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Bellingham, WA 98226
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True North Textiles is a design studio that makes flat woven rugs and wall art. We design and manufacture our textiles in Bellingham, WA.

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Design blog focused on textiles, rugs and pattern.

 

How to custom color

Amy Tyson

We can do all kinds of custom color but sometimes it helps to start with a favorite sample and make adjustments.

This client had a cream and blue sample of ours, FWT-33 Coast (below left).  She wanted to replace the blue with purple accents. She gave us paint chips, fabrics and poms so we could not only match the purple she wanted but also the neutral tones in the room.

The winner was Option 2 with it's cool tones. 

FWT-33 Coast

FWT-33 Coast

3 different options.

3 different options.

Aurora weaving FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Aurora weaving FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Weaving the Twill. By alternating 3 shuttles of yarn, we can create a little accent of purple.

In the photo below, you can see the purple dominant group just above Aurora's shoulder. One shuttle has no purple and the 3rd shuttle( in the foreground) has just one thin purple and the rest are cream and white.

Aurora weaving FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Aurora weaving FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Here's the finished rug that came in at 6'3" x 9'0" on our shop floor. The colors combine to create a nice hazy feeling.

Finished 6'3" x 9'0" . FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Finished 6'3" x 9'0" . FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Hooray for Red and Gold

Amy Tyson

This palette is super fun to work with. Hopefully it will excite some west coasters to take the leap. I've been looking for an excuse to use that vibrant orange gold forever because it's fabulous.

Pueblo Custom Color

Pueblo Custom Color

Geneva Pond, Washington

Geneva Pond, Washington

Pueblo with Pom color standards.

Pueblo with Pom color standards.

Jasper in Reds and Golds

Jasper in Reds and Golds

Opportunity for Autumn Riches

Amy Tyson

Darby Cape Blue

Darby Cape Blue

After finishing this Darby Cape Blue 8'x 10', we had some extra warp so we created new color ways. These  two new guys, Darby Bronze Lapis and Darby Smoke have rich, winter colors.

Darby Samples. Smoke & Bronze Lapis

Darby Samples. Smoke & Bronze Lapis

The vertical warp yarns play a more active roll when you have a dark background color. We love the sparkle of gold.

Darby Smoke

Darby Smoke

Darby Bronze Lapis

Darby Bronze Lapis

Go Bold

Amy Tyson

We recently worked on this Kitchen Runner project for Stark Carpet in San Francisco. Californians have great taste. Such a pleasure to weave such a bold rug. It will really envigorate the space. 

Steeple2 Red on Dale (Loom)

Steeple2 Red on Dale (Loom)

Meg weaving on Dale.

Meg weaving on Dale.

Steeple 2 Red on the loom at True North Textiles

Steeple 2 Red on the loom at True North Textiles

Here is the group of finished runners on our shop floor. They will look fantastic on a wood floor.

Steeple 2 Red finished runners ready for shipping!

Steeple 2 Red finished runners ready for shipping!

We've also made this in a lovely blue color. Not as dramatic as the red version but still a strong statement. This one also has a subtle touch of mint chenille for sparkle.

Steeple 2 in Royal Blue at True North Textiles.

Steeple 2 in Royal Blue at True North Textiles.