Machine tufting beginner class
This is a beginner class - no tufting experience is necessary!
Join Tim Eads in his online workshop and use tufting machines to create rugs by hand. During the seven part workshop, he'll cover the basics of building a frame, setting up the primary tufting cloth, threading, and working the tufting machines.
You'll begin by creating your own rug design and will also learn how to cut, glue, and finish a rug for use on the floor or as a wall hanging. Making the workshop available for online viewers has been a dream of mine since the beginning of Tuft the World. It’s been a personal mission of mine to make tufting a world wide accessible art medium.
This is an online course that you will immediately receive the link and password to gain access. Please make sure an email is associated with your account to receive the digital attachment.
Prior to purchasing access to the online workshop it is recommended to have these items available to use;
- Materials to make a Tufting Frame (link here) (link to our instant frame)
- Tufting Machine (any model is fine, we use AK-I & AK-II)
- Yarn (wool or cotton is recommended)
- Adhesive (more information here)
- Primary Tufting Cloth & Final Backing Cloth
- Masking or Artist Tape.
Watch the intro below:
About Tim Eads
TIM EADS (@tuft_the_world) is a Philly-based designer and printer. He was born in Denver City, TX. From Cranbrook Academy of Art to a stint in Mexico, he's worked as a graphic designer, art instructor, master printer, and artist for over 20 years. He was a Master Printer and Project Manager at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia from 2009-2015. Since then, he's called Philly his home. He became obsessed with the process of tufting to create innovative, dimensional textiles and founded Tuft the World to make tufting a more accessible medium world wide. Eads is represented by Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia.