Many of our unique rug collections are created using the hand-tufted technique in a variety of yarns, textures and colours.
Commonly used to create both classic and contemporary designs, hand-tufting is an effective and time-efficient method to produce a rug design by hand, using a tufting gun. The design is traced and then a handheld tufting gun is used to stitch loops of wool/yarn through a backing cloth, which creates various patterns and textures.
When the hand-tufting process is complete, a secondary backing is glued to the rug. Once dry, a final protective cloth backing and binding is applied for a neat finish. The backing also gives more stability and aids in keeping the rug lying flat on the floor.
The rug is then placed on a finishing surface for shearing, carving or bevelling as the design requires, which in turn creates the pile.