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Bellingham, WA 98226
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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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Introducing Tiger's Eye

Amy Tyson

Sometimes the best inspiration comes from what is already at hand. Here are the first couple of our new patterns which are fresh takes on older ideas. 

Tiger Eye is an adaption of a Lark Diamond design. We wanted to give it more of a tree bark or animal skin feeling. The unexpected and irregular shapes to add drama.

Tiger's Eye Deep Green, Forest and Russet

Tiger's Eye Deep Green, Forest and Russet

Meg Weaving Tiger Eye.

Meg Weaving Tiger Eye.

Tiger Eye Charcoal

Tiger Eye Charcoal

This is a chunkier weave than we've been doing lately. Lots of cushion.

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.

Many faces of the Columns Rug

Amy Tyson

We've had a lot of success with this Columns pattern. So we decided to try it out in some new color combinations.

Meg with room size Columns Autumn

Meg with room size Columns Autumn

Columns Pumpkin

Columns Pumpkin

Columns Espresso

Columns Espresso

Meg explaining the stripes to Michelle.

Meg explaining the stripes to Michelle.

Columns sample blanket

Columns sample blanket

Columns Storm

Columns Storm