Profession carpet handicraft worker

Carpet handicraft workers use handicraft techniques to create textile floor coverings. They create carpets and rugs from wool or other textiles using traditional crafting techniques. They can use diverse methods such as weaving, knotting or tufting to create carpets of different styles.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Textile materials

    Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.

  • Types of carpet

    Different types of carpet based on materials, production method, backing, fitting techniques, cost, durability, aesthetics and other criteria.

  • Types of textile fibres

    The variety of textile fibres both natural such as wool and hemp and man-made or synthetic fibers.

Skills

  • Create patterns for textile products

    Create a two-dimensional model used to cut the material for textile products such as tents and bags, or for individual pieces needed for upholstery work.

  • Use traditional carpet making techniques

    Create carpets using traditional or local techniques. Use methods such as weaving, knotting or tufting to create handicraft carpets from wool or other textiles.

  • Manufacture textile floor coverings

    Produce textile floor coverings by tending machines, sewing parts, and applying finishing touches to products such as carpets, rugs, and made up textile floor covering articles.

  • Control textile process

    Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.

  • Cut textiles

    Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.

  • Decorate textile articles

    Decorate wearing apparels and made up textile articles by hand or using machines. Decorate textile articles with ornaments, braided cords, golden yarns, soutaches, jewellery, and cristals.

  • Produce textile designs

    Draw sketches for textile design, by hand or on computer, using specialist Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

  • Use textile technique for hand-made products

    Using textile technique to produce hand-made products, such as carpets, tapestry, embroidery, lace, silk screen printing, wearing apparel, etc.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacture knitted textiles ensure health and safety in manufacturing maintain machinery use weaving machine technologies tufting technology knitting machine technology monitor textile manufacturing developments place orders for textile materials work in textile manufacturing teams textile technologies furniture, carpet and lighting equipment products tend weaving machines textile industry