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Explanation: Ernst offers the following info:
to tuft- tuften
tufted carpet- Nadelflorteppich, Nadelvlies Teppich
The Tufting Method
Most of the rugs marketed today are made by the tufting process. In tufting, a prewoven backing fabric moves through a high-speed machine as a bank of giant needles inserts individual tufts into the material. Yarn from spools on giant creels is air-blown through plastic or copper tubes to the needles. On the face side of the carpet, the yarn is caught by a hook that forms the loop. For cut pile, a small knife beside each hook slits the loop.
After a carpet is woven, it must be carefully inspected. Minor imperfections may be repaired by burling--a hand process. An electric
tufting gun with a needle in its barrel is used to insert a missing bit of yarn in a tufted carpet. Custom designs may also be created with the gun.