If you haven’t been watching the weekly “Textiles & Tea” interviews done by Kathi Grupp with the Handweavers Guild of America, there is already a
People know my interests and send me stuff. This morning, two friends sent a link to this article: A Mystery Inscription on ‘The Scream’ That
I have a Norwegian Hagen tapestry loom and I often get questions about it. A couple of interesting things popped up in the past month.
I know I am not the only weaver who tapes photos to the loom, but I was thinking about it today as I had a
The upcoming issue of the Norwegian Textile Letter will focus on Norwegian Vestfoldtepper. This post is about the pieces I have woven in the technique.
Norwegian Tapestry Lecture I will be presenting a zoom lecture on Norwegian billedvev, “From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Voyage Through Norwegian Tapestry,” through Livsreise,
Many of you already know about the work of my good friend Annemor Sundbø, from Setesdal in Norway. Next week you can tune in to “Lunch
Does anyone know about the weaver David Z. Tripp from NYC, mid-20th century?
I wrote about starting my fire tapestry on January 7. I need to pick up the pace. Inspired by Helena Hernmarck’s superb documentation of her
Because of my writing and weaving, people ask me questions. Sometimes I have an opinion or information, but many times I am helpful only because
Helena Hernmarck is an inspiration and mentor to me in many ways. In 2012 I took a wonderful workshop from her at the American Swedish
Of course “Mask Up” could only be a 2020 rug. What would we even have thought of that phrase on a rug in 2019?
When I piled up my stash of green yarn for the background of my upcoming fire tapestry, I didn’t have enough. I usually use Norwegian
I bought a large Glimakra tapestry loom in August. With the closing of my Casket Arts Building studio space, writing projects, a new granddaughter, and
When the Stavanger Art Museum held a retrospective exhibit of the work of Frida Hansen in 2015, they published a beautiful book of essays and
Barbara Burns has been thinking about Frida Hansen. Admiring many of her works, Barbara mused on a Facebook post in the Pulled Warp and Shaped
I’m a great fan of loops and fringe and Scandinavian kavelfrans–the fuzzy, worm-like festive wooly edges used on gloves, mittens, and pillows. I experimented with
I am facing an empty loom situation that is making me frantic. Every other family/writing/publishing deadline has taken precedence and even my husband said one
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota is pleased to sponsor Tapestry Tales, a two-part Zoom lecture series, as part of their ongoing fundraising efforts this winter.
Lila Nelson: A Deeper Dive.
Virtual Presentation by Robbie LaFleur.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 7-8:30 pm CST
Over the years, people would write to me about flesberg technique. Perhaps they saw a piece I made, or connected it to the 2006 issue
A new mystery! Does anyone recognize this piece or the weaver? I recently received this inquiry: Recently I purchased a tapestry from the personal collection
After I sent off my post about a mystery tapestry yesterday, my husband and I set off for a hike on the oak savannah prairie
It’s flattering to receive inquiries about tapestries because of my long interest in Norwegian billedvev, and more recently, because of my infatuation with and study
The holidays abbreviated. Horrible Minnesota coronavirus statistics. More lockdowns. Oh, and carjackings are up 316% since last year in Minneapolis. Many things seem grim and
While I haven’t woven much of late, things are happening! I’ve moved everything from my studio, we have a new president (!), and I have
Almost five years to the day, I closed the door to my studio in the Casket Arts Building. I’m moving my weaving home. Though I
The last piece I wove on my Toika, before selling it in advance of moving my studio home, was a rag rug in pretty colors
I woke up early last weekend to take a workshop with Sue Lawty, a brilliant artist from England, sponsored by Selvedge Magazine. The afternoon British
I always warp my small copper pipe loom for a tapestry when I travel. We were in Maine in September, at a family home of
Last week I presented a webinar for Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum, “From Kindness to Cutting Satire: Lila Nelson’s Tapestries Embraced the World and Its Politics.”
I thoroughly enjoyed presenting a webinar this week for Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, “From Kindness to Cutting Satire: Lila Nelson’s Tapestries Embraced the World and Its
I have been preparing for my Zoom webinar with Vesterheim Folk Art School. It’s tomorrow, September 22. The cut-off for signing up is early Tuesday
I am preparing for an upcoming Zoom lecture for Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum on September 22, 2020, “From Kindness to Cutting Satire: Lila Nelson’s Tapestries
The new issue of the Norwegian Textile Letter is out, and features a translation of a wonderful cultural history article about rag rugs in Norway:
My friend Anne Whidden forwarded me a post about a transparency that was attributed, possibly, to Frida Hansen. It’s for sale by F J Hakimian in
The New Yorker‘s weekly humor page, “Shouts and Murmurs,” recently featured tapestry humor (!) in “Small Talk in 1348” by Teddy Wayne. You should really
In June I decided that I am no longer going to have my studio in the Casket Arts Building. It was a grand five-year experiment.
Line Dufour posted a query on Facebook–“Can anyone help us learn more about this tapestry weaving? We believe it was handed down generation to generation
My graffiti tapestry is complete (earlier posts about the process are here and here). For me, it is a reminder of the feeling in the
I have an article in Selvedge Magazine. Selvedge Magazine, people! I’ve been a subscriber and admirer for years. In April the editor, Polly Leonard, wrote
Our Scandinavian Weavers Study Group of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota brainstormed about a possible exhibit two years ago. How about using the famous Norwegian Baldishol
The new exhibit at Norway House, The Baldishol: A Medieval Tapestry Inspires Contemporary Textiles, has been in the planning since the fall of 2018. And
Today is the first day of installation for the exhibit at Norway House, The Baldishol: A Medieval Tapestry Inspires Contemporary Textiles. Our Scandinavian Weavers Study
As I reached the words part of this piece (“Liberty and Justice 4 All”), I realized that my collaged cartoon was not clear enough behind
For my first trip beyond the boundaries of Minneapolis and St. Paul, I drove to Decorah to pick up a replica of the medieval Baldishol
I enjoy weaving on my upright table-top Glimåkra tapestry loom. It is a style that is no longer made. But if you find one used,
I wrote recently on the impetus for my graffiti-inspired tapestry. For the sake of documentation, here are some details. In my study of the work
This post is a revision of the announcement I sent recently for the new issue of the Norwegian Textile Letter, plus a loom update. The
I had a bit of warp left over when the “Baldishol Duck” was finished, so I wove a small woodpecker on a tree limb. He