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.
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.
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.
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.