Our manual Loop Tufting Tool is a handheld half-automatic rotary rug-hooking tool. Throughout the years, it’s also been referred to as an “egg-beater”-style carpet needle, since the movement of your working hand rotating the small handle is similar to whipping up eggs. It’s the fastest available manual tufting tool and offers many advantages compared to the electric tufting gun.
It operates like a handheld sewing machine: One hand guides the tool over the fabric, while the other hand turns the small handle.
With the rotation, the mechanism moves up and down two needles. The outer needle opens the fabric, and the inner needle pushes a loop of yarn through the opening. Producing a beautiful and voluminous carpet on the backside.
It is designed for working with a yarn around 3-4 ply and preferably 100% wool, but i.e. acrylic can also be used as long as it is a bit thinner.
The manual tufting tool is unique in many ways. It produces around 200 loops a minute, making it over ten times faster than the traditional Punch Needle. The loops can be set to three different heights (6mm, 8mm, 11mm), making it possible to create stunning three-dimensional effects. The tool can move forward and backward, making it easy to create your designs freely. It’s like painting with yarn, without any limitations.