Handmade Shaggy Rugs
The cost of handmade shaggy rugs has dropped over the last few years, they are now priced very close to machine made rugs, mainly because of the rise of table tufting. This is a process which is faster than standard hand tufting because sewing machines have been adapted to take multiple yarns which greatly reduces the cost of production. An added bonus is the use thick and thin yarns will create an attractive chunky and fine texture combination. The table tufted rug is finished with a jute backing and bound as conventional hand tufted rugs. While some rugs are still produced using standard hand tufting techniques, the majority of plain shaggy rugs are now handmade using the table top method. Click the video to see just how these rugs are produced.