Huffletuft, textiles teacher



location_on Leeds

local_activity classes: TuftingTextiles

4.9 (38)
Instagram followers1k

We’re a Leeds-based studio offering rug tufting workshops and commissions. Coming from a background completely unrelated to crafts, we discovered our passion for tufting and established Huffletuft in 2022. Rug tufting is a fun and incredibly rewarding craft, and we wanted to provide a space where anyone could come to experience it. Many of our customers have told us they find it to be very therapeutic and a great stress reliever – and the best part is, you get to take home your own handmade rug at the end!

We love teaching others and seeing all the beautiful rugs you create in our studio. Tufting is a highly versatile art, and you can make a wide variety of items at our workshop, from small accessories to large decorative pieces.

Please note that for group bookings, you can book different items for the same session – just go to the different item pages and choose the same start time, then book the items separately.

Anyway, that’s enough about us – come and book your workshop now!




Nicole Southall Apr 2024

We had an excellent time making our rugs! The lead was patient and we never felt rushed. He made sure we all left with an excellent product. Thank you!

Milena Apr 2024

Rug tufting was really fun and easy to get the hang of - Alex was a very good teacher and explained everything you needed to know. There was a great choice of yarn colours and the studio atmosphere was very relaxed so it was easy to just get on and do. A great introduction to tufting for beginners.

Bina Mistry Apr 2024

Such a fun experience and Alex was super helpful and really lovely! We had a great time!

Nadine Moseley Apr 2024

Thank you Alex for teaching me how to tuft and untangling my yarn all daylol. Had a great day and really happy with the results.

Fiona Apr 2024

Really enjoyable session at good pace where we all left with something we would be proud to hang in our homes!
Alex was patient with us, and helped as we went along to get the best results.
Great value for money and perfect for our hen party :)

Sarah Covell Apr 2024

Three generations attendedmum, son and granddaughter and we all had a great time. A very enjoyable and reasonably priced day out. Take a packed lunch and lots to drink, it's thirsty work.

Beginners' Medium Rug Tufting Workshop review by Sarah Covell - Leeds

Maciej Skwierczynski Apr 2024

Nice tufting experience, Alex was a good host, helping the participants and guiding us through the process.

Yuru Apr 2024

We went as a group of four and it was such a fun and memorable activity to do with friends! Alex was very patient and helpful, and it was quite easy to get a hang of tufting with his instructions. There were a lot of different colour yarns to choose from which helped us create the rugs we had in mind. Thanks Alex!

Lewis Catley Mar 2024

We did the mini rug workshop and all had a great time. Easy to pick it up with clear instructions. Would recommend and do again.

Beginners' Mini Rug Tufting Workshop review by Lewis Catley - Leeds

Naomi Adamson Mar 2024

We had an amazing time doing our class. Huffletuft were so accommodating when booking our session. We had a very specific day and time in mind and they were able to put a session on for us to meet our demands. Communication before the session was easy via their Facebook page. I sent over the images we were basing out designs on and got some good advice about some aspects of them before we even started. When we arrived, the session was organised and the canvases with the designs already drawn on were out ready to go. Whilst choosing my colours it was clear there wasn't enough of one of the colours I needed so during the session a member of the Huffletuft team went out and got some more so I didn't have to compromise on colour. We had great support throughout without it being too much and overbearing. The atmosphere was relaxed and calm. Overall, we had a fab afternoon and will definitely be back!

Kirsty Spencer Mar 2024

Alex was a great teacher, he explained and demonstrated the tools and processes clearly and then let me get on with it, popping up with helpful tips and yarn detangling as needed throughout the day. The technique is pretty easy to get the hang of once you get going. All the materials were provided and lots of choice was available. I didn't send through an image in advance which made the start of the workshop slower as Alex had to transfer an image while I waited. The venue is easy to find using sat nav. There was no onsite parking and other local carparks were already full by 10am on a week day. I parked at Cardigan Fields about a 12 minutes walk away. I was at the studio for around 9 hours in total for my large rug, making the course great value for money, however I was exhausted at the end and found it quite physically taxing! Trimming the rug was more difficult and I created some pretty uneven bits, so I would consider paying the extra money for Alex to do it for me if I was going again. I'm absolutely thrilled with what I achieved as a beginner though!

Beginners' Large Rug Tufting Workshop review by Kirsty Spencer - Leeds

Lauren Stoute Mar 2024

The class was really fun, teacher was great and made it so easy to learn.

Anonymised ClassBento student Mar 2024

A great cosy workshop with a great host in Alex. Would recommend and liked the options to make coasters/different sized rugs. Thank you!

James Johnson Mar 2024

Was a brilliant birthday present and resulted in wonderful large rugs! Would recommend to anyone!

Anonymised ClassBento student Mar 2024

Me and my partner love to try new things and we absolutely loved it. It was fun, creative and therapeutic. The venue was slightly cold and we could have done with some music, however we would definitely go again and use all the skills we have learnt to attempt a more challenging design.

Beginners' Mini Rug Tufting Workshop review by Anonymised ClassBento student - Leeds

Emma Marklew Mar 2024

I had a great time learning to tuft. This experience was a birthday present. Alex is a great teacher, supportive and understanding throughout. Everything we needed was supplied and I came away with a lovely momento of the day. Thank you.

Kelly Forster Mar 2024

Really enjoyed the class, it was great value for money and I love my mini rug, it came out better than expected

Bev Mar 2024

My daughter and I learnt to tuft and had great fun making coasters.
Alex was fab, he was very friendly and gave clear instructions on how to use the equipment, nothing was too much trouble.
There was a great selection of yarn colours to use. I loved the process and came home with two lovely coasters.
Thankyou Huffletuft for a great experience.

Textiles class review by Bev - Leeds

Maisie Davies Feb 2024

We had so much fun with our lovely teacher. Thank you Alex for a wonderful day, we will be recommending this class to everyone.

Aishwarya Sunderrajan Feb 2024

Alex was lovely and super helpful! Would definitely recommend this a fun activity to do :)

Jaime Barber Jan 2024

Brilliant course. Alex was a fantastic teacher, very patient and made the day really fun. I had a great day, venue was really easy to get to by public transport which is handy if you dont drive. Cups of tea and venue was friendly and cosy. Went home after one day course with a rug I am really proud of having never done tufting before. Recommend to everyone! Ill be back

Charmaine Gooding Jan 2024

Had such a fantastic morning! Made some new friends, would definitely come again, everyone should give it a go I had so much fun.

Beginners' Mini Rug Tufting Workshop review by Charmaine Gooding - Leeds

John Regan Jan 2024

What an amazing experiance alex was patient helpful and me and my partner did something completely new and fun id definetly recommend this for an easy date or day out we were comeplete beginners and im awful with crafts i cant reccomend this enough

Victoria Price Jan 2024

An enjoyable way to spend three hours. I’d recommend giving tufting a go! Thanks Alex

Alexandra Grove Jan 2024

Great workshop, it was very comprehensive and I made a small rug with the design of my choice. Was a really fun afternoon.

Bertie Wood Jan 2024

Loved the chill and personal atmosphere and (surprisingly) easy and relaxing rug tufting. Very simple to book and Alex was a very good teacher and very helpful.
Thanks very much

Bethan Hardy Dec 2023


Me and my 2 friends enjoyed this class very much, Alex was a great teacher, extremely helpful and even provided us with cups of tea!

Would highly recommend for a fun day out or a birthday surprise (which is why we went)

Thanks again, I’m sure we’ll be back again to have another go and perfect our newly learned skill!

Textiles class review by Bethan Hardy - Leeds

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for the kind words :)

Dawn Haskett Dec 2023

Absolutely brilliant afternoon with Alex doing tufting, all materials were made available, even a lovely cup of tea, (many thanks for that) . Suitable for all ages and abilities

Teacher's response

Thanks for coming! We’re glad you enjoyed your experience :)

Hannah Jones Nov 2023

Alex was great! We found the venue easily and were well catered for throughout the session. Alex took good care of our group of 6, clearly demonstrating and showing us how to tuft, then assisting and advising as we did it ourselves. Materials and equipment were great, and we all love our mini rugs!

Beginners' Mini Rug Tufting Workshop review by Hannah Jones - Leeds

Teacher's response

Thanks for the kind words! Very glad to hear you enjoyed your session :)

Olivia Nov 2023

We had the best time rug tufting! The instructor gave clear instructions and was on hand to help. We picked it up pretty quickly over the 3 hours and it's an excellent chill activity that you can do whilst chatting. Plus, you get to go home immediately with your finished product! Would definitely recommend and go again.

Amy Wobbaka Nov 2023

Very organised, really helpful and great fun. Would love to do it again! Thank you.

Teacher's response

Thank you! Was a pleasure hosting you

Sara Pucci Nov 2023

Great thanks Alex for teaching us and for the beautiful experience! Will come back :) cheers

Teacher's response

Thank you for the kind words! Was great hosting you

Natalie Carter Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Myself and my brother had a great time at the workshop! Alex was a great teacher and talked us through every step excellently. We were both so surprised and impressed at how our final pieces came out and would definitely recommend!

Teacher's response

Thank you for the kind words! It was great hosting you and seeing how your rugs turned out ☺️

Omar Oct 2023

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Sumbbal Yasin Oct 2023

We had an amazing time at Huffletuft!
The teacher was very helpful and guided us through the session. We had lots of fun using the equipment and would definitely do it again.

Teacher's response

Thanks for your review! Was lovely hosting you

Jay Wyatt-Jones Oct 2023

Whole experience was great fun. Teacher (Alex) was really helpful and nice throughout. Would really recommend.

Beginners' Mini Rug Tufting Workshop review by Jay Wyatt-Jones - Leeds

Teacher's response

Thank you for the review and kind words! Glad you enjoyed it

Eesha Umer Oct 2023

Super comprehensive, the teacher was really helpful, friendly, and understanding! Made some really cute rugs and even cuter memories. Would definitely recommend! Well worth the price and all the materials and tools we're provided. Even if you have no idea what rug tufting is you'll come out feeling like an expert. Definitely recommend! We'll 100% be back and bringing all our family and friends along with us

Teacher's response

Thank you for the review! Look forward to hosting you again

Electra Lerou Oct 2023

Super fun activity! The class was amazing and Alex was a great instructor! We love our new mini rugs :))

Teacher's response

Thank you so much! Was great hosting you

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