Robbie LaFleur

Channeling Color

This afternoon I was editing the upcoming American Tapestry Alliance newsletter, barely squeezing the laptop onto a desk of Swedish yarn. I’m completing a test piece in anticipation of a … Continue reading

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Featherweight Fleece Slippers

I attended the Federation 2016 retreat this weekend, as the keynote speaker (From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Voyage through Norwegian Tapestry), an instructor (Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments), and a student.  … Continue reading

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I’ve seen photos of beautiful gloves  with kavelfrans sewn in an X pattern, so I thought I would try something similar; in this case, the piece will likely be on … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments

Federation 2016, a weaving retreat in Alexandria, Minnesota, is coming up this weekend.  I am giving the keynote talk on Friday evening, “From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Voyage Through … Continue reading

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Walking by Doors in London

When it comes to intimidating doors on expensive shops, I am daunted by fashion, but not by art — and certainly won’t turn away from a gallery with tapestries. When … Continue reading

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Good Taste at the Royal Academy of Arts Gift Shop, London

We went to a newly-opened, stunning show of Abstract Expressionists at the Royal Academy of Arts.  The Academy had a beautifully appointed gift shop, with a selection of woven throws.  … Continue reading

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Anna Freud’s Weaving

I attended a conference at the Freud Museum in London, “Freud Today/Freud Tomorrow,” at the Anna Freud Center, a few doors down from the lovely Freud Museum.  The museum is … Continue reading

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State Fair 2016

Bonnie Raitt at the grandstand?  Zoomed to the top ten of my best concert experiences, a magical night when the rain did NOT come. Annual demonstrating on the Weavers Guild … Continue reading

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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

August 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

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.

August 9, 2016 · 4 Comments