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Tufting Technique for Creating Rugs

A course by Guillaume (Atelier Paolo)
Textile Designer. Burdeos, France.
Joined June 2021
, Textile Designer

Learn to master the tufting gun to create a striking rug filled with shapes, colors and textures

  • Best seller French with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (293)
  • 11719 students

Learn to master the tufting gun to create a striking rug filled with shapes, colors and textures

French with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (293)
  • 11719 students
  • 21 lessons (3h 0m)
  • 14 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: French
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Have you ever heard of tufting? It's an exciting artisanal technique that allows you to create thick and cozy rugs, using a tufting gun to thread the wool through a stretched fabric.

Guillaume from Atelier Paolo loves exploring all facets of this technique to create original pieces that light up any room. By playing around with shapes, wool, and textures, he teaches you the essentials of the tufting technique so you can create your own rug with a unique personality from scratch.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The art of tufting
  • U3
    U3. What are we going to tuft?
  • U4
    U4. How are we going to tuft?
  • U5
    U5. Highlight your carpet
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Guillaume starts off by introducing himself and explains his diverse background, from baking to fashion and communication. He also talks about the tufting technique and how it compares to other more traditional styles of rug creation.

Get to feel for the tufting gun, then have a look at how to set up the workspace around your frame. Learn the basic techniques with Guillaume and before long words like "winder", "punch needle", and "cut pile gun" will be part of your repertoire.

Guillaume helps you find inspiration in coming up with a visual composition for your rug. An eye, a moon, a sun⁠—you can choose any symbol you like. Draw a sketch on the fabric, then choose the wool and colors. Let your imagination run wild!

Move on to the tufting process to bring your rug to life. First, tuft the shapes starting with the outlines and do the same with the background sections before sticking on the secondary fabric, which needs to dry overnight. Then, work your way through the finishing touches: cutting, sticking the twill tape, brushing, and shearing the rug. Now your work is complete!

To finish up, Guillaume gives you some tips on caring for your rug, as well as some ideas for creative additions such as pompoms. With his expert advice, share your creations on social media to reach as many people as possible.

What is this course's project?

Make your very own tufted rug featuring patterns, colors, and wool all chosen by you.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

The course is accessible to everyone, including absolute beginners.

Requirements and materials

You need a tufting gun, a frame, tufting and cotton fabric, herringbone tape, balls of wool, clippers, as well as sewing material and other DIY material specified in the course.


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Guillaume (Atelier Paolo)

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Textile Designer

Guillaume had several lives before he started creating rugs. He tried his hand at baking, marketing, and fashion before finally settling in Toulouse after falling in love with the tufting technique. It was there in the so-called pink city that he opened his own creative space, Atelier Paolo, where he makes unique, colorful pieces entirely by hand and with lots of love and care.

His style is Mediterranean and bright, with pop art, Fauvist, and Cubist influences. Much like Picasso, Matisse, or Miró, he loves playing around with symbols such as the sun, the moon, or the human eye to create dreamlike works of art.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • My sources of inspiration
  • U2

    The art of tufting

    • What is tufting?
    • Presentation of the material
    • Work space and chassis
    • Basic and fundamental techniques
  • U3

    What are we going to tuft?

    • Get inspired and draw
    • Colors and materials
  • U4

    How are we going to tuft?

    • How to get started
    • Shapes 1
    • Shapes 2
    • The bottom 1
    • The bottom 2
    • The bottom 3
    • Glue
    • The finishes at the back 1
    • The finishes at the back 2
    • Front finishes
  • U5

    Highlight your carpet

    • The interview
    • The presentation of the carpet
    • Share your work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Tufting Technique for Creating Rugs

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Tufting Technique for Creating Rugs. Craft course by Guillaume (Atelier Paolo) Best seller

Tufting Technique for Creating Rugs

A course by Guillaume (Atelier Paolo)
Textile Designer. Burdeos, France.
Joined June 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (293)
  • 11719 students