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True North Textiles is a boutique weaving studio producing original rugs that experiment with contemporary color and texture while remaining reverent to time-honored traditions. We specialize in working closely with designers and homeowners to develop palettes and patterns that integrate effortlessly and beautifully into interior design schemes. Our rugs are made in America

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Design blog focused on textiles, rugs and pattern.

 

Spring Green

Amy Tyson

This week, we've been working on a 12' x 15' Barrington Rug. 

 Michelle weaving at True North Textiles.

Michelle weaving at True North Textiles.

 12' x 15' Barrington - off the loom and ready for finishing and backing.

12' x 15' Barrington - off the loom and ready for finishing and backing.

 Closeup of Barrington Rug

Closeup of Barrington Rug

 Barrington, pre backing.

Barrington, pre backing.

Triangle Action

Amy Tyson

Madison Triangle is a new pattern from our Spring 2018 collection. Different color striped backgrounds give this a wide range of looks.

 Madison Triangle Grey 4' wide runner

Madison Triangle Grey 4' wide runner

 Madison Triangle

Madison Triangle

 Madison Triangle Deep Blue and Vellum Fade Grey

Madison Triangle Deep Blue and Vellum Fade Grey

 Madison Triangle Aqua 8'x 10'. True North Textiles.

Madison Triangle Aqua 8'x 10'. True North Textiles.

Dotted Lines

Amy Tyson

 Rendering of 12' x 18' Dotted Line rug.

Rendering of 12' x 18' Dotted Line rug.

We just finished this l 12' x 18' for Tapis & Decor in Minneapolis. We started with a Photoshop rendering to show how stripes would look on the full size rug.

In the photo below, you can see the rendering taped to the loom. This is how the weavers keep track of the stripes to create  controlled variation and rhythm in width. Although I planned the blend of yellow creams and pale greys in the "white" section in the sample, I didn't expect it to be so pretty in the room size rug.

 Aurora weaving on Dotted Line rug. Michelle weaving a runner.

Aurora weaving on Dotted Line rug. Michelle weaving a runner.

 Rug off the loom and measuring for shrinkage.

Rug off the loom and measuring for shrinkage.

 Close up of Dotted Line Rug

Close up of Dotted Line Rug

 Amy Tyson

Amy Tyson

New Texture

Amy Tyson

We just launched this new pattern, Twisp 5, in our Spring Collection. I was thinking about making something thin that would go great on stairs. We tried several combinations to come up with this group of ribbed stripes.

 New Colors of Twisp 5

New Colors of Twisp 5

 Twisp 5 Grey Stripe - woven with the stripes down the length.

Twisp 5 Grey Stripe - woven with the stripes down the length.

 Twisp 5 Grey Stripe

Twisp 5 Grey Stripe