Tufting is making a rug by hand. A hand tufting tool ( tufting gun) pushes a needle with yarn through a backing fabric ( tufting cloth).
A loop holds the yarn in place to form a tuft as the needle is removed. The yarn is caught in the backing fabric and held in place for loop-pile carpet or cut by blades for cut-pile rugs.
The rugs are tufted directly into shape, so that no residual material is created. The pile height is adjusted by cutting the yarn earlier or later when pushing it through the grid.
This technique is suitable for any designer, artist or hobbyist who wants to create unique objects such as wall hangings, rugs, or even fashion.
In your tufting designs you can vary with shapes, color, pile type (cut or loop) and pile heigt. See our product pages for the necessary supplies to start of your own work. You need at least:
There is a great deal of information and inspirational artists available online.