Robbie LaFleur

Creepy…or Cool?

Is it creepy….or cool?  From a basket filled with furry faces at the Pioneer Festival in Perham, Minnesota, I bought a coyote face.  I thought I could fix it and … Continue reading

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The Non-Golf Part of Vacation

Maine vacation: Golf and granddaughters, but always time for some textiles, too. It was great to visit Barbara Burns.

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Minnesota Blankets on the Maine Coast

A small store on Prout’s Neck on the coast of Maine, Carryall, keeps nearby vacationers supplied with essentials: coffee, the NYT, pastries, and penny candy. The granddaughters love putting just … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Orderly Loom Set for Danskbrogd

I posted the first of two issues of the Norwegian Textile Letter featuring the danskbrogd technique, a little-known weave structure woven in small area of Vest Agder, Norway.  Danskbrogd is … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tapestry Testing: Hair, not Horns!

I’ve long planned to weave a medieval Norwegian tapestry replica of sorts, one with a large red or blue horse. They are so charming.  In my piece (previous discussed here) … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nedra’s Pretty (Darn Sturdy) Rag Rug Hem

When a blog reader of my previous post asked if I could elaborate on Nedra Granquist’s rag rug hemming instructions, I thought I should contact Nedra and ask her permission.  … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Iron Throne

On a walk in the neighborhood, I happened upon a great estate sale.  I couldn’t resist a $1.00 purchase, a dusty pincushion.  “It was my grandmother’s,” the woman told me. … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Summery Rug

I frequently follow this path to weaving project planning. Think of idea. Bask in inspiration. Visualize the outcome. Begin weaving. Realize I don’t have enough materials. Dive into the challenge … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Textile Center Garage Sale: Norwegian Tapestry Cards (yes) and Sunbonnet Girls (no)

At the Textile Center of Minnesota garage sale in April, my best find was a set of cards depicting medieval Norwegian tapestries.  They must have been languishing in someone’s cupboard … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Warp is a Lemon: Make Lemonade

Ironically, I just wove up two runners designed back in cold and snowy January – quick, before my studio became too stifling in the summer heat.  Never mind that this … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 3 Comments

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