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