ISBN: 9781797224565

Publication date: 25 Apr 2024

Author: Alexander, Tiernan
A visual how-to guide on the craft of tufting rugs, home decor, and more from the duo behind Tuft the World, the tufting company that has helped launch and educate a new generation of tufters.

Tuft the World is an easy-to-follow and beautifully illustrated guide to tufting, whether you're creating your first project or are a seasoned tufter. Brought to you by the preeminent experts in the machine-tufting field, this detailed crafting guide shows you, through step-by-step instructions and 175 full-color photographs, how to create contemporary, stylish, and enjoyable machine-tufted rugs, clothes, and objects. Within these pages, you'll learn about:- Tufting machines, materials, and techniques - Workspace setup - How to create projects from start to finish, including everything from a bathmat, bedside rug, shawl collar, or chair slipcover to a picture frame, sculptural work of art, or stunning tufted cat tree! - Contemporary rug artists and their designs - The history of tufting and some of the women and men whose inventions brought the craft to life - And more
Unlike online videos about tufting, this book is a long-lasting reference showcasing the versatility and creativity of the craft by the experts-a highly accessible, thorough, and enriching guide. Included throughout are sidebars on the historical context for amateur and professional rug-making in America and spotlights on current tufting makers.

This much-needed companion introduces and expands knowledge for the many new and experienced tufters interested in the booming craft of machine-tufted rugs and decor. Inspiring and simple to follow, this book is sure to make a tufter out of anyone.