Rug Tufting // Machine Tufted Rug/Pillow
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Join Tim Eads and use power tufting machines to create rugs by hand. During the 5-hour class, he'll cover the basics of setting up the backing cloth and frame, threading and working the tufting machines. You'll begin creating your own rug or pillow design that is 22" x 22". You will also learn how to cut, glue, and finish a rug for use on the floor or as a wall hanging.
The tufting frame, cloth, and yarn are included in the cost of the workshop. Additional supplies and the tufting machine will be available for purchase at a discounted price at the end of the workshop. Tufting machines are provided for the workshop so you don't need one to take the class.
This is a beginner level class. Price includes thoughtfully sourced materials (no additional materials fees). Students also get 15% off at Wild Hand on workshop days! All classes meet at our shop at 606 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 - in the heart of Mt. Airy Village. There is plenty of free on-street parking as well as High Point Cafe and Weaver's Way Co-op steps away for your food and beverage needs. Smaller kiddos and dogs are also always welcome to hang in the shop!
TIM EADS 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 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. Check out tuftinggun.com for more details!
CANCELLATION POLICY // Wild Hand is happy to offer a full store credit refund or space in another class for cancellations made at least 3 days in advance of the first class session. If you class is canceled by Wild Hand we will provide a full refund by the method in which you paid.