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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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How to Make an Entrance

Amy Tyson

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We recently had a chance to make this stunning entry rug for Colleen Knowles Interior Design.

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The client wanted a thinner version to clear the door. This also created a sleeker look. See options above.

It’s the first rug we have woven on our new 10’ loom, “Suzy”.

Michelle weaving the Steeple entry rug.

Michelle weaving the Steeple entry rug.

Detail of Steeple rug.

Detail of Steeple rug.

Meg weaving the Steeple entry rug.

Meg weaving the Steeple entry rug.

Warm Us Up

Amy Tyson

In the last couple of months, we’ve seen an increase in demand for warm toned rugs. So much brown! Maybe it’s just a west coast thing but from California to Washington, people are looking for something beyond the standard grey palette.

Aurora weaving a plain weave runner.

Aurora weaving a plain weave runner.

Custom Multi weave runner.

Custom Multi weave runner.

Aurora weaving a Pueblo Harvest for Charles de Lisle Interiors.

Aurora weaving a Pueblo Harvest for Charles de Lisle Interiors.

Cydni reviewing the front of the rug while Jeremiah winds shuttles for a blue and brown rug.

Cydni reviewing the front of the rug while Jeremiah winds shuttles for a blue and brown rug.

Detail of Pueblo Harvest.

Detail of Pueblo Harvest.

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