Sara Reth & Rug Making


photo submitted by Sara Reth

Sara Reth in the process of making a new rug.

Kaylin Schwandner, Reporter

Sara Reth is a sophomore who picked up a very unique hobby− rug making. This hobby of hers started over winter break and she says “it’s pretty easy, I just find a design and fill it in.”

To get started, you need yarn, a punching needle/tufting pen, and monk cloth. The yarn is fed through the tuft pen and just poked through the fabric over and over again while following a pattern you’ve created.

Tufting is defined as the act of a needle punching through a backing material in the form of a loop.

Reth’s hobby started by seeing something about it on Tik Tok and from there she bought the supplies and got started. She purchased a kit from Amazon and has made many fun things.

Some things she has created since starting are, a cloud to surround a small mirror and another the size of a book.

Reth explained how some people who make larger rugs tend to use a tufting gun because it’s a larger and faster version of the pen.

“It was a little frustrating and it definitely takes some practice. You have to make sure you have the right materials and you are using the pen correctly,” Reth said.

Who knows− what starts out small for Reth could turn into something amazing.