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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.

Winter Wonderland of Wool

Amy Tyson

Artist’s Point in the summer! We always have snow nearby.

Artist’s Point in the summer! We always have snow nearby.

Winter is here. And with it, we can only hope for snow. Or is that just me? It’s been unseasonable warm this year and we miss the cold snowy days, the red noses, and the ever-present excuse to drink gallons of hot tea.

Talara Navy Stripe

Talara Navy Stripe

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Just like there are so many kinds of snow, there are so many colors of Winter White. And we have rugs that show all those colors and textures. Talara in Navy and White reminds me of a snowy mountain range. The wind blows through stunning peaks in a glorious winter mood.

Gibson Royal Blue

Gibson Royal Blue

If you like your whites on the cool side, the blues in this Gibson shimmer like shadows across dappled snow. It’s soft and fluffy.

(Photo by  Erol Ahmed  on  Unsplash )

(Photo by Erol Ahmed on Unsplash)

Twisp Twill

Twisp Twill

This brilliant Twisp Twill, with the combination of vertical and diagonal, is fresh falling snow, moving along the wind. The light blue brings out the coldness, but the warm yellow in the warp yarn reminds us of those oddly warm snowy days.

Wintry rugs: Arrow in Shark, Twisp Twill, and Runway.

Wintry rugs: Arrow in Shark, Twisp Twill, and Runway.

Sometimes it is nice to view the glistening snow from warm inside your winter cabin. Olso in Black and White would make a fine addition to any cabin. It makes me want to sit by the window with a hot mug of cocoa, wrapped up in a cozy blanket.

Photo by  Greg Rakozy  on  Unsplash

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

Olso in Black and White

Olso in Black and White

Time to set your wintry rug by the fireplace so you can gaze upon your tamed snowflakes while drinking your favorite hot beverage.

Colors of the Forest

Amy Tyson

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