Stretching your backing cloth on your frame.
We recommend our Primary tufting cloth, which is 60% polyester, 40% cotton fabric with an open weave. It's durable enough for all machine tufting.
Organize your yarn.
We recommend choosing your colors before starting the tufting process. This will allow you to focus exclusively on tufting when you get started. Another tip is to label the shapes on the monk's cloth with the corresponding yarn color. Sometimes it can be confusing when your tufting.
You'll first need to know who to thread your machine.
Using your machine.
The two most important points are 1. Always apply significant pressure with the carpet tufting machine against the backing cloth. If consistent pressure isn't applied the yarn will be pushed towards you instead of away and will create inconsistent pile height. 2. Rotate the carpet tufting machine in the direction you want to go, keeping the foot in front. The foot is the curved metal part near the needle. ;
Finishing your rug.
After completing the tufting process your yarn tufts will need to be secured to the back. This is typically done with an adhesive of some sort. Any glue will work, but generally a carpet adhesive is used. The important thing is that the ends of the yarn are secured so they won't pull out of the backing. In addition to applying glue many people choose to stick a backing fabric onto the glue while it's still wet. This will vary depending on what the final application is. ;
It is usual for a beginner that watches a tufting gun tutorial but doesn’t understand the exact Tufting Parts.
First of all, a conventional tufting machine can be seen as two parts: machine body and handle. ;
Part ①: thread hole. It is used for giving the yarn wire a fixed path so you can tuft more smoothly.
Part ②: pinhead, or you can just call it the needle. The pinhead is considered as the most significant component of a tufting gun. You need to keep it straight and in a good maintained status.
Part ③: rotatable handle. This handle can be rotated in a wide range of degree. In most occasions, you need to use the machine with some angles, and you will more comfortable with left hand.
Next, the handle of tufting gun. You need to know the function of these 3 parts: Power Switch, Start Switch and Speed Adjusting.
Power Switch as Part ① provides power to the machine, as its named. And in the back of ; machine body, you can see a power indicator on and in red light.
After the start power, you can press ②Start Switch to initial the machine, just a real gun, in a safety way!
The speed of out tufting gun can be adjusted through Part ③
In brief, these 6 parts are main parts of a tuft machine.