I know not all of you can make the days and times we plan our workshops for so this is an option for an extra $100 NZD to attend your own personal workshop just for you!
Please e-mail me to confirm a date and time that works for both of us. You may also enter your preferred day/time in the text box.
If you have a group of people we can waive the extra fee.
*Please Note this is the FULL Rug Making workshop and your will need to set aside 7 hours*
*If you want a brief workshop where you only learn to tuft and don't complete a rug, see our other listings!*
Location: South New Brighton, Christchurch. We'll provide the address once you sign up! The All Things EFFY Headquarters is not open to the public except for Workshops!
Learn the Art of Rug Tufting with Electronic Handheld Tufting Guns!
In this Workshop you will learn to use a Cut Pile Tufting gun and make your own small carpet!
That's right an Area Rug you can put anywhere in your house a cherish forever!
What is rug tufting?
A quick Google search will have you drooling over the amazing art people have created with rug tufting machines.
The machines follow the same principle as punch needling. A loop or cut loop is created on one side of the fabric while the backside is a flat stitch. The machine works fast so in minutes you've created a patch of flat stitches on the back and fluffy loops or cut loops on the front!
What we'll learn:
Introduction to the AK-II loop pile machine and AK-I cut pile tufting machines.
An introduction on how to maintain & service your gun
Next, we'll look at stretching your fabric on a carpet tack frame. - creating a funky & simple carpet design - transferring your design to tufting cloth. *we now offer a pattern with corresponding yarn if you don't want to come armed with your own idea*
At this point you'll be off to the races and start tufting your design with either a AK-I cut pile tufting machine.
You will use either acrylic yarn or Rug Yarn to complete your design. Please note we have limited Rug Yarn available so get your order in quick!
Then we will learn how to add a secondary backing and bind your rug.
By the end of the day you will have a tufted rug and heaps of knowledge.
Tea and coffee will be available throughout the afternoons as well as nibbles to fuel or creativity!
What will be supplied with your workshop fee:
Use of the tufting guns
Use of a 28"x 28" carpet tack work Station
Acrylic Yarn - 8 cakes or cones
All the tufting fabric you need (at least two pieces approximately 75cm x 75cm)
Tools for binding your rug
Secondary rug backing or felt backing
Tea, Coffee, nibbles
After the workshop the following will be available for purchase (at an additional cost to the workshop fee, however at wicked discount of 12%):