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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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Ocean's Wake

Amy Tyson

New Texture. 

I've been wanting to expand beyond the standard colors of cotton that we use for the warp (vertical yarns). We've created a couple of new patterns that use wool for the warp, a combination of thin white and thick dark grey natural. It gives a great texture to the background color group. This one is called Ocean's Wake.

Ocean's Wake Detail.

Ocean's Wake Detail.

Ocean's Wake 8' x 10'

Ocean's Wake 8' x 10'

Ocean's Wake Ice

Ocean's Wake Ice

With this weave structure, a bit of the pattern color shows up in the background. You can see this more clearly in the stripe version below. When the triangle is turquoise, the background shape has a little turquoise in it. 

If we wanted to get rid of that effect, we could make long floats on the back. But I think it's part of the charm.

Ocean's Wake Turquoise Stripe

Ocean's Wake Turquoise Stripe

Bold Pattern

Amy Tyson

We took over for Janet at Lark Textile Design in 2014 and some of the patterns live on. There was a blue and white version of this Reflection pattern around the studio and we decided to make some grey ombre versions of it. It's challenging and interesting to develop another persons work. It's such a different way of thinking. I tend to try to soften all the design elements with curves and subtle color play. But sometimes you just want a bolder look. It would be fun to create an ombre in the pattern background as well. Or maybe each dark section could be a different color.

Reflection Charcoal

Reflection Charcoal

This pattern is an advancing twill. The diagonals migrate across instead of wrapping back around on themselves.

Reflection Charcoal

Reflection Charcoal

Reflection Charcoal

Reflection Charcoal

New Pattern - Transit

Amy Tyson

This pattern is called Transit and it's a non directional take on our Pueblo pattern. The more dense arrow shapes create a interesting and dynamic horizontal stripe.

Transit Emerand, Ice and Aspen

Transit Emerand, Ice and Aspen

See below an older Pueblo sample with arrows going one direction. It's more of an all over pattern.

Pueblo Mint

Pueblo Mint

Transit with green stripe background

Transit with green stripe background