The cover of the book "Rya Rugs." Background is a colorful rug with an abstract tree design worked into it overlaid with a closeup photo of a partially made rug being worked on and the text "Rya Rugs Design and Make Your Own Melinda Purcell Byrd"
Melinda Purcell Byrd holding her book "Rya Rugs" in front of a car, in a parking lot, with cardboard boxes around.
Rya Rugs book opened to page 76/77. Page 76 is filled with text and a color photograph on the lower half of the page displaying the back side of a rya rug. The chapter heading "Knots:" is displayed on the top of page 77 along with text and a color photograph of a person referencing a rug pattern drawn onto paper.
The Rya Rugs book opened to page 150-151. The section heading on page 150 reads "Using a Color Wheel" along with a full page pgotograph of a color wheel and yarn color sample cards in yellow, orange, red, and purple. Page 151 is filled with text as well as two small photos of different colored yarns.
Rya Rugs book opened to page 112-113. Page 112 features a 3/4 of the page photo of a bright multicolored rug with abstract shapes along with the heading "The search for Abstract Design." Page 113 features a photograph of pink and white sea coral which is described to be the inspiration for the rug "Cherry Blossoms," followed by 1/2 page of text.
Rya Rugs Book opened to page 110-111. Page 110 Features the heading "Geometrics" and some text along with a photo of a geometric blue purple and orange rug. Below the photo is the Heading titled "Pictorial Images" accompanied by text and a photograph of a Rya wall hanging that displays a grey and black bird with a red head standing in a blue river in front of green landscape and grey-blue sky.

Rya Rugs Book

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Learn this colorful and rich Nordic handicraft dating back to the days of the Vikings from someone who has done it all of her life. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, you will be guided through all the steps you need not only to get started, but to the completion of the rya rug YOU design. Your ya wall-hanging, rug, or pillow will be considered a family heirloom for generations. Melinda Purcell Byrd has demystified the art to make it easy for anyone who chooses to make it their own. She offers both left-brained and right brained approaches to designing as well as calculating how much yarn you will need for your projects.

She will teach you—as her grandparents taught her—how to “paint with a needle.” Learn the process from Melinda Purcell Byrd as though she were looking over your shoulder and pointing the way to the next step. No loom or special equipment is required. The book is designed and generously illustrated with 500 helpful and beautiful photographs by Ken Koons. 
Dimensions: 8.75" x 11.25" Softbound

Each book has generously been signed by Melinda Byrd!

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