We differentiate between primary tufting cloth and secondary tufting cloth (final backing)
Primary cloth is one of the most important parts of tufting and something you should not save on. Tufting cloth is what the canvas would be to a painter. You stretch it over your tufting frame and tuft on it.
If you wanna know more about secondary cloth/final backing, follow this link
Tufting cloth is a high performance carrier fabric especially made for tufting.
There are many alternatives out there like burlap and monks cloth. We do not recommend using these. They’re not made to take up all the forces you are going to create with your tufting gun. These will most probably tear and won’t last long. Once you have a hole in your cloth and therefore in your rug, it’s annoying crafty work to hide it.
We offer tufting cloths in our shop Tuftinglove.com.
If you want to know how to stretch your tufting cloth properly, follow this link