$59.99 USD

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Intro to Tufting

Join us for an online tufting workshop created with the beginning tufter in mind!  In this workshop, Tuft the World founder Tim Eads shares his expertise in all things tufting. Tim teaches you ins and outs of the rug-making process from start to finish, including setting up a tufting frame and backing cloth, threading and operating tufting machines, and how to cut, glue, and finish a tufted piece. 

Workshop Highlights
  • At-your-own-pace
  • 100% asynchronous
  • Lifetime access
  • Closed Captions and transcriptions in French and Spanish

Course Outline


  • Materials
  • Safety Considerations
  • Resources & Insights

Preparing to Tuft

  • Tufting Frame
  • Tufting Cloth
  • Tufting Design
  • Tufting Yarn

Let’s Get Tufting

  • AKI Machine
  • AKII Machine
  • Duo Machine
Course Access

This is an asynchronous, at-your-own pace online course. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, you will have unlimited access to explore the workshop at your convenience. Upon enrollment, you will create a profile that can be used to login to your library at any time.

Recommended Materials

The following materials are recommended for this workshop. Workshop participants will need either the Tufting Starter Kit or purchase the items in the kit individually:  



  • Yarn (192)
  • Backing Cloth - 1 yard 17
  • Carpet Backing Adhesive
  • Roberts 8200 Adhesive 8
  • Phillips head screwdriver to assemble frame
  • Wood Glue 
  • Scissors
  • Clamps 5
  • Sturdy Table 
  • Paper
  • Permanent Markers

Please use the links to read more about the individual products, including dimensions and specifications. Not sure which machine is suitable for you? Check out this handy comparison chart. 

For customers outside of the U.S., please note that both tufting machines use an A/B plug and might require an adapter to work elsewhere. If you're unsure which plug is used in your country, check out this list. Adapters can be purchased online.

This workshop is non-refundable.