Enthusiasm. Dedication to handmade. Respect for materials, process and details.
Innovation. Be flexible and try new things. If it doesn’t work the first time, we can always try again.
Conscientious. Be aware of our impact on our environment and the environment. From air quality and safety in the shop to what we put in the landfill.
Resourcefulness. Work with intention and do whatever it takes to meet the customer’s expectations. It’s not about cutting corners. It’s about making the most of what we have.
Teamwork. Shared burdens and shared success. Let’s have peace and harmony in the shop.
Community. Be the person that you want to have in our community. Clients, suppliers and business partners.
True North Textiles is made up of a group of artisans that are excited to contribute to the vibrant weaving culture that is thriving in Washington state. We weave on looms that are manufactured in the United States specifically designed to produce rugs. Although patterns are frequently designed on the computer, all rugs are woven by hand to retain the feel and natural variation of a hand made product. If you are in the area, we welcome you to our studio to see what’s on the loom and discover what we can create for you!
Approaching art and design from several disciplines, Amy Jo Tyson founded True North Textiles with the intention of creating enduring works of art that enliven the home and spirit. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Amy has created original art used in rugs and wallpaper for an international clientele. Working for renowned carpet companies gave her a command of materials and processes and a frustration with the lack of immediacy and control common in working with international factories. A lifelong painter and nature lover, Amy has lived in and traveled across the country before returning home to the Pacific Northwest. Jumping at the opportunity to create uncompromised designs in a local workshop Amy is excited to collaborate with designers and home owners to create original carpets with unique texture and fabulous color.