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Why you should take up tufting as a hobby

If you're looking for a new hobby or creative outlet, tufting might be just what you need! Tufting is the process of creating a unique rug using a handheld tool to push yarn or thread through a base fabric. It can be done with a variety of materials, including wool, cotton, and even synthetic fibers.

Easy to Start

One of the great things about tufting is that it's easy to get started. All you need is a tufting gun, some yarn or thread, base fabric and a frame. At Shaggies Amsterdam we offer beginners courses and workshops. You don’t even need a creative background. Even as an absolute beginner you will go home with a beautiful rug! and once you get the hang of it, you can even come to our studio and work on your own pace at your own time! How fun!

Express Your Creativity

One of the most fun things about tufting is that it allows you to express your creativity in a unique way. You can create all kinds of designs, from abstract patterns to realistic images, and you can customize your work to fit your personal style. Plus, because tufting is a relatively low-tech art form, you don't need a lot of fancy equipment (just a tuftig gun) or specialized knowledge to get started.


Another great thing about tufting is that it's a great stress-reliever. There's something incredibly satisfying about pushing the needle through the fabric and watching the design take shape. It's a meditative process that allows you to focus on the moment and forget about the stresses of daily life. Plus, when you're finished with your project, you'll have a beautiful piece of art to show for your efforts.

Meet People

Tufting is also a great way to connect with other creatives. There are plenty of online communities and forums where tufting enthusiasts share their work, offer tips and advice, and provide support and encouragement. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced tufter, you'll find plenty of people who share your passion for this unique and fun art form.

In conclusion, tufting is a fun, creative, and rewarding hobby that anyone can enjoy. Whether you're looking to express your creativity, relieve stress, or connect with other creatives, tufting offers something for everyone. So why not give it a try and see where your imagination takes you? Who knows, you might just discover a new passion!

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