Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: June, 2011

I’m going to write about weaving soon, which may be of interest only to my dear Scandinavian Weavers Study Group friends.   To start, here are some general observations and … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Is Nothing Sacred?

After hiking to the top of Mount Floyen I bought my favorite Norwegian candy bar, a Kvikk Lunsj.  I have loved them since I first visited Norway.  As I waited … Continue reading

June 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Mending

Who even thinks to repair clothing in our throwaway culture?  A mended textile tells tales.  It indicates poverty, or thriftiness, or the fact it’s difficult to give up a well-loved … Continue reading

June 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Horses Would Not Balance

(Thursday, June 23)  It’s great to have Ingebjorg Monsen around again as a weaving instructor – her focus on technique is so instructive.  She’ll walk by the loom without missing … Continue reading

June 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Iceland Would Not Have Survived Without Sheep

The 2011 Vesterheim Textile Tour began in Iceland for two days before moving on to Bergen, Norway.  While in Rekjavik, we visited the Icelandic National Museum.   Our guide did … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

At Least Yarn Squishes Down in a Suitcase

I had no plans to buy yarn in Iceland, but…. We visited the Icelandic Handcrafts Association, ostensibly to see an embroidery demonstration from someone who is involved in sewing Icelandic … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Mink Whale Kabobs in Iceland

Mary Skoy discovered a great Rekyavik hole-in-the-wall fish restaurant online, Saegreifin Sea Baron,  reputed to have the best lobster soup in the world.  When she asked the guide about it … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Preparing for Iceland and Norway

Tomorrow I leave for Iceland!  The dark clothes are in the washer, most work-related emergencies have been taken care of, and I need to pack.  I reviewed the travel tips … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Tiny Family Tapestry #2

The learning curve to becoming a proficient tapestry weaver is long and steep.  Thankfully, also fun.  Here’s tiny family tapestry #2, my great-grandfather.  I don’t like to share photos of … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sami Reindeer in Rags

I wove this hanging several months ago, but just finished the back and applied a hanging device.  I like Sami images, and wove the same reindeer in transparency technique too. … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · 1 Comment