Meet the Maker

a little about me 

Hey there! My name is Jina, I am the creator and owner behind Soleful Rugs. I’m in the dental world by day, and a rug maker by night (and every spare minute I get). Everything I do, I try to put my all into it, so I’m really excited to expand your imagination of what a rug can be, and I hope you come along for this journey!

how it all began 

I first stumbled upon rug making back in 2020, when the world felt like it was ending, and I had plenty of free time. I started out with punch needling, and made my first rug for a Christmas present. It took me a couple of months, and when it came time to give what I had worked so hard on, I was over the moon with excitement. Seeing the joy and amazement on the receiver's face sparked a need to spread the same joy to others, so the idea for soleful was born.

Since then I’ve purchased a tufting gun that makes my work go by a lot faster, and I love experimenting and pushing the boundaries of what people expect of “traditional rugs”. I’m excited to bring a little joy to your life. 

Thank you so much for being here, I appreciate you more than you know!

Jina, xo