Custom Carpet with a Tufting Gun for Beginners

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Tufting is a process by which custom carpets can be made. The artist sketches a pattern on a cloth, then uses a tufting gun to inject the yarn into the cloth. During this session participants will learn hands-on how to tuft their own simple design. Each participant will be assigned the use of tufting gun and frame, all materials will be provided to create a rug approximately 20" x24". Over the two sessions participants will create a carpet of their own design which they can take home.

PLEASE NOTE: This class has 2 sessions: Sunday 10am-4:30pm, and then Tuesday 6-7:30pm to complete the rug.

The finished result looks like this.

 

 

 

 

Note: Please be aware that MakeHaven is located in New Haven, CT.

Instructor
Real name: 
Lila Khan

Instructor

Instructor Bio: 

Lila has participated in the MakeHaven Foundations of Fabrication course.  She earned her M.S. at Pratt Institute in Packaging Design and has an undergraduate degree in industrial design.    She additionally has an M.A. in teaching, however, recieved an "F" in student teaching and was told she "does not pay attention to equity" by the patriarchy at SHU.    Lila is 1st Generation and biracial and believes that representation matters. 

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