Pattern Story: Flat Weave
The idea for this pattern originated with a rug! “Flat weave” is a type of rug that is created by interlacing vertical (warp) and horizontal (weft) threads. As the name suggests, these rugs are flat (but add my favorite rug pad for cushiness), or at least flatter than a pile-type carpet or rug. While you can find flat-weave rugs in all kinds of colors, originating throughout the world, it probably comes as no surprise that my favorites are blue and white, like this one from Ballard Design! As someone who loves (understatement) interior design, I’m always keeping an eye on Pinterest, estate sales, and eBay for patterns that catch my eye. Over and over, I find myself drawn to the texture, pattern, and craftsmanship of flat weave rugs. The long history of flat-weaving (over 4000 years of it) means that the inspiration is endless. There are thousands of color combinations, motifs, and patterns displayed on these types of rugs.
Our Flat Weave pattern was created by combining our blue and white color palette with inspiration from some of my favorite rugs. Because we went with a floral Geranium pattern for our other 2023 Week on One Page cover this year, I wanted to use geometric inspiration from the Kilim style of flat weave rugs.
I think the blue and white color palette on the 2023 Flat Weave Week on One Page is a perfect complement to the geometric design!