I design my rugs to be beautiful, but they are to be walked on as well
“I work from my studio on Tamborine Mountain, where I design and produce Hand-tufted rugs”
My guiding philosophy comes from William Morris who said “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful”.
I am a Textile Artist and Community Artist and design and produce hand tufted Rugs from 100% Wool, Hand dyed specializing in Natural Dyes.
I run many creative workshops and gatherings and supply a large range of rug making materials.
Information on Hand –Tufted Rugs..
All rugs are produced locally, on Tamborine Mountain by Bec Andersen, from 100% New Zealand Wool.
What is Hand tufting?
It is a process of rug production, using a hand tufting gun, a hand held tool operated by air and electricity, which shoots yarn through a vertically stretched canvas backing. The technique allows for a variety of pile heights, both cut and loop pile, and is much like painting with wool.
Whilst this method of production is mainly used offshore to produce the same design over and over again, it is perfect for a small scale production of more one of a kind pieces.
My Colour Palette..
I specialize in natural dyes but in order to achieve certain colours locally made synthetic dyes are also used. The rustic natural dyes alongside the brighter synthetic pigments create my unique palette.
work with. I often hand paint my wool in order to create light and shade within the piece.
Natural Dyes are as colour fast as any synthetic dye, and when looked after correctly my rugs will last many years. I recommend Martha Gardners Wool Mix for spot cleaning, and absolutely no chemical cleaners, and a good vacuum clean will work wonders. Every 5 years, a hand wash with the Martha Gardeners Wool Mix may also be desired. Direct sunlight will fade any dyes, so keep this in mind when designing the space.
If you are interested in commissioning a rug, I would love to hear from you. You could make a date to come and visit me in my studio or we could have a chat on the phone.