A hand-tufted rug is not entirely created by hand. Instead, a human uses a machine to fire wool pieces through a canvas background. The back of this canvas has an outline that the wielder fills in. It’s manufactured by using hand-operated equipment to punch strands of wool into a canvas that’s stretched on a frame. This procedure takes less time and does not necessitate the same level of ability as hand-knotting. The rug is removed from the frame and a scrim cloth is applied to the back after it has been piled with wool. A fringe is applied to the rugby either stitching or gluing it on.
To ensure equal height, the yarn is cut and shaved. Rugs with varying height volumes have their surfaces cut by hand with special angled scissors. Skilled artisans can use this technique to produce curving designs and piles of various heights and densities.
Because hand-tufted rugs are not one-of-a-kind, they never quite reach heirloom status. They can, however, be lovely to look at and provide an appealing and interesting element to your interior decor.
The Back of the Rug:
The higher the grade, the more detail just on the back of the rug. A latex coating is put to the back of hand-tufted and machine-made rugs to keep the tufts in place. The applied coating then is covered by the second layer of fabric, which is often canvas. Flipping the rug over by far is the easiest way to recognize it because the contrast between the backs of these rugs is so obvious.
For nearly three decades, hand-tufting has been a part of our history. We were looking for new weaving techniques to add to our repertoire in the early 1990s, which already comprised hand-weaving (flat weave) and hand-knotting from the company’s inception. The implementation of this innovative technology allowed the organization to modernize, enhance productivity, and reduce costs. The carpets manufactured with this technology immediately gained national and worldwide recognition for their high quality.
Easy and Quick
One of the most significant advantages of this approach is its speed: a person working on a loom can produce one square meter of carpet in one day. It currently takes two hours to hand-tuft. This capability allowed the company to meet order delivery deadlines, which impressed clients.
Why Choose a Hand-Tufted Rug?
Hand-tufting is one of the most adaptable processes, allowing any pattern to be created, almost as if it were a painting. Hand-tufted carpets are a top option for both residential projects because of their versatility. Hand-tufting is the ideal option for any situation, whether it’s a family home, a high-end boutique, or a hotel lobby.
If you’ve never used a tufting tool or a shuttle-type punch before, start by practicing a few rug stitches. If you don’t like how they look, you can always remove them. You can also purchase a cutting machine with various-sized cutting heads for making “yarn” strips from recycled clothes or wool.
- Cutting the yarn tails is made easier with a specific pair of bent-handled scissors.
- If you don’t already have the necessary tools, you can buy a rug tufting kit.
- To save money, look for used rug-tufting supplies on auction websites.