Axminster Rug Setter

Operate machines to wind yarns to prepare the yarns for weaving into rugs.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Axminster Rug Setters do?

Operates machine to wind yarn from short spools onto longer spools in specified color arrangement to prepare yarn for weaving into rugs: Positions spools of yarn on creel as specified by pattern chart. Threads ends of yarn through reeds, tension devices, and guides, as specified by pattern chart. Adjusts tension on thread. Clamps ends to takeup spool. Starts machine and observes winding for yarn tangles and breaks. Pieces up broken ends. Stops machine when specified amount of yarn has been wound, cuts yarn with cutting blade, places clamp onto spool to hold yarn in place, and replaces spool with empty one. May be designated according to machine for which yarn is prepared as Rug Setter, Six-Quarter Machine; Rug Setter, Three-Quarter Machine. May operate machine to wind yarn onto loom beams and be designated Rug Setter, Velvet.


Should I be an Axminster Rug Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Rug Setter, Axminster, Rug Setter, Velvet

    How to become an Axminster Rug Setter

    Most Axminster Rug Setters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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