The HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts

 

Carpet and rug tufting

 

Creation of tufted carpets and rugs using a powered hand tool.

 

Status Endangered
Craft category
Historic area of significance Yorkshire
Area currently practised UK
Origin in the UK 1970s
Current no. of professionals (main income) Around 11-20
Current no. of professionals (sideline to main income)
Around 11-20
Current no. of trainees Around 1-5
Current total no. serious amateur makers
Current total no. of leisure makers
Minimum no. of craftspeople required

 

History

 

 

Techniques

 

 

Local forms

 

 

Sub-crafts

 

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

 

 

Support organisations

 

 

Craftspeople currently known

  • Area Rugs and Carpets
  • Unique Rugs and Carpets
  • Trendytuft
  • Turnberry Carpets
  • Dovecot Studios
  • Hoxa Tapestry

 

Other information

  • Difficulty in sourcing yarn
  • Overseas price competition

 

References