Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: October, 2009

Spiky Felting

A tiny shop in the old part of central Berlin had beautiful boiled wool coats and jackets, more wristwarmers and funny circles of felted spikes.  I wanted to ask about … Continue reading

October 12, 2009 · Leave a comment

Cold Wrists in Germany

It seems that everyone must have cold wrists in Germany, because I saw so many wristwarmers.  There were knitted wristwarmers, beautifully designed graphic machine-knitted wristwarmers, lacy ones, and felted ones.  … Continue reading

October 12, 2009 · Leave a comment

Hackesche Hofe on Saturday; More Shopping on Sunday

My study tour of libraries and archives in Berlin ended on Saturday afternoon.  Our leader, Evelin Morgenstern, took Mark Strattner, Claire Marumoto, and me to Hackesche Hofe, a labyrinth of … Continue reading

October 11, 2009 · Leave a comment

A Newfound Passion for Sheepskins

I can report that a week of handling soft dense sheepskins has marvelous restorative powers, even if it also requires toughened fingers from sewing through the hides.  I had the … Continue reading

October 2, 2009 · 2 Comments