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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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Recent Project: Ballard Rug

Amy Tyson

In recent weeks, I traveled to several showrooms around the country and everyone wants green.

Currently, we’re working on this custom project for a den in house near Lake Tahoe and I think they are ahead of the trend. I especially appreciate the call for a little terra cotta color to play off the multitudes of green.

Custom color sample

Custom color sample

Cydni weaving the Ballard Den project.

Cydni weaving the Ballard Den project.

This rug is 12’ wide by 26’ long. With a project that big, teamwork is essential. All the weavers had to work a day or two on this rug for a total of 12 days of weaving! That’s before you even get to finishing and backing.

Shuttles lined up and ready to go.

Shuttles lined up and ready to go.

Brooke backing the squared rug.

Brooke backing the squared rug.

Ballard Den rug. 12’ x 26’.

Ballard Den rug. 12’ x 26’.

We always have a sense of pride when we ship the finished piece to it’s new home.

New Blink

Amy Tyson

Sophisticated Runners Add Dazzle

We just finished a couple of runners that are Blink Cinder. Blink pattern is really great for adding some crazy colorful colors to a neutral base. We try to work in a pop of red wherever we can.

Blink Cinder Hand woven Rug

Blink Cinder Hand woven Rug

Angela weaving Blink.

Angela weaving Blink.

Here’s Angela weaving one of the runners. She weaves a few rows (picks) of neutral and then a pick of the “dots”. The computer in the background is set to the pattern so when she works the foot pedal it just rotates to the next combination of harnesses and lifted warp yarns.

Blink Cinder Hand woven Rug

Blink Cinder Hand woven Rug

The finished runners have a subtle, random pattern. Sometimes the red dots dominate, sometimes black, sometimes neutral so the pattern will disappear in patches.