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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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Winter Wonderland of Wool

Angela Boyle

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.

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.

Custom Rag Rugs in Cream and Wine

Amy Tyson

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Rag rugs are a classic here at True North Textiles. They provide a rustic but sturdy feel. Laura Fedro Interiors, based in Bozeman, Montana, recently ordered three rag rugs in dark wine and cream, a delicious combination. Laura Fedro’s designs are based on “the physical elements that reveal the silent brush strokes of scale, finish, light and texture.” And rag rugs fit right into that model.

By making fabric from fabric, they provide an interesting take on scale. Rag rugs are also all about texture, which comes from the varieties of textures, colors, and patterns in the fabrics. All this makes selecting the fabrics key.

Fabric rolls in the True North Textiles shop.

Fabric rolls in the True North Textiles shop.

We have fabrics in the shop but we often source the fabric for the individual custom project. It’s a challenge to find the best color matches and make sure it comes together beautifully.

For these rugs, we focused on the client’s call for dark wine and cream, but there are a variety of other colors providing interest. You’ll find baby blue and prussian blue, fabrics with tapestry-like textures, and some more subtle versions of the focal cream and red wine colors.

Aurora Lindquist is our master rag rug weaver.

Aurora Lindquist is our master rag rug weaver.

The rugs are a delicious example of how texture and scale play together. Like strawberries and cream, vanilla cake and chardonnay, these rugs pull together sweet and tart into a rustic celebration.

—Angela

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