A number of weaving techniques are used to make rugs. They can be hand-knotted, hand-tufted or hand-woven. Machine made and braided rugs are also available in the market and available with an intricate design that is popular with homeowners.
Hand Knotted Rugs
Hand-knotted rugs are made by weavers all over the world. This type of rug is made by taking pieces of yarn and tying them into knots. The rows of knots are separated by several picks of wefts. These types of rugs include Oriental and Persian types. Along with wool, other materials such as silk, jute and cotton can be used to make hand-knotted rugs.
Hand Tufted Rugs
Hand-tufted wool rugs are made with a tufting gun. The rug is made on a frame that has a cotton backing in place. The cotton foundation has an imprint of the rug’s design placed on it, and the maker uses this as a pattern to follow. The yarn is shot out of the tufting gun, makes a loop, and cuts the yarn to the length specified in the pattern. The advantage of using the hand-tufting method to make rugs is that they can be made much quicker than their hand-knotted rugs.
Hand Woven Rugs
Hand-woven rugs with a flat weave and they do not have a pile. Tapestries are woven using this method, which can incorporate any number of colors of yarn. They are often made with bright colors and in traditional designs.
Flat-woven plain colored rugs are a popular choice for homeowners, not only for their lovely appearance. To keep them looking their best, they need to be vacuumed regularly and cleaned every so often.
Braided rugs have been made for centuries and they may have started with Native North Americans. The style was adopted by cultures all over the world. Women were responsible for rug making and taught this skill to their daughters, who would pass on their knowledge to their own children in time.
This style of rug is still popular to this day, and modern customers can choose from a variety of materials, including wool, silk and hemp and a variety of colors such as burgundy rugs.
Each one of these rug-weaving techniques is used to make rugs with different physical appearances. The one that a customer would choose depends on the type of decorating theme he or she has chosen. There is a variety of colors and styles that can be made within these weaving techniques, which means that customers may find a huge variety in rugs.