Hello. We are Tufting studio & shop RUGMATAG, which operates a tufting workshop and a specialty store for equipment and materials in Morinomiya, Osaka .
Are you ready to make it, but are you wondering, ``How should I transfer the design onto the fabric?'' or ``What should I be careful about?'' This time we have summarized how to draw designs on tufting cloth. I would be happy if you could use it as a reference when creating.
You can also draw simple patterns or illustrations directly onto the tufting cloth.
One thing to keep in mind when drawing freehand on tufting cloth is forgetting to reverse it .
Draw an inverted design on the driving surface.
Simple designs can be drawn freehand.
For text or complex designs, we recommend using a projector as described below.
Transferring with a projector is recommended because it allows you to draw accurately, and it is easy to trace even complex designs if you have them.
When transferring using a projector, it is easier to see the design clearly if you dim the lights in the room as much as possible.
There are various types of projectors.
When transferring tufting, we recommend something that is small, allows height and fine position adjustment, and can be connected to a smartphone using Bluetooth or mirroring functions.
We use a small NEBULA projector at our store.
Preparing the design
If the design is hand-drawn on paper, be careful not to distort it and take a photo of the design with your smartphone.
If the design is digital (design using tools such as Illustrator), save it on your smartphone or iPad.
If you draw outlines and boundaries between colors in clear colors, they will appear clearly when projected onto the tufting cloth, allowing for smooth transfer.
How to project from the driving surface
The important thing to keep in mind when copying from the embossing side is to flip the design beforehand. Project the reversed design onto the driving surface.
Measure the size with a ruler, etc. and then turn it out to the desired size.
When transferring from the embossing surface, if you draw directly from the front, it will overlap the projector and the design will not be visible, so you can draw smoothly by reaching out slightly from the side.
How to project from a surface
If you have enough space on the front side, we recommend projecting using this method.
When projecting from the surface, do not reverse the design; if you project the original design as it is, the reversed design will be projected onto the embossing surface.
Measure the size with a ruler, etc., and roll it out to the desired size.
Once you project it from the surface, there is no need to invert it, and it does not overlap with the projector, so the transfer is very smooth.
This time we introduced how to draw designs on tufting cloth.
Having a thorough and clean draft that serves as a guide will make a difference in the balance of the finished product and the ease of work.
Our tufting cloth has guide lines every 5cm , so it is recommended for easy balance when transferring with a projector or drawing freehand.
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