What is tufting?

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Promoted by brilliant artists through social networks, tufting is today a trend that it would be a shame to miss. However, you should know that this art – which has just become known to young people – has already passed through generations.

The know-how has remained the same, only the tools used differ. What is tufting? Discover the secrets of this art which has already won many hearts!

Clotilde Dupuy tufting rug

Tuft your carpet, but not only

Those who know a little about it know that tufting generally concerns carpets. To do this, the creators use a tufting gun or electric tufting gun .

However, this know-how concerns a much broader area than that of carpets. It is not uncommon to find sublime hand-tufted haute couture clothing and even mirror coverings, cushions and different tapestries or decorations. In short, tufting is a very broad universe.

Craftsman – artist: Unleash the inventiveness within you!

DIY design is particularly popular today and interiors are increasingly personalized. Young and old alike are getting into it today. Some out of curiosity, others out of passion and still others because they are looking for a mentally enriching hobby. It is both educational and fun to start tufting. Once you get started, you'll realize how easy it is, as long as you have the right tufting gun and understand the basic principles. You will obtain the satisfaction of an achievement and a job well done, while ending up with a unique piece that will belong only to you.

Concretely, how does tufting work?

Take the production of hand-tufted craft rugs as an example. Forget all the other carpet making methods you know right away, because we are not going to talk about knotting or weaving. To get started with tufting, you will need to equip yourself with a tufting gun. This is an electric gun that is used to tuft and create pretty patterns on a canvas or fabric base. This unique device is to the tufting craftsman what the Walther P99 is to James Bond.

Tufting rug Atelier paolo

Atelier Paolo

Everyone has their own style and reason for taking up tufting

Obviously, as with any art, tufting craftsmen each have their own style. Every artist has their reason for wanting to try tufting. Some will make a craft out of it. Others will want to discover a new ultra-chic and very trendy experience. Still others will simply want to energize their interiors with unique elements. Tuft your creations because in different hands, the tufting gun does not give the same result. Go for extravagance, cocooning, traditional craftsmanship or avant-garde. But also and above all: Enjoy yourself above all!

Charlen tufting rug

Charlen Studio


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