The Manufacture of Wool Carpets

* This course has been ‘Approved with Credits’ by the Textile Institute.

A great foundation course on how wool carpets are made from pile fibre selection, through spinning, weaving and tufting to finishing. With very good technical content that will help in attaining a total overview of the carpet manufacturing industry.

A 4-module online training course covering carpet fibres, yarn engineering, machine-made carpet manufacture, carpet construction, textures and styling, carpet performance, testing and classification. Including 3 industry videos to assist understanding. There are questions after each module (totalling approximately 100 questions).

Richard Sudell – Business Development Manager – WoolSafe (UK)

“I’ve been in the carpet cleaning industry 30 years and thought I knew carpets. Your Manufacture of Wool Carpets course really refreshed my knowledge and reminded me of so much I’d forgotten. Well-organised modules took me on the journey from fibre to finished carpet in well-written logical steps. The multi-choice exams at the end of each module cemented the facts and the online format was very easy to navigate. I’d recommend the course to anyone in the carpet and rug industry.”

Paul Sherriff – Plant Manager – Godfrey Hirst (New Zealand)

I recently completed the Manufacture of Wool Carpets course through your organisation. I was very impressed with the course and the material that it covered. I certainly learnt a lot by completing this course which will help me in my career. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is working in the woollen yarn or carpet industry who would like to increase their knowledge of the whole manufacturing pipeline.




What will you learn?

Fibre properties

The Wool pipeline

Wool Scouring

Yarn Manufacture


Woven - Wilton and Axminster


Construction Terminology

Yarn Construction

Carpet Textures

Carpet Performance Terminology

The Chain of Carpet Properties

Carpet Classification

Test Methods for Carpets

Performance Tests

Course author

Course author

Dr Wood has extensive experience as a teacher and lecturer, having been a teacher of mathematics and physics at Cashmere High School, Education Manager at AgResearch Ltd, and the Manager, Education, Information & Partnership Services at Wool Research Organisation, New Zealand.

Dr Wood has had over 40 papers published in peer reviewed journals and technical reports.

Who is the course for?

Who is the course for?

This course is for all those interested in working in the carpet industry, those already in the industry but needing to know more, sales and marketing staff, customer services personnel, etc.

What's included?

Course manual

The course fee includes The Manufacture of Wool Carpets course manual (worth £85.00).


Upon successful completion of this course a certificate of merit is awarded.


Multi choice quiz at the end of each module

Industry videos

Videos showing aspects of the carpet manufacturing process

Access your course anywhere and on desktop, tablet or smartphone

Only £350.00

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