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Tim Eads

Artist and designer

Hi, I’m Tim. By day, I am a Philly-based designer and printer. I was born in Denver City, TX. From Cranbrook Academy of Art to a stint in Mexico, I've worked as a graphic designer, art instructor, master printer, and artist for over 20 years. I was a Master Printer and Project Manager at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia from 2009-2015. Ever since then, I’ve called Philly my home. I currently work with talented artisans to bring my vibrant designs to life.

I recently became obsessed with the process of tufting to create innovative, dimensional textiles. Electric tufting guns allow you to create beautiful projects in half the amount of time compared to traditional fiber processes like needle punching, hand-tufting, and hand-knotting. Whether your project is a rug, wall piece, garment, or bag; tuftinggun.com is here to provide all the materials and knowledge you need to begin whatever tufting project your heart desires. www.shopeads.com

Kate Garman, carpet designer and expert rug tufter

Kate Garman

Carpet designer and rug tufting expert

As a former carpet designer, Kate Garman is interested in all things involving fringe, the grid and repetition. She recently completed her MFA in Fiber & Material Studies at Tyler School of Art. In her art practice, Kate explores ways in which to break down the grid by using repetitive symbols and marks referencing traditional textile techniques and patterns within the home. Currently Kate lives in Philadelphia, PA where she is really excited about making her own clothes. www.kategarman.com

 Julia Claire Haines is an artist and writer for tuftinggun.com

Julia Haines

Julia Haines is an artist and art educator born and bred in Philadelphia, PA. Her fiber-based sculptures and installations reference family history, genetics, and industrial decline within the United States. Previously, she interned with The Barnes Foundation’s education department and worked as a display fabricator for Anthropologie. She has also costume designed for both film and dance projects. Julia will graduate from Tyler School of Art in May 2019 with a BFA in Fiber & Material Studies with an Art Education Certification. Julia is VERY excited to bring her passion for both textiles and writing to tuftinggun.com! juliaclairehaines.com