The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts

 

Carpet and rug tufting

 

The making of carpets/rugs by pushing loops of wool through a backing, either using a tufting tool or a tufting gun.

 

Status Data deficient
Craft category Textiles
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised UK
Origin in the UK
Minimum no. of craftspeople required
Current no. of trainees
Current no. of skilled craftspeople
Current total no. of craftspeople

 

History

Tufted carpets/rugs are made by pushing loops of wool through a backing using a tufting gun. A description of the process can be found here.

 

Techniques

 

Local forms

 

Sub-crafts

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

 

Support organisations

 

Craftspeople currently known

 

Other information

Rug wool in the UK comes from the mill end yarns from the carpet industry.

 

References