkle loom sells for $115.00. Rigid heddle looms and inkle looms can be borrowed for $25.00 per week, or $50.00 per month.

 

  • Schacht 15″ Cricket loom, with stand, $395.00.
  • Loom sold separately, $240.00.
  • Stand sold separately, $163.00.
  • 15″ Schacht pick-up sticks, $16.00.
  • Extra 15″, 12 dent reeds, $47.00.

22-3, Reds

Handwoven of fine cotton thread. Hand sewn to a stretched linen canvas to hang on the wall. 30″ x 48″, $1550.00