Rug Backing Stenciler

Stencil designs on rug backing material prior to hooking operations.

What does a Rug Backing Stenciler do?

Stencils designs on rug backing material, using mop, lampblack solution, and perforated paper patterns to prepare backing for hooking operations: Measures and cuts material, using ruler and scissors. Assembles spiked frame on floor, using screwdriver, and pulls material taut over spikes. Positions and pins pattern to material and mops lampblack solution onto pattern to transfer design. Dry mops pattern to remove solution and removes material from frame. May stretch material onto hooking frame and remove hooked rug from frame.