How To Build A Frame For Hand Tufting
Hi everyone! I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what kind of frame I use for my hand tufted projects so I created a simple tutorial to help you get started. You just need a few materials, and the cool thing is, you can create any size frame you want. Dream big friends!
(4) pieces of 2×3 wood- cut to your dimensions
(4) carpet tacking strips cut to the same dimensions as your wood- if you are making a large frame you may want to create 2 rows of the staggered nail boards
(8) 3 inch screws
AFTER you cut the wood to your dimensions, assemble the frame using butt joints and two screws per side.
Using your drill gun, screw in each side.
Align the tacking strips on the wood, leaving a little space on both sides. It’s important that the nails are pointing outward because that is what keeps the backing material tight and in place. Nail that baby down.
Did I mention it was really simple? Now you’re ready to stretch your backing material onto the frame. Happy tufting!
Look out for the next tutorial: Different Backing Fabrics For Hand Tufting
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