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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!

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

Introducing Tiger's Eye

Amy Tyson

Sometimes the best inspiration comes from what is already at hand. Here are the first couple of our new patterns which are fresh takes on older ideas. 

Tiger Eye is an adaption of a Lark Diamond design. We wanted to give it more of a tree bark or animal skin feeling. The unexpected and irregular shapes to add drama.

Tiger's Eye Deep Green, Forest and Russet

Tiger's Eye Deep Green, Forest and Russet

Meg Weaving Tiger Eye.

Meg Weaving Tiger Eye.

Tiger Eye Charcoal

Tiger Eye Charcoal

This is a chunkier weave than we've been doing lately. Lots of cushion.