Tufted fabrics are produced by needling extra yarns into an already woven fabric.it has vertical rows of fiber or yarn loops sewn through it to form a pile. The pile surface produced may be loop(uncut), cut, or may be a combination of the two. Therefore Designs can be tufted into fabric, such as flowers, leaves or figures, such as ballerinas and cowboys. Tufting production is used primarily for the manufacture of carpets or tufted blankets, bedspreads, and fake fur. Chenille fabrics are common for bedspreads and bathrobes, as well as cushion covers.
Tufted fabric is a kind of pile fabrics which can be made in a number of different ways. Pile fabrics exist in many forms such as velvet, terry towel, chenille and perhaps most commonly, pile carpets. They can be made by numerous processes including tufting, knitting, knotting, flocking and nonwovens. Pile fabrics are characterised by the tufts or loops of fibres or yarns that stand up from the base fabric.
Tufted fabric inspection includes
- Density of Tufts or loops
- Length of Tufts or loops
- Tufts or loops must not come off from base fabric.
- Types of pile fabric and colour
- Any other aspects client requires