How to set up a Tuft the World Tufting Frame

Updated 4 months ago by Tim Eads

Learn how to set up your Tufting Frame in this easy video tutorial by Tuft the World founder Tim Eads. 

The following instructions are included with the purchase of a Tuft the World Tufting Frame or Kit. 

1. Lay wooden pieces on their edges in the shape of the frame with tack points facing up. 

  • Make sure the right and left boards are in the correct position. 
  • The right side board has 4 holes drilled in the face. 

2. Use a hand drill with a Philips head driver to screw the four frame boards together along the 

pre-drilled holes in the top and bottom pieces.

3. Attach screw eyes to the yarn feeder using pre-drilled holes. 

4. Attach the cone holder and yarn feeder on the right side of the frame. 

  • Cone holder attaches with pre-drilled holes on the right board, 4” up from the bottom of the frame. 
  • Yarn feeder attaches 4” from the top of the frame. 

5. Place dowels in corresponding holes on the cone holder

6. Clamp frame to the edge of any sturdy table using adjustable clamps (purchased separately). We recommend c-clamps or bar clamps, available at any hardware store.

*Arrows on the diagram indicate tack direction, and the text printed on the side of the carpet tack should be oriented as it is in the above diagram, pointing away from the center of the frame. 

**Cloth should be very tight on the frame. If it doesn’t “stick” to the carpet tack, make sure the points of the tack are facing away from the center. If they aren’t, unscrew and rotate the frame sides so they do. 

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