The gold standard fabric for tufting is called ‘Monks Cloth'. It is a strong and durable fabric with holes large enough to allow the gun to easily thread through without ripping holes or damaging the fabric.

There are other fabrics that you could use in place of monks cloth, but ideally you should be looking for something with a similar consistency and thread could to monks cloth as this will allow your gun (whether it be loop or cut pile) to successfully navigate the cloth without ripping or warping when removed from the frame.

Your fabric must have some flexibility which allows the needle of your gun to easily work through, without being too elastic. One of the most important elements of tufting is having a firm and consistent amount of pressure on your fabric as you work, it your fabric is too elastic this will not be possible and may warp your designs.

October 14, 2020 — Kinalin