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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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Of Tides & Textiles

Amy Tyson

Thin Columns Beach at True North Textiles

Thin Columns Beach at True North Textiles

Introducing Thin Columns Beach!

Beach is the color, of course. In weaving, we call this texture pick and pick. One row of one color followed by another row of another color creates vertical stripes.

Meredith weaving at True North Textiles.

Meredith weaving at True North Textiles.

Flatwoven rug, Thin Columns Beach, at True North Textiles.

Flatwoven rug, Thin Columns Beach, at True North Textiles.

We like subtle color variation, unexpected juxtapositions. This rug is inspired by the feeling of tucking your toes in the edge of a wave.

Thin Columns Beach pre backing process.

Thin Columns Beach pre backing process.

Pattern Feature: Runway

Amy Tyson

We’ve been experimenting with Block weaving. We wanted to create pattern that have large areas of a color but don’t long “floats” of yarn on the surface for people to trip over. This structure allows for a concentrated section of higher pile yarns that are sort of like short loops.

Runway Cinder, Runway White, Runway Lake

Runway Cinder, Runway White, Runway Lake

Runway Lake Entry Runner

Runway Lake Entry Runner

You can see the backside of the Runway Lake on the rug and this pattern is reversible! Of course, it’s a mass of white loops on that side. It’s neat to see the front and backside at the same time.

Below is a colorway we’re hoping to make for an Idaho or Montana project. Wouldn’t this go great in your Jackson Hole mountain resort or Vail ski chalet?

Runway Costa Mesa

Runway Costa Mesa

We really wanted to make one where the blocks are even more dramaticallly different in color. Luckily for us, someone else got that idea and they ordered a small custom bathroom rug. Meg wove it after the Runway Lake on the same warp.

Meg weaving a custom color Runway.

Meg weaving a custom color Runway.

We’re going to do some additional colors of this soon in perky summer combos!