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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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Twill Magic

Amy Tyson

We were lucky to get this custom color kitchen runner project. These are the color options that we created based on the client's color reference. We wove a red/beige dominant mix, a blue/beige dominant and option 3 is a dark mix that's heavy on browns. 

FW33. Options are good.

FW33. Options are good.

Twill makes a great texture. Here's a closeup of Option 2. The client went with Option 3 - most practical choice for a kitchen.

FW33 Twill

FW33 Twill

Michelle weaving the runners

Michelle weaving the runners

FW33 Custom Color Runners

FW33 Custom Color Runners

Here are the finished pair at 2' x 7' each.

One of a Kind

Amy Tyson

We are really excited about this unique and creative project that we just finished! We started with a Photoshop rendering because we don't have a sample for every pattern and every color contained in this rug.

Photoshop Rendering

Photoshop Rendering

Once the client approved the rendering, we printed it for the weavers to help guide them along as they were weaving. We started with dark shades as per the image.

Multi weave rug on Roy (that's the loom name)

Multi weave rug on Roy (that's the loom name)

We used a consistent beige color for the background and varied the pattern colors. We also used some grey and brown yarns that were either discontinued or leftover from past projects.

This adds to the beauty because there are so many different shades and colors throughout the whole piece. It also makes it impossible to reproduce exactly. See all the colors of grey on the shuttles below.

Aurora Weaving

Aurora Weaving

The intersection of patterns and colors are a bit of surprise because the rug can never match the rendering. There are over 2000 different colors of yarn in the finished rug.

This rug was commission by Maplecraft for the BIA Parade of Homes.

Finished 9x12

Finished 9x12

Closeup of Multi weave rug.

Closeup of Multi weave rug.

Neutral color with Sophisticated pattern

Amy Tyson

One of our favorite patterns, Creswell, looks great in a lot of colorways. We created some new samples of this taupe color with extra fluffy white yarn and it sold right away! We wove this 12' x 12' custom rug for our friends at Lenos Ltd in Nashville. 

Meg weaving.

Meg weaving.

Creswell Taupe on the loom.

Creswell Taupe on the loom.

Meg vacuuming finished rug.

Meg vacuuming finished rug.