Machine Tufted Rug [2-Session]

Learn how to use a tufting machine over two 3-hour sessions.


$180.00 per person

Per Session:


About this experience

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 2-SESSION workshop that meets on all of the following dates (apologies for the confusion - our event booking app is working on making this clearer in the future!). By signing up for this $180 workshop you are signing up for 6 hours of class over the following dates.

Saturday - OCTOBER 5 // 6-9PM
Sunday - OCTOBER 6 // 6-9PM


This is a beginner class - no experience necessary! Price includes thoughtfully sourced materials (no additional materials fees). Students also get 15% off in the shop while they are workshop students (for multi-session/week workshops this discount applies to the entire duration of workshop).

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. Kiddos are always welcome to hang in the shop!

CANCELLATION POLICY // Wild Hand is happy to offer a full refund for cancellations made a week or more in advance. For cancellations made less than a week in advance we can offer a full store credit refund.

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TIM EADS (@this_is_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 for more details!