Elsebeth draws the design on a polyester backing stretched upon a standing frame, adding detailed instructions for the craftsman. The craftsman uses a hand-operated "tufting gun" that punches strands of wool into the designated areas of the polyester "canvas". Elsebeth personally supervises the job in progress, and makes any necessary adjustments, based on her wide experience, unerring eye for detail and penchant for top quality.
The instructions specify not only the colors to be used, but the height of the pile, which can be anywhere from a standard 1.6 cm (0.63 inch) to a shaggy carpet with pile up to 4.5 cm (1.77 inch) high.
Any additional elements such as jewelry, metal leaf, beads, ceramics or other decorative elements are inserted by Elsebeth herself.
Once Elsebeth is satisfied that the rug has been completed exactly as per specifications, a secondary polyester backing is glued on, using latex adhesive, ensuring the carpet's integrity and durability. The rug is left to dry naturally in the ambient air, to ensure that it remains soft and flexible.
This technique enables the artist to make carpets and rugs in any shape, size, and design. The entire process takes about two to three months, depending of course on the complexity of the design and the size of the rug.