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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.

 

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Always classic stripe

Amy Tyson

There are so many ways to make a navy stripe fresh and interesting. Here we have variation within a framework, 6-7" dark stripes broken up by thin white stripes. This could make a great hallway runner and easily incorporate several new colors.

Michelle weaving navy stripes

Michelle weaving navy stripes

Navy Stripe 10' x 13'

Navy Stripe 10' x 13'

Closeup of finished rug. Navy Stripe 10' x 13'

Closeup of finished rug. Navy Stripe 10' x 13'

Same pattern on bottom left, in Coral and Aqua.

Same pattern on bottom left, in Coral and Aqua.

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.

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 Bronze Lapis

Darby Bronze Lapis

Darby Smoke

Darby Smoke

Darby Bronze Lapis

Darby Bronze Lapis