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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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Colors of the Forest

Angela Boyle

It’s all about bringing nature inside.

From the options we created, the interior designer selected number 3.

From the options we created, the interior designer selected number 3.

A spool of our hunter green cotton yarn

A spool of our hunter green cotton yarn

Houseplants, our domesticated forest friends, bring fresh air and the peace of the natural world into your home. In this Pueblo Runner for a Mudroom, we brought the colors of greenery down to the ground. Combining willow and moss, olive and artichoke, this rug suggests new growth.

For this project, the interior designer wanted options: traditional greens and dark reds. With red and green being complementary colors, both would likely work in the same room but bring drastically different feels. In the end, of course, they went with the green. The colors of the seedling sprout are more relaxing. The shades give a more decompressing feel.

This particular pattern and color combination is evocative of lush canyons and mountain trails. Thinking of National Parks, valleys are covered in evergreens and shrubbery. Thinking smaller, ivy and pine create valleys around trails through the forest.

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The Pueblo runner will make a nice transition from outdoors to interior. Mudrooms are a convenient place to keep shoes, boots, jackets, and hats. Your outdoor accoutrements. In a room to keep the gear you want to go outside, it is shrewd to bring a sense of earthiness.

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Earth tones of the Tiger Eye pattern.

Earth tones of the Tiger Eye pattern.

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More than ever, houseplants are featured in our homes. The Cool Hunter thinks this trend is because “we crave more nature in our lives.” It is well established that we humans feel better spending time around plants. So it is no wonder we want to incorporate nature in our textiles, too.

—Angela

Warmth in a Wine Cellar

Angela Boyle

We recently completed one of our largest rugs to date, clocking in at 34 feet long and dominating the shop. This dark, charcoal rug was for a winery in Sonoma. The rich, deep colors are reminiscent of oak casks and wine cellars. 

Columns rug in charcoal.

Columns rug in charcoal.

This beautiful and subtle Columns rug is great for an urban/contemporary space. And these neutral colors can absorb a lot of wine. The rug would look fantastic with a little added merlot. (Though we hope there aren't too many accidents.)

Meg weaving this 11-foot wide rug.

Meg weaving this 11-foot wide rug.

Columns, our most durable construction, is awesome and versatile. With a variety of ways to organize the colors, it can match any environment. We were weaving this for 10 days. It was a team effort. 

Look at that length! Dominating the shop, indeed.

Look at that length! Dominating the shop, indeed.

If 34 feet isn't impressive enough, the final rug weighed in at over 200 lbs. It is a person unto itself!

Custom charcoal Columns rug on the loom.

Custom charcoal Columns rug on the loom.

Striped Action

Amy Tyson

We can do stripes. 

We've been working on these custom runners, based on a gold sample from our predecessor, Lark Textile.

Inspiration stripe sample

Inspiration stripe sample

We wove a few options, mixing all kinds of shades. But they like #1, minus the bright blue.

Approved client sample.

Approved client sample.

Sarah weaving one of the striped runners

Sarah weaving one of the striped runners

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4 Striped Runners.

4 Striped Runners.

Striped Runners

Striped Runners