2-day course: Tufting + Finishing

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🇬🇧Next English Course: March Monday 11th- Tuesday 12th (If you are interested, contact me)

Tufting Initiation + Finishing - 7 hours (over 2 afternoons)

Beginner and Intermediate level — Class limited to 4 people

Location: Bordeaux, France


During this tufting initiation course, you will learn how to tuft a round or square rug measuring 50 cm and complete all necessary finishings.

Please note that the course is in French. If you want to attend a course in English, please contact me by mail.

How is the course going?

Day 1 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (4 hours)

- First step: get familiar with the material

I will introduce you to the tufting gun (for this course we will use the AK-I cut model) and we will do many tests. The gun is very easy to use and you will quickly become a tufting master!

- Second step: drawing the rug and choosing the colors

Freehand or with the help of an overhead projector, you will draw the design of the rug on the tufting cloth. For this course, you can bring your own design limiting yourself to 4 different colors or you can use an existing design available at the workshop.

Then, you will choose your colors from a large selection of yarns. 

- Step Three: Tuft Your Piece

It's time to get started! You will be able to tuft your rug at your own speed, and I will be by your side to give you many tips. Once these steps are completed, the tufting gun will no longer hold any secrets from you!


Day 2 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (3 hours)

This is the day for finishing touches! Your future rug has dried overnight, and you will be able to enhance it.

- First Step: Trimming (Front Finishings)

This step is crucial and will bring out the beauty of your rug. You will carefully trim your piece and detail each shape to highlight the patterns. It's a meticulous but very satisfying step!

- Second Step: Back Finishings

Many amateurs overlook this step to save time. But at Atelier Paolo, the rug should be as beautiful at the back as it is at the front!

I will be dedicated to teaching you the method that ensures the neatest finishings: finishing with cotton bias.

At the end of these numerous steps, you will take pride in having designed your own rug!


6 rue du Faubourg des Arts
33300 Bordeaux (Chartrons tram stop - Line B)


Any questions? atelierpaolo@yahoo.com