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Online Rug Tufting Workshop at All Things EFFY Headquarters - Choose your day and time!

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We know some of you want to try rug tufting without committing to the cost of all the equipment, or you are all in but don't know where to start? Then this Online option is perfect for you!

In this Workshop you will learn the Art of Rug Tufting with Electronic Handheld Tufting Guns! And you will  make your own small carpet! That's right an Area Rug you can put anywhere in your house a cherish forever!

Here are some details:

Option 1: I'm not ready to buy a tufting gun yet! 

  • You place a deposit down: $700NZD (the materials you are using are worth over 1000nzd) $700 of this is refundable upon return of the equipment.
  • Workshop fee is $200 + $50/hr
  • We ship you everything you need to make a small area rug
  • We e-mail you to organize a time for your workshop
  • You have an online workshop with the owner of All Things EFFY - Carolyn C.
  • When you have finished the workshop, you ship the materials back to
  • Once the materials are received, we release your deposit. 

You will put a deposit down for the following materials that will be delivered to you for your online workshop:

  • Use of a 28"x 28" carpet tack work Station
  • Acrylic Yarn - 8 cakes 
  • All the tufting fabric you need (at least two pieces approximately 75cm x 75cm)
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Secondary rug backing 
  • Glue gun and glue sticks to adhere your binding
  • Latex Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Heavy Duty Rug Carver & Adapter
  • Lint remover

What do you keep?

  • 2 pieces of tufting cloth
  • 1 piece of secondary backing
  • 800gms of a Acrylic yarn 
  • Your Finished Rug

Option 2: I want to buy the full package, but I'd like to learn how to make a Rug from a Pro

  • You buy your Ultimate tufting Kit
  • Workshop Fee is only $50/hr since you have already purchased everything you will use.
  • We e-mail you to organize a time for your workshop
  • We ship your order to you
  • You have a online workshop with the owner of All Things EFFY - Carolyn C

Option 2: You will receive an AK-I Ultimate Tufting Kit that includes everything listed above


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
  • We will 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.



Choose your acrylic yarn colours here:

Choose your EFFY Rug Yarn colours here:


*Images are from a workshop in Auckland and a workshop here in Christchurch*

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