Crosby Street Studios New Painterly Hand-Tufted Rug Series

Original artwork for Splash rug made from paint marker on paper.

Original artwork for Splash rug made from paint marker on paper.

Crosby Street Studios is always looking to create innovative and beautiful custom rug designs and has just launched a new series of hand-tufted painterly rugs.

For this particular group of designs the design team experimented with artistic methods like watercolor painting, dying and marbling to achieve these different effects in hand-tufted rugs.

Splash, custom rug of wool and silk raised cut pile.

Splash rug in Vellum, of wool and silk raised cut pile designed by Crosby Street Studios.

The original artwork used to create these designs range from known methods like watercolor paintings on paper, paint markers on paper to mixing shaving cream and colored dyes to create a marbleized surface.

Original watercolor painting for Brushstroke rug.

Original watercolor painting for Brushstroke rug.

Brushstroke rug hand-tufted raised silk cut pile designed by Crosby Street Studios.

Brushstroke rug in Sandbar, hand-tufted raised silk cut pile designed by Crosby Street Studios.

Crosby Street Studios then used different yarns including Merino wool, dull silk, with a range of weaving techniques like a recessed loop, loop and cut pile and tip shearing to achieve the right texture, dimension and layering effects on each rug unique to the characteristics of each of the designs.

The designs in the series include, Brushstroke, Bubbles, Mist, Splash, Splatter and Volaska.

Original watercolor artwork for Bubbles hand-tufted rug.

Original watercolor artwork for Bubbles hand-tufted rug.

Bubbles rug in Pewter made of semi-worsted wool cut design with dull silk.

Bubbles rug in Pewter made of semi-worsted wool cut field and design with dull silk.

Original marbleized artwork inspiration for the Volakas rug.

Original marbleized artwork inspiration for the Volakas rug made from mixing shaving cream and dyes.

Semi-worsted wool and recessed loop and dull silk raised cut pile to achieve marbling effect.

Semi-worsted wool and recessed loop and dull silk raised cut pile to achieve marbling effect of the Volakas rug in Slate, designed by Crosby Street Studios.

Original artwork for Splatter rug made from watercolor on paper.

Original artwork for Splatter rug made from watercolor on paper.

Detail of Splatter rug with semi-worsted wool and delicate silk recessed loop with raised Merino wool cut pile.

Detail of Splatter rug in Surf, with semi-worsted wool and delicate silk recessed loop with raised Merino wool cut pile designed by Crosby Street Studios.

 

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