Rya Rug Workshops




Traditional Finnish textile art is called 'Ryijy' alias Rya Rug. We have a tradition of making rya rugs that has landed to Scandinavia with vikings as they used these warm clothes in their boats as covers.


In the old days Finnish people used rya rugs as blankets in sleighs but after Akseli Gallen-Kallela designed his famous rya rug called Liekki - The Flame, rya rugs has become part of home decoration and design.

In my workshops we hear about tradition, learn how rya rugs were made in the old days and get to know traditional, natural Finnish wool and all natural colors of it. Our 20 cm x 20 cm rya rug will be created using only original Finnwool.

Workshop location: Helsinki, Malagankatu 5, Kutomo Craft Studio.


Once you are familiar withrya rug technique, we also offer you advanced models and rya rug packages.
With our design program we are able to deliver a Do-It-Yourself package that includes a design, based on your own picture or drawing. Yarns, backing and all needed equipment are included.