Custom Tufted Rugs
Contact us to order your custom tufted rugs. We pride ourselves on 100% handmade, quality rugs made with wool.
If you’re looking for a unique, thoughtful gift for your loved ones, you’re in the right place! Custom tufted rugs are uniquely crafted and customized according to your design. They’re the perfect gift for parents, pet parents, friends and any loved ones you want to spoil.
We take custom tufted rug orders, giving you full control of the design. Your rug will be hand-tufted and fully customizable – any color, size, design and even custom shaped!
Have you ever wanted a rug in the shape of a cloud, your pet, or even a coke bottle? Now you can actually get your hands on one. Not only that, but you'll also be able to customize every single color and aspect of the design.
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What Are Tufted Rugs?
These rugs have been making the rounds for the past few months, especially on social media. Many hobbyists have been looking for tufting workshops, tufting classes and tufting equipment. But what exactly are tufted rugs?
Simply put, hand-tufted rugs are rugs that are created without knots. These rugs, often made of wool, are made partially by hand and partially by a mechanized tool. Tufted rugs aren’t made on a loom, but rather with a tool called a tufting gun.
Abe Abbas, an expert in the furniture industry, describes the process: “A hand-tufted rug is made by punching strands of wool into a canvas that is stretched on a frame with the help of a hand-operated tool.” As a result, the hand-tufting process is much faster than other types of rugs.
How To Make A Hand-Tufted Rug
But how exactly do you make a tufted rug? Here’s a short summary if you’re just getting started.
A canvas, or backing fabric, is stretched onto a frame. Using a tufting gun, strands of wool are punched onto the backing fabric. The backing will be responsible for holding the wool tufts in place. Lastly, a fringe can be added through gluing or sewing. Tufted rug makers will then often use scissors to adjust and customize the pile height.
For full details on how to make your own handmade tufted rug, we like this Instructables post by DIY-lover Britt Michelsen (aka BrittLiv) and this comprehensive tufting Wiki on Reddit’s own tufting community.
Remember, if you’re looking for a hand-tufted wool rug or carpet, you can contact us with your custom tufted rug design, and we’ll take care of the rest!
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Hand-tufted Rugs Vs. Hand-Knotted Rugs
Hand-tufted rugs and hand-knotted rugs vary largely in terms of creation process and complexity.
What Is A Hand-Knotted Rug?
Hand-knotted rugs are rugs that showcase elaborate patterns and designs. They are meticulously woven by artisans using a specialized loom, such as Oriental and Persian rugs. These rugs are made from natural materials, including wool, silk, and cotton, resulting in a smoother and less textured surface.
The process of crafting a hand-knotted rug demands immense expertise and can be highly time-consuming. The rug's value and quality often hinge on its knot density — more knots per square inch indicate superior quality. That’s why, when shopping for a rug online, you’ll often see the knot density mentioned as KPSI – Knots Per Square Inch.
Designs rich in detail necessitate tight knotting, making the crafting process lengthy. Creating a hand-knotted rug can span several months. Considering an adept weaver can tie around 10,000 knots daily, the duration required to finish a large rug becomes evident. This labor-intensiveness contributes to hand-knotted rugs generally having a higher price point compared to hand-tufted rugs.
Identifying a hand-knotted rug is relatively straightforward—just turn it over. These rugs lack a backing, and their designs are consistent on both faces, reflecting the precision of the knotting technique. Their symmetry is such that they appear usable from either side. Additionally, the absence of binding at the rug's edges often results in fringes.
Should I Choose A Tufted Rug Or A Hand-Knotted Rug?
Hand-knotted rugs are prized for their authenticity and remarkable craftsmanship, distinguishing them from mass-produced rugs. They are highly durable and, in this sense, outshine hand-tufted rugs in terms of longevity.
Over time, the tufts in hand-tufted rugs can sometimes loosen and detach. With proper care, a hand-knotted rug can transform into a cherished family relic, enduring through generations, whereas a hand-tufted rug may not maintain its pristine condition for as long if not properly maintained.
While many hand-knotted rugs are available, their quality varies vastly. Some hail from regions that utilize subpar or overly treated wool, while others employ the Jufti knot—sometimes termed the "false knot."
On the other hand, hand-tufted rugs offer a far more economical choice. Their reduced production time and skill requirement mean lower manufacturing costs, leading to savings. This lower price point also means that tufted rugs with custom designs are far more accessible than a custom hand-knotted rug.
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Not only that, but tufted rugs add a unique, cozy look and visual intrigue to any room. With a customizable hand-tufted rug, you will be able to get a unique, only-one-in-the-world rug for just a fraction of the price. With proper care, you can expect to get up to 20 years out of your wool tufted rugs!
Tufted Wool Rug Or Acrylic?
A tufted wool rug will be far more durable than an acrylic tufted rug, making tufted wool rugs far better for rugs placed on the floor where it is likely to meet a high level of foot traffic. A popular choice is 100% New Zealand wool due to its durability. Additionally, wool tufted rugs will not shed as much as acrylic yarn.
Acrylic yarn, on the other hand, will not stand the test of time or withstand foot traffic. Acrylic tufted rugs tend to fray easily and, as such, we do not recommend ordering custom tufted rugs made of acrylic yarn.
All in all, we hope we've inspired you to let your inner designer go wild and start designing the rug of your dreams. Order custom tufted rugs now!