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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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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!

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.