Robbie LaFleur

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

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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