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By: Malcolm Sims
April 21, 2021

I have seen at first hand how pneumatic yarn splicing has improve efficiencies in carpet production. Whether it be on a Weaving loom or a Tufting machine the change from traditional knots to splices has made a dramatic difference. When I started working in a Tufting department in 1969, the first thing I was taught […]

By: Malcolm Sims
July 28, 2020

Since we launched the International Textile Flooring Academy in May 2017, we have seen a steady growth of members in the number of students and members from around the world. This is a very difficult time for all of us and with the Coronavirus in particular. The impact upon the textile flooring industry in terms […]

By: Malcolm Sims
January 15, 2020

New online training course – Practical Carpet Dyeing, Printing and Finishing A great new training course has been added to the Courses section of the Academy website: Practical Carpet Dyeing, Printing and Finishing. This course has been created by Ian Smith CTexT FTI. Ian studied textile chemistry, textile engineering, colour management and dyehouse management. He […]

By: Paul Bakker
February 4, 2019

ITF Academy Library now has a fascinating and highly-informative paper on how to become a successful carpet stylist. To be a Carpet Designer is written by Tracey Bentham, a designer with over 30 years’ service in the carpet industry. She says: “If you are interested in design as a career, leaving carpets out of the […]