Rug Backing Stenciler

Stencil designs on rug backing material prior to hooking operations.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rug Backing Stencilers do?

Stencils designs on rug backing material, using mop, lampblack solution, and perforated paper patterns to prepare backing for hooking operations: Measures and cuts material, using ruler and scissors. Assembles spiked frame on floor, using screwdriver, and pulls material taut over spikes. Positions and pins pattern to material and mops lampblack solution onto pattern to transfer design. Dry mops pattern to remove solution and removes material from frame. May stretch material onto hooking frame and remove hooked rug from frame.

Should I be a Rug Backing Stenciler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • How to become a Rug Backing Stenciler

    Most Rug Backing Stencilers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9bbaaa&chl=no+college+%2894%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,94,94
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