Laurie Jacobi

 Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, is an award-winning graphic and textile designer. Her work as a designer of corporate identities and printed materials has won her national recognition. Inspired by the beauty of northern Minnesota she began designing a unique collection of blankets for the Faribault Woolen Mills a decade ago. The popular Wellspring Legend blankets have been sold world-wide and have even appeared in movies and on television. The blanket designs evolved into rugs as well as an exclusive line of clothing. 

Laurie Jacobi, whose mother was born in Sweden and who has a home near the Leech Lake

Her work is inspired by nature and how Scandinavian and Native American cultures have expressed their relationships to it through art and legend. “The stories are very important to me. And being a first generation Swedish-American, I can’t help but be influenced by the Swedish tradition of making beautiful things an integral part of daily life.”

Shown above to the right: Laurie Jacobi Birch Bark Coat; Shown to the left above: Lauri Jacobie Pine Needle Coat; Shown to the bottom right: Laurie Jacobi Frigga's Clouds Mora Jacket

To learn more about Laurie Jacobi and her other products, please visit her website at www.lauriejacobi.com.

 

 

Click on the links in the Rug Collections BELOW to view IMAGES of rugs.

New Designs
Laurie Jacobi is a storyteller in wool. Her unique blanket, rug and clothing designs are inspired by legends of nature. Welcome to our world of wool where nature, legend, beauty and meaning combine with natural fibers and the highest quality craftsmanship to create functional works of art. These are her latest designs...
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The Native American Collection
The Native American Collection is inspired by the legends of the Plains and Woodlands Indians of North America. The images,taken from beadwork, paintings, clothing and traditional motifs of the Indians of the North, express the importance of nature to the first people and the lessons it has to teach us all. The colors, taken from nature, express the environment of the forests and plains. 
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The Northern Spirits Collection
The Northern Spirits Collection is inspired by the animals of the northern forests. According to Native American cultures these animals have great spiritual powers. Through careful observation of the four leggeds and the winged ones, we as human beings can find inspiration, derive strength and gain insight into our own behaviors and responsibilities. 
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The Saga Collection
The Saga Collection of rugs is inspired by the stories of the Vikings and their relationship to nature. The bold images are taken from runestones, jewelry and wood carvings from Scandinavia over 1,000 years ago. Each design is a woven piece of art interpreting the legends which helped explain the mysterious forces of nature and the powerful gods who ruled over them. 
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The Contemporary Collection
Inspired by the principles of working with the Chi, or Universal Energy, the Contemporary Collection illustrates such concepts as Circularity, Balance and Tranquility in abstract designs hand-knotted in wool.
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The Native American Collection is inspired by the legends of the Plains and Woodlands Indians of North America. The images,taken
from beadwork, paintings, clothing and traditional motifs of the Indians of the North, express the importance of nature to the first people and the lessons it has to teach us all. The colors, taken from nature, express the environment of the forests and plains. 
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The Sundborn Collection
The Sundborn Collection of rugs is inspired by the home of one of Sweden's most beloved artists, Carl Larsson, and his wife, Karin, a textile designer. In the late 1800's they created a domestic ideal in their home in Sundborn, Dalarna, which Carl captured in his remarkable watercolor paintings of family life. Their interior decoration and textile designs combined fresh, bright colors with Swedish folk motifs and influences of the English Arts and Crafts movement.
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Gingko Leaf Rugs
These beautiful wool rugs are inspired by the gingko tree. Unchanged since the age of dinosaurs, the Ginkgo tree is the world's oldest living tree species and can live to 1,000 years of age. Thus, it is considered a symbol of longevity and everlasting prosperity. It is also revered as a symbol of peace.
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