Hello. We are Tufting studio & shop RUGMATAG, which operates a tufting workshop and a specialty store for equipment and materials in Morinomiya, Osaka .
In this blog, we will compare the amount consumed and the texture of the finished product when making a rug with the exact same design using yarn for tufting (acrylic/wool) and acrylic yarn for crafts. I tried it.
I hope this will be helpful to those who have questions such as ``I don't really understand the difference in the finished product'' or ``How much wool do I use in the end?''
The yarn I will be using this time is
・Number of commonly sold acrylic yarn for crafts
・Miyoshi rugs sold at our store MB210 HIGH QUALIRY ACLYRIC YARN (acrylic yarn for tufting)
・RUGMATAG WOOLYARN (wool yarn for tufting)
There are three types.
This time, we will compare all the designs with the same design, the same spacing, and the same finishing method, only changing the yarn.
We will create a 25cm x 25cm square with a design in which each half is a different color.
Measure the weight of the yarn before making it.
This time, we will use 2 strands of acrylic yarn for handicrafts and wool yarn for tufting, and 5 strands of acrylic yarn for tufting.
I transferred the drafts while making sure they were all the same size, 25cm x 25cm.
For this production, I used an AK-1 with a 17mm setting.
I made all three shots using the same gun and the same hitting method to avoid any differences.
Measuring yarn consumption after production
●Amount of yarn left
●Amount of yarn consumed
After weighing the yarn after production and calculating the amount consumed, the results were as follows. The amount of yarn used for tufting is almost the same, and the amount of yarn used for crafts is about 50g less.
This time, mesh for lining + The lining is finished with a combination of tufting backing agent (contains anti-mite ingredients) .
I applied it in an even amount so that there would be no difference.
This is the weight of the rug with the lining left uncut and the surface untreated.
Adhesive + lining added about 40-50g.
Finish by preparing the surface.
I used a trimmer guide to trim all the surfaces to the same thickness (18mm) and the same size, and trimmed the edges with a trimmer so that they were rounded.
Craft acrylic yarn is lighter than the other two types. The texture is soft and sinks when pressed with your fingers. There is not much graininess to be seen.
The acrylic yarn for tufting has 5 strands, so it has fine grains and is suitable for delicate expressions such as gradations. Like acrylic yarn for crafts, it has a soft texture, but has a chewy cushioning effect. For the same size, the amount used is almost the same as wool yarn.
Wool yarn for tufting gives a heavier finish than acrylic yarn. The yarn is strong, so it doesn't sink much even when pressed with your fingers, and it doesn't leave a residue behind. It is not suitable for expressing gradation because it has two lines, but it does make carvings more clearly visible and the boundaries between colors are clear. It can also be said to be suitable for designs where you want clear lines.
Since this time we only compared the production, we cannot compare the durability, but since both yarns for tufting are made for rugs, they seem to be sturdy. When it comes to handicrafts, I feel that it tends to lose its shape when stepped on, so I felt it would be suitable for things like wall decorations.
In general Wool yarn is said to be highly durable, and wool is also used in high-end rugs. In addition, since wool is an animal fiber, it is difficult to burn and is a practical material with excellent temperature and humidity control.
What did you think? This time, we compared three types of yarn commonly used for tufting to see how they differ in consumption, finish, and texture by creating the same design. I hope this comparison will be helpful in choosing the yarn that best suits the design and purpose of the rug you want to create.
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