I love both rya knots and loops, but what about rya loops? If you haven’t heard of these, then you’re in for a treat. The really cool thing about rya loops is that you use one continuous thread to make them. No cutting and tying thread after thread like with rya knots. I’m big on texture, so these rya loops are a really nice way to add some depth and interest to your weaves.
As always I weave upside down, starting with the top and working my way to the bottom. If you like to weave from the bottom to the top, then you can still follow these steps. The rya loops are made in the same way.
Here are the steps:
step 2| bring a piece of the thread under two warp threads making a small ‘u’ shape inside the bigger ‘U’ shape. As you can see both sides of the small ‘u’ go under the two warp threads and then come up. Pull on the small ‘u’ loop and it will get larger as the big ‘U’ gets smaller. This creates your rya knot around the loop.
step 4| pull the thread tail to shorten the loop, if desired.
To continue making the rya loops, take the thread tail and place it over your warp threads in a ‘U’ shape again, repeating the steps above until you make as many as you want.
I’m working on a stop motion video of these steps, that I will share with you next week. Oh and if you haven’t seen my videos yet, th
The rya loops are really easy and a fun way to add short loops or really long loops at the bottom of your weaves. What do you think of them? Do you prefer the rya knots fringe at the bottom of a weave or do you think these rya knot loops would look better?
If you’d like to see more of my day-to-day weaving, follow along with my Instagram.
KateFor more fun, follow me here ->