Carpet Carving Shearing & Rug Making
Carpet Carving Video
Carpet carving is a skilled trade; it involves artistic aptitude as well as mechanical dexterity. The tools of the trade as pictured in the video vary in design and cost.
Most carpet carvers also make area rugs, runners and operate carpet binder machines.
As opposed to weave carpets, the method of today’s rug artist is carving rugs. The variations between the two methods are similar in look but the method in construction is quite different. There is a more two dimensional look to the weaved tapestry and a more three-dimensional look of the carved rug.
The typical tapestries is created on straight looms, whereas the more three dimensional broadloom rug is created through a innovative inlay process of different carpet colors and shapes. These inlays are usually created using pattern transfer to the backing and then cut out with a carpettome machine.
These patterns and shapes are inserted into the rug to form the design desired.
The 3-D effect is created when the perimeter of the patterns are beveled by a rug artist who uses a special high-speed carpet carver. This sculpting process creates a beautiful beveled tunnel through the inlay patterns giving them a more stand out effect.
There are numerous rug styles that can be incorporated into rug making. They range from short dense pile carpets to the thick luxurious styles. Furthermore the style can have a sculptured characteristic or even a loop style. Often a rug will incorporate several styles within the total rug structure.
This flexibility in style makes the custom rug an eye-catching choice for wall hangings art items, business logos or in personal home decorations. They are increasingly popular in trade show exhibits. The larger scale rug editions can be set up on location and seamed together invisibly. Later they can be taken apart and transferred to the next event.
Today’s custom rugs can be made from a picture of an: art form, logo, scenery shot, furniture item, portrait, animal, automobile, etc. Pretty much what the imagination can come up with for a custom carved rug design.
If you have been thinking about having a custom rug made for your home or business,
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