Hand Rug Braider

Make braided rugs from strips of wool, cotton, or synthetic materials.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Rug Braiders do?

Makes braided rugs by hand from strips of wool, cotton, or synthetic materials: Selects strips in matching, contrasting, or blending colors and interweaves three or more at time to form continuous braid. Lays braid on flat surface. Coils or bends it into shape, stitching edges together by hand. May cut material into strips and sew ends together by hand or machine. May dye materials.


Should I be a Hand Rug Braider?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Basket Hand Braider, Braided-Rug Maker, Rug Braider, Hand

    How to become a Hand Rug Braider

    Hand Rug Braiders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Rug Braider-related education!
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