After waiting 90 days for my tufting gun to arrive, I could finally start my own "tufting journey" the 15th of March 2021. The wait was all worth it, and tufting is something I really enjoy working with.
Tufting is a type of textile weaving in which a thread is inserted on a primary base (a tufting cloth). Tufting is the way soft, fluffy rugs are often made. You can do it all by hand, (punch needle), but the technique I use involves a TUFTING GUN that shoots a needle up to 45 times a second into fabric, enabling you to make plush, tactile patterns, all by pulling a trigger.
I own both a AK-I gun (16.12.2020), AK-II gun (22.11.2021) and an AK-III gun (06.05.2022). Combining these can create interessting textures and surfaces. I also own 4 separate tufting guns I use for workshops.
All my tufting knowledge is self taught by experience and internet-tutorials.
I do workshops for those who are interested in rug making, and have so far tought 60 people the art of tufting. (www.tufting.no)
I do commissions and custom work, and I've also done bigger projects for bigger companies, such as Talormade Donuts, Front Bygg Rogaland and Det Var En Gang / Marit Larsen.
On my Instagram feed (reels), TikTok (@sosialantenne), and YouTube channel (Sosialantenne) -- you can see videos on how the whole process works, and how I make my tufted pieces from start to finish.
If you are interessted in learning tufting, please check out my page about workshops, or my FAQ.