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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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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

Ocean's Wake

Amy Tyson

New Texture. 

I've been wanting to expand beyond the standard colors of cotton that we use for the warp (vertical yarns). We've created a couple of new patterns that use wool for the warp, a combination of thin white and thick dark grey natural. It gives a great texture to the background color group. This one is called Ocean's Wake.

Ocean's Wake Detail.

Ocean's Wake Detail.

Ocean's Wake 8' x 10'

Ocean's Wake 8' x 10'

Ocean's Wake Ice

Ocean's Wake Ice

With this weave structure, a bit of the pattern color shows up in the background. You can see this more clearly in the stripe version below. When the triangle is turquoise, the background shape has a little turquoise in it. 

If we wanted to get rid of that effect, we could make long floats on the back. But I think it's part of the charm.

Ocean's Wake Turquoise Stripe

Ocean's Wake Turquoise Stripe