Professional Rug Making School

The Only Rug-Making School with At-Home and On-site Training Opportunities.

Learn How to Create and Make High-End Custom Rugs and Tapestries


Mastercraft Rug-Making School - 6 Point Synopsis

1. Business Start-up Training Manual

2. Set of 3 training DVDs + Bonus DVD

3. Design Book with 50 Proven Rug-Making Designs

4. Report – Top 9 Revenue Streams for Rug-Makers

5. Vendor list for 2022 – Materials, Tools and Suppliers

6. Support System – Ongoing Sales, Marketing, and Technical support

There are Two Courses Available: Hands-On and Home Study

Professional Training System

From start to finish: You will review and practice our unique 7 Step system we have designed for beginner students. This is a 4 day / 40 hr hands-on training program with Pro Rug Maker Russell Webb and his team. Designed for Entrepreneurs and Hobbyists alike. Includes all of the Home Study materials and more.

Explore the Entrepreneurs Training Course Below

Home Study Training System

This unique training system includes all of our comprehensive rug-making instructional DVD's, including the 7 Step System, our Designer Series Rug Collection Artwork, and Online Technical Support. Our Home Study training package is ideal for the motivated DIY hobbyist or craftsman.

How it Works

How to Get Started

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

1. Learn More. Explore our 7-step process by subscribing to our FREE guide. Discover How to Build Stunning Custom Rugs in 7 Steps. You'll find it here on this page below.

2. Schedule a free consultation. Email us or call to request an appointment. Check Availability: Schedule a training date - book a slot for your 4 Day / 40-hour training class.

3. Travel to our training facility in the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona AZ. Prepare to be amazed at what you will accomplish.

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Here's What You Get With Our On-Site Training Course for Entrepreneurs

Rugartists Business Start-Up Book

Business Start Up Training Manual

  • Business Plan – Example
  • Cost analysis on the 7 steps
  • Sales & Marketing advice 
  • 10 min job bidding formula
  • Support admin docs: contracts, production schedules, and more
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4 Day / 40 Hour Training in Sedona, Arizona

Four days of action packed training at our facility in Sedona, AZ. Expect the finest rug making training on the planet! You will learn the 7 step system from the pros with emphasis on repetition and refined rug making techniques. 

Rugartists Marketing Book

Report - Top 9 Revenue Streams in Carpet Sculpture

  • Top 9 Revenue Streams Identified
  • Some are in annual multi billion dollar markets with room to grow
  • Research indicates these markets are largely untapped by rug fabricators
  • Think in terms of themes that people love to identify with
  • Logos are one such theme
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Set of 3 Training DVD's

The entire rug-making course has been professionally filmed and edited into 3 DVDs. The 7 steps are expertly demonstrated in detail. Close-up demos on how to use each tool. Take these home to refresh your memory with what you learned from our team.

Get Our Secret Vendor List

  1. Access to our secret vendor list with our favorite suppliers
  2. Use this resource to save time and money
  3. Nearly 30 years of rug-making experience have gone into this treasure 

50 Exceptional Rug Designs

  • 50 proven rug designs
  • Hard copy design book
  • Digital copy flash drive
  • Illustrator ready files
  • Change colors and tweak designs with ease

Bonus DVD

Bonus DVD - How to make exceptional fabric border rugs

This bonus DVD is a tutorial on creating custom fabric border rugs. A favorite option for designers and decorators. Learn how to integrate a beautiful fabric right into your rug design. You will have access to close-up demos. Learn how to measure your materials and apply adhesives. The end result? You will know how to create a stellar finished product!

Fabric tapestry border

Mastercraft Rug Design Collection

Here are a few examples of our design collection. There are Fifty rug designs featuring 5 themes with 10 designs in each theme.

Questions and Answers

Custom products are unique. Costs run higher because they are one-of-a-kind products. People love personalized custom products. Calculate your cost of goods, your overhead expenses, and your time. Labor time will vary with the complexity of the project.

On average, smaller rugs start at the 500 range and go up to 1000. Medium size rugs are about $1000-5000 range. Larger rugs might start at $1500 and can go very high, upwards of $5000 to 10,000 and more.

We have a 10-minute bidding formula that has worked well for us, and we’ll share it with you.

Our system is a proprietary system, so we keep our techniques private and in-house. We can tell you; it is NOT a weaving system produced on a loom. It is also NOT a tufting gun process using spools of wool thread. Think along the lines of a mosaic process… almost.

Yes, you can make these rugs right from home. You can start by dedicating 1/2 of your garage to this new

Imagine a worktable, say size 48″ x 96″ to start with, say 40″ high. We have exact blueprints for such a table. This work table, a few pieces of carpet, and some tools are all you need to get started… then if you’re like us: you take over the whole garage and make it into a stellar rug-making studio.

One advantage we offer with these programs is we can tell you what NOT to buy. Some tools of the trade are unnecessary and will sit idle in your shop. We can guarantee this. We can save you hundreds and upwards of thousands of dollars by helping you choose your tools

You will need a handful of tools to get started. We offer a complete vendor list for your supplies. This is another great cost savings for you. The minimum cost for tooling set-up is around $3000.00 range.

Good question. The answer depends on the time and complexity of the project. We are producing rugs faster now due to our experience. As you would expect, this will be the case for any aspiring fabricator.
Expect 1-3 days for simple rugs, and about 7 days for detailed rugs. Then upwards of 2-3 weeks for fancy rugs, especially larger sizes. We can knock out logo rugs in 1-3 days, sometimes rugs in that time frame. Intricate artistic pieces may take a month or two! Check out our mind-blowing ornate Buddha tapestry. You can find it here – How to Make a Tapestry in 7 Steps.

There are many avenues that lead to sales. Home owners and business owners are key market segments. We have identified 9 hyper active markets you can focus on. In fact, we have written a complete report on this. It’s called, “Discover The Top 9 Revenue Streams in Custom Rug Fabrication.” The area rug market, in the USA alone, has surpassed 1 Billion in annual sales. This is a massive marketplace with plenty of room to grow for custom fabricators.

Can you trace a design from a template? If so, then yes, you can succeed in this field. With so many fantastic resources available online, you have endless options. If you are uncomfortable creating designs, then let others do it for you. BONUS: We will supply you with a design catalog featuring 50 outstanding rug designs. Use and re-use as often as you need. PLUS we can show you where to find many more.

No. But it helps. We started in the carpet cleaning trade before we started making rugs. We knew how to clean rugs and do a few carpet repairs and that was about it. This is a trade with easy entry. Carpet is a soft floor covering and quite forgiving to work with. This is opposed to, say, hard surfaces like stone and tile that require more precision. Of course, as quality becomes your main focus, the need for precision in rug making will too. In time.

Compare Our Two Rug Making Courses

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