Tuft It Out: Learn to Make a Custom Rug

Sunday, January 14, 2024 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Event Age Requirements: 

18+ and minors 13+ with Guardian Supervision

Legal Guardian must be present and a waiver must be signed on behalf of the minor. makehaven.org/waiver-minor

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 Wednesday 6-7:30pm to complete the rug.

The finished result looks like this:



Ticket Prices:

General Public: $169
Partnerships: $153
MakeHaven members: $149

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

Real name: 
Lila Khan


Instructor Bio: 

I participated in the first year of MakeHaven Foundations of Fabrication course. I work as a designer and I like to make things. I believe that representation matters.


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.

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Our facilities undergo periodic reviews to maximize ADA compliance. We offer accessible bathrooms, elevators, and wide walkways. In tool usage, we aim for universal access and work individually to adapt tools for safe usage as necessary. If you anticipate needing an adaptation to participate in this event or have further questions, please contact us at events@makehaven.org.