Overall, primary tufting cloth is an essential component in the tufting process, as it provides a strong and stable base layer that helps to prevent tearing and produce high-quality tufted projects. Designed to be strong and durable, which makes it less likely to tear during the tufting process. The cloth is made from a blend of polyester and polypropylene, which are both synthetic fibers that have excellent tensile strength and resistance to tearing.
Prevents tearing or snagging.
When tufting, the tufting yarn is pushed through the primary tufting cloth with a tufting gun or needle. Because the primary tufting cloth is made from strong synthetic fibers, it is able to withstand the force of the tufting needle or gun without tearing or snagging.
In addition, primary tufting cloth is woven with a tight weave, which further helps to prevent tearing. The tight weave creates a smooth and stable surface onto which tufting yarn can be attached with ease, reducing the risk of the yarn getting caught or snagged during the tufting process.
Read our tips to prevent tearing or damaging your cloth.
Guidelines for marking and reference.
Yellow guidelines are woven into every 5 cm making it easy to mark and tuft your designs. Tufting guidelines are especially useful when tufting large or complex designs, as they can help to ensure that the design is aligned correctly and looks visually appealing. By following the guidelines, you avoid creating crooked or uneven lines in the tufted design, which can detract from the overall quality of a finished rug.